Invisible ladder

17 05 2007


Original photo: Eduardo Amorim

Caption: Defrost Indoors

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And so it begins

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There’s still time to join the Blog Carnival, May 23!

17 05 2007

Windrush, originally uploaded by sugarflower.

Time for me to nag you again!

…The next carnival is going to be May 23rd and will be hosted by The theme for this carnival will be First Impressions – Share the story of your first memory of a horse (this could include a fictional horse) or your first meeting with a horse who has touched your life.

As always you are welcome to participate in the Horse Lovers Blog Carnival even if you don’t have a post that fits the theme. Just put your post under the General category. Submission deadline is May 22nd by 5:00 pm PST.

Submissions are welcome from newbies and carnival veterans alike! Here’s the link for that.

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New charges for Aussie vet who starved horses

17 05 2007


A woman accused of starving her horses faces further charges of mistreating wildlife on her Lara property.

RSPCA inspector Jason Nichols said Julie Tilbrook, 56, of Lara, had been charged with 21 new counts of animal cruelty relating to a python, two goannas, a skink and three sugar gliders. The RSPCA has charged Ms Tilbrook, who holds a wildlife permit, with failing to house the reptiles properly and with confining her animals in circumstances likely to cause suffering.

Mr Nichols said Ms Tilbrook had also been charged with failing to provide veterinary attention to a dog.

The charges are in addition to 17 counts of animal cruelty laid against Ms Tilbrook in March.

Ms Tilbrook, who has not yet entered a plea to the charges, did not appear in Geelong Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Magistrate Ian von Einem adjourned the hearing until May 29. Story link

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And so it begins

17 05 2007

im in ur windows, showin u ma teefs

i has a horse

I Can Has Cheezburger? has cats, hamsters, puppies, cats, walruses and cats; raincoaster has lolgoths. The awesome //engtech has How to Create LOLCats aka MemeCat aka Kittah aka Cat Macros and even had a LOL My Cat contest going. Let it never be said that Bridlepath would ever pass up a good meme, so we hereby present our first lolhorses (all captions by defrostindoors). Feel free to repost these; just leave the link in the pic, and a link back to Bridlepath if possible.

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Four more organizations join The Unwanted Horse Coalition

17 05 2007

Four more equine organizations have joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), bringing the total number of members to 16. The mission of the UHC is to educate the public on the issue of unwanted horses and to remind people to “Own Responsibly.”

“The UHC is pleased to welcome new group members the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association,” said UHC Chairman Dr. Tom Lenz.

The resources and support that UHC member organizations offer will be invaluable as the coalition works towards the ultimate goal of reducing the number of unwanted horses and improving the welfare of these horses.

The new organizations join current members of the coalition, which include the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Paint Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, The Jockey Club, National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Professional Rodeo Stock Contractors, AHC State Horse Council Committee, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, United States Equestrian Federation, and U.S. Trotting Association.

“It is very encouraging to see so many organizations recognizing the plight of unwanted horses as an important issue and stepping up to the plate to help make a difference,” said Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council, under whose auspices the UHC operates.

To learn more about the UHC and this issue and your responsibilities, visit the UHC Web site at (Story link)

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Let’s talk about breeds!

17 05 2007

From Juli Thorson’s Horse Talk:

Suppose we got to sit down together for a chat about horse breeds, favored and unfavored. How would you complete the following?

Arabians are….

Appaloosas are….

Miniature Horses are….

Quarter Horses are….

Paints are….

I just plucked those five out of thin air; we could talk about other breeds at some point, too. But for now, go ahead and free-associate for the first five. Could be an interesting conversation!

I think this could be a fascinating dialogue, and I’ll be watching that post closely to see it develop. (Please send your comments to Juli’s post, not Bridlepath; I’m leery of those mustang people now)

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Things you can buy, part two

17 05 2007


How about this pretty plate? They also have a rather nice glass tumbler too.


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Latawnya should just say “neigh”

17 05 2007

This bit of surrealism via BoingBoing: Latawnya the Naughty Horse Learns to Say “No” to Drugs (1991), by Sylvia Scott Gibson, ISBN 0-533-09102-0. Latawnya meets some other young horses, experiments with drugs and booze, then realizes the error of her ways and goes home to her parents, who are proud of her for making the right choices.

But what I really want to know is this: how could an animal with hooves work a cigarette lighter?!

Click thumbnails to enlarge.


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