HP: I just received my Atlantic Horse and Pony magazine. I LOVE your articles about Sadie River and about the Flood!! (“Fast and furious: New Brunswick horse owners cope with record flooding,” and “A tiny spot of good news,” both by Nicole Kitchener, HP Aug.-Oct., pg. 12-14.) I keep reading them over and over! You have captured all of the kindness and support that was given to Willow and Sadie, my horses and sheep, as well as all of the other animals and people affected by the horrific flood of 2018.Read More
Bouncing back from bullying
HP: I started the August – October 2017 issue by reading Lisa Hines’s editorial in Sweepings called “Bouncing Back.” I read the paragraph pertaining to the George Morris Clinic and Lisa’s comments about his “pointed personal insults.” I then went straight to Jana Hemphill’s article were I read words like “suffered the sting of his sharp tongue,” and some of the insults he called out to people.
We have a good dog. The kind of dog who comes around once in a lifetime. If you’re lucky. He’s the dog who hears his name no matter where he is on the farm and comes running, lies by the barn door until chores are done, carries the paper up the lane each morning, shares his food with the kitten, and quietly requests a brief belly scratch every evening – if it’s not too much trouble.
HP: I am writing in regard to Teresa Alexander-Arab’s article in HP May – July 2016 issue, titled “Workload.”
Please pass along to her that the article stuck with me and, recently so, when I had to lay to rest my “baby” that I had for 18 years. When I read the article again, it makes me weep because she is so tuned in to what we horse lovers feel, each and every day.
Crazy for horses
HP: I wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for publishing the article about the Mount Traber Bible Camp (HP May 2016). Every year we try to reach a new segment of horse and non-horse people to tell them about the camp. We are continuously improving the horses and the program we offer. So thanks again for giving us the space to submit the article.
Surprise! (a baby mule)
HP: A few days before April Fool’s Day, Richard and Rosemary Jones of Woodville, N.S., were surprised to find a baby mule in their barn. Their daughter, Rae-Ann, bought what she thought was a very plump pony mare. This sweet little mule has a donkey’s black cross on his shoulders and spine and stripes on his legs.