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Reporting And Tracking Of Animal Abuse

By Mark

It was announced this week that from 2016 the FBI will start to track animal abuse cases instead of just dumping them in an ‘other’ category along with a range of petty crimes. Animal abuse will now be placed in the same category of offense as crimes like kidnapping, homicide and even rape. The current […]

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Would You Eat Horse??

By Mark

I was surprised this week to read in the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association (DHPA) has come out with a suggestion that the best way to save the herds on the ancient moorland in south west England is to eat them. In a letter to South West Equine Protection (SWEP), […]

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Change Is Gonna Come

By Ari Sizemore

I write to you on the brink of tremendous change in my life and the lives of my equines. First, some background… I grew up in the world of competing in hunter/jumper shows. In that world, horses live in 12’X12’ box stalls with small runs (my horse had an 18’X12’ run). If they’re lucky, they […]

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Creating a Space for Healthy Behaviors: Equine Habitat Expansion Project

By Jayna Wekenman

Project Goals: Stimulate natural behaviors Support holistic equine sustainability & wellness Explore transferable metaphors for patients & staff Integrate metaphors into treatment for patients Spirit and Apollo nibble on the leaves of a mesquite tree, pause, look across the wash, and continue to nibble this time on tufts of grass. Coy steps carefully navigating rocks […]

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Domestic Foragers

By Jayna Wekenman

The sun light peeks over the Catalina Mountains, at the sleepy desert below. Four horses stir and whinny in a large paddock. Clank! A hoof meets the metal as one horse paws at the gate.Their breakfast awaits in two areas separate from the paddock: Bermuda hay loose in feeders and Bermuda hay contained in slow feeding hay […]

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