Month: April 2017

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

By Martha Michael >>> Anyone who has had podiatry issues knows how crucial the health of our feet really is. And walking in shoes that don’t fit properly or aren’t constructed well can cause a world of hurt. The same is true in the equine world – they need the right shoes too. The experts […] Read more

Equestrian Trails Inc.: Horse Community Advocates

For more than 70 years, saddle pals in the horseback riding community have joined forces to promote safety, preservation, and simply enjoy trail riding together. The not-for-profit Equestrian Trails Inc., or ETI, was organized in Long Beach in 1944, at the end of World War II. Horsemen in Long Beach had pulled together to patrol […] Read more

Kitten Season: When Intervention Does More Harm Than Good

By Larissa Barnes >>>   Spring has sprung and with it the pitter patter of tiny feet … well, tiny little paws, at least. March marks the official welcome of kitten season, which for many sounds like a cute and fluffy time of the year. To those in animal rescue or others who have seen […] Read more

Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

By Larissa Barnes >>> As a shelter volunteer, I tend to gravitate toward the sick, the injured, the old and those that are just a little bit more needy. These are the animals that, for one reason or another, are not suitable for immediate adoption. They tend to be overlooked in the shelter and people […] Read more