Equamore Blog

We’re Having A Picnic And You’re Invited!

We are hosting “A Thousand Friends of Equamore” Sanctuary Picnic and Friendship Drive. We continue our efforts to find more “friends” for our horses and to move further toward our goal of having all of our core expenses – feed, vet care, hoof care, utilities, etc. covered by recurring donations. We are at 60% of our goal. That means that every month we struggle to raise the other 40% ($8000) of the basic costs of caring for our horses rather…

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New Scare Lights

The humans put new panels in the roof this week. I’m not sure what this is all about, but the result is scary squares in my stall and in the aisle outside my stall. Incredibly creepy. I will never understand humans. The day they installed them I was in the fields and had no idea this was happening. My little person let into my run and as usual I trotted by nicely into my stall. Then I saw them, and…

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I Go Crazy Sometimes

I have not blogged in a long time. I have been busy for sure.  Between grazing, grooming, eating, and running the mares off of Finn, I have a job and a half. But lately I have been thinking about how most horses live in one world and I live in two. My Equamore world is really great. I eat, I roam the fields with Finn and Dusty and I even play a little. I have worked on being more approachable…

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A Horse’s Eye

A horse’s eyeballs are the largest of any land mammal and magnify everything fifty percent larger than we perceive it. http://practicalhorsemanmag.com/article/eyes_091003-11326 A horse’s eyes are located on either side of his head giving them a wide circular view. This is an advantage for a prey animal needing early warning of predators. This panoramic vision is ‘monocular’ which enables them to view their surroundings on both sides, with either eye. http://www.horsewyse.com.au/howhorsessee.html. The horses’ binocular vision comes into play when both eyes…

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Apollo Featured

Apollo

A Desperate Case of Neglect and A Remarkable Recovery Bay Thoroughbred Gelding Entry Date – 5/15/09 (Originally rescued by Sanctuary One on 5/14/08) Type of rescue – Surrendered to Jackson County Animal Control Reason – Starvation victim by a hoarder Special needs – Some special feeds The Jackson County Animal Control Agency rescued Apollo when they convinced a “hoarder” to relinquish several horses she claimed to have rescued, but kept in deplorable conditions. The officer saw that two of the…

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Breeding

Babies are so cute!  There are too many! A mare is sexually mature at about 18 months of age and can remain fertile well into her later years – 25-35. If they have access to a stallion, mares will breed naturally yearly. So, it is possible that one mare can be expected to produce more than 20 new horses during her lifetime. The best studies estimate that there are approximately 170,00 unwanted horses in the Unites States each year. Unwanted…

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