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Jun 3, 2016 9:24 AM CST
|In New Jersey we celebrate the Month of the Horse in June. I was wondering how many of you all have horses and if you do would you like to share pictures? Ponies count too. Here is a picture of my daughter when she won the Equitation Championship at the Penn Nationals many years ago. This one of our horses was an American Saddlebred by the name of "The Rouge". I loved that horse.|
Jun 3, 2016 10:50 AM CST
|I guess it could be the month of the horse here too. Because of the river flooding, we have several extra refugee horses on our farm. Since we also serve as a retirement home and lay-up facility for TB racehorses, we already have 14 on the property - I think that's the current count.|
Jun 3, 2016 12:42 PM CST
|My heart just breaks when I see the horses in TX on porches of houses and the cattle swimming for their lives. I just feel so helpless. Thank God for you all who care for those who can not help themselves. I spent a few years working on a Standardbred Breeding Farm here in NJ. In fact I am a life member of the Horse Park of New Jersey and although I am 87 years old, I have mucked my share of stalls and today we have a little old pony here on the farm retired from being a school pony for many many years. If I were younger and had more acres we would have a retirement home for more. Here in NJ the Standardbred and TB racehorses are well cared for after retirement. It is so expensive here and that is a real problem. We also have a Governor who has not really helped the horse industry over the past eight years and many of our breeders have moved to other states because it was better money. My daughter is the Equine Specialist for the State of New Jersey and you can imagine how involved we are in making sure the horses are cared for. Is there anything anyone can do to help those displaced animals in TX due to this horrible flooding? Prayers for you all and please keep me posted on what is going on down there.|
Jun 3, 2016 1:16 PM CST
|I think there is now much awareness of the horses affected by flooding problem and quite a lot of volunteer rescue groups in action. I'm pretty sure those horses in Simonton are not still on the porch.|
Jun 4, 2016 8:21 AM CST
|Oh That is good news. Are you near the flooded area?|
Jun 4, 2016 9:01 AM CST
|We are right next to the Brazos River, but on a high point so the water is overflowing on the other side opposite our farm. Many areas of the two nearest towns are partially submerged so many nearby roads are impassable, but no houses in our neighborhood are threatened, and it is still possible to go where we need to go if we plan our route ahead. There are, however, a couple of subdivisions that are islands: no water in their neighborhood, but no way in or out.|
Jun 4, 2016 9:11 AM CST
|You watch your well water carefully. When we were flooded we had to boil water for a long time after the water went down. |
Best to have it checked when this is all over. Don't mean to mind your business but I had typhoid fever and I don't wish that on anyone.
Jun 21, 2016 12:23 PM CST
|I haven't been on this forum for a while, but nice to see horses included once in a while. I have 20 of them, many are geriatric now just living out their lives having fun, but many are also young. Here's a picture of one of my younger stallions. |
This is his mother.
This is his daughter on week old at the time of the picture
She's now a yearling, and I'm planning to take some pictures of her today. If any turn out I'll maybe post them.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Jun 21, 2016 12:26 PM CST
|They look great Tom. Keep up the good work. Those older horses need loving care more than ever.|