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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight"Without horseytalk we might as well all dig a hole and jump into it."

- Maureen Comber

Now Trump plans unlimited capture, sale,
and slaughter of wild horses

President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

Wild horse advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of protection for wild horses — an icon of the American West — and could send thousands of free-roaming mustangs to foreign slaughterhouses for processing as food.

They say the Trump administration is kowtowing to livestock interests who don't want the region's estimated 59,000 mustangs competing for precious forage across more than 40,000 square miles (103,600 sq. kilometers) of rangeland in 10 states managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The budget proposal marks the latest skirmish in the decades-old controversy pitting ranchers and rural communities against groups that want to protect the horses from Colorado to California.

"This is simply a way to placate a very well-funded and vocal livestock lobby," Laura Leigh, president of the nonprofit protection group Wild Horse Education, said about the budget proposal.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses for slaughter to free up room in overcrowded government corrals for the capture of more animals.

Doug Busselman, executive vice president of the Nevada Farm Bureau, blamed the stalemate on the "emotional and anti-management interests who have built their business models on preventing rational and responsible actions while enhancing their fundraising through misinformation."

Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also grappled with the spiraling costs of managing the nearly 60,000 horses on the range and another 45,000 currently kept in U.S. holding pens and contracted private pastures.

Over the past eight years, BLM's wild horse budget has more than doubled — from $36.2 million in 2008 to $80.4 million in 2017.

Trump's budget anticipates the $10 million savings would come through a reduction in the cost of containing and feeding the animals. The savings also would include cutbacks involving roundups and contraception programs.

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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fightTony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight

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Says Steve YandallThis sign is illegal

Equestrians are entitled to use this route - legally.
There are thousands of other illegal signs all over the country banning equestrians.

THEY MUST BE REMOVED

What would your horse do if he saw this?

General Election No 1

MP for Mid-Sussex, Nicholas Soames out campaigning

Rescuers saving horses from drowning after river burst its banks leaving them submerged up to their necks in fast-flowing water

- Dozens of horses were left close to drowning after their fields were flooded

- The animals were up to their necks in fast-flowing water

- But luckily rescuers quickly arrived on the scene and saved the horses

Read more here ......

NYC's horses

Steve McCarronSays Steve McCarron

What is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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World Horse Welfare wins Chelsea Flower Show People's Choice Award

clippy world horse

World Horse Welfare is on cloud 9 having been awarded the RHS People's Choice Award for their Artisan Garden this evening. 

In response, World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers said:

"We are both ecstatic and humbled to receive this award for our garden.  Throughout this exhilarating project to mark our 90th anniversary we have received incredible support at Chelsea and beyond – and the fact that so many have taken the effort to vote for us is just awe-inspiring.  The gold medal, the gorgeous weather, now the People's Choice but above all the extraordinary impact that the garden has had on visitors and viewers throughout the week has been nothing short of sensational – it is fair to say our cake has more icing than cake just now!

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"To have got here has taken a herculean team effort.  Our garden designers Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith have put their heart and soul into telling the story of our work through such a beautiful and emotive garden.  And they have been given unflinching support by Conway Landscapes, Tom Hill Sculpture, stonemason Martin Cook, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, all of the celebrity (highly visible) horses and their owners who donated their shoes for the sculpture of Clippy, the thousands of visitors to the garden and of course the private donor who made our garden possible.

horseshoes sculpture chelsea garden

"In 1927 World Horse Welfare's founder established the charity to raise awareness of the plight of desperately vulnerable horses.  I really do feel that she would be so proud that we have received this breath-taking level public support this week.  But Clippy's story was all about highlighting the need for World Horse Welfare in 2017 – please call us if you are concerned about a horse and do consider getting involved with World Horse Welfare. We simply cannot help horses without you."

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Temporary. What does it mean?

Temporary. What does it mean?Different inspectors have different meanings
For Chailey, it was 20-years.
For Chobham, it was six-months.
For Odiham, it was five-years x twice ......... read more

Lost horse strolls into a racecourse cafe
after breaking free from her handler on the way back to the stables

Infection stops Isle of Man horse tram service for 10 days

- Four-year-old filly Rosmaria slipped away from her groom at Redcar Racecourse

- The intrepid horse navigated a maze of corridors and ended up in the canteen

- The mare was caught on camera as she joined bemused staff behind the counter

Read more .........

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Gary Foggon

Gary FoggonAlthough you may encounter issues when training a young horse, be patient and work through each concern logically. With dedication and determination, specific exercises will help to correct individual problems along the way.

It is quite possible for a young horse to have one stronger and one weaker pace, but once you have this identified you will be able to target your training as necessary
.............. read more

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They're back. Horse trams return with limited service 

They're back. Horse trams return with limited service The Isle of Man's horse tram service will resume a limited service shortly, it has been announced.

The 140-year-old Bay Horse Tramway in Douglas was suspended on 9 May after a number of the horses were found to have "respiratory issues".

Isle of Man Railways said the decision to both halt and resume the service had been taken on the advice of vets.

Director of Milan Vets Ray Cox said the horses had "reacted well" to antibiotics. He added the animals had come down with a "relatively common" infection but he was "happy with their recovery".

Isle of Man Railways said it would start with a limited schedule from Wednesday to assist in returning to full health. It is hoped the normal timetable will resume for the summer season on 30 May.

Ian Bates, Head of Public Transport Operations, said the "welfare of the horses is always our primary concern".

Says Sally Edwards and Jo WareFrensham Common, rrey

Official. The National Trust does not own or have any other interest on the common land apart from the burial mounds .............. read more

Attention all eventers Volunteers wanted for safety study 

They're back. Horse trams return with limited service 

Do you compete with British Eventing? Would you be interested in contributing to cutting edge safety research for your sport?

PhD student, Heather Cameron – Whytock of the University of Central Lancashire and Myerscough College, is looking for a limited number of eligible riders to take part in a study of physiological and psychological factors during eventing competition and their effect on performance.

The study is seeking riders over the age of 18 who are currently, and regularly, competing with BE to be observed and wear a heart rate monitor during both training and competition. This is a great opportunity to contribute to safety research within the sport, and potentially see some fascinating data from you and your horse that you wouldn't otherwise get the chance to see. All applicants to the study will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a BE Membership and Horse Season Ticket.

All research is approved and overseen by the university ethics committee and British Eventing.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill in the survey on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZMT25BD

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Says Sandra Smith

Says Sandra SmithThe speed required to ensure that a gate closes is greater than the velocity required to amputate a finger, crush a child or the head of a dog, trap a push or wheelchair, or – literally - tear a hole in the side of a horse ......... read more

Stranded pony saved from 'certain death' after 13 RSPCA officers haul it up 80ft cliff

- The pony had been stranded on the beach for a week with no means of escape 13

- RSPCA officers winched the brown and white pony up an 80ft cliff to safety

- It could have died but within half an hour it was back at a farm park in West Wales

Details........

The BHS and Maureen Comber

How the BHS treats somebody who has been a loyal, dedicated and hard-working member for over 50 years.

DAY 1056

It is now 1056 days since the BHS shamefully dismissed Maureen Comber after more than 50-years of dedicated and hard-working service.

Maureen ComberStill no regret.

Still no sympathy.

Still no apology.

What is more they have still not paid her back the outstanding money they owe her.

How long can the BHS continue to behave in this disgraceful manner?

Other hard-working BHS members and volunteers beware. This is obviously the way you are going to be treated one day.

"We're backing Maureen"

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Maureen Comber was treated by the BHS

Camargue horses!

Says Adrienne Yentis

Says Adrienne YentisA friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more

London's Hyde Park Police Horses Line Up for National Equine Health Survey

London's Hyde Park Police Horses Line Up for National Equine Health Survey

The Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch based in Hyde Park lined up to take part in the leading national survey on equine health.

From checking teeth, hooves and eyes, to clambering up stepladders to take the vital statistics of the majestic horses, pet charity Blue Cross joined forces with the celebrated Police Mounted Branch to encourage horse owners to take part in the charity's National Equine Health Survey (NEHS).

The National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) is an online snapshot survey that uncovers common health issues in horses, directly from horse owners themselves. Results of the survey help build a picture of the health and disease in the UK and define priorities for future research, training and education. 

Over the past six years the survey, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association, has developed to become one of the UK's most important endemic disease monitoring initiative. The results are referenced in leading veterinary and equestrian publications and papers and are regarded as valuable benchmarks for our general knowledge of horse health.

When:       22 – 29 May 2017

Where: www.bluecross.org.uk/NEHS

Blue Cross Education Officer Gemma Taylor said: "These majestic police horses have taken part in our survey and we hope that they will encourage others to follow suit and be ambassadors for horse welfare.

The more data we can collect from the National Equine Health Survey the more robust our results will be, helping us to steer equine awareness, education and research to keep our nation's horses healthier."

Last year survey records were returned for almost 17,000 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules and the six most notable disease syndromes identified.

1.    Lameness 32.9% including laminitis (compared to 24.4% in 2015, 21% in 2014, 19.2% in 2013 and 12.9% in 2010-12).

2.    Skin diseases (sweet itch, mud fever, rainscald, external parasites, skin tumours and wounds) 25.5% compared to 17.2% in 2015 (18.3% in 2014, 14.6% in 2013 and 15.2% in 2010-12).

3.    Laminitis 6.8% compared to 6.4% in 2015 (7.1% in 2014, 4.4% in 2013 and 3.6% in 2010-12).

4.    PPID ('Equine Cushing's Disease) 6.6%. This is similar to the high prevalence of PPID reported in 2015 (6.4%) and 2014 (5.6%) and possibly reflects increased surveillance through sponsored testing programmes as opposed to true increases in prevalence from the pre-2014 surveys.

5.    Recurrent Airway Obstruction 5.6% compared to 6.7% in 2015 (6.9% in 2014, 4.2% in 2013 and 3.6% in 2010-12).

6.    Back problems 5.5% compared to 7% in 2015 (7.7% in 2014, 5% in 2013 and 3% in 2010-12).

To find out more about Blue Cross's rescue and rehoming work with horses and ponies visit bluecross.org.uk

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

Chinese farmer spends 12 years making 100 kg 'Iron horse' from discarded materials

Chinese farmer spends 12 years making 100 kg 'Iron horse' from discarded materials

Chinese farmer spends 12 years making 100 kg 'Iron horse' from discarded materials

Chinese farmer spends 12 years making 100 kg 'Iron horse' from discarded materials

Says Maureen ComberI have been given an ASBO by the Hampshire County Council for standing up for riders rights.

How many other people have been silenced by Hampshire County Council? ........... read more

Milo - The Struggles of a Wild Pony

Last year, Milo, a pony stallion, was brought to the attention of one of our supporters who immediately went out to help him.  She found him lying, badly injured, partly submerged in a pond. 

He was apparently known to the locals near the Welsh common as 'Nelson' because he was blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other. 

He was very thin and covered in kick and bite wounds after being attacked by the other stallions on the common. It looked like he may not survive as poor Milo was so weak that he couldn't even stand. 

He had to be carried into the waiting horsebox and then lifted out again, to a deep bed of straw at our supporter's home.  She called her vet who treated him and later, when he was stronger, removed the damaged eye and gelded him. 

With her unceasing care of the pony, Milo, as he was now properly named, against all odds, came through and was well enough to travel to Hillside. 

While most of Hillside's horses and ponies live in naturally larger herds, we keep special care ponies like Milo in smaller groups where they can live comfortably under the extra watchful eye of our veterinary staff. Below you can see the awful state poor Milo has bravely recovered from and, above, see him now enjoying life at Hillside. 

You may notice that this shelter, which has been in this paddock for over 20 years, is now desperately in need of replacing before next winter sets in. 

A new shelter for Milo and his friends on their special care paddock will cost in the region of £2000.  We thought it would be a nice idea to offer £5 'Planks of Wood' Gift Certificate packs to help fund this much-needed shelter.

This could make an unusual present for Father's Day which is fast approaching on Sunday 18th June.  Thank you for caring

If you would like to donate towards Milo's Shelter, you may do so here

After his rescue, Milo was laid on a deep bed of straw

HIs badly damaged eye was treated and later removed

Being cared for at last and making new friends...

Having been attacked by other stallions, this picture was taken of Milo a few weeks before he was found and rescued from the pond

Hobby horse enthusiasts from all over Finland gathered in Vantaa for annual championships.

This year's event took place in a packed sports hall, attracting around 1,000 spectators.

Says Tony BarnettGATES OR STILE’S WILL ONLY BE LAWFUL AS LONG AS THE REASONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS ARE SERVING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED.

ANY STOPPING UP OR CLOSING OFF OF RIGHTS OF WAY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR APPROVAL/CONSENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MINISTER OF THE CROWN ........... read more

MYHACKATHON

Ride 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100. By getting in the saddle, you and your horse could help reduce the immediate suffering of the world's most vulnerable working horses and donkeys.

Find out about the MyHackathon challenge and how to take part.

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN JOINS MYHACKATHON

Charlotte Dujardin on a horse in a field
Brooke's Global Ambassador Charlotte Dujardin is supporting #MyHackathon.

"Hacking is really important for horses and riders – it keeps both fit, and for me, it's nice to have some chilled out time with the horses outside of the training arena. I love hacking out into the fields and having a big open space to ride in. With Brooke's MyHackathon, you're also making a difference for working horses, donkeys and mules at the same time, all you have to do is hack 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100 for Brooke. Sign up now."

Charlotte Dujardin, Brooke's Global Ambassador

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ANTHEA TURNER IS TAKING PART IN MYHACKATHON

RICHARD WAYGOOD IS HACKING FOR BROOKE

Major Richard Waygood MBE promoting MyHackathon

"It's for a great cause... for a fabulous charity. So come on ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, let's get out there... and let's go hacking."

Major Richard Waygood MBE

THE CHALLENGE

This year we are asking people to get on their horses, take part in MyHackathon and help raise money for Brooke. The challenge set is to ride 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100. You can either take part alone and ride 100 miles or share the distance with friends e.g. 10 riders get together and ride 10 miles. We are encouraging people to get on a horse, commit to challenging themselves and raise lots of money.

By getting in the saddle, you and your horse could help reduce the immediate suffering of the world's most vulnerable working horses and donkeys.

Get started

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Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

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Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

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