A Reiki Request for Our Good Friend’s Mare, Shanti

Dearest Reiki Angels and other Reiki Practitioners,
We are requesting support for Nancy’s mare, Shanti.  Please read below about how her injury unfolded and what her timeline has looked like:
May 18th I fed the horses a pile of hay each – went in the hay tent – was opening another bale -went back out – blood was spurting out of Shanti’s chest – right armpit. I can only deduce that Rose my appy, thinking she didn’t get the best hay that morning chased Shanti – she couldn’t go forward because Starry was there, fence on one side a huge tree stump on the other – been there for 20 years or so. She must have spun and landed on top of the stump –  small 1 inch gash could have cut the small artery – blood spewed out with air bubbles…  I called the vet at 6:30 am  they came out 3 1Ž2 hours later due …   I got the bleeding stopped with compression, ice packs and ace bandage. Vet came – gave antibiotic shots, I followed up with 2 more, he checked her as best as he could – didn’t have the X-ray equipment… I created a 12 x 12 space for her since her right knee or leg was compromised – vet recommended as she couldn’t walk far, didn’t know the extent…


Monday morning – after feeling better seeing softening of inflammation on chest between legs finally after 4 days. Around 11 am – in 10 minutes time my horse moved around enough in a 12 x 12 stall after her buddies were out of sight to ‘suck air into her body’ through the 1 inch gash… She ballooned up – It felt like skin over an air cushion instead of solid muscle – chest, shoulders – withers to elbow, on back – now moved above lumbar area… It crinkles like bubble wrap in some places – air cushion, hollow – in others. 
 
Shanti had large edemas – chest & belly to her stifle.
 
5 weeks later – Worse than ever, muscle atrophy on scapula and shoulder area – triceps… Still no weight on leg, Pain displayed. Feels life threatening. 

 
Nancy Horne
Kalispell, MT
 

Trace Minerals to the Rescue for the Dynamite Duckling, Pauli!

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The Dynamite Duckling!
One of our ducklings didn’t seem to be able to hatch properly. Some of the little ones just can’t quite make it out of the shell on their own. That was the case with this one. After a day of struggle I decided to help cracking the egg. That’s always a problem because the timing is so crucial. In this case it was stuck in the egg too long and had mobility issues (eyes not open, right side of body weak). At the same time it wasn’t finished with absorbing the yolk. Ducklings (and chicks) usually absorb the egg yolk through the navel just before hatching. Sometimes they don’t finish and are left with a hernia and some yolk sack sticking out. Considering the environment they are in, a deadly infection is almost not preventable. I decided to apply Dynamite’s trace mineral concentrate (a liquid) to the wound every couple hours for a day. I also put half a drop in the drinking water. I placed the duckling in a towel (on a heating pad) to help it into the right position. Left alone it would have been constantly on its back, unable to turn over due to the weakness of the right side. We also did a bit of “physio therapy” for 24 hours. After that it was a happy little duckling eating and drinking well and almost maneuvering perfectly. Now it is growing like a normal duck (which is very fast!) and has moved out into the outside enclosure with its friends. We gave it the name Pauli/Pauline (it’s a little too early to know the gender). I am always glad to have a happy ending! This story is hopefully useful to somebody for a variety of emergency situation. The trace mineral concentrate is absolutely amazing! The hernia was completely closed after 24 hours and fluff was covering the spot. Normally a problem like that is a death sentence. A wonderful product to have around for a variety of situations! 
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Thanks be to Carolina Baertsch for her wonderful instincts and intuition about which Dynamite product to best use in this situation.  Truly a mother to all species, she is!  Best of luck to the little duckling in all future efforts!
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A Glimpse into this year’s Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!

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Anna began the R.M.H.E. experience with a day of Saddling-Up with ROTH!  To her surprise, 75% of her equine students were Tennessee Walking Horses (TWH) and a true delight they were – with a “try” greater than Mount Everest.  From creating a stronger bond, through to spook-busting, pain management assessment, standing for mounting and exploring benefits for horses, handlers, and riders this intimate group of enthusiasts walked away with overflowing pride!

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Demos

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Anna is now live-streaming on Facebook at many of her events throughout the year!  Bring her directly into your home, your heart, and your horses’ lives.  With thousands of individuals logging on to be present during the presentations and demonstrations, she was able to reach a global audience.  Benefit from her expertise and even go back and visit the 3 Facebook pages for more insights.  
Topics covered included:
 
  • Animal communication: What your horses want you to know
  • Fearful rider – fearful horse; training your young; training your young or insecure horse to an unbalanced rider
  • From bridle to bitless
  • Acting out as a form of communication

49bb97f554e894c327ce1935_560x278Perceptions from RMHE 2017

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by Laura Schuman
2017 Brings me my third year of having the honor of being on the ROTH team for the Expo.  Fortunately, I had discovered that the expo occurs on my Spring Break, and since Boulder is my home, I am able to slip in a quick visit with my mother before heading for the several day event of long hard hours of lots and lots of work, plus horses galore!  We all love to grumble, the days get intensely long, but I rather doubt any of us on the team don’t on some level love what we are doing…based on our firm belief in, faith, and absolute loyalty to Anna Twinney and her nonstop authenticity for the horses (and their people).  And of course, Vin.  I would be remiss to not mention Vin’s undying leadership (ahem) and assignment of tasks.  He likes that booth a ‘certain way’…often not at all the same as Anna…..and on we go!
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“A highlight from our time at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!
YouTube video footage coming soon. Deep gratitude to Anna Twinney for her generous heart endorsement for the Nokotas!” ~ Mari Rubens
Hello Anna and team,
 
My Mum and I attended a few of your clinics at the Rocky Mountain Expo this weekend, we really enjoyed your sessions and learned a lot about horse communication.
 
We recently adopted 2 young BLM Mustangs, a 2yr old mare, and a 3yr old gelding. I had been struggling to get a good connection with the gelding for months. When we got home today, I gave him full eye contact and used some of the body language cues you showed in the expo, and we finally had a breakthrough! He was much more responsive to me in the pasture and the round pen, and a lot more respectful of my space (he’s usually very pushy).
 
Thank you so much for the excellent advice, and for sharing your knowledge!
 
Kind Regards,
 
Megan Sprot
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L: The R.M.H.E. is a time of connection and communication not only with horses but with talented friends, partners and peers too!  Anna was absolutely delighted to meet up with Frank Kuntz, brother of Leo Kuntz, whom Anna supported in North Dakota, gentling the wild Nokota horses.  During the expo she was honored to support the Nokota horse conservancy in her life lessons at liberty demonstration; a highlight of the weekend for sure!  
 
R: A rose between two thorns!  This was a time to become acquainted and reacquainted with horse experts Mike Brashear and Justin Dunn.  Anna has spent two decades bringing horsemen and women together for the good of the horse!

 

 

Amazing Results with magnify Your Purpose Essential Oil

Shelley Wallen, HTACP

This oil was recommended for me, and shortly after it arrived, I had the perfect opportunity to use it on a horse with touching results.

My client quickly purchased a Thoroughbred whose original owner was not pleased with her racing results.  The owners decided they didn’t have time to place an ad in the paper and was going to have Dakota put down.  My client offered to buy her for a small fee and was hoping to find a new home for her while she trained her to do more than run in a straight line.
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Though she doesn’t believe Dakota was abused, she definitely was not treated well and had severe anxiety to the point of visible trembling. During my first appointment I found she did not have any trauma to release and realized she just needed to understand what was happening to her. During HTA techniques, I energetically spoke to her, and amazingly, all of her trembling went away and never returned.

At the second appointment, her energy system was strong.  I decided to use that time to give her an update about a potential new owner that was going to be visiting her.  Then I remembered I had just received Magnify Your Purpose.  I offered this oil to Dakota and gently spoke to her during a heart technique.  The moment I spoke of her caretaker, Dakota walked up to her and lovingly nudged her.  Then I told Dakota that her purpose was far greater than the track, and this was the beginning of a new journey for her, and her caretaker would do her best to find the perfect home for her.  She immediately looked at me, then walked up to me placing her face less than an inch from my face.  I continued to honor and encourage her and ended with a kiss on her nose.

It was an incredible moment when she realized she had far greater purpose in her life.

After looking at 42 horses over 8 months, Dakota was chosen to be a part of a new family.  Her new owner reported Dakota has been calm and relaxed since being picked up and really enjoyed meeting her new stall mates. Amazing!

Wild Horses of Sea and Sand

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November 2016

In October, Ann Evans and I visited the northernmost point of the Outer Banks Islands off the coast of North Carolina. I have wanted to see the wild horses there for a long time.

The island might seem inhospitable for wild horses but, for nearly 500 years, it has been home to a wild herd. Named for the Island on which they live, the Corolla Wild Horses are survivors of shipwrecks on a turbulent coastline called the Graveyard of the Atlantic.  Now, however, the horses are severely endangered. Recent, rampant development of their tiny island threatens to destroy the herd. Fewer than 100 animals remain.

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DNA work on the herd by Dr. E. Gus Cothran of Texas A&M University confirms their unique Spanish heritage and also their vulnerability to inbreeding. The herd has only one matrilineal line remaining. Plans for captive breeding are underway but uncontrolled development could leave the herd with no room to roam.

If you want to help these tough, little survivors we urge you to contact the Corolla Wild Horse Fund-www.corollawildhorsefund.org. Ask the Fund what you can do to help.

Our thanks go out to Karen McCalpin, Executive Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, and Meg Puckett, Herd Manager, for guiding and educating us. It was an unforgettable trip as you can see from this video!

Happy Trails,
Ginger

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Herd Deemed Too Big To Support… Needing Your Help to Secure Their Future

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Please follow the link to read more about how you can help support these horses and their needs this winter.

 

Kathrens to Present Humane and Economically Sustainable Solutions to BLM’s Beleaguered Wild Horse and Burro Program

 

 WASHINGTON, DC (Tues, June 22, 2016) – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation has documented and advocated for wild horse herds for over 22 years.  Known as the Jane Goodall of wild horses, Kathrens’ documentation of Cloud the Wild Stallion represents the only continuing chronicle of a wild animal from birth in our hemisphere.   At the invitation of Representative Raul Grijalva, (D-AZ) she will testify before the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands oversight hearing entitled, “Challenges and Potential Solutions for BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program,” Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Eastern Time) in Room 1334 Longworth House Office Building.

On May  11, 2016 the BLM issued a Press Release titled  “WildHorses and Burros on Public Rangelands Now 2.5 greater than when the 1971 law was passed,”  bemoaning problems which they themselves have created.  Instead of embracing realistic management strategies, the BLM and some western politicians have attempted to derail the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Wild Horse Act) aimed at protecting wild horses on public lands.

For over 20 years the BLM has had reasonable, cost effective and humane ways to maintain healthy populations of wild horses and burros on their legally designated homes on the range in the form of the fertility vaccine PZP.   Dr. John Turner wrote: “. . . the consequent cost of one un-prevented foal is many times greater than a PZP-22 dose in terms of capture, processing and adoption (estimates > $ 2K) or lifelong warehousing (estimates up to $ 10K). A forty-thousand-dollar cost savings to the taxpayer on each treat/retreat mare is significant.”

Instead, BLM has chosen to ignore solid recommendations by Equine Professionals, The National Academies of Science and thousands if not millions of comments by the public recommending rational strategies and economically sustainable solutions to manage wild horse and burro populations “on the range” rather than continue inhumane and costly helicopter roundups and holding.

Prior to the hearing, Tom McClintock, Committee Chairman, released a memo describing the BLM’s program policy.  Kathrens commented, “BLM alternatives are not humane and do not consider the welfare of a species protected by a unanimously passed act of Congress.”

BLM’s proposed solutions, deadly sterilization experiments on wild mares (some as young as 8 months of age), have met with public outcry not only against the BLM but also Oregon State University for expenditures of taxpayer dollars to finance surgical experiments, which have little practical application unless the death of mares is acceptable.

Kathrens, Humane Advocate on BLM’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, will offer well-thought out solutions and outline problems with the BLM’s current strategies.  “Overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public lands has been alleged by the BLM and passed on without question by media for years,” Kathrens states. “However the BLM manages the population of most herd management areas at levels far below the population required for genetic viability (150-200 animals). In her testimony Kathrens states, “BLM has so marginalized wild horses that the majority of herds are too small to meet even minimal standards to ensure their genetic viability…  It is obvious that one solution to warehousing wild horses and burros in costly short-term holding is a reexamination of appropriate management levels (AMLs) and a fairer allocation of available forage between wild horses and livestock.”

By establishing appropriate management levels at ridiculously low numbers, the BLM declares a huge overpopulation of wild horses and burros.  However, when you look at BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro statistics closely it is easy to see that the problem lies in the herd size BLM wants to manage.  Several examples are shocking.  The Montezuma Peaks herd in Nevada on nearly 78,000 acres is managed at a population of 2-4 horses, therefore the current population of 64 horses is represented as 1600% over AML.  BLM’s manipulation of numbers has been so successful over the years as to dupe the American Public and the media into believing that western public lands are overrun with wild horses and burros.  And their “estimated” population numbers based on 20% annual reproduction has perpetuated a “sky is falling” mentality and rhetoric aimed at destroying thousands of wild horses across the west.

Rangeland Degradation by wild horses has been grossly overstated by the BLM to cover up years of livestock overgrazing. In 1990 the GAO reported: “BLM’S decisions on how many wild horses to remove from federal rangelands have not been based on direct evidence that existing wild populations exceed what the range can support. While wild horses are routinely removed. Livestock grazing frequently remains unchanged or increased after the removal of wild horses, increasing the degradation of public lands.”

A Peer review of BLM Rangeland Health Assessments states, “As of 2012, based on the records PEER received from the BLM… the agency claims that 10,480 allotments have not met standards (55% of total allotment area), and that 16% of allotments (29% of total allotment area) have failed standards due to livestock grazing.

“We have at our disposal humane and economically sustainable ways to manage wild horses on the range,” states Kathrens, “if only the BLM will agree to pursue a different path.”  The Cloud Foundation and many other organizations have offered volunteer assistance to the BLM to make management of wild horses and burros on the range a reality. “It is high time the BLM perform their legal mandate to protect wild horses on public lands.”

The Preamble of the unanimously passed Wild Horse Act concludes, the wild free-roaming horse and burro “are to be considered … as an integral part of the natural system of public lands.”

The opportunity for the head of a wild horse advocate organization to testify before a congressional oversight hearing is historic.  “Constituents concerned for the welfare of publicly owned wild horses and burros are tired of being ignored by the BLM and their congressional representatives,” Kathrens concludes. She continues, “Wishes of the American people are not being taken into consideration.  There are far more cost effective and humane measures for managing wild horses on public lands than those under consideration by the BLM.”

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LINKS:

Written Testimony, Ginger Kathrens

Wild Horses and Burros on Public Rangelnds Now 2.5 timesGreater than When the 1971 Law Was Passed.

Tom McClintock Hearing Memo

Live Streaming of Oversight Hearing

Mare Sterilization Research EA

1990 GAO Report “Improvements neededin Federal Wild Horse Program” (see Appendix 1)

Peer Report, “The BLM Grazing Data,” 

The Cloud Foundation

BLM Wild Horse and Burro PopulationStatistics 

1971 Wild Free Roaming Horses andBurros Act 

“Using Science to Improve the Wild Horse and Burro Program,” NAS Report 

Media Contact:

 

Paula Todd King

The Cloud Foundation

843-592-0720

paula@thecloudfoundation.org

 

The Cloud Foundation (TCF) is a Colorado based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of wild horses and burros on our western public lands.

Paula Todd King

paula@thecloudfoundation.org

Communications Director

The Cloud Foundation

843-592-0720