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Emergence of new Cross Bred Equine in Western Canada

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 9, 2012 14:30

 

“The Heaver” emerged on our farm in Western Canada in November of 2011. 

Cunning and wily, this new crossbred is very difficult to sight, elusive to photographers and has some peculiar habits.

We were first alerted to the heaver’s presence because of the evidence it left behind.  Exhaustive

investigation and surveillance have proven fruitless. 

These Heavers have destroyed part of our wood pile, primarily taking only recently cut green poplar and stripping the bark completely off.  Obviously they have mutated some sort of hand type appendages as

they have pulled their preferred wood out of a huge pile of assorted wood.  Thankfully the heaver has limited their bark eating to just green poplar bark out of the wood pile. 

No fence posts, live trees or rails have fallen victim thus far.

The un-mutated form of this new equine cross bred, our herd of horses have access to a high quality water supply available 24/7, high quality grass (90%) /alfalfa (10%) hay in multiple different feeding areas, large pasture area to roam, unrestricted access to salt,

mineral and are current on their herd health.  The herd is round and fat, to date no colic.  Our vet is baffled.

A gifted artist Andrea Lawrence, fineartamerica.com/profiles/andrea-lawrence.html has created a heaver picture based on our description.

 

 

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War Horse Promotes Horse Welfare Fund

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   November 17, 2011 11:50

 

The spectacular Mirvish theatre production, ‘War Horse’ will warm your heart in two ways – once when you watch the performance and again when your ticket purchase contributes to the new Equine Guelph-Ontario Equestrian Federation ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund. 

 

Through the use of life-size and life-like handspring puppets, ‘War Horse’ transports the audience back to WWI – a time when horses were integral to progress but welfare conditions were often challenging. This heartfelt stage adaptation examines the horse-human bond and draws the audience in for an evening where the subtle becomes pronounced and awe is often inspired by the ability to communicate without words. 

 

Recognizing the ongoing need for equine welfare awareness, Mirvish Productions has partnered with Equine Guelph and will generously donate $10 to the Equine Guelph-OEF ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund for each War Horse ticket purchased by OEF members for performances between February 10 – May 6, 2012. And, as a special thank you, at the performance, OEF members will receive a complimentary CD (one per order) of the music of War Horse. Call 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 to order tickets and provide this special benefit code – WHFUND. 

 

In addition, Equine Guelph will be hosting a special gala fundraising evening on March 8th, 2012 for avid horse enthusiasts.   Be part of this magical evening at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto!  Enjoy premium seats in the orchestra section, pre-show reception and meet the 'puppets' on a backstage tour after production.  There are a limited number of tickets and cost is $200. Go to http://uofg.convio.net/warhorse or call 1-888-266-3108 to order today.

 

With over 16 intensive online equine courses dedicated to horse owners and caregivers, Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph understands the need for horse welfare education.  In an industry where well-intentioned old wives tales are often passed down rather than scientific knowledge, the horse is often the victim of mistreatment.  Education in horse welfare will result in the following benefits:  well-informed caregivers, healthier horses, lower vet bills and fewer unwanted horses.

 

Support Equine Welfare through Education and enjoy the show!  Visit www.EquineGuelph.ca for more information.

              

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Image Caption:   The upcoming ‘War Horse’ theatrical production will support the new

Equine Guelph-OEF ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund (Photo © Simon Annand)

 

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Media Contact:

Jackie Bellamy, Communications

Equine Guelph

Guelph, ON   N1G 2W1

519.824.4120 ext. 54230 

jbellamy@uoguelph.ca

 

thank you

Susan

 

Susan Raymond, PhD.

Communications & Programs Officer

Equine Guelph, University of Guelph

50 McGilvray St, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

Tel: (519) 824-4120, ext. 54230

Fax: (519) 767-1081

www.EquineGuelph.ca

www.EquiMania.ca

www.EquineScienceCertificate.com

 

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