“As a member of the United States Pony Club, I stand for the best in
sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the
enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in stride,
remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its
cause for being. I shall endeavor to maintain the best tradition of the
ancient and noble skill of horsemanship, always treating my horse with
consideration due a partner.”
— The Pony Club Pledge
Based in Carbondale, Illinois, the Boskydell Pony Club offers kids of all ages the opportunity to learn about horsemanship and sportsmanship at all levels. We offer unmounted and mounted lessons and clinics throughout the year. For more information about Pony Club or to join, please contact Gina Shiplett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE: In order to plan your calendars more effectively all Boskydell Pony Club meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Box Fan Recall Could Affect Horse Owners
by: Erica Larson, News Editor
March 24 2011, Article # 17985
Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some of these fans to catch fire, reportedly causing several house fires and a barn fire.
According to a statement on the company's website, affected fans were manufactured between July 31, 2002, and July 31, 2004, and "sold at major retail stores, home improvement centers, hardware stores, and other retailers nationwide between late 2002 and as late as 2005."
The models affected by this recall are Lasko model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans model number 4733. These fans will have "2002-03″ or "2003-04″ printed on the bottom of the frame.
Lasko requests that anyone currently using one of the recalled fans discontinue use immediately and register their recalled productonline or call 800/233-0268. Those affected will be provided with a fan protection cord adapter, which is designed to "protect against a potential hazard resulting from an electrical failure in the fan motor."