Author Archives: jjacques

The good and bad of the AQHA.

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is a nonprofit 501c(5) organization.  Their mission is as follows: AQHA Mission Statement To record and preserve the pedigree of the American Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed and welfare of its … Continue reading

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Phenylbutazone, horse meat and human consumption

 I am not a medical doctor, but I don’t think you need to be a medical doctor to add up the facts below and draw the conclusion that phenylbutazone (bute) is not harmful for humans. Reports show:  70% of the … Continue reading

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Hip #585, Today You Rest.

Dear Hip #584, I know today you were confused.  It all happened so fast.  Let me explain. This morning, you were left at auction tied to a wall.  You were aged, unsound, in pain and alone.  No one saw where you … Continue reading

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Go to a Horse Auction – its an adventure that will change your life, and theirs.

I wish more people would jump in their truck and head to their local auction, outbid a killbuyer and bring a lucky horse home.  It’s really not hard to do!   In fact, it’s easy and a very rewarding experience. … Continue reading

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Horse Slaughter – Will the SAFE Act actually SAVE anything?

Today I came across a post from 2011.  It was after I had spent the day at the State House in MA fighting to Ban Slaughter.  Back then, I was optimistic that the battle would be won swiftly; and with … Continue reading

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8 Steps from a muddy horse to a polished hunter in less than an hour

Night before a Fox Hunt it’s always good to pull your horse from the field and remove the top layer of mud with a stiff brush. After, apply a sheet or blanket. Unfortunately a blanket for my horse is just a … Continue reading

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Landfill Sanctuaries: Rolling hills and green grass for retired horses.

If you think about a single problem long enough, and hard enough, you will eventually come up with a solution – often many solutions; some rational, some feasible and some completely outrageous.  I have thought long and hard enough about the … Continue reading

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An equestrian experience that exceeds your dream horse aspirations.

It’s really hard to stand quietly in line at Starbucks and listen to the couple ahead of me discuss the revenue of breeding their dog.   I don’t understand why people breed any animal when it’s fairly widely known that the … Continue reading

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A new crowdsourced answer to pneumonia in killpen horses & donkeys?

How is it possible that 9 out of 10 donkeys rescued over the past 2 months have had pneumonia?  The survival rate of the 9 donkeys with pneumonia is 50%.   The average costs for each donkey with pneumonia has been … Continue reading

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If you were a horse, what breed would you be?

 Sometime I forget I am not a horse.  If you are not a horse person, you won’t understand but if you are truly a horse person,  you likely feel the same way on occasion. SO, I left my office late tonight … Continue reading

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