Horse Abandonment?

I suspect the reports of horse abandonment are greatly exaggerated and unsubstantiated. I know the economy is bad and in some places hay is getting quite expensive, but I seriously doubt the stories of horses being given away or "turned loose" along highways. (The nationally reported storyI suspect the reports of horse abandonment are greatly exaggerated and unsubstantiated. I know the economy is bad and in some places hay is getting quite expensive, but I seriously doubt the...

Parelli Education Institute Renamed Parelli Foundation

As a way to better reflect what it is and does, the Parelli Education Institute has announced that the organization has been renamed the Parelli Foundation. “We remain an independent, 501(c) 3 organization,” explains Executive Director Lori Northrup, “But now, we will be able to exclusively focus on our mission: programs and philanthropy for youth, horse welfare, therapeutic horsemanship and equine talent and career development scholarships. We have some exciting things in the...

A Rail-Side Seat for Derby History

As the contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby are starting to shape up, the world has begun to turn its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes anticipation of "the most exciting two minutes in sports." From the iconic garland of roses awaiting the champion in the winner's circle to the potent mint juleps that infuse the day with "spirit," the...

Nonprofit “Giving Back Foundation” assists hard hit ranchers and farmers

The newly-formed Giving Back Foundation is bringing a flicker of hope to devastated ranchers and farmers across the West. Brainchild of local cowboy, horse trainer and performer T. J. Casey and his wife Marcie, the nonprofit FoundationThe newly-formed Giving Back Foundation is bringing a flicker of hope to devastated ranchers and farmers across the West. Brainchild of local cowboy, horse trainer and performer T. J. Casey and his wife Marcie, the nonprofit Foundation