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Saving Equine: The Real Story

Published by • Aug 17th, 2015 • Category: Non-Fiction, Take a Stand

by GirlOfStrides | Over millions of years horses have lived under different rules, qualities, and flaws. We haven’t always given the equine animal such care and quality…



Our Hero: Wild Horse Annie

Published by • Mar 24th, 2010 • Category: March for Wild Horses, Take a Stand

While sifting through the many beautiful (and sad) images in the BLM library looking for photos to accompany your work, I came across this black and white photo of a plaque in Colorado dedicating the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range to Wild Horse Annie (aka Velma Bronn Johnston)…



Simplest Joys

Published by • Mar 16th, 2010 • Category: March for Wild Horses, Take a Stand

by Violet Inkpen | As I watched snow storm after snow storm my heart sank in sorrow. Snow was piling up and I fell into the snow drifts up to my knees when I took my puppy outside. The whole town was shut down and there was no art class, no teen group, nothing that gave me joy each week…



Wild Mustangs: The Words in Their Eyes

Published by • Mar 1st, 2010 • Category: by Madelaina, March for Wild Horses, Take a Stand

by Madelaina | With the battle for the freedom of America’s wild mustangs, I’ve read, gathered and dwelled on the many facts I came across, and the thoughts that evolved from them. So here I’ve composed a small but provoking collection of them to hopefully inform and inspire…



How You Can Make a Difference

Published by • Apr 9th, 2009 • Category: Take a Stand

by Stargazer | With so many issues hanging over our heads dealing with our beloved equines being hurt, it’s easy to feel as if there is nothing you can do. With the unwanted horses, horse slaughter, neglect of horses, and much more, it seems like no matter what we do, nothing is going to make a difference. But think about it; if you don’t do it, then who will?



Break Down Horse Slaughter

Published by • Mar 20th, 2009 • Category: Take a Stand

by Allison | I have seen many people talk about horse slaughter on this site, and most of us believe it’s wrong. We have been tackling the entire problem of horse slaughter, and while it is important to know and understand the problem, to solve it, we will need to break it down…



Your Truth About Horse Slaughter

Published by • Nov 7th, 2008 • Category: Take a Stand

by Rebecca Shyly | Recently, a new point of view about horse slaughter was brought to my attention. It did not change my opinion (I still believe ALL horse slaughter should end), but it did cause me to think…



Free the Wild Horses of Nevada

Published by • Jul 5th, 2008 • Category: Take a Stand

by Rebecca Shyly | The government of Nevada was originally planning to send all of the mustangs in the state to livestock sales, which is the same as sending them to slaughter…



Freedom and Ownership

Published by • May 8th, 2008 • Category: by Madelaina, Take a Stand

by Madelaina | To ride a horse you must understand that the horse isn’t a bike but a creature with a mind, feelings and fire. At times when they misbehave you can’t blame them, but tell them to hold it back. They can’t be perfect for and obey you as would something like a bicycle, and we should all feel glad about that…



Horses That Don’t Turn Out ‘Right’

Published by • Mar 8th, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Take a Stand

by Syd | We’ve all seen, heard, or read about them. The racers who never lift a hoof, jumpers who never leave the ground and ropers who never come close to catching a calf. So what becomes of them?