Thursday, September 1, 2011

What kind of person has the Nerve to post this on Craigslist?!?

.....the same kind of person who would consider killing their family horse because it is no longer useful to them.

This kind of stuff really pisses me off. This pony obviously served her family very well, and now that she is not longer useful to them, they are going to have her killed!!! And to make matters worse, these cowardly people decide to play upon the emotions of the horse loving community!


FREE PONY or be put down UPDATE! (Weare, NH)

Date: 2010-07-10, 9:39AM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


I have someone who has committed to take her on 7/19. Thank you ALL who has offered to help. There are a lot of very loving people out there. (Apparently, you are not one!!)

Welsh/TB Mare Approx 12 yrs, 14 hands, Blue Roan. Been diagnosed with soft tissue damage in front right hoor, needs 6 months to a year of stall rest. Will let you talk to vet. She's a GREAT mare, very loving. She's done Pony Hunters in 07 & 08. Daughter went on to horses but rode her consistantly. Too nice of a pony to put down, PLEASE help this pony.

•Location: Weare, NH
•it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

I'm back....

It's been a long time since my last post.  Many things going on - major life changes, which I won't go into, but life is back on track (sort of) and I'm feeling the urge to blog!  Yipee!!  My next post will be some interesting facts picked up from the recent National Geographic.  Stay tuned....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Idiots on Craigslist

FREE 30 year old arab mare (imperial beach)
Date: 2010-06-26, 1:07AM PDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

She is 14.2 hands still rideable does everything. Free to good home got a new horse and can't afford two horses.

* Location: imperial beach
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 1811769954

So, idiot, why'd ya buy a new horse?

Monday, June 7, 2010

With Jack...It's Always Something.....

Saturday we had a Junior Girl Scout Troop in from Pacific Beach to earn their "Horse Fan" Badge. During one of the activities, we bring out Jack, a very quiet and complacent horse, to take weight & height measurements; listen to heart & gut sounds; and record respiration. It was during this little workshop that we notice Jack had a nasty gash on his...and here's the technical term...armpit! Called the doctor on call, who soon arrived to fix him up. Of course, I wouldn't miss an opportunity to catch this on video!

What I like about this video, is that it shows so much "humanness" going on around: like the doctor's phone ringing "American Beauty"; then one of his kids, that he brought with him, quietly announces he has to go to the bathroom! And then, you hear text massages coming in on my iPhone! All in the space of 30 seconds!

Then, the doctor asks me to "use both hands" i.e. stop videoing and put the camera down!! to hold the horse while he stitches him up. Thus ends my epic documentary on "just an other day in the life of horse-human non-parallel relationships".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chicks Love Horses......

I know, generally speaking, chicks love horses, but the whole senario laid out in this email to me is disturbing...

"KIDS LOVE BABY CHICKS (but do they love to take care of big chickens, which is what baby chicks grow into? From my own past experiences, the answer is "NO")
GREAT BACK YARD BUSINESS, RAISE YOUR OWN FRESH EGGS (They are alot of work and money - if done right - and NOT a great backyard business; besides, you don't raise eggs.) We ship in 2 days from the hatching date, best customer service
Call Today to place your order

LAS VEGAS HORSE WORLD & HATCHERY (Las Vegas Horse World and Hatchery?!?!?!) 9461 S. DECATUR
LAS VEGAS, NV 89139"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ATCHA Goes for Guiness World Record - You Can Join Us!

From Ingrid LeMasters:
"I\'m sending this to all riders who helped with our TIER fundraising CTC on March 13. ACTHA has registered with the Guinness Book of World Records to stage the largest 1-day trail riding competition on record. This is ACTHA\'S announcement and description of the event: \"IT\'S OFFICIAL, GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS HAS ACCEPTED OUR APPLICATION TO SET A WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST ONE DAY TRAIL RIDING COMPETITION...EVER! (Actually maybe the largest trail ride ever...gotta check the Punic wars!) ACTHA, with the marketing assistance of the Humane Soceity of the United States, will be sanctioning at least one ride, in every state....ON THE SAME DAY! That day is June13th, 2010! Mark your calendars and be part of history! Over 2,500 trail riders and their mounts will be RIDING FOR THE RESCUES!!! It\'s too early to give you many more details but I do know we\'ll be having a special sign up page at to keep the attempt organized and to comply with Guinness\'s observer rules and certifications. Your local media will be covering your ride as well. I also know ACTHA will have some pretty exciting options for you when you sign up! So far we\'re talking about commemorative belt buckles very attractively priced thanks to ACTHA sponsor Molly\'s Custom Silver! Also you will be able to sign up for a certificate from Guinness commemorating your attempt and another if we are successful! Most importantly we hope to raise over $100,000 for horses in dire need NOW! In one day! That\'s the power of the Trail Rider and the \"not JUST a trail horse anymore\" horses of ACTHA!!! All ride proceeds, even your local rider managers fees are going into the Rescue Pot! (Make sure you give your local ride manager a good pat on the back!) But you\'ll still be riding for the $1,200 in ACTHA Bucks at every event! And heaven knows what our sponsors are going to come up with as extras!\" **** I\'ve registered a ride with ACTHA for that date, and am co-hosting it at Marshall Canyon in La Verne with Richard & Carmen of Oak Knoll Ranch. Richard was actually the first California affiliate to reserve the date, but he has agreed to move his event north and combine our rides, to avoid conflicting with a joint ACTHA/CSHA competition that is scheduled for the same weekend. If you aren\'t competing in Anza on the 12th -13th of June, I\'d like to invite you to participate in the SoCal Guinness Ride with us. Details are available on the ACTHA ride page (there is not a separate page for this project, yet)."