The Easter Bunny’s “Horse Cousin”

Sourced from Women of Age Riding Horses

They look like BIG bunnies but we can attest that they are pure genus equus – meet the Poitou donkey.

Poitou donkeys originated in southern France, developed from donkeys imported from ancient Rome. They are the largest donkey breed historically used as breeding stock to produce working mules. Their coats are dark brown and black, they have white underbelly, nose and rings around their eyes. They have large features – heads, leg joints and ears. Some ears are so large that their weight causes they to flop sideways. The Poitou’s most distinctive feature is their matted coat, hanging cords of soft hair called a “cadanette”…(MORE)

http://womenofageridinghorses.com/2017/04/the-easter-bunnys-horse-cousin/

Equestrian EGG-cellence!

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Easter is upon us and while most of us associated bunnies with the secular aspect of this holiday, horses have an oddly frequent presence on decorative eggs. Let’s take a look!

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http://womenofageridinghorses.com/2017/04/equestrian-egg-cellence/

Update: A Special Pray for Easter to my Friends

by Marjorie Farabee of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

“Fellow equine advocates, I received this note, below, from Marjorie yesterday and wanted to share it as it is so very timely in so many ways.  But being that it was personal I sought out Marjorie’s approval and just received said thumbs up, today.  With all of the evil that stalks not only our wild equines but we Americans, even our faiths, worldwide this message is just as potent today as it was yesterday.  Thank you Marjorie and bless you for “keeping the faith”. ~ R.T.


palm-sundayToday of all days, I am struck by the hypocrisy of people who want the wild burros gone from their rightful lands. On this day, Christ’s resurrection, I am reminded of the humbleness of the donkey, and his designation in the Bible as the animal that represents peace. On this day, I think of the Bible stories that tell of the many roles played by the humble, peaceful donkey in Christ’s life and times. Throughout the Bible and also other religious texts, the donkey plays a major role. In the desert there could be no greater partner than the donkey who can survive four days without water and acted as a water diviner when allowed to follow their instincts. The donkeys carried goods and people great distances while needing little to survive. Even now, scientists are tracking donkey fossils to determine the spread of human civilization around the globe for they were always the chosen beast of burden carrying goods afar in trade.

Yes, we owe much to the donkey. Yet, the donkey asks for nothing in payment other than to be treated fairly. On the day Jesus was born a small donkey stood vigilant over the cradle of Jesus, and Balaam was warned by a donkey given speech to not betray the Jews. Then, on Palm Sunday the donkey rode into Jerusalem with Jesus aboard in a semblance of peace and servitude. Yet, now, everyday we read of violent acts committed against this kind animal. Jesus and God loved the donkey, yet today the wild donkeys are violently treated by hunters and game managers who call them pests and vermin. These same people would most likely identify themselves as Christian without seeing the hypocrisy of their actions toward their own religion as they ask to remove donkeys by whatever means possible. They ask to issue hunting permits, and issue roundup orders. They ask to send these sublime animals given as a gift to all of us, to slaughter. It hurts my heart.

On this day of resurrection my hope is that the donkey will rise again as a creature who is appreciated and understood in the way that he is by God. I pray that the humble donkey will at last find his way to represent to the world what is good in all of us. At long last, my hope is for a resurrection of the altruistic side of humankind and hope that the greedy can find it in their hearts to provide a small parcel of the planet where the sweet donkeys can be safe with their families, wild and unharassed by violence. I think that on this day of resurrection, Jesus looks down on his kingdom and weeps for the donkey he so loves being harmed by humans he gave his life to save. There is a real sadness to his tears for all of us. ~ Marjorie Farabee

Marjorie Farabee

Wild Horse Freedom Federation Director of Wild Burro Affairs
Equine Manager Todd Mission Ranch
9977 County Road 302 
Plantersville, TX 77363

Millions of “Peeps” Set for Slaughter TODAY: Revisited

Feel Good Sunday” by R.T. Fitch

61st Birthday does not shield Peeps from Fears of Being Eaten

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Peeps Through History
Twinkie: Rest in Peeps
"Twinkie: Rest in Peeps, click (HERE) to see video

“Twinkie: Rest in Peeps, click (HERE) to see video

Despeepable Congress
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Despeepable Congress: Click (HERE) to view Video

Zero Peep Thirty
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Zero Peep Thirty: Click (HERE) to view Video

Peepius Maximus
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Peepius Maximus: Click (HERE) to view Video

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HAPPY EASTER from SFTHH

It is important to be able to laugh at one’s self and from my end, I have plenty of material to work with ~ Keep the Faith

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Millions of “Peeps” Set for Slaughter Sunday

Feel Good Sunday” by R.T. Fitch

60th Birthday does not shield Peeps from Fears of Being Eaten

Click (HERE) to visit NBC Nightly News and to comment

Peeps Through History
Twinkie: Rest in Peeps
"Twinkie: Rest in Peeps, click (HERE) to see video

“Twinkie: Rest in Peeps, click (HERE) to see video

Despeepable Congress
Despeepable Congress: Click (HERE) to view Video

Despeepable Congress: Click (HERE) to view Video

Zero Peep Thirty
Zero Peep Thirty: Click (HERE) to view Video

Zero Peep Thirty: Click (HERE) to view Video

Peepius Maximus
Peepius Maximus: Click (HERE) to view Video

Peepius Maximus: Click (HERE) to view Video

Click (HERE) for more great Peep Shows a the Washington Post

HAPPY EASTER from SFTHH

It is important to be able to laugh at one’s self and from my end, I have plenty of material to work with ~ Keep the Faith