ARABIANS (AHA)

ARABIANS

To my many endurance friends, who have suffered patiently with my gross misunderstanding of the Arabian horse, I want to publicly apologize on this web page!  As the owner of two of the most gorgeous, and most personable Arabians, I have changed my mind about this breed. I still believe that the Tennessee Walker can compete just as successfully as the Arabian in the Endurance World, but I no longer see the Arabian as a hot-headed little horse.

With that said (chuckle) I have found myself a new avenue in which to pursue my horse talents and skills.  I am in possession of a most awesome Polish-bred Arabians and one race bred (French lines) Arabian. I will be producing one marvelous foal each year from Praire.  My goals with these foals is to get them out into the Endurance World as successful competitors.  A bonus would be to see one of them make it to Tevis and triumph over the most grueling 100 mile race ever mapped out.

For more information on the Arabian Horse, please visit the website http://www.arabianhorses.org .  For more information on the Polish Sire lines, click here. For more information on the Shalimar breeding program, click here.

While I do not agree with, nor support the new “Arabian Look” which is predominant in the show ring, I still believe in the integrity of the Arabian horse breeding.  My Arabians are exactly what the original breeders demanded … People oriented, calm and trusting, willing to work hard without question, compact and easy to feed, and most of all – most beautiful!

A peaceful summer day with my Arabians (June 2011)

In a controversial time of economic failure within the horse industry, I have many people asking me, “Why the heck are you breeding more horses?”  My goal as a small breeder is to produce one to two outstanding Arabian foals to compete in endurance.  These foals will be evaluated as they mature.  If they show endurance potential, they will be sold into an endurance home.  If they do NOT show endurance potential, they will be sold into a home that will understand and appreciate what they ARE meant to do…be it racing, showing or family companionship.

I have one well bred mare with an outstanding temperament and disposition, as well as correct conformation and intelligence, to breed to Shrapnel.  I believe that I am producing exceptional Arabians.  I am not interested in listening to people beat on me about bringing another horse into a world full of horses.  Horses do not end up in slaughter due to the breeders…it’s rare to see a foal at the slaughter house.  Horses end up in these situations because of their “current owner” and that’s all I have to say on this subject.

My horses now live in New Tripoli, PA – a short 7 mile trip up Rt 100 from the I-78 exit.  610-756-3836 or Email me at dodie@newpromisefarms.com

 

 

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Most Dangerous Highway in Pennsylvania

On November 28th, The Morning Call published an article on our stretch of highway from Lenhartsville to New Smithville.

PennDOT is getting ready to launch a $175 million reconstruction project along a dangerous 8-mile stretch of Interstate 78 known for its heavy truck traffic and unusually high rate of traffic fatalities.  In a 2014 study, the state estimated about 45,000 vehicles traveled that portion of the highway daily — with tractor-trailers making up about 35 percent of that figure. The study found the 8-mile section had 71 percent more crashes than other Pennsylvania expressways. Its fatality rate was 40 percent higher than elsewhere in the state, according to studies cited by PennDOT.

At our November 3rd meeting with PennDOT, this fact about the dangerous ten mile stretch of the I-78 corridor was brought up over and over and we listed out all the highway closures in the past year, the fatalities, the complete closing of both sides of the highway which puts traffic detoured onto Old 22 …

AND YET THEY STILL BELIEVE THAT THERE IS NOT A SAFETY CONCERN IN ISSUING AN HOP (Highway Occupancy Permit) FOR A WAREHOUSE?

Let’s talk about that for a moment.  In 2014 there were 45,000 vehicles through this stretch of highway, approximately 16,000 of those being tractor trailers.  Well, that is before the New Smithville Warehousing community was built.  That was before they finished the six million square feet warehouses in Fogelsville.  And where is a new study showing that those numbers are probably half again as many now, as we near to 2018, and the amount of tractor trailer traffic is probably closer to 50 percent.

We have repeatedly asked for a PennDOT traffic study on our intersection.  I believe they need to do a traffic study on the highway, especially now that it will be under construction for four years, causing clogging and backups and more accidents as people impatiently try to get through the construction.

But adding another 2,000 vehicles, right in the middle of all this, for warehouse traffic, will not be a problem.

SERIOUSLY?

 

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