Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday 24 January 2012

When I first came to the US I had been around horses on and off most of my life but I had never been around stallions and foals. At my late husband's insistance I put many foals on the ground but it was a constant agravation to him that I would not let my babies go to just anyone. He used to say that it was easier to adopt a baby than buy a horse from me!!!! This is for very good reason. The horse industry has been on the decline for almost as long as I have been here and the risk of one of my horses ending up in a slaughter house was just too much for me to bear. This is part of the reason that I have 12 in my barn still. I worry and wonder about every single horse that I have parted with, it is overwhelming sometimes. Horse advocacy from a slaughter perspective and from the Mustang perspective have become a huge part of my life. I do not like what I am seeing and I am passionate about stopping both attrocities. Some of my friends may not see things from the same perspetive as I do and I would never hold that against them, and I hope they feel the same way, but I also hope that I can educate everyone who follows my blog or FB and hopefully show them why I feel the way I do. I used to be one of those "slaughter is a necessary evil" but I have changed my way of thinking in a big way. I wont go into it all here today but I intend to try to tell the story of how I changed my view at a later date.

Todays picture is of three of the babies that I bred in 2005, the two paints (spotted) are still in my barn and the filly in the center was sold to an employee of a friend of mine. I will be following up on her soon to see how she is doing and I hope she is still in the wonderful home that she was when I sold her.

Lori

4 comments:

Honest Abe said...

Perfect picture. I hope you are OK. Nice portrait of the three horses. Fortunately, we have had a mild winter here in Brookville, and I hope you have too.

Mike Young said...

Lori, hope you are doing well. I have read about the drought up there in Indiana and of course I thought about you and the horses.

Take care my friend,

Mike

oldmanlincoln said...

Selling a horse is like selling a dog. I would worry about them too.

Strawberry Lane said...

Lori, Completely understand your feelings and concerns. My thoughts equal yours.