Reining Glory Color Pencil

This color pencil artwork is currently for sale. It is 11×9 inches in size, un-matted and unframed. It will come in a protective sleeve. I love horses and this was a fun project that I worked on. I would really love to see it find a new home. If you have any questions, please ask!!

Buy This Artwork HERE:

 

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In the News, the Hub Bub that Hurts

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SS_04302016_104 - 1Many of our readers are upset by the “status quo political pandering of propaganda” storm that arises every spring as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) creates the list of areas to be targeted on the next “gather schedule.” (Yes. this article was edited to add a lot more).

It should be noted that it is the fourth year of a deceleration in removal numbers that was forced by BLM running a broken program into the ground by relying on removals (that increase reproductive rates) and stockpiling wild horses into holding facilities. That statement is CONFIRMED by the 1.5 million dollar BLM commissioned study (where BLM controlled all the data reviewed) done by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). It should also be noted that since the findings of the study were released no mandate, memo, mention, effort has been made to correct the massive deficits outlined in…

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BLM Ends Nevada Wild Horse Fertility Project

I have been on the side of animal rights for years and know very well what is going on with wild horses. PZP is a fertility control drug that could be one of the keys that help KEEP wild horses in the wild! Friends Of Animals are a horrible organization! They did not even bother to collaborate or even talk with other advocates that have worked HARD to try and find a solution with the BLM! Fertility control program can help keep these horses wild and free. Friends of Animals is setting the course for these horses to be rounded up, separated, gelded and housed in government pens and possible slaughter for the older ones that are sold!!!

I have been blocked from commenting on their facebook page. Their legal action to stop the fertility control program puts these horses in DANGER! This group FOA is reckless.

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: Scott Sonner – AP Reporter

“Administration of PZP to these wild horses is hereby suspended, pending further review,”

Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday.

BLM officials confirmed they have suspended the pilot fertility-control project southeast of Carson City pending completion of additional environmental analysis.

Unlike most conflicts over mustangs that pit protection groups against ranchers, the dispute in Nevada’s Pine Nut Mountains has divided horse advocates themselves over the appropriate use of fertility-control drugs on the range.

The federal agency approved the pilot project in 2014 working with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and the Gardnerville-based Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates to treat…

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New Art Title: A Different Perspective

It has been a long time since I blogged but I wanted to share my latest piece.

I call it ‘A Different Perspective’.

This piece actually took me MONTHS to finish. I hated it when I drew out the sketch. I wanted to see it through. This piece was so tough to work on because I had experienced the dreaded wax bloom that can happen when using color pencil. I erased the chest portion then painted over it with Gesso! Then I erased it again! I just knew I had ruined this piece.

I did not give up! I was able to work it out and it now looks pretty darn good. I have even already SOLD this piece. It pays to stick with it and finish it. People seem to love it. It has gotten a good laugh.

So here it is.

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Animal Art By Jodi Copyrighted 2016

 

Sarge, a poster child for everything wrong (Range Management, a Layer of… Bricks, Part Two)

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Sarge during release Sarge during release

Sarge, a wild horse from the Fish Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has become a poster child for a broken system. Sarge has become a “brick in the wall.”

Update on Sarge, December 16, 2015 at the bottom of this article. To if you want to understand all Sarge came to represent read to the bottom. If you already know, simply scroll down.

The Great Wall of Denial

Entrenched behaviors create a dysfunctional environment that repeatedly enables the continuance of imbalance, injustice and a multitude of corruptions of the intent of law and morality. This dysfunction is creating an increasingly violent situation.

We began our series on the “Bricks in the Wall,” with a focus on advocacy at the time the 1971 Act and the Wild Horses sold to slaughter buyer, Tom Davis. To read the introduction go here:

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Truth and Consequence, Wild Horses in 2016

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Mare and her foal removed in the Mare and her foal removed in the “emergency” at Triple B, 10/2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages more wild horses than all other jurisdictions combined. BLM operates on the federal government “fiscal year” that begins in October. So everything that is happening is considered “fiscal 2016” for the BLM. The budgets that control activities are 2016.

There are two public “hot button” issues at the present time; slaughter and roundups. Both of these issues are not new ones. However there are current developments fueling both of these agendas. To read a post on 4 of the issues in advocacy today go here: http://wildhorseeducation.org/2015/09/20/whe-cut-to-the-chase-major-discussion-points-in-advocacy-today/

A lot of people are scratching their heads as we see a large scale removal to begin in Oregon (1200 wild horses) and an active EA that has the objective of removing 1700 from Wyoming. Just these two removals will outpace the yearly totals of…

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Dept. of Justice refuses to take any action against Spur Livestock, BLM contractors who sold wild horses to kill buyer

BLM are selling wild horses to slaughter on tax payer dime.

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. Of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation   Copyright 2015                   All Rights Reserved.

In this case, there was NO justice.  Wild Horse Freedom Federation did an investigation and found that a BLM long term holding contractor, Spur Livestock, sold wild horses to well known kill buyer Joe Simon.  R.T. Fitch, President of Wild Horse Freedom Federation, publicly presented an official government document with proof of this to the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board at their meeting.  Joan Guilfoyle, Division Chief of the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, was present.

However, the Department of Justice (DoJ) only issued a letter of declination.  A declination decision is generally viewed to mean that the DoJ , in the exercise of its prosecutorial discretion, declines to prosecute or bring…

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Reining Glory: Color Pencil Newest Piece

I have finally finished a new piece! Color pencil. Thank you to Karen Shaheen for her reference photo.  I believe this turned out nicely! Hope you enjoy it! For purchasing information please contact me here

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Please click the image to see a closer view. Thank you!!~Jodi

Full story of Whizards Baby Doll “Roxy” born March 15, 2001 died Feb. 8, 2012

Such a sad horsie story. Roxy was an internet sensation!

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Heaven’s remuda improved by one fine mare on February 8, leaving this planet one short, with the passing of Roxy (aka Whizards Baby Doll), best known as horsewoman Stacy Westfall’s bareback and bridleless mount.  She sustained traumatic injury after apparently becoming cast in her stall sometime during the night of Feb. 5.

Many will best remember Roxy from a video that went viral on the Internet in which Stacy rode her with no bridle or saddle, winning the Freestyle Reining Championship at the 2006 American Quarter Horse Congress.  The performance, coming less than a month after Stacy’s father passed away, touched an appreciative audience worldwide.  One person quite moved by the ride was TV personality Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Stacy and Roxy to appear on her show.  Roxy, ever the lady, gave Ellen a memorable ride, and charmed the live studio audience by coaxing peppermints from Stacy. 

Roxy first came…

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