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Featured Horse Rescue

CALAN HORSE SANCTUARY In operation since 2005, the sanctuary is based in Highbury – two hours south east of Perth, Western Australia. The equine residents are a mixture of rescued, retired and unwanted animals. Chief guardian, Alan Gent, says “Our challenge has been to alter their flat dull eyes due to neglect and mistreatment, to […]

Jumps Racing – safe for no one

Tragic accidents are not new to jumps racing, but seven unfortunate spectators at the Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeple on May 5th discovered, people are not safe either. Jumps racing has no place in a society that calls itself civilised. This distressing incident again highlights the dangers that jumps racing poses to horses, jockeys and even […]

Book and website

Horse Watch – What it is to Be Equine by Marthe Kiley-Worthington This would have to be the best book on Equine Ethology I’ve ever read. And that is simply because the author constantly references her own herd of arabian horses that she has studied extensively over a 20 year period. The scientific discussion and […]

The Plight of Ponies

By Vanessa. At an agricultural field day, I came across a small metal pen housing cute young miniature ponies. Three of them were in a tiny pen and as I got closer I saw they were all for sale. They were grumpy and bored and occasionally one would be aggressive to the other. When they […]

New Article

Enslaved by Glenn Wilson © WARNING! Some people reading this article may think I’m taking an unfair swipe at various aspects of the horse world and those people who are involved with horses in one way or another. My only intention in writing this piece was to have a good, hard look at “what is” […]

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