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Companion Animals Radio Show: Pet Playground with Linda Tellington-Jones

What horse person isn’t into dogs and cats? Just in case you’re interested and happen to have the radio on, listen to this:


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Listen to Linda online April 4 at 6:00 CST!

Join Linda Tellington-Jones on Sunday, April 4, 2010
as a special guest on The Pet Playground – hosted by Sage Lewis, The Creature Teacher and Tellington TTouch Practitioner Level 3.

Pet Playground

This entertaining and educational call-in show is for pets and the people who love them. Find out why your pets act the way they do and how to help them (and you) create a happier, healthier, more balanced life together.

April 4 from 6:00-7:00 PM, Central Standard Time

Call in with your pet questions: 952-946-6205

Not in Minnesota or just want to hear the discussion?
Listen live online at: (Use 55117 as the zip code.)

Learn more about The Pet Playground

Learn more about Sage:

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Thank You Gifts for the Horseman’s Manifesto Workshop

In association with my ongoing series on the ahimsa vow, aka “do no harm,” I am offering prizes to participants of the Horsemans’ Manifesto Workshop. Silicone bracelets and repositionable stickers with the logo, as well as small round buttons (as seen above) will be sent to those who would like one.

This subject is important in that what we create together might have considerable impact on a number of developing documents in the equine welfare world. The input of many thoughtful horse people is essential.

With that in mind, discussion and differing opinions are welcome. Your participation is vital and much appreciated.

After you have commented, send me your preference (no PO boxes, please) along with your mailing address by visiting my contact page. Your contact information will not be shared.

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Social Vibe: Water

Look! Down there near the bottom of my right hand sidebar! There’s a wee widget called Social Vibe. It’s pretty cool because all you have to do is click on it and answer a simple question to donate to a really good cause. I’ve chosen WATER as my charity because I believe most good things spring from Mother Nature’s magical clear elixir. And it’s positively criminal that it would be EASY for so many people in need to have safe water to drink. They do not. Just as many of us worry about ensuring safe and plentiful water for our horses, there are mothers out there who cannot do the same for their children. Imagine going to sleep at night and not knowing.

One click. One click a day, one click a week, one click a month. That’s all it takes.

WATER has a great idea this month, though I’m a little late to the game in promoting it. September babies, those with birthdays in September, are being urged to forego birthday gifts in lieu of donations that make safe, clean water available to those in need.

photo courtesy Social Vibe

photo courtesy Social Vibe

From the Social Vibe site:

In addition to choosing charity: water as your Cause on SocialVibe, we are encouraging all September babies to give up their birthday gifts this year and instead ask for your friends and family to donate your age in dollars using their new and improved fundraising website, so you can help provide millions of people with safe, clean water.

Here’s how you can get started:

1. Watch the short video at
2. Click Start Fundraising Now to get your page on the new website! This year, with our new website, 100% of your donations will be tracked directly to the projects they funded.
This is a great campaign by an innovative, creative, and generous group of people. Become a part of the movement, because giving the gift of clean water is so much more rewarding than getting yet another sweater, anyway!

Watch the video below for more information. And then, please, click on my widget. Not just today, but tomorrow too. And the next day.

Get clicking!

Edited to add: Sorry folks. I removed the Social Vibe widget because the folks who run the thing (not WATER), make it tough to give because the choice of sponsors is limited. I’m looking into how I can address this in a way that lets me help without selling my soul to consumerism.


(Jan 3, 2010)

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PSA: Warning About Dogs and Ivermectin Dewormer

PSA: Warning About Dogs and Ivermectin Dewormer

Juli Thorson, editor and associate publisher of Horse & Rider magazine posted this warning in her blog, Juli Thorson’s Horse Talk, on June 17:

It may only take as little as 1/4 teaspoon of the deworming drug to cause serious effects in a dog who ingests it. A horse can easily spit out this much, or you can have this much left over in a discarded tube that a dog finds and starts to chew on.

This warning covers certain breeds of dog affected by a genetic mutation which renders them unable to process the drug effectively metabolically.

Play it safe by keeping your dog(s) confined whenever you plan to administer ivermectin to horses. Watch horses closely after giving the drug, to make sure they haven’t spit any out. Wipe up althing that falls and discard safely. Store tubes of ivermectin paste, whether new or used, out of dogs’ reach. Dispose of used tubes with care.

one brand of Ivermectin

one brand of Ivermectin

As Thorson warns, play it safe when deworming and keep your dogs secured. It only takes a little, and the consequences of ingesting even a little could be fatal.

© 2009 enlightened horsemanship through touch and Kim Cox Carneal

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Call To Action: The AHC needs your help to save the Recreational Trails Program

Call To Action: The AHC needs your help to save the Recreational Trails Program

American Horse Council Action Alert

Contact: American Horse Council

The AHC needs your help to save the Recreational Trails Program


The AHC is working to preserve the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program. If Congress does not take action this year this program could no longer be available to recreational riders.

The RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses. It was created in 1991 as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. The RTP will have to be re-authorized in the next national surface transportation program bill if it is to continue.

Since its inception the RTP has provided approximately $730 million for thousands of state and local trail projects across the country, including many that benefit equestrians. RTP projects consist of construction, maintenance and restoration of trails and trail related facilities as well as the acquisition of easements or property for trails.

The RTP is one of the few sources for federal funding of trail projects that are not on federal land. The program is a great resource for equestrians to fund projects in their state and local parks.

Congress is expected to begin work on the next 5 year highway bill very soon. The AHC, in conjunction with a broad coalition of recreational trail users, is requesting that Congress not only re-authorized the RTP, but also increase funding for the program to $555 million to be spent over the five years of the bill.

The AHC urges all recreational riders to contact Congress and voice support for this program and let them know this program is important to the horse community.
You can download a sample letter here that can be used as a starting point for a letter to your Representative and Senators. You should personalize it with information about yourself and your state trails. Please Fax or Email it to your Representatives or Senators because regular mail must go through a long security process.

Contact information for your Representatives and Senators can be found at and

Please send copies of any emails, letters or faxes you provide to your Representatives or Senators to the AHC at or fax to 202 2961970.
If you have any questions please contact the AHC.

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.
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