DreamCatchers wants to help you stay connected to the issues surrounding equines today. We will be posting various articles, interviews, and links to media releases for you on this page, as well as offering links to helpful educational material for the horse lover and owner!
1. Check out http://mugwumpchronicles.blogspot.com/ cool site to get answers about horse behaviors and voice your opinions..
2. Check out our news link established through Best Friends website at http://network.bestfriends.org/news/default.aspx?gu=dreamcatchers
3. Ever wonder if the plants in your pasture are safe for horses to eat? There are actually many common plants that can prove to be detrimental to equines, and in some cases even deadly. Check out the Cornell University site to learn more about plants poisonous to equines, and what you can do to maintain your pasture. In most cases, horses that have adequate hay available will avoid plants that are poisonous.Cornell University Poisonous Plant Database for Horse Owners You can also contact your local Dept. of Agriculture. Many have people that will come out and evaluate the plants in pastures free of charge, and help you formulate a plan of action, if needed.
4. Want to know where to find information on general equine care? Would you like to research common conditions before you call your vet out? Or simply get more familiar with First Aide for equines? Check out the link to Horse Advice.com
5. With so many horses coming to us in emaciated condition, we have to be constantly aware and very careful of Refeeding Syndrome. For people considering taking on an emaciated horse, being aware of recommended feeding practices for undernourished horses is critital. You can learn more about Refeeding Syndrome through the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
6. Need to find a ferrier for your horse? Check out the American Ferrier's Association website to find a certified ferrier near you! American Ferrier's Association
7. Need to find a veterinarian in your area? Check out LocalVets.com to find a vet near you!
DreamCatchers has been in several articles and news broadcasts over the last several months. To see the articles, click on the links below!
1. Colorado Springs Gazette - http://www.gazette.com/articles/horses_32454___article.html/martin_rescue.html
3. News broadcast by Channel 4 News - http://cbs4denver.com/seenon/pay.it.forward.2.632395.html
4. The Horse Magazine -http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=11206&kw=julie
5. MSN News - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22882343/
6. Time Article - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1809950,00.html
7, Western Horseman Magazine - http://forums.westernhorseman.com/cgi-bin/bb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=3;t=001537
8. ABC World News - Go to http://www.abcworldnews.go.com and do a search for Second Chance for Racehorses to link to the video broadcast.