Free Horses to good home in OntarioHorses free to a good home in Ontario
He' s good with kids. Buckie is a big seller - even though the 13-year-old brown gelding is free. Cobourgs Ronda Markle cannot betray the trapper she raised, educated, ridden, traded and then, remarkable, saved from battle in February. However, Markle's difficulty finding a new home for a stallion is not uncommon in Ontario today.
The burnt-out equestrian sports sector with a diminished viability, an urgent lack of grass, the production of pads that have duplicated in prices and finances for tens of millions of sportsmen and women, means that farmers are giving up livestock they can no longer buy. Buckie's case, if there are no buyers before winters set in, he will be put to sleep, says Markle, who has 15 horses on her M&M Trotters ranch.
Over 60 percent of the cash distributed in the Ontario race came from slot fund investments. The horses are hurting now. At the end of October, the OSPCA saved eight horses and five horses from a Durham Regional ranch, some of them with links to the race world. Equally, the four-legged beings who wear Jockeys and drag harnesses around Ontario's 17 race oval can be confronted with massive assisted suicide.
Up to 13,000 whole blood, standard and quarter horses would be slaughtered if the horse sports collapsed entirely, according to the government's Horse Racing Industry Transition Panels. But in its October 23 reporting to Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the panels stated that this lethal situation could be prevented by immediate and substantive race reform at all stages.
In this desolate background, like Markle, horses' proprietors are also under pressure to breed their horses. Ontario dry spells this summers have resulted in less straw at higher price, "if you can find straw," says Markle. She normally stores 2,400 balls a year on her 24-hectare ranch to raise her flock; this year Markle could only get 1,800 balls and estimated that she has dropped to about 1,200.
Mate, his 20-year-old farmer mate, eats about five balls a day between them. It is this enthusiasm is one of the main motivations why Markle is choosy about who, if any, will take her stallion. She already turned down an ad after visiting the prospective new home and didn't like the outdated look and inferior quality feedback.
"There is no way that I would ever put my steed there," she says, alarmed that Buckie would not be protected correctly or given enough to eat...and again temporarily resold as a saddle steed to a Pennsylvania familiy, then disposed of for killing and butchered. An Pennsylvanian organisation named Another Chance for Horses listens to concerns about battle pipes from peters.
It is a non-profit organization that tries to find dead consecrated pets by using tagged tattoo numbers on the neck (on standard breads; whole-blood tartos on the top lip) and to find former owner. arkle was quickly spotted by Another Chance for Horses. Then Markle gave a Hamilton Area firm $850 to shut down and bring Buckie back.
It quickly recuperated at Markle's ranch, riding from her horse-loving grandchild, Lilly Dyson, 10. arkle is confident that she will find Buckie a lovely "forever at home" where she won't be worried about him. She can' t bear to keep a non-running or non-propagating animal. Rider refused to consider the butchery.
But for the first goddamn moment in her entire career, Markle would put a sound old stallion to sleep.