Author:jfinch

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...

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...

Hoof Prints In The Sand

[caption id="attachment_11390" align="alignleft" width="225"] The deformed foot[/caption] Like car wrecks and calls from Aunt Bertha, they seem to come in groups of threes; unrelated, from different places, yet they share the same physical problems. Yesterday it was leg injuries, severe enough that normally they would have...

Horse bound for slaughter

Back in December I wrote the first article about Bella, "Here's your typical slaughter bound horse." In that article I told you about a horse that was tied to a tree with wire that had become tangled around her foot. During her struggles, the foot...

Dallas Crown kill pen - are these old nags - no they are healthy horses - note the head injury

Horse slaughter proponents basically complain that, without horse slaughter in the United States, owners would not have a "viable" solution to "dispose of" their old, diseased or merely "unwanted" horses, hence creating a rise in abuse and neglect cases. It's typical of such individuals to...

Horse rescue

When the horse finally has a body score of 3.5 to 4, it’s time to start a true evaluation of its training. Once the effects of starvation have declined and the horse is feeling better, both physically and mentally, you will know only a couple...