Archive for November, 2011
According to ABC News Channel 27 in Pennsylvania, officials in Frederick County, Maryland are investigating a James Houseman in relation to multiple neglected horses. Pennsylvania humane officers have seized 21 horses from the Littlestown farm Houseman was renting. Authorities are concerned about an additional 35 horses at Thurmont, MD farm, also leased by Houseman. The [...]
At 9:36 this morning, Equiery associate publisher Jennifer Sponseller Webster gave birth to George William Webster. Mother and son are resting comfortably. Happy Thanksgiving!
Maryland’s farmers have spoken…and they are not happy. As we reported November 14 on equiery.com, the Maryland Department of Agriculture submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review (AELR) proposed changes to the state nutrient management laws. In a letter to Governor Martin O’Malley, dated today, the Maryland Farm Bureau accuses the government [...]
Yesterday, November 15, 2011, The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) presented the third “Touch of Class” Award to Silver medalists John Crandell III and Heraldic. As The Equiery reported earlier on equiery.com, Crandell and his Triple Crown winning Arabian gelding won two silver medals (individual and team) at the Pan American Games held in Chile [...]
They may officially be called “nutrient management regulations,” but we horse people think of them as the “manure management laws.” The Maryland Department of Agriculture has proposed changes to the manure management laws, and the Maryland Horse Council will be discussing them on Tuesday, November 15, 5 p.m. (with a meet and greet reception to [...]
This is your last change to ride in Rocky Gorge Triadelphia, and other WSSC Reservoir until the spring! According to the new rules, on Tuesday, November 15, Rocky Gorge, Triadelphia and other reservoirs owned and managed by WSSC (Washington Sewer and Sanitation Commission) will be closed to horseback riders until the spring.
On January 15 2011, a 28-year-old bay mare, I.D.# N2BH, was found dead on the Maryland side of Assateague Island National Seashore in the park’s remote backcountry. According to delmarvanow.com, by March, park rangers had identified a suspect, but could not file charges until the evidence had been processed and tested at a federal crime [...]
On October 20, 2011, we posted to The Equiery’s Facebook page an alert for a missing horse in Monkton. Unfortunately, the 6 year old gelding named Junior was found on Oct. 23, drowned in a neighbor’s pool. He had apparently fallen through the pool cover. Junior was owned by 15 year old Kelly Strucko. The [...]
Most horse farms employ teenagers in some fashion, as muckers, groomers, braiders, and exercise riders; they help turn horses in and out, they feed and they do other barn chores. Teens weed whack, mow and help put up hay. They are junior counselors for summer camps. They are farm sitters. Teenagers are ubiquitous at lesson [...]
Winterize Pastures While The Sun Is Shining By Les Vough, Forage Crops Extension Specialist Emeritus Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture, University of Maryland Mow! The next couple of days should be a good time to clip or mow pastures to clean them up before winter, particularly if pastures have tall [...]