Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hidden Treasures

There are many horsese that need homes. If you are looking for a horse please look into adoption. These are great horses who need loving attention. They are not food, objects, or trophies. Did you know that there are places that sell horses to buyers who then ship them out of the country for slaughter? They are called Kill Buyers.

Horses are warm & loving family members who can bring years of companionship. In addition they are a commitment. Horses can live very long lives...20 plus years or so. If you cant adopt then volunteer or send your support. They can always use a hand and funding ;)

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Horse & Heart

Soquel, CA
Aug 2013

Say Cheese!


Lori, Jill, & Student playing the mounting game
Jill & Ashley  -  Photo By Lori Halliday

Attentive Jill  -  Photo By Lori Halliday
Grooming - Photo by Lori Halliday

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The Flehmen Response

Meet Cherokee and his stall mate Pixie. 

Cherokee is showing us how he enhances the smell of his pony friend by curling his upper lip and exposing his front teeth. He holds this position for a few seconds and repeats.

"The behaviour facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the vomeronasal organ located above the roof of the mouth via a duct which exits just behind the front teeth of the animal." - Wikipedia

If you keep making that face, it might stay that way forever!

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Man from Snowy River

Photo by Wayne Brad

I absolutly adore The Man From Snowy River ... unfortunatly craigs hut burned down in 2007 during the bushfires. But you can still take horse riding/backpacking trips up to the high county.

Ive also currated some items here for your etsy pleasure:

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Pleasent Valley Pony Club

Summer means time for camp... what better way to spend it then with horses. Fortunatly this summer hasnt been to hot here in Santa Cruz. I got to take a few photos of my time at Pleasent Valley Pony Club. 

Jenn & Misty

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