Rehabilitated horses run for joy — Tuesday’s Horse

There are so many wonderful horse rescue stories. We thought we would share one with you. Who’s crying? We’re crying. Thank You Thank you everyone for following us and taking part in our advocacy. New Website Our new website is almost ready. We will be sharing it with you very soon. Hooray!

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Two Quarter Horses die at Louisiana Downs — Tuesday’s Horse

We do not post much about Quarter Horse racing fatalities. Shame on us for not doing so. “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train” According to Equibase, two “fell and were euthanzied” on opening day of Louisiana Downs’ Quarter Horse race meeting. Their names were “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train”. They were only […]

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Rodeos: Make electro-shocking horses illegal — Tuesday’s Horse

• SIGN THE PETITION » Rodeos across the nation are sold as fun for the whole family, but they often have a dark underbelly of animal abuse. Recent footage of a rodeo held at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley, California, confirms that this event was no different. These horses, who are already under […]

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Cost of Feed? — Western Horse Watchers Association

Here is the receipt from a recent trip to the feed store. These supplies will take care of six horses for three to four weeks. Let’s drop the Layena (chicken food), round the amount to $600 and call it a month. Six hundred dollars feeds six horses for one month. That’s $100 per AUM. How […]

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As new season opens, another horse dies at Santa Anita – 38th death in the past year — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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. Truest Reward is the 38th horse to […]

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Americans sour to sport on news of Horse Deaths: Reuters/Ipsos poll — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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.

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Merry Christmas from the Stable, Past and Present — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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.

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Stopping Wild Horse Slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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 sold for slaughter. Since 1971, federal law […]

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Feel Good Sunday: The Advocate, the Guard and the Force of the Horse at Christmas — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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 his parka, peel back the wrist band […]

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California panel finds no criminal activity linked to horse deaths at Santa Anita Park — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy, CNN A task force that looked into scores of horse deaths at California’s Santa Anita Park found no animal cruelty or criminal activity, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Thursday. The number of horses that were being euthanized or dying after accidents at the famed facility gained […]

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