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CLASSES and CONFERENCES

For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

REQUESTS

Wendy Anders, DFWTrailRiders, in the Dallas, TX area, is interested in a LAR class. Please contact her at: meanderswl@hotmail.com

CLASSES

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STORIES AND NEWS

Horse trailer with 44 horses, overturns near Calgary.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4239678p-4882880c.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4239678p-4882880c.html

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Jennifer Woods sent along another adventure from one of her students.

This is Century, a gelding who is (Iam told) 15 hands high. He stepped on the concrete lid of a septic tank and the lid flipped off and both his hind legs went in. As you can see, he was wedged pretty tight so we couldn't get straps around his hind quarters. I had the crew strap him at the armpits and we tied his tail (At the vet's insistence).

I wasn't so sure of the safety of tying the tail. I wanted to lift his front up a bit and get the other wide strap around his lower body, but the vet was adamant, and the owners went with him. At the end of the day, it's their horse and he takes responsibility. (This is the same vet that told us you can safely lift a horse out of a well by the head.) So he was hoisted that way (sedated). We lifted him level as he wasn't jammed, just unable to move. In the end, all was well and one very stinky horse wobbled his poor, stoned way back to his stall.

(pictures in newsletter)

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Jeff Galloway has been in Kentucky for a month as a regional safety officer overseeing all the wildfires. You can catch up with him at his website: www.emergencytrainingsystems.com

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Nothing new here.

NEW LINKS

Nothing new here.

LESSONS LEARNED

FIRE HOSE and EMERGENCY STRAPS

I would still like to write about adapting fire hose and tow straps for drags and lifts. Please send your comments to me and I'll incorporate them into an article on the subject. Thanks.

INNOVATIONS

Nothing new here.

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE (and other miscellaneous stuff)

Would you like to introduce yourself to the rest of the list? This is the section! Don't be shy!

Christmas is coming!

When you're making out your shopping list, think about giving the gift of life to your friends and family who have animals.

  • Pay their tuition for a class on LAR
  • Give them a book on LAR
  • Buy and/or teach a class
  • Donate a book/class/tuition to your fire dept., rescue group, or animal control/humane society
Remember the proverb:
"Give a man a fish and he eats for one day; teach a man to fish and he can feed himself."
Make a difference this holiday season. Times are tough all over. Make your dollars count for something!

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