Originally Posted by With Grace
CW - that would be awesome if you could work with those horses!
Maisie - I feel your pain with the shedding, I have found yet another reason that I don't want to own a grey horse. I have so much grey hairs on everything I own, and the horse lives 10 miles away! In the middle of the day running errands I have had to spit out a horse hair! Yuck!
Foxhunter - I love the term bunny huggers! Never heard that before, I'm assuming it's similar to our term "tree huggers" here. We had elk in our area that were destroying a PGA golf course. Some master hunters were selected to come thin the herd. A few people got vocal about it...and those Elk are still destroying the course. The herd here has gotten ridiculously large and they can't really do anything to stop it.
So, my big news for the day. I am officially a student of Large Animal Massage! By this time next year, I hope to start building my practice :) I am so very excited!
That's awesome, Grace! Congratulations!! As for the elk situation- years ago I worked for a private and huge park system downstate that didn't allow deer hunting - the herds became out of control, and had eradicated many species of wildflowers. It was very beneficial when they had some hunters come in and harvest a specific amount - it was well planned, and the delicious venison was donated to food banks around the state. It was a good call, and in the nick of time! There were many opposed, but with no natural predators or hunting, of course they're going to be out of control, and when people finally became educated on the topic, they agreed.
Foxhunter- I hope something can be done about the badgers - we have badger, bear, etc., here and I'd rather encounter a bear over a badger any day, believe me! (we only have MI Black Bear here, which do get large, but are generally shy and do not want to be around humans) A few yrs. Ago we had a big badger problem on our property also, and I literally wouldn't do anything out here without my bear spray in hand because of them! Good luck with that! :)