Video 16 Sep

feministbecky:

bobsavage:

lagio:

silverletomi:

I wonder how long we’ll stay friends on Facebook.

I literally just deleted someone for sharing that picture! Was a coincidence

It’s just this fucking idea that if you’re less intelligent than someone else you deserve a lower standard of living than your ‘betters’.

I also just deleted someone for sharing that picture!

Photo 16 Sep lakilester:

No one get’s lynched for exfoliating is the greatest come back I’ve ever witnessed.

lakilester:

No one get’s lynched for exfoliating is the greatest come back I’ve ever witnessed.

Text 16 Sep

i appreciate that my name is gender neutral

Photo 16 Sep ambivalentlyyours:

"humor is the single most subversive weapon we have" - Marica Tucker in the Film !Women Art Now (see the full interview by Lynn Hershman here) ❤
Quote 16 Sep
please be as weird as me please be as weird as me please be as weird as me
— me every time I meet someone (via miel-lapin)
Text 16 Sep
Video 16 Sep
Text 16 Sep

heartofhorselords:

Just a reminder to people harping on those that document animal abuse rather than intervening…

a) It is not always safe for someone to intervene at the time, and they may get kicked out, and while they may stop something for the time being, there’s no telling what can happen afterward.

b) Documentation is everything in animal abuse cases, where it often only too easily becomes a situation of he-said she-said. Photos and videos generally carry more weight than someone saying “I saw such-and-such do x and y to their horse.” Sad, but true. I remember when I went to report an animal welfare violation to the professor in charge of animal welfare on my campus and the first thing he said to me was, “Did you take photos or video?”

YEP.

Photo 16 Sep awwww-cute:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

awwww-cute:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

Quote 16 Sep
Vaccines protect the health of children in the United States so well that most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences of diseases now stopped by vaccines
Text 16 Sep

horrible-princess:

it’s interesting to me that ppl associate forced labor with communism when you will most likely literally die if you don’t work under capitalism

Photo 16 Sep aka14kgold:

islamic-art-and-quotes:

The FBI caught a terrorist last week, but since he is not Muslim, you probably didn’t hear about it on the news.

Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”


…
His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques.

[Source]

Well, since the ‘blowing up mosques’ part is more or less on the CIA’s agenda, you can see why the FBI wouldn’t want to call him a terrorist…

aka14kgold:

islamic-art-and-quotes:

The FBI caught a terrorist last week, but since he is not Muslim, you probably didn’t hear about it on the news.

Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”

His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques.

[Source]

Well, since the ‘blowing up mosques’ part is more or less on the CIA’s agenda, you can see why the FBI wouldn’t want to call him a terrorist…

Video 16 Sep

heartofhorselords:

unhappyhorses:

piaffepassage:

dreamingdressage:

on-white-horses:

atributetosuccess:

disabledequestrian:

chase-me-charlie:

long-spot-to-freedom:

ottb—pride:

ruff-riders:

*Warning, this is a graphic read*



Tom Olive is some sort of great horse trainer from Ocala, he and his mustang Einstein are supposedly famous. Tom agreed to hold a clinic at my friend’s barn. On the first day, 9/13/14, Tom worked with a few horses. I’m mainly going to talk about Juno, a 4 year old curly mare who had only ever been ridden in her pen a few times in a halter by me.

My friend asked Tom to get her dead broke by the time he left. Tom tied her to the side of the barn and proceeded to beat her with a golf club that he had turned into a carrot stick. She tried to run but would just get yanked back around by the rope. She also tried to strike out and attack him, causing her to get beaten worse. Then he saddled and bridled her, with a bit, and got on her while she was still tied to the barn. He began to jab her sides with his spurs and beat her some more with his golf club.

Eventually he untied her and rode her around the field. The only cues he gave her were to slam her sides with the spurs and yank the crap out of her mouth. Eventually she got tired of his abusive behavior, threw him, and once again attacked him. He then beat her around the face/head with the golf club for a good five minutes or so before getting back on. He worked her so hard she fell to her knees. He would give her a break every now and then, so he could work with other horses. The clinic started at 10am and that’s when he started with Juno. At around 5 or 6, a group of 10 riders, including Tom on Juno, and me on a friend’s paint, Joker, got together to go for a ride up to the lake to have a campfire. For the whole day and ride I was working damage control as best I could, however if I had spoken up or called anyone I would have been banned from the property, and the horses we did manage to get away from him would not have been warned in time. Many of the riders trailered up, and did not witness the abuse. It’s about a 60 minute ride each way. Since my sister, jdh-mst-gnt, didn’t get off of work until 7, she didn’t make it to the lake until 8. She then asked if anyone wanted her to ride their horse back for them. Tom, whom she had never met, agreed to let her ride Juno back because he was sore and didn’t want to ride anymore that night. When she saw Juno she was in bad shape. There was no life in her eyes, she refused to graze, drool was pouring out of her mouth, and she just looked like she had given up on life. She took off the bridle and Juno was very confused, she had no idea how to let go of the bit. She put a rope halter on her and mounted up, not long after that the rest of the group mounted their horses as well. When Juno’s owner saw that we had taken the bit off he got very upset and demanded that she put it back on but she convinced him that she didn’t need it. It took about 10 minutes, but life slowly started to creep back into her. They led the group, in the pitch black, back to the barn and by the end of the ride she was pretty much back to normal and was even trying to graze. She was untacked, rinsed down, and put up for the night.


The second day, 9/14/14, the farrier was out in the morning for Juno and another horse. He said that under no circumstances was she to be worked in anyway because a tendon in her leg was about to blow. Of course Tom and her owner were very upset by this because they had planned to do the same as they had done yesterday to her. So Tom went to work on an 18yr old AndalusianX mare named Misty instead. He said he was gonna teach her how to lie down. He tied a rope to her front left leg and tied the other end to the saddle horn. Then he cranked her leg to her stomach and pulled her head between her knees. She put up one heck of a fight. She nearly flipped over more than once. It took nearly a half hour to finally throw her. This continued for at least another hour if not more. Tom kept saying that he couldn’t stop because she needed to know that he was in charge and she wasn’t going to win. By the time he was done with her she could barely walk. Her leg was all tore up, and was barely usable. She was in a lot of pain; she has permanent damage because of this. While he was ‘training’ Misty a lot of the spectators left because of how abusive it was, yet the whole time her owner was very happy and saying what a great job Tom was doing.
We stopped watching after an hour and went to talk with some other people who were still waiting for Tom to work with their horses. My sister and I ended up working with them instead and had no problems and then the owners, very wisely, loaded them back into their trailer and left. Tom and my friend were very disappointed that there were no more horses to ‘train’, so they took Juno out of her stall and worked with her instead of retiring for the day. Tom worked on getting her to climb onto a stone pedestal and then stuffed her in the corner of her stall and worked on moving her hindquarters. It didn’t take long for that hopeless expression to find its way back on her face…

Fucking sick! This tom guy needs to be hit with a golf club!

Share and warn people about this arsehole!

Absolutely sick, this man needs to never touch another living thing in his life. Human, horse, or otherwise.

Also who the hell even thinks it’s plausible or OK to ask a horse be dead broke by the end of a single clinic? That is basically asking for them to be beaten into submission, proper training takes time and shortcuts are bad news about 99.99% of the time. The owner of these horses (I was confused if this was your friend or someone else) needs to get a wake-up call ASAP or get out of animal care. This Tom character would have been kicked to the curb of any respectable barn the second that golf club came out, the fact that this was allowed to continue for two days is absolutely horrific.

It must have been horrible for you to be stuck watching that and unable to say anything, thank you for bringing this to light (and working those other horses instead to save them from this Tom dude).

I would have just reported him to the ASPCA and be done with it.

What a horrendous man…

What the fuck is wrong with some people? I mean seriously, was he dropped on his head as a child? Because it wasn’t from a great enough height.

the type of horsemanship i hate. 

This sickens me but I do have to wonder… Why didn’t anyone stop him? If this was my horse or anyone’s horse for that matter that I saw getting beaten, I wouldn’t stop to take pics I would stop the guy beating the horse. Witnessing this is enabling this abuse to happen, this makes witnesses as responsible as the abuser himself

I did some googling, and apparently he was involved in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, which doesn’t surprise me. Taking a wild animal and breaking them to ride in a matter of days is a recipe for abuse.

Just so everyone remembers his name and to avoid him, that’s Tom Olive, in Ocala FL. I believe he was previously affiliated with StartingOver Ranch (this website barely works), but according to the more active facebook, that organization is aware of the abuse and is no longer associated with him.

Spread his name around and keep your horses safe.

And if anyone ever claims they can get your horse broke to ride in a day (or even a few days), don’t believe them.

I looked up Tom Olive, too, and found an article for the EMM contest he did with his horse Einstein. He’s a real winner:

"A horse learns on pressure and release," he said.

What that means is that horses do not like physical pressure applied to their bodies and move away from it when they can. And they stop moving when the pressure stops. Olive uses that knowledge when training all his horses.

He said it’s the language all horses, regardless of their breeds, understand.

And since horses are prey animals, animals that naturally want to flee, he uses that to his advantage. So, when Olive wants the horse to move away from him, he crouches like a predator and gently moves his hands toward the horse. As a result, the horse moves away. When Olive relaxes his own body, Einstein stops and relaxes.

"They think I’m a heck of a trainer, but all I do is move off his pressure," he said.

Olive said his training is based on being consistent with his horses; gentle, and firm.

"You don’t have to beat on a horse to get him to move," he said. "But one of you is going to have to be the leader, and if you’re not, he will be,""

Real sketchy NH bullshit, and a heckuva lot of taking advantage of a horse’s fear. Training shouldn’t involve fear.

I’ve been a position where I decided to photograph instead of reporting immediately. It sucks and you feel terrible about it, but now you have evidence, and evidence is EVERYTHING in animal cruelty cases. If anyone catches on to the fact that you reported them, you will lose every chance you had at documenting. Would this being going viral and ruining his reputation without photos. Nope.


Design crafted by Prashanth Kamalakanthan. Powered by Tumblr.