After almost 200 years of intense preparation and the dedicated effort of thousands of people, the new Habitat for Horses website is finally online. This has been a major undertaking that absolutely had to be done. While it is functional, we realize that there are still issues needing to be resolved. Even as you read this, there are people online working hard to bring all the horse files up to date, to make the website as easy as possible and to make it useful to horse people as a central location for current equine news and events across the nation.
Presently the website has three news feeds (RSS) – RT Fitch’s “Straight From The Horse’s Heart,” VG Farrell’s “Tuesday’s Horse” and the latest from here. We will do our best to repost current and important news from all news sources that directly affect equine welfare in the US and, on occasion, other countries.
For those folks looking for adoptable horses, you will find the way we have the horses listed to be a lot more friendly that it has ever been. There are mistakes, like horses placed in the wrong category or that have the wrong names. We’re working on that. Also know that while we will do our best to keep the list current, with an average turnover of 5 to 10 a week, the one you wanted may be gone or the perfect horse may yet be listed.
As we get caught up, we’ll have a series of articles on training, equine health, behavioral issues and other subjects of interest to horse people. I don’t see any reason to reinvent the wheel, as they say, and since there are literally hundreds of excellent sites on the internet that cover most of that, many of the articles will be summaries with links to those sites.
For all those who have questioned me about where all the horse stories went, we recovered them and brought them back. There are stories about Maggie, Scooby, Rooster, Twizzle – stories that are raw memories, stories that bring out what we really love about horses. Don’t be embarrassed if you shed a tear or two. All that means is that you’re one of us
As always, we are open to suggestions, ideas, comments and constructive criticism. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org