Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nearly Spring!!! Time for some Emotional Releases

Rain has left us alone for a couple of days, and the grass is growing. Mac and I had dressage on the weekend, we managed to get a 2nd and a 4th and I was actually pretty happy with his tests myself!

He's had 3 sessions of healing (emotional) from Jeanne and I must say although he was initially "you don't like me the way I am!" he got over himself and has responded really well!!!

Certainly gave me the physical signs after the sessions, cuddles at unusual times, relaxed attitudes when I was pushing the boundaries with him. He had 3 sessions with her and was able to release his biggy on the 2nd one, don't know why I didn't think of it earlier! It took him being a jealous wally and biting me when I asked if they'd like another baby to come and live with them, before I had a chat with him about what he means to me and how because of his issues I've learned to truly appreciate all the SMALL things (like being able to do a girth up while you're on a horse!) and that although there are many things we still can't do just yet we'll get there in OUR time frame and love the journey. Mac fed back to me an overwhelming sadness and regret that he couldn't give me what I'm hoping this new baby can and it brought tears to my eyes, I suddenly thought of how Jeanne had worked with me on Bailey a baby horse who had an exploding shoulder that after a year of treatment and operations with vets has healed up AFTER we got her to deal with her attention seeking issues.... long story, poor wee Bailey was ripped away from her mum and weaned on the spot and has a fear of abandonment.... and asked her to work her healing magic on Mac!

Well I'm suitably impressed and although it wasn't in reality anything I hadn't told him before it came with some much needed healing and it came too I suppose, from someone unattached to him, someone who had no reason to lie to him.

Certainly amazing how many physical problems (like Bailey) can be made so much worse through emotional issues!

So I'm looking forward to riding Mac bareback this summer!!!!!!! He's already invited me on, but I chickened out, falling off hurts! So I'll set it up for a safe situation for the "just in case" that lingers in MY mind (hey I know what he's capable of when blinded by fear!) and we'll go for it!

In the meantime, next week is my home visit to approve the property for the possibility of the new baby!!! Smokey a Kaimanawa gelding... not going to jinx it by saying anymore as it's not a given that he's mine yet! Keep your fingers crossed for us, Mac will have 2 yrs to get used to him being in on the act before they have to share a float to comps hehehe.

May Spring be gentle to you all, everything in moderation would be a nice motto for Mother Nature to start following right about now!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Doc Shoots 42 Kaimanawa Horses....

KWHWT Inc.'s Response To The Aerial Shooting Of 42 Wild Horses (August 2008)

The Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust Inc is appalled that the Department of Conservation have shot 42 Wild Kaimanawa Horses from the Northern Region of the Kaimanawa Ranges.
Whilst the Trust understands that the Department of Conservation has acted in accordance with the Kaimanawa Horse Management Plan, the group has campaigned long and hard to put a stop to aerial slaughter.

There were 28 horses killed in army zone 9. This group of horses comprised of 8 colts, 12 mares, and 8 juveniles. There were 14 horses killed in army zone 8. This group was made up of 8 colts, 4 mares and 2 juveniles. The Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust is very disappointed in the Department of Conservation’s decision to carry out the slaughter, as a number of horses were successfully mustered and homed from this area in the 2008 muster.

The Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust appreciate the difficulty involved in mustering from these two zone’s, however the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust are deeply disappointed that there was no consultation prior to the slaughter of this number of horses.

Although not favoured by the Department of Conservation the use of the immuno- contraception vaccine is an approved herd management option included in the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Plan. A one shot vaccine is now available and the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust would prefer to see a managed herd remain on the Kaimanawa Ranges in preference to the Annual muster and slaughter.

Each year the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust has gone from strength to strength in the endeavour to find appropriate homes for large numbers of mustered horses. This year the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust was unable to meet the demand of applications for young Kaimanawa Horses.

If you would like to know WHY this happened like it did feel free to email our Minister of Conservation, the Honorable Steve Chadwick (female) at

Will get some emails of the powers that be in DoC too and put them up soon. Plenty of excuses and lies but in reality none of them are valid ones! Bloody disgusting!

Good Morning!

Well got to Wellington last week to do the filming for the Good Morning Show. It was very quickly, filmed as if it was live and only 8mins long so blink and I nearly missed doing it myself! Each time I was just winding up in a question Steve was interupting and leading it on to the next bit, so have no idea till I see it myself how much info actually came across there!

Had a lovely young red doberman bitch to talk to about a couple of things. She gave me one unusual image of a glass partition from ceiling to floor to keep the cats out of her way (as she'd like it thank you!) which her mum said was how their house was so that fitted in nicely (although it didn't answer the question of how to get Boogie to get on better with the cats LOL)

Still it was a great 4 days away, a terrific experience and got to meet a couple of horsey owners (and a lovely young baby horse I've been working with) so well worth the boat ride (did I mention I hate leaving land? Flying, boats, hell even cars if hubby is driving, all make me SICK! Thank God for Ginger pills hehehe)

Monday, August 4, 2008

aaaw some things do come for (almost) free

LOL, was looking for some horsey clip art and found this site...

Free Horse Clip Art

All she wants is a link to her site shown in return so here it is!

oooh there are lots! This has some nice ones too!

hard to find some nice dressage ones that look decent once they are blown up big enough to go on something like a t-shirt tho *sigh*

So many fun and good quotes, my fridge has run out of room for magnets so I'm moving on to T-shirts hehehe, should be set for the rest of my life by the time I'm finished!