“… my herd has been at full capacity for some time now. So a few days ago, when my cell phone rang, I was caught completely off-guard as I heard the voice of the sheriff’s animal control officer say, ‘There’s this horse . . .'” (more…)
Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we recognize Janet Rose for her work in rehoming horses and mules.
“’You know, helping these five won’t do much about the big problem with killer pens.’ But what a difference she made for those that she rescued!” You don’t have to be a rescue to make a difference: Melissa Walker shares her story.
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.
Horse auctions can be a great place to source well-bred and well-trained animals; some auctions may also be the last stop for horses before shipping to slaughter. Esther Roberts details what to look for.
Alerted by a news helicopter acting on a tip, law enforcement in Wicomico County, Maryland discovered at least 25 dead horses among 100 in poor condition on a rural property on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Some images in this article may be considered graphic.)