Reflections

Horse slaughter in Mexico

From Friday noon until Morning morning, we had around 48 hours of bliss, thinking that horse slaughter had ended, followed by 12 hours of turmoil while we waited for some kind of official word, then the final realization came that nothing had changed. Now the...

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There are times when all you can do is look at someone and wonder how they actually made it to adulthood. After this many centuries of evolution and given the theory that the development of the human species came from both males and females seeking...

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Back a zillion years ago the “ranch” existed in my backyard. At one point we had around 30 horses behind the house, and about half that many volunteers on a daily basis. One of them was a teenager who insisted that her mom had dragged...

horses in a field

He stood alone in the pasture, looking at the distant shapes of horses as they moved ever so slowly through the darkness, heads down, grazing one last time before they settled in to sleep. Quietly he walked towards them; few raised their heads, most ignored...

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Yesterday I drove the truck and trailer to a small town about 6 hours away, spent the night in a motel and arrived at a small house far off the beaten path at 7:30 this morning to pick up one of our horses from an...

Healthy and happy

The Judge look at the defendant and asked, “What do you want me to do about these animals?” The old man just shrugged his shoulders. “Okay, then I’m awarding all the horses to Habitat for Horses and all the other animals to Galveston County and...

Habitat for Horses - Equine Rescue

There are times when I want to be alone, times when the memories cause more pain than I want to bear. I know I can’t walk away. I can’t get up and leave for a more perfect place. That’s impossible, because the memories come with...

what does it matter

It wasn’t that long ago that I joined a number of other members of various equine organizations in a conference at Black Beauty Ranch. Being around them, listening to them and feeling their energy provided mountains of inspiration that I carried back here to the...