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HORSES IN NEED - SAVING MY OWN

Postby Diana Duffy on Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:44 pm

This project became very personal for me. You may view my project at:

http://web.me.com/resurrectionfarm/Resu ... y_Own.html

Thank you EPNet, for continuing this very worthy project. Thank you to everyone whose work may shed light on the plight unfortunate horses and the injustices they endure.
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Postby Michelle Twohig on Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:37 pm

Thanks for sharing your story, Diana. It will stay in my mind as a searing reminder to trust my horse first, humans second.
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Postby Rachael Waller on Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:45 pm

Lovely Diana, amazing how others treat horses and "cheat on feed" when they think the owners aren't paying attention.
What is more amazing is the lack of knowledge and care out there, we have seen so much of it come into our CA barn it is jaw dropping and as you know takes months to bring them back, but it can happen! :)
So glad you got him back on track, just because they are Sr. folks
doesn't mean they can't be stunning. :) Best to you and thanks for sharing.


Best to you and Commander.
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Postby Diana Duffy on Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:31 pm

daywithmyhorse wrote:Thanks for sharing your story, Diana. It will stay in my mind as a searing reminder to trust my horse first, humans second.


Thank you Michelle. "Horses Don't Lie" would be a great book title, if I ever got around to writing one. I'll never trust anyone to care for my horse(s) as well as I can.

RW wrote:Lovely Diana, amazing how others treat horses and "cheat on feed" when they think the owners aren't paying attention.
What is more amazing is the lack of knowledge and care out there, we have seen so much of it come into our CA barn it is jaw dropping and as you know takes months to bring them back, but it can happen! :)
So glad you got him back on track, just because they are Sr. folks doesn't mean they can't be stunning. :) Best to you and thanks for sharing.

Best to you and Commander.
Rachael


I truly appreciate your comments, Rachael. I know you've seen your share of the misery endured by these most beautiful of God's creatures. You're right, "senior" doesn't mean over the hill, and it has done my heart good to see Commander come back and to be able to run my hands over him and feel how good he feels.

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Postby Susan Carter on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:27 pm

My heart goes out to Commander and I am glad he is on the road to recovery. I am blessed to have many boarding choices close to my home. The winter before last, I realized that my horse was not being fed what we had agreed on and when he dropped 100 lbs in a month, I was able to move him immediately. Now he is almost too fat but not complaining in the least. :lol: Horses have such forgiving spirits, Commander will be back to his old self soon.
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Postby Diana Duffy on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 am

Thank you, Susan. I don't understand why people think they can cut a horse's ration, especially a high metabolism breed like the Thoroughbred. Human vanity and pride create many, many unnecessary and avoidable heartaches! Commander is settling down, his anger has subsided, and he is, I believe, starting to trust me again.
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Postby Phyllis Burchett on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:07 am

Thanks for sharing this Diana. Commander is a beautiful animal....so glad you were there for him.




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Postby Diana Duffy on Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:20 am

Thank you, Phyllis. In some ways, my fight goes on. In the barn I moved him to, every other horse is an "easy keeper". People have bombarded me with advice (unsolicited), rude comments, and downright abusive behavior because I don't feed him or look after him like they do their horses. It is this mentality that lumps all horses into the same feeding regimen, as in "We feed two flakes of hay a day." After too many episodes of other people thinking they can take better care of him than I can, Commander usually suffered. I am the one entrusted with his care, and I know what works for him. He's very special, and I have to stand firm.
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