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Esther L. Roberts

Esther L. Roberts

So You Want to Rescue an Auction Horse, Part VI: Bidding vs. Bail-Out

A life saved is a life saved — but the world of slaughter auctions and kill pen “bails” is complicated and often controversial. Esther Roberts outlines the problems and possible solutions.

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: ‘What If?’

Two little words, so much promise.

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Road Trip! Kaliwohi Goes to Georgia

A road trip gave both Kaliwohi and Esther the opportunity to mark their progress as a team and as individuals — a long trailer ride for Kaliwohi, and a long drive for Esther to test her snacking resolve!

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Esther L. Roberts

So You Want To Rescue An Auction Horse, Part IV: Buying Your Horse

In this continuing series, Esther Roberts helps walk readers through the process of saving a horse from slaughter sale, from adopting via a reputable rescue to purchasing from auction directly. Today, we’re looking at the auction and bidding process.

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Fat to Fit to First Level: Boundaries, Guidance & Balance

The inside rein (guidance) and the outside rein (boundaries) each have a job to perform while riding —

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Esther L. Roberts

So You Want to Rescue an Auction Horse, Part III: How Auctions Work

Horse auctions can be a great place to source well-bred and well-trained animals; some auctions may also be

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Field Trip!

Kaliwohi and Esther take a field trip.

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: A New Vision

Are you moving away? Or moving towards?

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Esther L. Roberts

Rescue Horse & Young Rider Make Heroic Ride to Catch Loose Horse

Viral video is circulating of a brave teen rider and her trusty horse taking a wild ride in

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: FORWARD!

“Negative emotions are the equivalent of horse-eating dragons for those of us who hate conflict. Whenever I feel

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: When the Going Gets Tough…

“The hard is what makes it great.”

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Let’s Talk Rumps

There’s nothing horse people love more than a good rump.

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Esther L. Roberts

So You Want to Rescue an Auction Horse? Part I: Adopting From a Rescue Organization

In this new mini-series, Esther Roberts examines the various routes equestrians can take to rescue horses from the

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Doing Nothing

A hard concept for horse people.

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Esther L. Roberts

Pet Trusts: What Happens To My Horse When Something Happens To Me?

Responsible owners are thinking more and more about the future, and what should happen to their pets if

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Horses as Healers

“He is my riding partner. He is my healing partner. He is my mustang.”

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Fat to Fit to First Level: The Right Match

“But, like my friend and her horses, I, too, had to find the courage to be honest, sincere,

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Esther L. Roberts

Fat to Fit to First Level: Numbers Don’t Lie

… especially when body scoring.

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