It is the beginning of a New Year and I would like to wish all my friends and family peace, love, health and happiness for 2008.
I would also like to take this time to wish all the horses and their people a year of renewed commitment and understanding with each other. The most important thing we can do for our horses is to be more understanding and kind to them everyday. They deserve the best we have to offer.
It seems everyone has an end of the year award here's mine:
Best of 2007 Horse Awards
The winner of the Best Horse Awards goes to:
All of the horses who put up with our mistakes and who love us anyway.
Worst of 2007 Horse Awards
The envelope please:
This award is won by all of the people in the horse industry who mistreat and misuse their horses to promote themselves and endorse products to make money without any regard for their horse’s health and safety. This year at the top of the list would be anyone who employs or endorses the use of ‘Rollkur’, which is a despicable torture inflicted on horses by riders and trainers who will not take the time to properly train a horse, but are looking for an easy shortcut and to the judges who condone this behavior.
P.S. If you want to learn more about Rollkur check out the blogs at www.Glenshee.blogspot.com or EveryRider.com, both these blogs have excellent articles concerning this practice.
Until next time
Quote for Today
A man of kindness to his horse, is kind
But brutal actions show a brutal mind.
He was designed thy companion, not thy drudge.
Remember his creator is thy judge.