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Under the Blue Tarps

An equine practitioner struggles with weighing her patients' needs with her clients' resources....

Monitoring Hay Trends

Hay supplies are predicted to be low this winter, so plan now to stockpile and stretch out your hay supply....

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Horses and Ducks

The image of the horse that the industry has created, advanced, and is now dependent upon, is of friend, athlete, teacher. Not dinner....

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Knowing When It's Time

Some times you know it's time, but other times it's not so clear-cut. When do you try to stay on course and when do you opt for euthanasia?...

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Expanding the Effort on Equine Rescue

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated, even those who support it as the only practical way to deal with "unwanted" horses in America. ...

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America's Horses Face Crisis

For those of us in the horse rescue field, today's troubled economy has produced serious issues of horse welfare. Increasing numbers of horses are facing homelessness and possible abandonment. Although it is gratifying to see more effort being made by professional institutions and organizations to assist in these crises, it is clear that all horse lovers must become horse advocates....

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