click on the arrows to make this Video full-size. I could watch this for hours, without the sound on, such love between 2 gorgeous beings, it is so nice!
Horse racing like cricket is a time old tradition, enjoyed by many jockeys as a sport, and relished by gamblers and owners etc. involved who make money and prestige from it. But at what cost for these huge million dollar events as opposed to small for fun personal events involving NO PRIZE MONEY? Go in the Poll to have your opinion about horse racing in Australia.
This year Red Cadeaux incurred a serious injury to his leg, and is now said to be okay. Last year, 2 Melbourne Cup horses died. Yes, the Jockeys and people involved may be devastated when their horse is injured or even dies, and may pull out all stops (no expense spared) to save a good race-horse, but what about those that don’t “cut the mustard”?
Not only horse racing but of course Grey-hound Racing, but this post is about HORSE RACING.
Links of interest follow.
When a thoroughbred destined for racing is born in Australia, its chances of being a successful racehorse are slim. It is estimated that only 300 out of every 1,000 foals produced will ever start in a race.  That means of the 13,000 thoroughbred foals born each year in Australia alone, an approximate 9,000 will be considered useless and thousands will end up at “the doggers”.
You may think the horses that go to the abattoir will be used for dog food, so who cares, but I wait for the day when Homo sapiens will not treat Horses as commodities by up-scaling the sport of horse racing for profits, prestige, entertainment and sport.
Well, I believe that all animals have Souls and that non-human animals also have intelligence, and in fact, some have more intelligence than some human beings. I also believe that some non-human animals can also feel emotions and feelings – emotions being feelings that are expressed physically.
If you are at all interested or drawn to communicating with animals, please pursue that interest, as the World would benefit, I think, from Homo sapiens or human beings genuinely connecting with their animal companions and the animal world at large.
There are plenty of resources for this, excellent books, and Animal Communicators, that run courses in communicating with animals, and / or who will connect with your special Animal friend as a service they run, and give you messages from them, or relay questions from your animal companions.
A load of “bunkum”, some of you say? “That’s strange” or “I don’t understand that” others may decry. Well, consider this – communication is universal. The spoken language had to start somewhere. It is made up. Communication also exists as mental images and concepts which are on the “air-waves” or which are conveyed by the intention of the sender, as frequencies of energy which an open and devoted receiver can pick up.
I have personally experienced it myself. It’s called telepathy. Once a baby human being telepathically spoke to me, and if Homo sapiens can pick up telepathic messages from other human beings, why can’t they pick up telepathic messages from non human beings? Please visit the page below to explore further.
Now, to answer the Question that is the Title of this Post,
the answer is YES.
Click on the Link below to read the true story of a racehorse that felt guilt over a little girl.
Animals are not lesser beings. They may serve a purpose to some human beings, but should be treated with respect, as David Attenborough says. We use tools, don’t we, like knives & forks, and computers, but don’t say they are lesser things than us.
In my “books” or viewpoint, ALL LIFE is sacred in terms of, yes, some of us may eat animals, and I have heard that some animals are aware of this purpose or relationship and accept it, but let’s not go over-board and take more than we need, or out-rightly abuse various animal species as just commodities, for our own pleasure or profit. Farming animals uses an enormous amount of land that could be used to grow & harvest plants for human consumption.
Remember the following, that we all came / come from the “primoridal soup” or from the hot ocean vents, and the predecessors/ancestors of Homo sapiens and other Animals are the same – bacteria !! This is according to scientists, like Professor Brian Cox, and the point is that just because we human beings CAN “conquer” or farm and trap non-human animals, CAN is not a good reason for actually doing so – to the extent that we are being cruel to animals and degrading our Earth.
We CAN eat with our fingers but in the so-called civilized countries, we DON’T. It’s our CHOICE what we do with this beautiful and fascinating World that we live in.
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This year is the Year of the Horse. Historic Runnymede Farm’s special interest is in the breeding, boarding, raising, instruction and training of Friesian horses. Runnymede Farm is a private equine training facility, established since 1923, that has long been a jewel of the U.S.A. East Coast equine community. Runnymede Farm is the home of 45 stake-winning thoroughbred race horses—including Kentucky Derby winner “Dancer’s Image”.
Click on the link for further information about Runnymede and the beautiful, majestic Friesian horses.
You reading this are a Human Being, a member of Homo sapiens. We, You and I have the Resources of our minds/intelligence and conscious awareness and our emotions and especially our –
To Celebrate my Birthday, which was on 14th September, I am giving away a Chalkboard Horse from Breyer. This un-usual item can be stood in your Kitchen or other shared area, and used by various members of your family or household to write short color coded messages on, like “Remember the Eggs” or “Back at 9pm” OR you can have it in your bed-room and use it to leave yourself messages, or just enjoy it to decorate with the different coloured chalks !! This Horse is low maintenance, 9.5 inches high with an eraser, and is for Young and Old alike.
S.A.F.E – Save A Forgotten Equine – in the United States – does a fantastic job looking after “pointy” abandoned horses and helping them become gorgeous and round. Honeycutt, their ambassador for sponsoring forgotten horses, has his very own Website for his own organisation – Honeycutt Nation.
Please contribute $10 to Honeycutt’s latest venture, which is to be a Sponsor at SAFE’s 2013 Annual Benefit Show, where classes for enthusiastic horse-riders will be held, for nominal fees. If you love horses, and feel inclined to help, Honeycutt and SAFE will appreciate your support. Please go to Honeycutt’s latest POST for information, and remember to select “Honeycutt Nation” when submitting your donation. Thank you from the Horses.
The HorseWyse Magazine is Australia’s number 1 magazine for young people, all about Horses! This Magazine is chock full of interesting information and activities, as well as beautiful pull-out posters and people can subscribe to it yearly to receive 4 issues a year. The Magazine CAN be posted out to New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S. Go to their SUBSCRIPTIONS page to find out more.
The HorseWyse website is packed full of “goodies” including Articles and Fun online activities. Click HERE to find “Colour-in 1” and “Colour-in 2” which gives you a horsy outline and paints to colour in the picture, to your heart’s content. Above is our colouring of one of these Activity pictures !!.