Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Madeleine Pickens named "Horsewoman of the Year" (I know, I know)
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States stated, "Madeleine Pickens is one of those rare individuals who puts her passion, time and money where her heart is," as she was named "Horsewoman of the Year" at the annual Sound Horse Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Pickens was a key note speaker on Friday and was introduced by Senator Joe Tydings, "The father of the Horse Protection Act of 1970" which aims to end horse soring, the illegal and inhumane practice of using painful chemicals and mechanical methods that create intense pain in the front feet of gaited show horses to create exaggerated high steps. Wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine purchased a 14,000 acre ranch in northeast Nevada to house wild horses that have been removed by the Bureau of Land Management. Naming the ranch Mustang Monument, Pickens plans to initially bring in 1000 non-breeding mustangs and turn the area into a vacation destination filled with camping opportunities, covered wagons, campfires and natural ecological opportunities for Americans to enjoy across the nation. Pickens adds "there is romance and glamour" and that "Americans don't often see this way of life."...more
Her being "horsewoman" of the year is like Tiger Woods being "husband" of the year.