Tag Archives: horses

Equus Caballus

This song reminds me of what the horse has done, will do, and is willing to put up with from us. From the guy my grandfather told about that had power over their mind to a small child that gets exited when they see one to the old cowboy that has sat on one every day of their life, the horse is really a gift to us all.

~ Curt Pate

Barrel Racing Angel

I have always liked this song.  I first heard Ian Tyson’s version, but like Brenn Hills too.  I saw him at a Cattleman’s meeting in Colorado. He’s great and promotes the western way of life very well.  There are lots of different styles of barrel racer pictures, some better than others, but in the end they are all trying to be fast.

~ Curt Pate

RE: Horse slaughter

This is a response to yesterday’s post on horse slaughter.

I have gotten lots of response on this which I expected.  It is great to see people so passionate about what they believe.

I would like to clear up a few things.

I am not judging what anyone else is doing, only giving my thoughts on how I feel.

My main points I wanted to make were these:

  • The people in animal agriculture must treat the animals we raise properly and in the way the public wants or we will be regulated.
  • To really treat horses the best way possible we must understand what really satisfies the horse, not what the human thinks the horse needs.
  • It is necessary for both sides of the issue to understand the change of thinking that has occurred in reference to horse-human relationships in the last thirty years.

I never said I was for or against horse slaughter, but improper handling of any animal in life and death.

I don’t think we are really helping the horse by name calling or getting angry.  The law says no horse slaughter in the U.S.  That is a fact.  It is still a country that if you follow the law, you can do what you want with your own property.  If people want to take their horse to an auction, I believe it is still legal in this country.  I am not taking mine and that’s my right.  If my neighbor wants to take his, that’s his right, and as long as he is not abusive in doing so, there is nothing I or anyone else can do about it.

The main thing in doing what you believe,  please treat the animal right and really think about what you are doing. Do the right thing.

That’s all I have got to say about this.

~ Curt Pate