Save the Dates and Consider Helping Those in Need!

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Our FREE Annual End of the Year Webinar Series is back!

Every year we put together a series of info-packed webinars to help you and your animal companions live happier, healthier lives, and create Spirit-lifting relationships.  We’ve done it again this year with a great twist!

The series will again be completely free. And the theme will be supporting, assisting, and healing animals in crisis.  In the last few months we have seen horrific tragedies.  Friends and family have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, along with the wildfires in California, and beyond, earthquakes, shootings, and more.  The list seems never ending. Whether they be at the hand of man or Mother Nature, it appears that unprecedented violence, destruction and tragedy are becoming commonplace in our world today.
Often we see animals, maybe even our own, suffering from a global catastrophe, a local tragedy, or even a personal event.  We want to help but we don’t know how.  Or what we try doesn’t work.
Join Anna and a few of her trusted advisors and friends to learn how to cope with trauma and crisis should you or your animals encounter such circumstances. 
We have a powerful line-up for you this year:
Nov 29th: From Trauma to Triumph: Supporting Animals During Crisis through Animal Communication.
Dec 7th: Essential Oils for Crisis & Trauma: with special guest Carol Komitor of Healing Touch for Animals.
Dec 21st: Nutritional Balance: Body, Mind & Spirit: with BOTH Dynamite Gold Executives, Dr. Regan Golob and Judy Sinner.
Dec 28th: Heroes for Horses: Learn how Natural Horsemanship or Horse Whispering can play an important role in helping horses cope during times of stress, trauma, or crisis. 
And here’s the fantastic twist! While the webinar series remains 100% FREE, we have teamed up with some amazing people to help some of our planetary companions who really need your support.
As I’m sure you know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria.  The country is a long way away from recovery, and many areas still don’t even have power! One of those devastated areas is the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques.  While other areas have received aid, Vieques hasn’t even gotten enough food and water for the population that live there.  
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the famous band of Wild Horses that live on the island, and they are super close to reaching their goal!  We want to see that goal met so the horses can get the help they need.
Any amount is welcome and will help.  We hope you will join us in this small, but very achievable, mission.
Thank you!  We will see you soon.

Donate to Hurricane Relief Today

Hurricane Maria entered Vieques, PR, with over 155 mph winds and took everything the Viequenses had worked for their whole lives.  The only help from the government so far has been the National Guard supplying some food and water, but not enough for the whole island.  As CNN stated, while Vieques Island is only 7 miles from the mainland of Puerto Rico, it might as well be 7000 miles away …

(click the donate button below to read the rest of the story)

How Exactly Will Your Donation Support the Cause?
Vieques is home to a wild horse population who was impacted by the hurricane.  Grazing lands flooded and food became scarce.  Donations through this link will go to support the nutritional needs of the Wild Horses of the island.  Donate and help the horses who would otherwise be discarded as people are the main focus of relief efforts thus far.

In Partnership with Horses is Nearly Here! You Can Still Pre-Order at a Discounted Rate and We Will Donate One Free Copy to the Non-Profit EFL Organization of Your Choice!

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Visit our website at: In Partnership With Horses to learn more and order your copy today!

There are foals who need you! Learn how you can help in a number of ways!

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Equine Professionals are Joining Forces

to Rescue Foals Destined for Slaughter

and Reveal Horse Racing’s Dirty Secret.

A combined effort is currently underway to rescue horses and foals in immediate need of assistance. Significant progress has been made but help is needed as the group embarks on phase two of the rescue.

A team of equine professionals have come together to save the lives of mares, in foal, as well as foals torn from their mothers, in an industry, connected to horse racing, but unfamiliar to most – the nurse foal industry.   Reach Out to Horses, based in Colorado, is playing a crucial part in these efforts.

Once the foals are rescued they will be fostered and then gentled in the third annual Foal Gentling Clinic, April 23 – 28, 2013, under the careful tutelage of International Equine Behaviorist and Clinician, Anna Twinney.

The training, taking place in East Haddam, CT, is designed to give the rescued foals all the advantages needed for a quick adoption and a second chance at life.

Foaling season, for this industry, is now upon us. Many resources are needed in order to insure that the foals get to safety, and get the critical, labor intensive care necessary to their very survival.

People interested in helping can get involved in a number of ways:

  • Donations are being accepted at reachouttohorses.com
  • Sponsor a mare/foal
  • Foster a mare/foal
  • Adopt a mare/foal
  • Organize a Fundraising event
  • Spread the word through media coverage and public awareness

Attend the 6-day Reach Out to Horses (ROTH) Foals in Training course as a spectator for just $300, April 23 – 28, 2013.

Attend graduation day of the Foals in Training clinic with Anna Twinney & Reach Out to Horses for FREE

The natural foal is left orphaned…

Nurse Mare Foals are, primarily, a creation of the horse breeding/race horse industry.  An expensive mare is bred to a very expensive stud.  Eleven months later she has her foal.  Seven to ten days after she gives birth she comes into heat again.  To remain profitable, she must be bred again, immediately, so that she can have another foal in eleven months, thereby producing the most mature foal for the following year.

(Note: The Jockey Club requires that thoroughbred mares be bred only by live cover, not artificially inseminated, and the mare must travel to the stallion.)

The mare’s seven to ten day-old foal cannot travel back to the stud/stallion’s farm with the broodmare, as travel is considered to be very risky for the newborn, valuable, foal.  Additionally, insurance costs are prohibitive for the foal to travel with its mother.  So, instead of putting this foal on a milk replacer product, they rent a mare from a nurse mare farm.

In order for the nurse mare to come into milk, it must have given birth to a foal.  The mare is bred and she gives birth to her foal.  Once a request is received  from the “expensive foal’s” farm, the mother is taken away from her own foal and shipped off to be a surrogate mother, to that expensive foal.

What happens to the nurse mare’s foal?

Some of them are clubbed over the head and killed immediately. Some are just left to starve to death.  These foals are referred to as “by- products” of the nurse mare industry.  Tragically, these foals – should they even survive – will never know the comfort of their mothers again… they will never get the chance to learn “how to be a horse” from her…

No foal should be raised without it’s mother.

The Nurse Mare Program DOES exist, however, and likely, will continue to exist. We try to create the best situation possible, for the foal’s, by helping them to survive – every way we possibly can.

Reach Out to Horses and a team of equine professionals have come together to save the lives of these mares in foal as well as the foals torn from their mothers, in this industry unfamiliar to most.

The History of Nurse Mares Foals and the Nurse Mare Industry

Nurse mares have been around for hundreds of years.  They were used if a foal was rejected, or if the mother died while giving birth.  This industry started out to be a good thing … since then, however, it has morphed into something much darker and morally unethical.

Nurse mares are bred so that they will come into milk.  The milk that is produced, however, is used to nourish the foal of another mare – a foal that, commercially, is worth much more money.  Her own foal then becomes what the industry terms as a “bi-product” and as such, is destined for the feedlot.  To this end, farms have been established in key locations, throughout the United States, in order to supply “high end” breeders with nurse mares, in a quest to support their expensive foals.

Nurse mare farmers keep lactating mares on their premises before, during and after the foaling season.  When a mare’s services are needed for a client, the farmer separates the nurse mare from her natural foal, then ships out the mare.

Did you know?

It is illegal to send a foal under 6 months of age to horse slaughter.  However, foals from one day to six months old, are being skinned and sold for high-end leather.  Others who aren’t rescued are sent to slaughterhouses.  These foals have no chance at life from the start.  Their meat is considered a delicacy in some countries.  Horrifically, some countries actually believe that if a foal is skinned while it is still alive the meat will be more tender.

Some nurse mare farms will occasionally give the foals away, but most sell them discreetly for profit.  Most nurse mare foals are usually available in January and February. This is when the “season”, so to speak, starts and foaling begins.  Generally, the season runs from January to mid-June.

Adopting a foal is literally a life or death decision for one of these innocent nurse mare babies.  Adopters are directly responsible for saving a foal from a tragic, brutal death.  Sadly, not all of them can be rescued.  Rescuers in most cases, must purchase these foals and pay anywhere from $100 to $400 per foal.  They also incur all costs of housing, feeding, vet care and training, until the foals can be adopted out to their forever homes.  Any and all support is welcome from those willing to help!

For more information contact Anna Twinney at anna@reachouttohorses.com

Help horses in the Netherlands by just a lick of your mouse!

Horse Lifestyle reaches out with “Happie Horse Campaign”

(Netherlands, October 31th 2012) – Horse Lifestyle reaches out this fall and launches “Happie Horse Campaign” to raise money for multiple equine related charities.

Because more and more people face financial problems, horses and ponies increasingly end up at horse shelters. Most of these foundations become overcrowded and can no longer accept new horses. They too suffer from the financial crisis and receive less government compensation or no compensation at all, also they are confronted with a decrease in donations. Unfortunately these charities now have to deal with even more horses to care for. With winter approaching, this will become an even bigger challenge, since horses have to be stabled and need extra forage. 
This is reason for Horse Lifestyle to take action by launching the “Happie Horse Campaign”.

Horse Lifestyle has opened up a special account exclusively for this purpose, for people who want to contribute by donating money. And specially designed bracelets will be available to be sold at riding schools and Horse Lifestyle’s website to increase the yield. Of course horse enthusiasts everywhere are invited to come up with original ways to boost the final amount.

“Happie Horse Campaign” runs through Horse Lifestyle’s Facebook page.
This page contains a brief description of all participating organizations. People can vote for their favorite charity by pressing “like”.
The three most “liked” causes receive the donatives on Christmas Eve in kind.

All proceeds will benefit the three winning organizations.

“Happie Horse Campaign” starts November 1st 2012 and ends December 23th 2012.
Would you like to participate or know more about this initiative?

Check out www.horselifestyle.tv or go to www.facebook.com/horselifestyle.

Horse Lifestyle, My Lifestyle.
http://www.HorseLifestyle.tv.

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ABOUT HORSE LIFESTYLE NETWORK Ltd.: Horse Lifestyle Network Ltd. (HLN) is a privately held corporation, which distributes equine lifestyle programming via cable and Internet throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. Horse Lifestyle will formally launch as a channel in the 1st quarter of 2013, visit http://www.horselifestyle.tv for more information.
For more information or Press Enquiries: info@horselifestyle.tv