Category Archives: Animal welfare

Face it, it’s not your horse…

It’s YOU! I’ve been sitting on this post for a while as it may make me somewhat unpopular. But what the hell, here goes! I am, as is everyone else in the horsey world, surrounded by riders, handlers and their … Continue reading

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We are not teaching our kids the right things

While we are all basking in the Olympic afterglow, where Britain won both individual jumping and dressage in spectacular style, and wondering whether Parzival really was bitten by something and if maybe he was withdrawn for more sinister reasons, our … Continue reading

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On the fence about zoos

I am rather opinionated (those that know me can attest to that fact) but there are some things that are just not black-and-white. There are blurry lines and various shades of grey everywhere when it comes to our interaction with animals. … Continue reading

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The Lines Get So Very Blurry

As a currently popular meme on Facebook says: the difference between “like” and “love” can be described as such- when you like a flower, you pick it, but when you love it, you nurture it and tend to it to … Continue reading

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Dogs, meat-eating and farming

I am brushing the undercoat out of my fluffy dog in a futile attempt to stop him from casting it throughout my house. He is lying on his side, thoroughly enjoying the attention. The images of all the hapless dogs … Continue reading

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There has to be a better way…

As I have mentioned, I have been working with a young horse. She has been an absolute superstar and has, without complaint, done everything I have asked of her. I, in turn, have done everything I thought necessary to keep … Continue reading

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Horses at our mercy

I haven’t felt like writing much since having to say goodbye to my little horse. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything, really. I have pushed through and thanks to the generosity of people who owed me absolutely nothing, I have … Continue reading

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