by Charlotte Roe as published on High Country News Jonathan Thompson aptly calls out Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William Perry Pendley’s big lie about the “existential threat” to public lands (“BLM chief ’s wild horse fixation,” 11/25/19). Sadly, Thompson goes on to refer to the estimated 88,000 wild […]
as published on KABX ABC 7 The latest racing season at California’s Santa Anita Park is opening with news of yet another horse that was injured and had to be put down. A 3-year-old gelding named Truest Reward was injured while training Thursday morning, according to park officials. […]
4 days after Christmas and I have lost my furry red pants, my boots are no where to be seen, the fireplace has long since burned out and the dogs have crashed BUT there’s still plenty of Wrangler Iced Tea to go around for one and all…cheers!
“The Fish Springs area in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Carson Valley, NV is home to several bands of wild horses…”
By Autumn Owens email@example.com Nine people were indicted on Dec. 19 by a Parker County grand jury for operating an illegal horse racing meet in Springtown, Texas, located 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations […]
Around a third of Americans said that a series of high-profile race horse deaths this year, many of them at Southern California’s famed Santa Anita Park, had soured their opinion of the sport, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos.
An excerpt from R.T. Fitch‘s book ~ Straight from the Horse’s Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss and Hope
“First published on SFTHH in 2009, ten years ago, this tale rings as true today as it did then. For me it brings back memories of four legged friends I have lost yet still reside so solidly in my heart. Two equine souls and one canine, from this story, have crossed the bridge and I feel a twinge of grief each and every time I think of them. They, all of them, have made such a divine imprint upon my heart and continually remind me to stay the course, don’t ever give up and to share the love that they so selflessly showered upon me.
So on this magical day, we offer up another Christmas story and challenge you to an exercise. If you have read this before, please, read it again, if you have not, give it a shot. Stretch your imagination and open your heart, there is magic afoot this day. What appears to your heart in words, may be closer to the truth than what your mind may perceive. Feel your warmth, be aware of your special presence and share your love with family and friends. Let the love roll. Peace on, my friends, and keep the faith.” ~ R.T.
“First published on Christmas Day in 2009, 10 years ago; the evil characters may have changed but the message still rings true to this very day. The roundups must stop so that we can appropriately care for and manage, if needed, our national treasures on their rightful range. At Wild Horse Freedom Federation we offer the gift of our continued fight in support of the Wild Horses and Burros to live free with their families on their promised public land. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight!” ~ R.T.
By Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Patch Contributor Protecting a National Treasure This year I was principal co-author of AB 128 (Gloria), which requires any person purchasing a horse at auction, many of which are rounded up on public lands, to sign a sworn statement that the animal won’t be […]
Excerpt from the book “Straight from the Horse’s Heart” by R.T. Fitch A Christmas Story for the Wild Ones Reprint from December 11, 2010: He checked the time again. Not an easy maneuver as he had to take his right glove off, shove up the left cuff of […]