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The Path of the Horse eBook on Kindle takes the reader beyond the Path of the Horse documentary, following Stormy May's path in the years following the release of the movie. Originally released in 2012 and updated in 2016.

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How do I want to be treated?

3 Responses to How do I want to be treated?

  • It was notable that the horses in this video cantered toward not away from the person holding the camera. The returns trips looked to me like invitations to “come and play” or, “we’ve got company…Yay!” I want to be treated as a welcome guest at any hour and I want my horses to feel that same way.

    • Gonzalo says:

      Hi Julie,I am very glad you wrote in. A lot of people are wonreding the very same things you are about what is happening, and it is my goal to help clarify what can and is happening to unwanted horses these days in the USA. I will write a longer blog post soon, but meantime here are some basics:1. The volunteers I work with and I do not own any of these horses. We have gone to feed lots, auctions with kill pens, and other known middle men buyers who sell to kill buyers.2. We know we can’t save all the horses, but we do our best to find the horses that we can market to the public in the few short days before a slaughter truck will come and pick them up and take them to Canada or Mexico.3. The prices are set by the feedlot owners or middle men owners, and they are the same or possibly only slightly higher than what the kill buyers are about to pay them at the end of the week anyway. As hard as it is for many of us to fathom, this is their business, and we are at least glad for the opportunity to rescue some horses from this unthinkable fate that happens all the time.I am so glad to hear you have taken in a rescue mare and given her the kind of life she and every horse deserves. It is the very sad truth that we breed too many horses each year in this country to sustain the population when they outlive their perceived usefulness or don’t perform well enough in the field or sport they were trained for. It is my opinion that horse slaughter has never been a humane practice for these highly sensitive flight animals, and that is why I volunteer to help publicize and place horses in need. There are many people who, like you, are willing to take in horses like these, and it is those people I am hoping to reach, get the word out, and eventually, provide options and change the status quo for how this country is currently choosing to allow these animals to be treated.

  • gaia Equina says:

    Stormy I cant say anything more than that you are a very special woman. I cant wait to safe the money for that ticket the USA! I ove it and the way you show it makes it even stronger.

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Thank you so much for your touching documentary ! – It changed my life !!! ♥

Georgina Speed