Plight of the Standardbred

From Trent Riders in Ontario:

March 19, 2013

 By: Sheila Jopling

 The-Toad-and-Me-SheilaAs many are already aware, the OLG and the Liberal Government made a deal to end the Slots At Racetracks Program (SARP).

 Since the initial decision was made, countless numbers of people – industry and non-industry – have come to bat for what they believe is wrong and more importantly for what they believe is right.

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5 comments

  1. pennyhowlingforthewolves wyatt · ·

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Auction+after+rescue+starving+horses/8161858/story.html

    WHAT CAN WE DO TO SAVE THESE HORSES FROM THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE????? HELP!!!!!!!!

    1. GASafeHorses · ·

      Adopt one. I adopted 2 OTTBs 10 years ago and have never been happier. Everyone wins.

  2. V. Fisher · ·

    I was given a standardbred when his owner retired him. He was one of the best horses I ever had. He was calm, inquisitive, funny, sensitive, brave beyond brave, a leader, a follower, a best buddy to Pavel and Jules. He taught many horses to cross streams, climb logs, push through brush, how to trailer, how to pick pears out of trees..HA. He was a jumper, a hunter, a dressage horse, an eventer and a pasture potatoe. There were few better than Tristan. If you have a chance to own one of these magnificent horses, grab it!

    1. Beautiful words V.Fisher! I agree. I love Standardbreds too, they are magnificent!

      1. jean robertson · ·

        Long ago when I was a kid I had a pinto pony whose mother was a standardbred. He paced just like his mother and was so smooth to ride.

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