Sustainability and the Equine World

A term that is seen more frequently and in more places these days is “sustainability”.  What does this actually mean?  What is its significance to the equine world?

In 1987, the United Nation’s World Commission on Environment and Development offered this definition: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future [...]

A Granddaughter's Essay

The year is 2040.  I am living on this wonderful horse farm today, thanks to Grandmother Becky.  Back in 2010, she made the choice to adopt the principles of tri-nested sphere sustainability.  She integrated the practices into all areas of her life.  Others realized the wisdom of these living choices, and they worked together to [...]

Expanding on the Sustainable Equine Enterprise…

The term ‘consideration’ is used in business as one element of a legal contract.  It stands for ‘an exchange of value’.  It can be money, or an item, or a promise given in return for something from the other party.  I chose the term for its multiple meanings.  When we are considerate toward one another, [...]

Welcome to The Opal Horse!


I am a commitment to raising awareness of sustainability principles and practices in the equine world.  I envision the possibility of all equine (horse, donkey, mule) facilities and businesses being sustainable.

What do I mean by sustainable?

The Sustainable Equine Enterprise…

… treats the earth with the utmost care and consideration;

… [...]