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NC Horse Council The North Carolina Horse Council exists to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry of North Carolina. We are amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyist, commercial producers, local riding clubs, and larger corporations.
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The Council is composed of volunteer individuals and groups from all breeds and types of horse activities, without bias. We are amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyists, commercial producers, local riding clubs and larger corporations. OUR MISSION To serve as the voice of the North Carolina Equine community through education, communication and representation.

Mission: To serve as the voice of the North Carolina Equine community through education, communication and representation.

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund
12/10/2020

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

What do they eat?? 🍴🌾

We do not provide any supplemental feeding, even in the winter. The wild horses are experts at foraging and can easily keep themselves fed all year round. A skinny horse is not skinny from lack of food. Poor body condition is indicative of a health issue and/or age and may require monitoring and intervention on our part.

This time of year, the horses eat just about anything they can find! There is still grass, and even though it’s brown it still provides important calories and nutrients. They can also be found nibbling on brush like wax myrtles, scrub oaks, and aquatic grass like milfoil. The winter rye grass that you see growing on maintained lawns this time of year is actually not healthy for the horses (it’s got a lot of sugar in it) so green is not always good! They are quite adept at finding natural sources of food...even if it doesn’t seem very appetizing to us!

Extra calories are what keep horses warm in the winter, which is why just about all of the mustangs are nice and plump right now!

Did you know that the NCHC is part of the United Horse Coalition, as well as the American Horse Council? The UHC just he...
12/06/2020

Did you know that the NCHC is part of the United Horse Coalition, as well as the American Horse Council?

The UHC just held their 2020 Virtual Meeting, which was packed full of information - from learning about the UHC and its programs -- including the Equine Welfare Data Collective, UHC Equine Resource Database, and Educational Materials on Owning Responsibly.

Check out Part 2 here:
https://www.horsecouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/United-Horse-Coalition-Meeting-Part-2.mp4?mc_cid=a6e28e3569&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d

Did You Know that Dale Evans, though most known for her films, songs and as Roy Roger's wife, was a pioneer in her own r...
12/03/2020

Did You Know that Dale Evans, though most known for her films, songs and as Roy Roger's wife, was a pioneer in her own right? She wrote a book about having a daughter with Down’s syndrome and became a role model for altering societal perceptions about developmental disabilities. She wanted young girls to learn confidence and bravery from the roles she played, and she hoped her cowgirl image would portray wholesome values and an energetic spirit.

Hardworking and prolific, she was a multi-genre singer, a writer of more than two dozen books, and an actress in over 30 films and television shows. She wrote 200 songs, including “Happy Trails.”

This #MemberMonday, let's meet Jim Thomas! Jim  is a horseman, trainer and clinician from Pittsboro where owns and opera...
11/30/2020

This #MemberMonday, let's meet Jim Thomas! Jim is a horseman, trainer and clinician from Pittsboro where owns and operates Bar T Horsemanship. As an active member of the N.C. Horse Council Executive Board, he is able to actively support the welfare of both and rider. Jim has conducted demos, clinics and lessons throughout the world and has helped over thousands of riders find better relationships with their horses.

As a retired Sergeant’s Major, Jim spent over 30 years as a leader in U.S. Army where he became well versed in fostering results-driven team environments, not unlike the horse and human teams he works with now on a daily basis. His years of military experience translates seamlessly to the horsemanship education he bestows upon his students-- he’s able to work with students to achieve their goals while boosting their morale and providing a confident, safe foundation. One popular saying in the Army is “adapt and overcome.” If Jim finds that a student isn’t understanding a certain concept, he adapts his teaching style or the lesson until both the rider and the horse have grasped the concept. His success as an instructor stems from his successful military career, where he was trained in communication, instruction and leadership at an elite level.

Not only has he been a student of the horse for all of his life, but Jim has had the opportunity to receive individual instruction from some of the most notable and respected horsemen in the U.S. With a focus on horsemanship (the relationship between horse and rider) across all disciplines, he believes that communication and understanding the “why” in the horse leads to success with the horse.

Thank you for the kind words! Happy to help.
11/26/2020

Thank you for the kind words! Happy to help.

Today I am thankful for people I do not know and organizations supporting organizations that are supporting people.

The NC Horse Council awarded I AM HERD a grant to publish a children's book that features the unique stories of our herd members. Once completed, this book will be given to every child in our Mustang Mentorship & Meditation programs for Communities In Schools of North Carolina

The students that attend our programs are just as diverse as our herd. They each have their own unique stories and they are children of diverse ethnic backgrounds. It was and is very important to me, that each child that receives a copy of this book will flip through the pages and be able to identify with the horses and people they see.

I knew I wanted to partner with unique voices, beyond my own, to write and illustrate this book. This herd is a team and as humans, we are a team too. And so, I was absolutely thrilled when @creations by cam agreed to be the illustrator. Cam is not only a talented artist, but also an avid horse person and a beautiful Person of Color. Cam's illustration I share here, will be in the book and it features Cam in the early gentling stages with a wild Mustang that Cam helped into a forever home.

Sharing Cam's Mustang story in the book is just as important to me as every herd member's story we will share. Cam is part of this book and part of this herd. The students that will read this book are a part of this herd. And you are a part of this herd too.

Today I am thankful for Cam's willingness to partner on this project.

Today I am thankful for the NC Horse Council for believing in and supporting I AM HERD, so that we can better support these children.

Today I am thankful for the I AM HERD horses and ponies this book will feature.

Today I am thankful for each and every student that I will be able to give this book to. ... some I have yet to meet. Some that do not even know I am thankful for them in this very moment.

And yet, even though they do not know, I am just as thankful for them too.

Today I am thankful for you. Even if I do not know you. Even if you do not know me and have never even heard of I AM HERD.

Today I am thankful for you too.

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Do you know who Mary Burger is? A barrel racer for five decades and with 11 World Championships over that time, Burger i...
11/26/2020

Do you know who Mary Burger is? A barrel racer for five decades and with 11 World Championships over that time, Burger is a trailblazer with longevity. At a young age, she was diagnosed with Perthes Disease, which is a painful and debilitating illness that causes inflammation and arthritic-like symptoms in the hip sockets. Her father had her ride horses to ease her mobility and help exercise her hips. As she began to heal, her love for horses only grew. Fast forward to 1974, she won the inaugural AQHA World Champion Junior Barrel Racing title and the inaugural World Champion Junior Pole Bending title. One of the earliest world champions in the field, Burger went on to set the record as the oldest barrel racer to win a world title at the age of 58. She set another as the oldest WPRA and PRCA NFR qualifier at the age of 68 in 2016. Burger wore the coveted No. 1 back number in Las Vegas that year, an honor reserved for the Wrangler NFR contestant who wins the most money during the regular season. It’s only the third time a woman has achieved that feat, following Charmayne James and Sherri Cervi. #wcw

It's #MemberMonday! This week, meet Dory Pell.A third-generation horseman, she grew up in the Saddlebred industry enjoyi...
11/23/2020

It's #MemberMonday! This week, meet Dory Pell.

A third-generation horseman, she grew up in the Saddlebred industry enjoying success at the National and World Championship levels under the guidance of such greats as Don Stafford, Bill Becker and Lewis Eckard, among others.

Dory grew up known as “Gaye Roseberry” around the show grounds. Her mother, Martina Roseberry, was the founder and first 4 terms president of the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC) while writing for National Horseman and Saddle & Bridle throughout the 70’s and 80’s.

In 1988, life took a dramatic turn. While on the way to work show horses for a trainer who’d been injured, she stopped at the grocery store. Before leaving the car, a family passed in front of the car with a small child in a wheelchair. From ‘nowhere’ she distinctly heard a voice say “YOU CAN HELP THAT CHILD”. Startled and confused, she thought “how can I help that child?” It made no sense to her at the time, without internet or training and exposure to the world of therapeutic horseback riding she tried to ignore the voice. And this was NOT her plan! From there information began ‘dropping in her lap’. She began volunteering with a physical therapist who was giving therapeutic riding at her home in Monroe—then became certified as a Special Olympics Equestrian Coach. She ordered books and information, began learning and studying, then went to train under the God-mother of therapeutic riding in the U.S., Linda McCowan of the Cheff Center.

Today she is one of the most experienced, rounded, trained and accredited instructors in the region. Holding certifications from PATH Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (formerly NARHA), Certified Horsemanship Association Instructor of Riders with Disabilities: Cognitive; and Instructor of Riders with Disabilities: Physical, Safety, Standards & Horsemanship, CHA Equine Facility Manager Certification, and Special Olympics Equestrian Coach.

Dory feels a ‘good horse is just that - a good horse regardless of breed!” And all horses and horsemen have value. Her grandfather called himself a trainer and a trader, but really he rescued! All breeds, all types. Often buying a whole field of starving or abused horses and bringing them home to rehab. Dory’s favorite morning was when her grandfather would walk into the kitchen for breakfast and exclaim “Let’s see what we got!”. That was the day he felt they were ready to see if or how well they rode, and that was Dory’s job.

Dory’s grandfather was a great horseman, utilizing horse sense and natural horsemanship before it was named. Kind and patient, he could usually train any horse for whatever job that horse was meant for – a talent he passed down to her. Then they would show them and sell them, making room for the next in need of his care.

They had cattle on the farm, so used good ranch horses while breeding and showing Saddlebreds, too. Dory’s formal training is in saddle seat, stock seat and low-level dressage. She enjoys trail riding and continues her rescue work at Victory Farm. Victory Farm is home to mostly rescued horses including Saddlebreds, Morgans, a draft cross, a mini-mule, quarter horses and a Ky Mountain Saddlehorse.

From her work with the special needs community to horse rescue and promotion of the American Saddlebred, in February of 2017, she was honored to be awarded the Humanitarian Award by the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas.

Dory has worked to make therapeutic riding and adaptive horsemanship more inclusive in all breed types. She worked with the UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup committee to rewrite the guidelines for all levels of competitors. She enjoys trail riding and wants to see more access for those with disabilities and cart/carriage driving. Dory is committed to the success and betterment of the equine industry in all its forms. Dory is a newly elected member to the North Carolina Horse Council. Region: West

Experience feel-good shopping this season. Did you know you can shop deals on Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to NCH...
11/23/2020

Experience feel-good shopping this season. Did you know you can shop deals on Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to NCHC at no cost to you! Start checking off your list by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4166278

Have you seen the #beautifulhorseheadchallenge floating around Facebook and Instagram? Here’s your chance to show off yo...
11/21/2020

Have you seen the #beautifulhorseheadchallenge floating around Facebook and Instagram? Here’s your chance to show off your horses! ⬇️Drop your beautiful shots in the comments!

Did you know that the NCHC is part of the United Horse Coalition, as well as the American Horse Council? The UHC just he...
11/20/2020

Did you know that the NCHC is part of the United Horse Coalition, as well as the American Horse Council?

The UHC just held their 2020 Virtual Meeting, which was packed full of information - from learning about the UHC and its programs -- including the Equine Welfare Data Collective, UHC Equine Resource Database, and Educational Materials on Owning Responsibly.

Check out Part 1 here:
https://www.horsecouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/United-Horse-Coalition-Meeting-Part-1.mp4?mc_cid=a6e28e3569&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d

Stay tuned for Parts 2-3!

Your NCHC membership allows us to stay involved in the UHC and together we can all make a difference! If you need to join or renew, do that here: https://nchorsecouncil.com/membership/

Do You Know who Claire Mari Hodges was? During World War I many of the National Park Service rangers were headed off to ...
11/18/2020

Do You Know who Claire Mari Hodges was? During World War I many of the National Park Service rangers were headed off to war. Hodges, who had fallen in love with Yosemite as a teenager during a four-day solo horseback ride through the park, set her sights on becoming a park ranger.

Hodges wrote to Yosemite’s superintendent and said, “Probably you’ll laugh at me, but I want to be a ranger.” Washington B. Lewis, the superintendent, responded back “I beat you to it, young lady. It’s been on my mind for some time to put a woman on one of these patrols.”

In 1918, Hodges became the first female ranger. She was fully commissioned and allowed to do anything the men were. She spent her days as a ranger riding her trusty steed patrolling the park.

(Photo Credit: National Park Service) #womenshistory #wcw

Let’s hear it!
11/18/2020

Let’s hear it!

Good information this time of year! Also beware of red maple leaves. We’ll dedicate a post tomorrow to red maple leaves.
11/17/2020
Will Black Cherry Leaves Make My Horses Sick? – The Horse

Good information this time of year! Also beware of red maple leaves. We’ll dedicate a post tomorrow to red maple leaves.

Black cherry leaves are blowing into a horse pasture, and the owner is worried they will put her horses’ health at risk.

NC Horse Council
11/14/2020

NC Horse Council

Do You Know who Snowman was? A former plow horse bound for the slaughterhouse, he was saved when Harry de Leyer, a New York-based riding instructor, purchased him for $80. Snowman had a very successful show jumping career, followed by numerous national television appearances.

#FlashbackFriday

Do You Know who Snowman was? A former plow horse bound for the slaughterhouse, he was saved when Harry de Leyer, a New Y...
11/13/2020

Do You Know who Snowman was? A former plow horse bound for the slaughterhouse, he was saved when Harry de Leyer, a New York-based riding instructor, purchased him for $80. Snowman had a very successful show jumping career, followed by numerous national television appearances.

#FlashbackFriday

Some leg crud is purely cosmetic, but other types can be very painful and debilitating for your horse. Our sources discu...
11/12/2020
Solving Skin Issues on Horses' Legs – The Horse

Some leg crud is purely cosmetic, but other types can be very painful and debilitating for your horse. Our sources discuss cellulitis, rain rot, ringworm, and other skin conditions that could affect your horse. http://ow.ly/i6xB50CfZyr

Some leg crud is purely cosmetic, but other types can be very painful and debilitating for your horse. Our sources discuss 10 skin conditions that could affect your horse, how to treat them, and how to prevent them in the future.

🇺🇸Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸
11/11/2020

🇺🇸Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸

Did you know that Julia Roberts was a horsewoman? She even did her own riding in the movie "Runaway Bride."Aside from do...
11/11/2020

Did you know that Julia Roberts was a horsewoman? She even did her own riding in the movie "Runaway Bride."

Aside from doing her own riding on set, she even has a ranch in New Mexico where she rides with her family.

But her love for horses doesn't end there! She actually traveled to Mongolia to host and film a documentary called "Wild Horses of Mongolia." She lived for several weeks among nomadic people to study their lifestyle and relationship with the wild horses.

Have you joined the herd? If you are not a current member, please consider joining the only statewide organization dedic...
11/10/2020
Membership | North Carolina Horse Council

Have you joined the herd? If you are not a current member, please consider joining the only statewide organization dedicated to the equine industry. Check out your membership options: https://nchorsecouncil.com/membership/

It’s time to renew your membership or join the NCHC for 2020. If you are not a current member, please consider joining the only statewide organization dedicated to the equine industry.

It's #MemberMonday! This week, meet NCHC executive board member Tom Thomas. The western North Carolina horse owner and e...
11/09/2020

It's #MemberMonday! This week, meet NCHC executive board member Tom Thomas. The western North Carolina horse owner and enthusiast serves on the Board for Gorge’s National Park and is heavily involved in organizing and administering trail development and maintenance throughout the western part of the state including the Pisgah Trail Blazers and Back Country Horsemen of America. Tom has a wealth of experience in the educational and administrative fields.

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Our Mission To serve as the voice of the North Carolina Equine community through education, communication and representation.

The North Carolina Horse Council exists to represent and further the common interest of the entire equine industry of North Carolina. The North Carolina Horse Council is composed of volunteer individuals and groups from all breeds and types of horse activities, without bias. We are amateurs and professionals, horse hobbyist, commercial producers, local riding clubs, and larger corporations. Need to join or renew? Visit https://nchorsecouncil.com/join/

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New Hope Stables is offering a CASH REWARD For information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the death deaths and illnesses at New Hope Stables around Sept 22, 2020 Shipyard Rd, Hertford, NC Call 252-312-9994
Equis Run in N Raleigh has one stall available for boarding. Please contact [email protected] for details. Covered riding ring, outside trails, jump field. Perfect for a laid back, no drama horse and partner who is seeking a nurturing, loving barn enviornment w lots of ammenties. Board is $675 per month. (919) 741- 0083.
Support from the NC Horse Council education grant makes this month's Horse Chats possible for The Livestock Conservancy! Find out all about endangered Cleveland Bay horses here:
Do you have a directory or contact information for horse retirement farms or non profit organizations that can help me re-home them? I have two old geldings that need a home as I am no longer able to care for them due to personal reasons.
In consideration of all of the coastal and inland flooding caused by hurricanes and other acts of nature that have plagued North Carolina and other states over the past few years, this training has proven to be a vital component of emergency operations in both the rescue and recovery aspects on a small and large scale. This training course led by professional emergency and animal rescue responders and highly qualified instructors with ASAR (Animal Search and Rescue) company is open to all classes of emergency services and public safety, animal control, animal rescue teams, humane organizations, veterinary professionals, agricultural extension agents, wildlife officers, and anyone who meets the prerequisites (listed below) who may find themselves involved in an animal rescue from a water environment. Incidents that involve technical rescue of animals require special considerations and knowledge. If emergency responders can not or will not perform these rescue operations, then untrained, ill-equipped, Good Samaritans will attempt the rescue themselves thus make this "animal rescue" a true "human rescue" when the rescuer becomes the victim. This class blends NFPA 1670 Technical Animal Rescue skills for both small and large animal with NFPA Surface Water Rescue skills and boat operations. This class will also meet the criteria for Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) team training guidelines in the 2018 FEMA Resource Typing Instructors provide animal search and rescue training for animal control officers, humane responders, and first responders working in disaster or technical rescue situations. You have breached the door of a residence that is mostly under water to find a frightened or aggressive dog in need of rescue from the floodwater...Do you know how to safely approach, handle, and restrain the dog when attempting to remove and relocate the animal to a safer location? You have located a pasture with a few horses that is rapidly being overtaken by swiftwater current due to localized flooding from a breached dam... Do you know how to approach, halter, lead, and manage a 1000+ pound horse while trying to navigate the current and uncertain terrain while crossing to safer, higher ground? You receive a call for people trapped in an apartment building that is underwater up to the second story and you arrive to find one of the victims holding onto a their beloved cat and refusing to leave without their pet... Do you know how to restrain and contain the cat safely and securely without injury to you or an unplanned escape of the cat from the boat only to meet a tragic end in the water? You are assisting with the rescue of a cow from a river when someone falls into the water, unable to self-rescue...Do you know what to do in order to safely and successfully rescue this victim without injury or death of the victim or yourself? If you question your skill-set as it pertains to the above scenarios or any animal rescue operation from a water environment, then you should register for this training course. DATES / TIMES: July 17 - 19, 2020 8am - 7pm LOCATION: Etowah - Horseshoe Fire Department in Hendersonville NC HOSTED BY: North Carolina Animal Response Team (NC ART) *APPROVED FOR 24 CE CREDITS THROUGH NCVMB (NORTH CAROLINA VETERINARY MEDICAL BOARD) FOR QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS* *LISTED ON NC TERMS FOR MORE INFORMATION - DO NOT REGISTER THROUGH TERMS, REGISTER VIA THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE FLYER* COURSE FLYER: https://eerular.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NC-Flood-Class-July-2020_.pdf REQUIREMENTS: Swimming Ability and Personal Protective Equipment (listed below) REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): Water Draining Helmet, Appropriate Clothing and Wearables for the Environment and Weather, Minimum of a Class III Personal Floatation Device (PFD / Life Jacket) RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): Water Gloves, Class V Personal Floatation Device (PFD / Life Jacket), Dry Suit RENTAL WATER RESCUE GEAR THROUGH ASAR: Water Rescue Gear Package - $200 (Dry Suit, Helmet, and PFD) **Contact ASAR prior to the course if you plan on renting gear** CONTACT: Tori McLeod (910) 494-8210 or Stephanie Rideout (NC ART) [email protected] for additional information VISIT ASAR'S EVENT WEBPAGE: https://eerular.org/event/asar-floodwater-boat-ops-hendersonville-nc/ VISIT ASAR'S WEBSITE: https://eerular.org/
Equine trail riders, please go to this website and let them know we need more trails! Horse trails are on the table but they are ASKING US to respond so the KNOW and can plan! The squeakiest wheel gets heard SO GET SQUEAKIN! They did say if there is any leader or leadership equine organization that they can work with, to contact them. They have not been working with the NC or VA Horse Council. WHO can we put into contact with them as they work on this master plan? They will have it planned out by the fall so the time is now.
Does anyone know of a horse farrier in the Charlotte/concord area that’s still working? I have a horse who needs to be trimmed pretty badly and I can’t find anyone:(
SMQHA-Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association is feeling positive. 1 hr · Hope this message finds everyone safe and well! We are staying hopeful we will be able to have our Suntan Show in July. That being said we are still working on our show but with everything everyone is going through. We think we have found a couple ways to give a helping hand. For 2020 Suntan Show we have come up with a couple ways to help you save money at the show. First on our Open Show with AQHA Level 1 and Rookie Show this year we have made it a Flat Fee of 60.00 (excluding office fee, drug fee, stall, hook up, shaving and JBF Class). As everyone knows we have added a ton of Ranch Classes this year plus being able to give the Ranch Riders there own arena to show in. So now for the Circuit Show we are offering a package again this year but a little different that should help everyone also. We are adding the VRH classes as well with the AQHA package not counting we have added Rookie Classes everyday which will also be included in the package. The package is 250.00 Flat Fee ( excluding office fee, drug fee, stall, hook up, shaving and Non-AQHA Classes). We also are working on a few other things to try and be able to help save a few more bucks just don't have all the kinks worked out yet couple examples golf cart rentals and shaving! We are the middle man on those so we are waiting in hopes to make a deal with the companies. Having a little extra time on our hands we have come up with new and exciting prizes for this years show. Best of all we have been able to find and use more local business to help us with our vision of the awards. Stay tune for pics as we get them completed! With all these changes going on in all our lives it was cool to find these folks. Cause we are helping them and they in return are really helping us!!! Just wanted to give everyone a little reinsurance on stall Reservations. If you feel that you want to come but worried about if there will be a show. Please remember we don;t deposit any checks till July 1. If we would have to cancel after July 1 because of the virus we will refund anything deposited. Also if the show was to be canceled before July 1 we can either mail your check back or shred it for you. So if you can try and get your reservations into Wayne when you can so we can start working on what we will need for everyone! You can call Wayne at 302-270-8999 or email him [email protected]! Also on SMQHA page is a form for stall reservations we also can email one [email protected] Lastly everyone please be safe and smart. If we all work together we can help beat this virus faster!🙏♥️🙏
Robeson County Folks-- The NC Horse Council meeting will be in Lumberton on March 4th-7pm AG Center on Hwy 74. Please plan to attend--