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Horse Farms Can Be a Climate Change Solution!

MHC’s Farm Stewardship Committee Report by John Blackburn & Jane Thery (first published in the January 2022 Equiery) What is a “green” horse farm? Climate change discussions have been on the top of the global agenda in 2021 with a big focus on reducing the atmospheric pollutants of carbon dioxide and methane. These gases trap solar heat in the atmosphere, warming the planet and causing sea level rise and stronger storms. In our region, water pollution throughout the Chesapeake Bay...
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1 day ago
The Equiery

If you’ve ever wondered why horse people clip the tail hair and even the forelock of their horses when they die, the practice of keeping the hair of deceased loved ones goes back to Victorian times.Victorian mourning practices are still around today - mourning jewelry, specific clothes for mourning, and keeping hair as a memorial item - it all goes hundreds of years back!

Hair clippings were taken from a deceased loved one and woven into jewelry, wreaths, sculptures, and works of art. Some even incorporated pet hair in their works! Because hair is seen as one of the most personal parts of us with longevity, it seemed like a natural choice for those looking for a keepsake of their loved one.

Today, we commonly see pet parents request fur clippings as a way to keep their beloved pet with them. If this is something you'd like to do for your pet, we can certainly honor your wishes.

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If you’ve ever wondered why horse people clip the tail hair and even the forelock of their horses when they die, the practice of keeping the hair of deceased loved ones goes back to Victorian times.
1 day ago
The Equiery

If you have donkeys in Ijamsville near Prices Distillery Road and Rt. 75, check your fields. 4 donkeys were seen wandering down the road.**UPDATE: Owner has been found, but not sure if they are still loose or if they are home**

SEEN DONKEYS- my daughter just saw four donkeys on Prices Distillery Rd off of Rt 75 in Ijamsville. The part of Prices Distillery turning from the Green Valley Animal Hospital. They went into a nearby yard. *These do not belong to the Green Valley Petting Farm*
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If you have donkeys in Ijamsville near Prices Distillery Road and Rt. 75, check your fields. 4 donkeys were seen wandering down the road.

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Owners found according to the original post.

2 days ago
The Equiery

Coming Up - January 19 - 25
Jan. 22 - Kelley Mansfield Williams Clinic at Covered Bridge Farm
Jan. 25 CANCELLED Jimmy Wofford Clinic at Waredaca
Jan 25 Maryland Horse Council Getting Your Books In Order Webinar

To find out how your event can be included, contact Tracy at tracy@equiery.com or 800-244-9580

#MarylandHorseEvents
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Coming Up - January 19 - 25
Jan. 22 - Kelley Mansfield Williams Clinic at Covered Bridge Farm 
Jan. 25 CANCELLED Jimmy Wofford Clinic at Waredaca 
Jan 25 Maryland Horse Council  Getting Your Books In Order Webinar

To find out how your event can be included, contact Tracy at tracy@equiery.com or 800-244-9580

#MarylandHorseEvents
3 days ago
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What a great way to kick off the work week.... get it? 😂 Thank you to Michelle Kukucka who posted this photo of Koda practicing his acrobatics in Rohrersville, MD

Michelle Kukucka oh boy!!

Pebbles enjoying her hay in the Sun. Southern Maryland Equine Miracles Rescue,

Whee, I feel good, so good!

Lindsay A. Hicks is this the Koda you leased?

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3 days ago
The Equiery

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Rachael & Rio Catoctin Mountain Park 1/14/22

Outlaw asking where’s my treat at Once Upon A Pine Farm in Thurmont MD

Morning view at Once Upon A Pine Farm in Thurmont Md

Cherry waiting to get her dinner at Once Upon A Pine Farm Thurmont Md

Willow and Outlaw my senior babies in Thurmont Md

Devil's Garden mustang Nøkk showing the power of thick hair in Jarrettsville last night as the snow moved in

Koda practicing his acrobatics here In Rohrersville

Mac and his Snow-zzle

Ladybug Ladybug Ottb mare from Aspers, Pa

Pops Dashin Lace AQHA mare Ladybug Ladybug Ottb mare Aspers, Pa

Summer(left) and Maverick(right) helping us enjoy the snow with some skijoring in Hollywood MD

Snow pony Dodge aka Indian Outlaw Valhalla Farm Waldorf, MD

Yummmm Hay. So.Maryland Equine Miracles rescue minis. Chaptico Maryland

Everyone bundled up awaiting the snow storm here at Southern Maryland Equine Miracles, Chaptico, Md

Rescue Sugar getting use to her new stall. Southern Maryland Equine Miracles

Shandi likes the new stall.

Rescue Hope checking out her new space.

Sugar and Buddy sharing lunch. Southern Maryland Equine Miracles.

Erika and Mae enjoying a snowy hack at Catoctin Mountain Park 🏔

Peachy enjoying her first day at her new home at Stillwater Farm SOMD

Talita Travis riding Mr. Mighty. Chestertown Maryland

Summer and Frankie at Free Rein Farm, Hollywood MD

S’mores soaking in the sunshine at Free Rein Farm in Hollywood after the snow melted!

Never too cold for a dressage lesson at Graham Equestrian Center (Traverse and Jay).

Larisa Quirk and Moxie schooling at Loch Moy Farm

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4 days ago
The Equiery

Horse World Expo is back for 2022 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, March 3 - 6! There are clinicians for every discipline - English, Western, Gaited, and for every interest - including health care topics, farm care topics, and even authors. An all new Theatre Equus will also be there (2 days only).

Visit www.horseworldexpo.com to find out more (new clinicians are still being added, so check back frequently)
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Horse World Expo  is back for 2022 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, March 3 - 6! There are clinicians for every discipline - English, Western, Gaited, and for every interest  - including health care topics, farm care topics, and even authors. An all new Theatre Equus will also be there (2 days only).

 Visit https://www.horseworldexpo.com to find out more (new clinicians are still being added, so check back frequently)

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Make sure to come see Devil's Garden Nøkk & Pocket and others representing mustangs on Breed Row!

Robin Howard

Em Lindsey

Mirjam de Jong

Devin Lipscomb

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MTHA approves Purse Bonus program + addition of days and races

From the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (January 12, 2022) In order to provide funds for owners and trainers in the wake of the recent cancellations of live racing programs, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors January 12 approved a 20% Purse Bonus on all overnight races through February 27 at Laurel Park. In addition, the Maryland Jockey Club, during a meeting with the MTHA, agreed to add three Thursdays in February to the live racing...
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2022 Legislative Session Preview

MHC’s Government Relations Committee Report (first published in the January 2022 Equiery) by Kimberly K. Egan, MHC Co-President & Co-Chair of the MHC Government Relations Committee Happy New Year! It’s January! Which means the new session of the Maryland General Assembly is upon us. The 2022 session opens on January 12 and closes on April 11, and the Maryland Horse Council’s Government Relations Committee will be following all the activity. We will publish updates in this column...

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Horse Farms Can Be a Climate Change Solution!

MHC’s Farm Stewardship Committee Report by John Blackburn & Jane Thery (first published in the January 2022 Equiery) What is a “green” horse farm? Climate change discussions have been on the top of the global agenda in 2021 with a big focus on reducing the atmospheric pollutants of carbon dioxide and methane. These gases trap solar heat in the atmosphere, warming the planet and causing sea level rise and stronger storms. In our region, water pollution throughout the Chesapeake Bay...
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