Heart Of The Horse ~ Contributed by Hillary Schneider
Horses at risk today are in surplus although not big headline news; it is in fact a common occurance all across Canada and the United States (and beyond). We see bits and pieces in the news here and there but not enough to get the full impact as to the dire straights that this part of the equestrian industry is having to deal with, no matter what part of the world we are from.. The following links to equine rescue centers across around the world is dedicated to all the people that manage these facilities who often have to deal with long and challenging hours to assist with horses coming into their care; horses that find themselves in this most undesirable place where they are no longer loved or looked after as they once were and others that have suffered the worst of neglect. This is a very sad state of affairs as we all know but hopefully our efforts will help to facilitate the awareness and much needed education that is needed to correct this detrimental problem, thus we will no longer hear of such distressful situations for horses.
Click here to visit "Promoting Our Horses of America" web page
Be sure to click here to learn more about the the and VFTH Equine Practitioner & Trainers ChallengeSponsorship Options!! If you are a Equine Foundation, Society or Horse Rescue Center that would like to acknowledge your volunteers and other practitioners that are on board with you to help support the horses you have in care, please be sure to visit the Equine Care & Rehabilitation page of our web site for more information on how it is we can help you get this extra exposure. We would love to promote your facility and all the hardworking people that contribute to your commitment to helping horses that need the special care you provide.
A Not For Profit Day For Horses Offered By Equine Specialists From Around The World!
Voice For The Horse ~ Bridging The Gap Between Horse And Humans In Our Modern Day World
VFTH Mascot Mischief, Yvonne Allen and Singer / Songwriter / Artist Tiffany Desrosiers ~ Click on image to view photos taken on VFTH Equine Awareness Day May, 7, 2011
Click here to find out about what people are saying about Voice For The Horse !!
Press Release January 11, 2011 ~An Invitation For ALL Equine Specialists (Trainers, Equine Therapists, Farriars and all others that are specialized and involved in the Equestrian Industry) that are interested in joining up in this not for profit day to promote horses in our lives and some of the newer services that equines are providing.
We invite you to learn more about People Helping Horses and ask that you too, consider to seek out individuals or facilities that are doing the same thing in your area and support the good work they are doing.
Not listed and want to be added to our Directory for Non-Profit Associations and Rescue Centers? Send the url for your website, name of your Association or Rescue Center, plus location (country, province or state) and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to having you join us on this journey for our horses!
In the last few days I have found my attention being brought to a variety of horse rescuesituations. Horse rescues and sanctuary’s are something that as a horse lover is very near to my heart, as I am sure it is with many other horse lovers as well.Often times in the past when faced with knowledge of these situations I would get very upset, my emotions would range from grief, to anger, to rage, to sadness and despair feeling as if I was powerless to do anything to help. Seeing a horse in pain or that has been abused or neglected in any way can be a very distressing thing to witness and be involved in. As someone who has been volunteering at various horse rescues around canada for the last few years I have had a first hand experience of being involved in something that although I felt passionate about hurt me in the deepest way. What I wanted to share with you is a story of how I have overcome distressing emotions about the horses in these situations and can now stand in a place of love and compassion and non judgement so ultimately I can hold the space for these amazing animals to experience the life they choose to experience. Read More
A Very Important Message About the Recent Sled-dog Incident in Whistler and Inflicting Harm on Other Living Beings
We are well aware at Voice For The Horse that 100's of horses are shipped daily from the United States to either Mexico or Canada where they will meet their death (if they arrive alive) in one of the most inhumane ways possible, in many cases. With no need for a descriptive, we understand as Shiri does that these most humble of creatures that have engaged willingly in our lives to please and satisify our human ways, are here to teach us people of love and compassion with their urging for US to reconnect with ourselves, to our beautiful planet and ALL it's abundant nature that still thrives. Their lives were ALL sacrifices; these dogs, our companion animal equines and the many more little critters that have lost their lives prematurely in the hands of humans; they have served this way with the hope that WE will learn.
Margrit Coates ~ Angel Pets
HRH Princess Royal Addresses World Horse Welfare 2010
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Israel
Another Example of Unacceptable Horse Neglect ~ Horrific Overgrown Horse's Hooves
Cloud Horse Photo Contributed by Anonymous Photographer On Internet ~ Most Amazing ~ One Might Ask Are The Horse's Messaging Us?
People ask if the Team at Voice For The Horse and Equine Awareness is an advocacy group of any type ~ we want to ensure that every knows that the only thing we advocate for is our love and passion for the horse and that the intention with Equine Awareness 2011, is about having fun and simply just trying to make this a better world for ALL of our horses!!
If you are interested in participating in an event that is being hosted by an Equine Practitioner or facility that is offering an Equine Awareness Day course please go to the Participants Page and find out more about what is going on in your area. All you need to do is write to them and tell them why you would like to learn more about the work they do with horses. The Practitioner putting on the course will then select the best requests to attend their Equine Awareness Day event. It is that easy! Non horse people are also invited so don't be shy!
“Celebrating horses in our lives for their past, present and future service for mankind”.