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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hillside Stable Retraining Facility Unwanted Horse Coalition

Hillside Stable
Karen Nelson AAEP Guildelines: Yes
53269 RR221 Tax Exempt: No
Ardrossan, AB T8E2M7 Type of facility: Retraining Facility
Phone: (780) 922-8007 Year Founded:2005
Fax:( ) Capacity (horses): 30
Website: No. of Staff: 2
E-mail: Acres: 37

Heated Indoor riding facility with 9 stalls various turn out options. will be adding pasture turn out in 2008. Regular vet and farrier visits. Trainer on site.

Friday, March 27, 2009

American Horse Council Unwanted Horse Coalition

Our mission is to protect & prevent the abuse of equine through edeucation, advocay, rescue operations and investigations. We work closely with local law enforcement and often take in animals that have been seized under the animal protection act. Our ideal goal for every animal taken in, is to rehab and then rehome. But we do have a number of animals that due to age, health, or trainability issues are permanent residents of our sanctuary. We also place horses in foster situations while we look for permanent homes for them. Starting in 2008 we are going to be starting a program where we bring teens in crisis out to spend time with the horses.

Wild Rose Equine Rescue
Nanci Cook AAEP Guildelines: Yes
20521 17 Street N Tax Exempt: No
Edmonton, AB T5Y 6J8 Type of facility: Rescue Group
Phone:(780) 604-3233 Year Founded: 2006
Fax: (780) 401-1001 Capacity (horses): 20
Website: No. of Staff: 5

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stone Raven Ranch Horse Rehab Center

We have 149 acres with a rehab center for horses, and we also take in retired horses. Some are used for limited riding or lessons or just retired. They are well cared for. My husband is an animal chiropractor and I am a Farrier and nutritionist

StoneRaven Ranch
53228 R.R.#1 Hwy 43
Carvel, AB T0E0H0

Contact: Dan or Linda Martin

AAEP Guildelines: No
Tax Exempt: No
Carvel, AB T0E0H0
Type of facility:
Retirement Facility

Phone: (780) 967-4806
Year Founded: 2003
Capacity (horses): 15
No. of Staff: 2
Acres: 149
We have 149 acres with a rehab center for horses, and we also take in retired horses. Some are used for limited riding or lessons or just retired. They are well cared for. My husband is an animal chiropractor and I am a Farrier and nutritionist

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Arizona Renaissance Festival

February 7th - March 29, 2009
Saturdays, Sundays & President's Day, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
The annual Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.

Indulge yourself in handmade products at the AZ Renaissance Festival's artisan marketplace. The village has over 200 elaborately adorned shops offering an array of goods.

Find unique items like a sheep's wool boa, a blown glass ornament, perfume, or leather goods. Watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before your eyes!

Friday Night Bull Riding at Rawhide.

Description From Event details at!: All ages open bull riding. Times are at 7:30 and 9 p.m. To compete in bull riding, sign up through R.C. Mercer Livestock and Rodeo. See Web site for dates. Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass 5700 W. North Loop Road Chandler, 85226 October 3, 2008 - May 29, 2009 Friday, 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Horse Council Notice regarding government oney for Trails

I received a quick notice from Trail Alert and wanted to check it out. According to Trail Alert the American Horse Council is discussing the allocation of Funding for Trails in the Stimulus Bill. I'm intrigued that I actually am hearing about some of these funds. At the American Horse Council Website where I found this article. There is alot of interesting information. Their contact information is American Horse Council1616 H Street NW7th floorWashington, DC 20006Phone: 202-296-4031Fax: 202-296-1970.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tickets for Country Thunder in Arizona

I received an email today that Country Thunder as a one day ticket available. You can buy a one-day General Admission ticket for Wednesday $35.00 or $65.00 for Thursday, Friday or Saturday! April 1 - 4th 2009. Arizona

Fly Predators as a control system for Horse Stables

The plastic bag was sealed tight. The shreaded wood chips allowed the dark cocoons to rattle around. Nothing was moving. I picked up the sealed bag and watched carefully for 3 days. One morning my mom called me "The bag is full of ants. The ants have eaten all the flies. Well later that morning I went straight for the predator flies infested with ants! Hmmmm... looks just like it always looks except this time the etsy bitty little flies are scurrying around as they escape their cocoons. I take bag into the kitchen and fix up some coffee and my mom and I give these tiny little flies a good once over. No ants. just tiny little flies. We started with Predator Flies the summer of 2006. We were not able to deploy flies for a full season. 2006 was the summer I broke my leg, ankle and foot. That was the summer that I left my dream ranch and moved back to town. I received my last shipments in town. However, 2007 and 2008 we spread the cocoons around the corrals on the manufacturers schedule for our region. I do notice a difference.

I first heard about Fly Predators while volunteering at a Horse Rescue. Everyone was a buzz with this new fad. I had no previous experience with the concept but the hypothesis makes perfect sense. So what are Predator Flies? Do they look like ants? According to Garden Insections The fly Parasites predator are the naturally occurring enemy of all manure breeding pest flies.Check it out!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

University of Arizona in Tucson Collects Ballroom Gowns

On Saturday February 21st, 2009 the Arizona Daily Star wrote an article regarding a group of University of Arizona students. These students identified a need in our community and have organized a program where people can donate their used Prom/Ball/Graduation gowns. Between 10 am and 4pm every Friday until the end of March 2009, people can donate gowns at the University of Arizona Mall. An email address was provided as I was very inspired by the article and wanted to get the information out there! These girls really have the Cowgirl Spirit!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Unwanted Horses

Unwanted Horse Coalition1616 H Street, NW7th FloorWashington, DC 20006202-296-4031202-296-1970 (fax)

Trust but Verify - How to participate with a Non-Profot

At some point in time we are all exposed to a good cause. Either a friend, an acquaintance, a relative or a brochure can present us with an organized group who are collecting for their cause. When someone with good intentions and high energy approaches us to promote their needy cause we can get emotionally tangled up. Sooner or later if one does catch our attention and hold our interest we may donate time, money or items for the cause. Before you jump in feet first I suggest some background research. First, does the organizaion have a leader with a defined goal and a plan to achieve the goal. How do current volunteers participate and do they offer a positive and friendly environment. Another way to check out an organization is to see how they participate in the community and which businesses support their cause.

Here are two links to start your research.

The First offers a Basic Overview of a Nonprofit group.

The Second offers a look at public records for Non-Profits

Once you have done some homework you will be able to make a decision based upon facts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Montgomery Gentry

If you want to see a wild and elaborate collection of "Enhanced Designs" on leather, you need to see Montgomery Gentry perform! Two years ago at the Arizona State Fair we lucked out on a Free Concert featuring Montgomery Gentry! WOW is all I can say! Even our teenage daughters had a blast! These guys have some serious leather jackets! Check Out the official web site @