Animal Communication Workshop: Advanced I - the Deepening -



Friday, Saturday and SundayMay 1-3, 2009Traveller's Rest Equine Elders SanctuarySpotsylvania, VA(a portion of the course fees will be donated to the Sanctuary) To Register: http://www.animalparadisecommunication.com/Workshop_Schedule.htm From http://www.animalparadisecommunication.com/workshops.htm : This class is for those who have completed the Basic 2 Day Animal Communication course and wish to continue to deepen their connection with animals. Leave the hustle and bustle of your day to day life
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We're back!



Just a quick note to let everyone know the Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary's Web Site 2009 is back at http://equineelders.orgPlease look around the new site when you have some leisure time. We've added new articles pertaining to feeding and managing elder horses, with more to come as they are written. Each resident will soon have his or her own page, with histories (if we know the histories,) photos, updates, and tips on dealing with health issues involved. As always, you can also find
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Marye's AeroMask on the way!



Thank you Gene & Carol! for donating the entire amount needed to purchase an Aero Mask Equine System for Marye. Its been ordered and should be shipped tomorrow. The timing couldn't be better since Marye developed a little discomfort over the weekend (as have some of the rest of us,) probably due to the sudden appearance of loads of tree pollens. Hopefully the "Craigo Respiratory Therapy Unit" will arrive quickly!Thank you, too, to everyone who forwarded Marye's need to other blogs and bulletin
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Need for Aid Urgent - Scores of Neglected Mustangs



This post is a little out of character for this blog, but the need here is enormous. Almost unfathomable.Please don't waste your precious time and sanity trying to figure out how or why things like this happen. We'll likely never know, but......If you can send a donation, even $5 or $10 dollars, please do. There are estimates of needing 3 tons of hay PER DAY, and vet bills are accruing as you read this. Then, add on farrier, dental, parasite control, transport off this ranch....etc etc etc.................
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Traveller's Rest's new web site!



Pssst!Want a peek at the new Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary web site? We hope you will find this design less cluttered, but presenting more helpful information. We still have some detailing to do, some tweaking here and there, but the bulk of the site is ready for your perusal.We're working on transferring the equineelders.org domain to the new host, so your "old" bookmarks will work but, for now, have a peek at our new home here. Thank you to Greg Flynn and Desyne.com for all your help.For
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WANTED! AeroMask Equine System for Marye.



Last July, we introduced you to Marye, a 28 year old mare who suffered such severe COPD that she could not eat and breathe at the same time. Given the choice between eating and breathing, Marye chose to attempt breathing. Her owners had decided to let "nature take its course" as Marye lost every spare pound, ignoring feed in her efforts to pull air in and push air out.July 12, 2008 Our veterinarians started Marye on a course of steroids to reduce inflammation and ease her breathing. While that
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WANTED! AeroMask Equine System for Marye.



Last July, we introduced you to Marye, a 28 year old mare who suffered such severe COPD that she could not eat and breathe at the same time. Given the choice between eating and breathing, Marye chose to attempt breathing. Her owners had decided to let "nature take its course" as Marye lost every spare pound, ignoring feed in her efforts to pull air in and push air out.July 12, 2008 Our veterinarians started Marye on a course of steroids to reduce inflammation and ease her breathing. While that
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Meet Chamberlain!



New Arrival!Chamberlain arrived at Traveller's Rest Saturday, April 11, 2009. We don't know exact age, but his owner believed him to be in his late 30's. While appearances can be deceiving where age is concerned, late 30's is probably a pretty good estimate."Josh" will begin his life at TREES in a private paddock where we will get to know him and his unique needs. Later, he will be introduced to the group of horses that seems best suited to his temperament and care requirements. If you'd like to
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Meet Chamberlain!



New Arrival!Chamberlain arrived at Traveller's Rest Saturday, April 11, 2009. We don't know exact age, but his owner believed him to be in his late 30's. While appearances can be deceiving where age is concerned, late 30's is probably a pretty good estimate."Josh" will begin his life at TREES in a private paddock where we will get to know him and his unique needs. Later, he will be introduced to the group of horses that seems best suited to his temperament and care requirements. If you'd like to
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Reiki II workshop - reminder



A note from Janet Dobbs and Animal Paradise Communication & Healing:This is a reminder that there is an Animal Reiki II (Okuden) workshop in less than two weeks. May 18, 19, 2009) The workshop will be held at TREES (Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary) in Spotsylvania, VA. A portion of the workshop fee will be donated to TREES. Okuden means "Inner teachings" or hidden teachings. In level two we go deeper with our self healing and practices to discover the bright light that lives within
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Reiki II workshop - reminder



A note from Janet Dobbs and Animal Paradise Communication & Healing:This is a reminder that there is an Animal Reiki II (Okuden) workshop in less than two weeks. May 18, 19, 2009) The workshop will be held at TREES (Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary) in Spotsylvania, VA. A portion of the workshop fee will be donated to TREES. Okuden means "Inner teachings" or hidden teachings. In level two we go deeper with our self healing and practices to discover the bright light that lives within
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The Importance of Roughage in the Senior Horse's Diet



As a follow up to the Manurology 101 post:The Importance of Roughage in the Senior Horse's Dietwritten for Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary byAmanda Blanton, DVMRappahannock Equine Veterinary ClinicTo understand how critical roughage is to a horse’s diet, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of the horse’s gastro-intestinal (GI) anatomy and how the horse’s GI tract handles different types of feed stuffs.A horse’s GI tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small
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The Importance of Roughage in the Senior Horse's Diet



As a follow up to the Manurology 101 post:The Importance of Roughage in the Senior Horse's Dietwritten for Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary byAmanda Blanton, DVMRappahannock Equine Veterinary ClinicTo understand how critical roughage is to a horse’s diet, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of the horse’s gastro-intestinal (GI) anatomy and how the horse’s GI tract handles different types of feed stuffs.A horse’s GI tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small
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TREES to Receive Free Vaccine



Earlier this year, Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary applied for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, coordinated by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.Today, TREES received a letter informing us that we will be the recipient of 20 doses of PreveNile, 20 doses of Pres V and 20 doses of Rabies vaccine......enough to innoculate all horses currently in residence. The vaccines should arrive the first week
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TREES to Receive Free Vaccine



Earlier this year, Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary applied for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, coordinated by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.Today, TREES received a letter informing us that we will be the recipient of 20 doses of PreveNile, 20 doses of Pres V and 20 doses of Rabies vaccine......enough to innoculate all horses currently in residence. The vaccines should arrive the first week
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.......And a non-Expo-related Thank You!



Thank You to Ruth G for the generous gift of 73 bales of mixed grass hay yesterday. We haven't offered any to the horses yet, but it smells absolutely wonderful to us. We're always happy to get good quality mixed grass forage........horses never evolved to eat only timothy, or only orchardgrass and seem to thrive on a little variety, just as we do.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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.......And a non-Expo-related Thank You!



Thank You to Ruth G for the generous gift of 73 bales of mixed grass hay yesterday. We haven't offered any to the horses yet, but it smells absolutely wonderful to us. We're always happy to get good quality mixed grass forage........horses never evolved to eat only timothy, or only orchardgrass and seem to thrive on a little variety, just as we do.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Thank you Piedmont Horse Expo staff, visitors and TREES volunteers!



Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's Piedmont Horse Expo, in Culpeper, Virginia, a terrific day.Traveller's Rest, in particular, is more than a little excited to have met so many wonderful Expo visitors and fellow vendors. If you haven't been to this new annual event in the last two years, be sure to watch for the 2010 Expo and mark your calendar early.There were speakers addressing everything from equine nutrition to training to animal identification. Vendors covered every imaginable aspect
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Thank you Piedmont Horse Expo staff, visitors and TREES volunteers!



Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's Piedmont Horse Expo, in Culpeper, Virginia, a terrific day.Traveller's Rest, in particular, is more than a little excited to have met so many wonderful Expo visitors and fellow vendors. If you haven't been to this new annual event in the last two years, be sure to watch for the 2010 Expo and mark your calendar early.There were speakers addressing everything from equine nutrition to training to animal identification. Vendors covered every imaginable aspect
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Manurology 101 - roughage



What can your horse's manure tell you about his diet?In this case, it may tell you whether or not your horse is consuming enough roughage. Any changes in manure consistency, color, smell, or amounts should be discussed with your horse's veterinarian. If no obvious reason for the change is found, you may want to look at roughage consumption as a cause, especially if your horse is dentally challenged. Even though most senior feeds are high in "fiber," that fiber may not be a suitable substitute for
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