Saturday, May 30, 2009
We were contacted by Nancy and she offered to donate hay to us, we were on our way pretty quickly! LOL!
We are very appreciative of the hay and thank her and Nancy Lee Farms for their generosity to us!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Dustin's Dreamer had a good day at the Boumi Temple Show at McDonogh School today . His winnings were:
Pre Green 1st Yr- 2nd over fences
" " " " - 5th over fences
Pre Green Hack- 3rd
Thoroughbred Hunter over Fences - 1st!!!
" " " " - 2nd
Thoroughbred Hunter Hack- 3rd
Reserve Champion Thoroughbred Hunter
$10 is on its way towards the Dustin Dreamer Feed Fund!!!
Way to go Dreamer- this horse was saved at Pimlico Racetrack- his only fault was that he was too slow. He competes on behalf of those TB's who were not as lucky and sadly were slaughtered.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
We are so thankful for this generous donation! The bales are huge and the horses have started in on it already!!
Pics to follow shortly...
Big thanks to Stonewood Farms from the Velvet-Nosed Gang!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Nikki from Conneautville, PA was looking for a nice guy to go trail riding with and another horse for her son and these two guys fit the bill perfectly! Both are fabulously sweet guys...more details after they get settled in!!
Thanks Nikki for giving these 2 great guys a second chance at life!
Jo & The Angel Acres Gang!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Dustin's Dreamer does it again!
3 more Blue Ribbons at yesterdays show...with last weekend that $50 towards the Feed Angels Fund!!
THANK YOU DREAMER!!!
We got a call from a local farm and they are donating 200 bales of hay to Angel Acres!!!
Big Thanks to Stonewood Farm in Dover, PA!!!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Click here to read his ad on dreamhorse
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Join us for a SPRING BLING Happy Hour!
Friday May 15th
Join Paige Unitas, your Cookie Lee Consultant for a fundraiser at:
At the corners of York & Padonia Roads
GET GLAM FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND 20% OF THE JEWELRY SALES WILL BE DONATED TO
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Yesterday turned out to be a great day at the Balto County McDonogh School show. Dustin's Dreamer did well schooling in the ring before the show started. We were hoping for LOTS of blue ribbons since $10 for each will go into the Angel Fund.
This is how the day turned out-
2nd Low Hunter over Fences
5th Low Hunter over Fences
3rd Low Hunter Under Saddle
Reserve Champion Low Hunter
1st Open Hunter Over Fences
1st Open Hunter Over Fences
(we didn't go in the under saddle class as my shipper had to get home!)
Champion Open Hunter
Jo, $20 will be coming your way to help the horses..Many thanks to Jennifer Radebaugh, my trainer who keeps Dreamer performing to the MAX!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Seems that Dustin's Dreamer has decided to challenge other horse show participants too! If you and your 4 tootied, velvet-nosed riding partner would like to participate...just drop us a note!
YOU GO DREAMER!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
I will be sending $10 for any blue ribbon he wins at this Sat. Balto County McDonogh Horse Show to go towards the Feed fund.
Please feel free to post on the site..his photo is attached.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The gang feels the need to roll in every single solitary mud puddle they can find, then they come back in drippign in mud...SSSOOOOO much fun when they decide to wait just till you have the halter half way off to shake like a rag doll!!! I have changed 3 times today!
I am sure in the heat of August, I will be complaining about the excessive heat and hoping for rain! LOL!
Have a happy day everyone!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Debunking the "Unwanted Horse" Myth
In recent years some industry groups and other supporters of horse slaughter which consistently fight passage of federal legislation to ban horse slaughter have claimed that there exists a huge “unwanted horse” population in the United States.
These organizations, which include the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Quarter Horse Association, have been lobbying Congress to block passage of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (PECA) on the premise that slaughter offers a humane way to dispose of these animals, a necessary evil without which horses would be subjected to neglect, abandonment and abuse.
In short, they argue that horse slaughter improves horse welfare. Ironically, these groups were largely silent on issues of equine welfare prior to introduction of the PECA or its predecessor, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Yet now that the horse slaughter industry is seriously threatened the coalition’s partners are citing animal welfare as the basis for their pro-slaughter stance.
The truth is that, no hard data exists on an "unwanted horse" population. The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s own website states:
"No accurate figures document how many unwanted horses actually exist, their age and sex, the breeds represented, how many are purebred versus grade, their most recent use, their value or what happens to them in the long run. Tens of thousands of horses that could be classified as unwanted are being sent to processing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico each year."
In short, the coalition has absolutely no evidence to support its claim that horses going to slaughter are "unwanted". What is clear is that killer buyers working for the slaughterhouses are outbidding other buyers at auction because they have a financial incentive to do so. The market for slaughter horses is set by the international demand for their meat in other countries, not by the number of "unwanted horses".
Here are the facts:
Horse slaughter is a brutal, predatory business that purposely seeks out healthy, marketable horses. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study revealed that more than 92% of horses going to slaughter are in good condition.
The notion that without horse slaughter there will be flood of abandoned horses is simply unfounded. When the number of horses slaughtered in the U.S. fell by approximately 90% between the early 1990s and the early 2000s there was no correlating increase in abandoned, neglected and abused horses.
Likewise, equine cruelty investigators in Illinois report that horse abandonment and abuse cases actually dropped during the temporary closure of the Cavel slaughter plant in the early 2000s (the plant is now permanently shut under state law). In California, not only was there no increase in horse abuse and neglect cases following passage of the state’s stringent anti-horse slaughter law in 1998, but there was a 34% drop in horse theft.
Horse slaughter actually encourages abuse and neglect. Unscrupulous owners who tire of caring for their horses have the easy outlet of dumping their horses into slaughter.
Cruelty investigators report multiple instances where owners stop feeding or providing veterinary care for their horses prior to selling them to slaughter. Such neglect is illegal.
There is no statistical evidence to support claims that more horses are being abandoned following closure of the domestic horse slaughter plants. Abandonment is illegal and any instances of abandoned equines (or other animals) should be reported and prosecuted.
Ultimately, those supporting horse slaughter – allegedly in the name of equine welfare - suggest that the horse slaughter industry provides a service for the humane disposal of unwanted horses. Nothing could be further truth.
While there may not be a home for every horse, horse slaughter has no place in a society that cares for its horses. Responsible breeding and ownership, coupled with veterinarian-administered euthanasia when necessary, are the answer – not slaughter.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Pat is a native of Bucks County, PA and is a Parelli Student. We are thrilled that Miss Judge got such a wonderful home. Pat will be sending us some pics soon!
More updates in the morning...I keep losing my connection due to the weather...thanks for reading!
Have a happy Monday everyone!