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Weathering Hurricanes Gustav and Ike

Every major natural disaster can offer relevant lessons for horse and pet owners to prepare for the next one, such as Hurricane Sandy....

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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Disaster Preparation Reflections

The time available to evacuate horses in an emergency is limited. Having a plan ready may make the difference between survival and disaster. ...

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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The Lucky Ones

I will be the first to admit that, as a horse person living in the Bluegrass, I'm a bit spoiled. Evening drives to the barn take me past Thoroughbred breeding farm after another. I get to admire herds of broodmares as they grow increasingly round, and delight in fields full of leggy foals and rowdy weanlings. I can't help but wonder however, where all these horses end up....

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