Blog Posts - Abuse/rescue

Photo Challenge: New Horizon

by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 12, 2016

Negotiating; Not Fighting.

Everyone gets to have their way. Just not all at once.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 9, 2016

The Passion to Punish

First, last, and always, this is the truth about communication with animals: Punishment is the lowest form of expression. A photo of this foster dog snuck out and a couple folks asked me about him. Okay, I’ll tell you, but if you’re exp...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 18, 2016

Winterizing the Compassion Fatigue. Again.

It isn't the worst thing. Compassion requires a special kind of strength in the first place.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 11, 2016

Rescue: Training the Things We Take for Granted

I thought all corgis slept belly up and snored like your weird uncle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 22, 2016

Defending Horses with Words and Money

We always wring out hands and coo to each other about the suffering caused by cruel training. Enough already.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 15, 2016

A Lesson about Squeamishness and a Donkey.

Warning: Gray Mare rant ahead.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 1, 2016

Are You an Advocate for Horses?

Neglected horses are everywhere in the news lately. By the time you make sense of the images, it’s too late to look away. You might be keeping an sad eye on some thin horses in your local area. Maybe you remember Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue’s...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 6, 2015

Singleton Dreams: Shedding in the Bedding

May I return tonight victorious--with liver treats and beer!
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 14, 2015

The Thing About Horses and Healing: a Memoir.

We see them from the road and use phones to take photos. We keep a legal distance but most of us have seen neglected horses and reported them to authorities… or been haunted, wishing we had. The photos are long distance and slightly out of focu...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 3, 2015

How Much Longer Do You Think You Can Do This?

Her friend is asking her when she's going to grow out of her horse phase. Isn't that cute?
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 29, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Un)Broken

I usually glide through these photo challenges, feeling amused and clever. I struggled with this one. Broken is a word that’s uncomfortable for me. In fact, I hate it. In the horse world, broke(n) is a term used sometimes to refer to a horse th...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 24, 2015

The Long Goodbye: Meet Vinnie

Trigger Warning: Real Life.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 22, 2015

To Rest in Peace.

They aren't getting any younger. Neither are you.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 8, 2015

Walter on Positive Pet/Vet Training.

Thanks for not mentioning my big nasty scab. I woke up last week with a corgi toenail inside my ear.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 10, 2015

Care-giving and the Art of Mucking.

So, for as long as there is something that needs mucking, we'll keep hold of our forks.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 13, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge- Depth.

Yesterday I had a conversation with a long-time horsewoman that touched on all aspects of horse/life. Both of us have ridden spectacular horses and both of us work with horse rescue, so our talk ran the gamut of sublime to horrific. There are images...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 2, 2015

Why I Like Bad-Dogs.

Just like Eddie Haskel, you could almost hear Golden Retrievers say, "Well, hello Anna, have you lost weight?" *wag-wag-wag*...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 30, 2015

A Rescue Training Journal, Told from Two Viewpoints.

"Bhim's the name. I was running a herd--the North Dakota 14, they called us. "...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 26, 2014

Rescue: Not for the Faint of Heart.

Rescues ask for a serious commitment--these special horses have seen the bad side of our species. It isn't that they need more, they deserve more.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 19, 2014

Trending Topics