Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Commentary: Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More

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Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

October 20, 2014

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show.... Read More

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Rare South Carolina Ponies Relocated

October 19, 2014

A trio of wild Marsh ponies has been relocated to a safer location after another pony was killed by a motorist.... Read More

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Tennessee Horseman Petitions for Equine Rights

October 18, 2014

But one city official believes the petition is intended to promote equestrian use of a municipal trail in Johnson City.... Read More

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Do Professionals Judge Horse Behavior Like Scientists?

October 16, 2014

Researchers found that equestrian professionals appear to disagree with scientists on horses' head and neck positions.... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Why Equitation Scientists Love Dressage Star Valegro

October 13, 2014

The British Grand Prix horse has become equitation science's sweetheart. Find out why.... Read More

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Strengths and Limitations of Equine Stress Measurements

October 11, 2014

Measuring equine stress isn't as easy as it might sound, one researcher said. Here's a review of the current techniques.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Horse Abandonment

October 09, 2014

The older mare was found with a broken jaw and an injury to her left hind leg.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Illegal Slaughter Farm in Florida

October 09, 2014

Authorities removed 10 horses--including three off-the-track Thoroughbreds--from a property in Southwest Miami-Dade.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Theft

October 06, 2014

A Louisiana man has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a horse before selling the animal at an auction.... Read More

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Woman Charged in Nevada Equine Cruelty Case

October 03, 2014

A woman is facing multiple cruelty counts after authorities removed more than 30 horses from her ranch near Las Vegas.... Read More

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Mutilated Mare Receiving Care in Texas

October 02, 2014

The allegedly malnourished 4- or 5-year-old Paint mare had her vagina cut out and was stabbed inside that initial wound.... Read More

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Owner Charged in Utah Horse Deaths

September 29, 2014

A Utah owner has been charged in the deaths of 10 horses found without access to water in July.... Read More

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How Many Horses Makes a Hoarder?

September 28, 2014

One rescuer says hoarding has less to do with many animals than with abuse. So is it time to redefine a horse hoarder? ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Approves Harness Racing Whip Standards

September 27, 2014

Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip.... Read More

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TWH Celebration Veterinary Group Releases Preliminary Report

September 25, 2014

Officials say X rays at the event showed no signs of improper pressure shoeing or foreign objects in shoeing devices.... Read More

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Improving Anti-Venom Donor Horses' Welfare

September 25, 2014

Anti-venoms have been derived from horses since 1884. Learn how scientists are working to improve these horses' welfare.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Black Forest Farm

September 24, 2014

The allegedly maltreated herd--including a high-profile cutting horse--were found living among several dead horses.... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Do Horses Actually Enjoy Pats after a Winning Ride?

September 23, 2014

Our equitation science reporter shares why she doesn't pat her horse for a job well done. ... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More

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FBI to Report Animal Cruelty Statistics

September 23, 2014

The FBI's Uniform Crimes Report will add animal cruelty statistics to its National Incident Based Reporting System.... Read More

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UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

September 23, 2014

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. ... Read More