Little zebra up the road from the barn!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before just how much I dislike “pet” zebras.
That being said, she’s really stinking cute.
Having a pet zebra is an actual thing? i couldn’t be more jealous.
Until it bites an appendage off ;)
Not a question, but stumbled upon your blog expecting another "riding is cruelty blah blah blah" but was pleasantly surprised! Really like your posts :)
Thank you!!! Hopefully we will be back and running soon!!
Trey Hedgepeth Training →
Okay guys I need your help. This is Lucy’s trainer Trey Hedgepeth’s training page. Can you guys “like” it?
He is the equivalent of a nice guy. He is kind and patient and is basically one of the greatest young horseman I’ve ever seen. He volunteers his time training for rescues and has rehabbed NUMEROUS problem horses or horses that people have deemed too dangerous and only worth a bullet. If Lucy didn’t have us, she might have ended up in a bad place but now she’s at Treys and he’s totally confident and believes she will make a full recovery and make a riding horse.
This man is making a difference in auction horses, problem horses and rescues. He donates a lot of his time and charges very low prices because he’s in it for the HORSES not the money. If you guys could take a second of your day and just like his Facebook page that would be awesome!! If we can signal boost the crap out of this it would be so awesome. Come on guys! Let’s support a horseman that doesn’t believe in gimmicks but correct and patient training!!
Signal boost the crap out of this for me my friends!!
biggayequestrianblog, WTFhorseindustry and equestrianartists all need co-owners because I am failing miserably at running them. ALSO THIS IS A GIVE AWAY. →
Please send me a message with:
1 which blog you’re interested in
2. how much time you have to devote to maintaining said blog (ie: how many posts a week could you make?)
3. Why you are qualified for said blog
4. Any special blogging skills like graphic design / coding / experienced writer.
I will try to make a choice by the end of the week and to try and find the PERFECT co-owner I will combine this with a give away, the one I intended with my Kindness Give-away that turned into such a drama-and-bully-fest.
To participate in the give away, all you have to do is reblog this. Winner receives one custom padded leather starfish farms halter that they will order directly through Starfishfarms.com
I am making this a give away because I owe you all a give away and I feel that this will widen the net, so to speak, in finding the right people the job.
1. Three blogs in need of co-OWNERS
2. Apply by following the above rules.
3. This is also a give away. All you need to do is REBLOG. Reblogging only counts once, likes do NOT count.
4. An additional entry is awarded to those who follow thecityhorse.tumblr
Good luck and I hope we find the right people!!!!!!!!
On Monday Feb.10th, three of my friends and teammates were seriously injured in a roll-over accident after sliding on black ice.
They all made it out alive, but only one has gotten to go home.
Kendra is the Vice President of our Equestrian team(far left in pic) at North Central Texas College, she is home and only has a few bruises and a sore back and shoulder. She was driving the truck- which saved her life.
Kelsey is our team Reporter(Middle of pic) and is still in the hospital in ICU with a broken sternum, back fractures and lacerations to her lungs. She was in the front passenger seat and had to be cut from the truck with the jaws of life.
Melisa is our Team President(Far Right in Pic) and she is still in the hospital with a broken back and is fighting to be able to not only walk again, but ride horses again. Her injuries have been described as “catastrophic” and she will have to undergo surgery in the next few days to have any chance at regaining feeling/motion in her legs. She was in the back seat of the truck and sustained the worse injures, she also had to be cut from the truck.
All of the girls were wearing their seat belts and the accident was not driver error or caused by distraction- just a spin out on black ice. those who have seen what is left of the truck say all of them are lucky to be alive.
As everyone knows medical bills can be crippling and Kendra and Kelsey’s family are ranchers/farmers and lack health insurance- Melisa’s family does have insurance but it’s not clear what it will cover- so both of their families are facing crippling debt due to a horrific accident.
A donation page has been set up on GoFundMe.com for Kendra and Kelsey, and soon one will be up for Melisa. I know money is tight all around, but if anyone out there can even donate $5, it will be a bit less that their families have to worry about as they start the healing process.
If you can donate, thank you, if you cannot, please pass this along, share it far and wide. These girls are amazing people and are passionate horsemen with awesome potential. The NCTC Equestrian team is pulling out all the stops to try to assist them and their families and we would be thankful beyond words and honored if others in the horse community and beyond could help us help our teammates.
Kendra and Kelsey’s Donation Page:
Melisa’s Donation Page:
Please think about helping out three equestrians who are in need of financial support. Even if you are unable to, please spread the word.
Melisa’s donation fund.
Star filly Chriselliam had to be put to sleep due to a foot infection, today 7 Feb. 2014.
She won the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last year.
Rest In Peace, little baby girl :’(
More details? Any one have specifics?
Let us all get a few things straight right the fuck now.
That tattoo right there is not an open invitation to breed bash.
You don’t like a certain horse? That’s fine as hell. You want to base the entire breed off of one horse? That’s wrong as fuck.
Standardbreds are just as good as any breed.
It’s not harder to teach them to ride.
It’s not harder to teach them to jump.
It’s not harder to ride them.
They’re just like any other horse.
More suited to driving, you say?
No fucking shit, sherlock, that’s what they have been bred and trained to do.
a severely offended and pissed off freeze-branded-heart
Standardbreds are desensitized to literally anything and everything at the track. They are spoiled rotten too. When they come off the track they have higher chance of being a riding horse than a Thoroughbred with a lot less issues.
My colt was the easiest horse to train to a saddle. The first time I sat on him he decided it was nap time. When I asked him to move forward he sighed and acted like it was the most boring thing in the world. I can take him anywhere knowing he will be fine. Anyone can ride him from a baby to a beginner to an advanced rider and I know they will be safe and he’s only 4.
Stop fucking breed bashing Standardbreds.
THE ONLY HORSE IN THE WORLD TO WIN THREE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS WAS A STANDARDBRED
Kindness Challenge and a Thank You Give Away →
PLEASE RE-READ, the rules have been slightly modified.
1. Must be following meand REBLOG THIS POST.
2. Must be sent to a blogger you’ve fought with/disagreed with OR a blogger you wouldn’t typically send positive mail to. This has nothing to do with who you hate or dislike.
3. Message can be on anon or not. I encourage you to message as many bloggers as you want but doing so won’t increase your chances.
4. Message MUST BE POSITIVE. No exceptions.
5. Message must end with #thecityhorse
6. You MUST submit a screenshot of your message. I will NOT post it or share it unless you give the
DRAWING WILL BE DONE ON VALENTINES DAY.
I’m sorry about the screenshot abd tagging rule but it’s the only way I can keep track of people for the raffle.
The Thank You Part:
Because so many of you have been so positive and supportive of me I want to give something back that isn’t just positive energy. if I give that at all. I wish I could buy all of youStarfishFarms padded leather halter but I can’t so I’ll buy one and give it away as part of this kindness challenge. You all have been kind to me (and I’ve learned the only people who are participating are those who are kind to me so I feel better about this giveaway than ever) that I want to use the kindness challenge to spread that positivity and also say thank you…. make sense?
I will draw for a custom padded halter from Starfish Farms that you get to design and order yourself - it’s already paid for! If you don’t want a halter you can choose a padded leather bracelet and padded leather key chain… ALL WITH SILVER OR BRASS NAME PLATES.
What triggered this? After a blogger spent a day and a half telling me my jumping photo was “awful” I realized we’ve become a community of judgmental jerks and I want to change that. I hope this is a step in that direction.
The horses live in multi storied stables on the far west side of Manhattan and most stalls are on the 2nd floor. They are fire traps with only one means of egress. Horses reach the upper floors by ramps, which is hard on older arthritic horses
Nothing wrong with horses being stalled on the second floor of a building if the stalls are if adequate size. Nothing wrong with horses walking up ramps unless you also have a problem with them walking up hills.