Reflections

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ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE by Baxter Black, DVM (Taken from the pages of Dr. Black's wonderful website - Baxterblack,com) Getting injured is an embarrassment to a cowboy. Unlike professional athletes with trainers and insurance, “playing hurt” is expected in the cowboy world. It is part of...

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This week I passed another milestone on the highway of life. To celebrate, let's turn off the path for a bit, sit down under this old oak tree and talk -  not only to look back, but to look forward. The years are adding up,...

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Things didn't go well yesterday. I spent the morning in court to give evidence on a case of severe horse abuse, a case so bad that the horse died before we had a chance to show him that not all humans are evil. The defendant...

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Jerry Finch / Habitat for Horses It happened long before our time, before time even began, in a place of mist and trees, in a place of open land and brilliant moonlight, in a time and space far beyond our creation or knowledge.  Aware, alert, in...

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Dr. Raj Persaud and Dr David James / Huffington Post Lifestyle / Feb 20, 2013 [caption id="attachment_15145" align="alignleft" width="256"] Recognizing emotions in animals[/caption] Everyone's getting upset because horses are turning up in our dinners rather than cows. But is it possible that this 'scandal' is revealing more about our...

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Pete was the first horse that walked through our gates. Eight months old, he had been abandoned in a pasture, gathered up by a new owner and take to an auction, there to be purchased by a killer-buyer. I talked the man out of taking...