Disaster Recovery


American Horse Council Highlights Recreational Riding

July 01, 2010

On Tuesday June 22, the American Horse Council (AHC) held its first Recreation Forum in Washington, DC to highlight issues of importance to recreational riders. The forum was attended by representatives from national equestrian organizations an... Read More


Increased Relief for Kentucky Horse Owners on the Way

June 30, 2010

According to a recent report, one out of every 10 work-eligible Kentuckians is unemployed. In response to the significant increase in jobless horse owners, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has modified eligibility requirements for their Equine ... Read More


Horse Industry Donates to Riding Program

June 24, 2010

Al Roker of NBC's "Today Show" visited Bozeman, Mont., earlier this week, bringing with him $1.2 million in donations for Eagle Mount, a local charity. ... Read More


Seminar for Horse Professionals to Be Available Online

June 16, 2010

Equestrian Professional will begin a three-part seminar series July 5 on financial planning for horse professionals. This series will focus on what horse professionals can do to create a secure financial outlook for their businesses and their o... Read More


New Bolton Critical Care Center Emphasizes Biosecurity

May 13, 2010

The James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center, the newest facility at the New Bolton Center, has been built to emphasize biosecurity in large animal veterinary care. The center, located on the Kennett Square, Pa., campus of the University of Penn... Read More


Equine Gunshot Survivor Off to New Home

May 13, 2010

Picaro, the Paso Fino stallion shot in the head when his despondent owner apparently killed himself and his wife, is off to his new home in Virginia. After four months of care through Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., the horse is en ro... Read More


Colorado Fire Claims 12 Horses

May 12, 2010

Law enforcement authorities and fire officials in Colorado are working together to determine who is responsible for a fire that killed 12 horses and several other animals on May 9.

The horses, a goat, and several chickens and rooster... Read More


AHC to Hold Recreation Forum

May 05, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) invites all recreational riders and equestrians to attend the AHC Recreation Forum June 22, from 1–5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The highlight of the program wi... Read More


New Phenylbutazone Threshold Level Recommended for Racing

April 16, 2010

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has lowered the testing threshold level for phenylbutazone ("Bute"), a commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), but has kept the administration time at 24 hours prior to a race.... Read More


Horseshoes or Barefoot? Readers Weigh In

March 23, 2010

More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Does your horse wear shoes or go barefoot?

... Read More


Deworming Schedules Shared by Readers

March 09, 2010

More than 1,370 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you deworm your horse(s)?" ... Read More


Flood Shelter for Horses Offered at NDSU

March 09, 2010

With spring flooding likely in the Red River Valley, the North Dakota State University Equine Center again will open an emergency shelter for horses.

"Horse owners are encouraged to prepare for the flood by developing an evacuat... Read More


Equine Summit Returns to Kentucky

March 03, 2010

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27, in Lexington, Ky., will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry... Read More


Louisville Horse Breeders' Seminar Postponed Due to Weather

January 29, 2010

The Kentucky horse owners' seminar scheduled for Jan. 31 has been postponed. The event features guest speakers who will touch on many different topics related to the horse industry. Those topics include a discussion about the horse owner of the futu... Read More


Last Chance! Horse Industry Survey Closes Soon

January 28, 2010

Tell the editors of horse magazines and Web sites what equine industry issues matter most to you by participating in the American Horse Publications survey. The survey deadline is Jan. 31, 2010.... Read More


Track Bans Owner's Horses Pending Necropsy Review

January 26, 2010

Horses entered in the name of Michael Gill, North America's leading owner by races won and purses earned in 2009, will not be accepted for entry at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

Chris McErlean, vice president of ... Read More


Vets Join Haiti Animal Relief Coalition

January 25, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation have joined a coalition of other animal health and welfare groups to help address the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the Janua... Read More


New Horse Owner Education Available Via KHC

January 20, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council is no stranger to educating new horse owners. In 2009 they released a DVD, HorseSmarts: Essential Advice for Today's Horse Owner. The 60-minute video, which was shown on KET last summer and fall, includes i... Read More


BEVA Silent Auction Aids Working Equids

January 19, 2010

The British Equine Veterinary Association Trust, the charitable arm of BEVA, is offering some fabulous opportunities and unique prizes in its silent aucti... Read More


Pennsylvania Police Horse Recovering; Donations Needed

January 15, 2010

Duke is the most popular and longest-serving police horse on the Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, police force. While he is expected to make a full recovery from colic surgery performed at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, th... Read More


USEF Horse of the Year Candidates Announced

December 12, 2009

Excellence in equestrian sport does not come easy. It takes an amazing sense of dedication, incredible skill, and a courageous heart. In 2009, five horses (and their riders, drivers, and handlers) have shown the world exactly those qualities. F... Read More


Wisconsin Livestock Shootings: Reward Offered for Information

December 07, 2009

Law enforcement authorities in three Wisconsin counties are hoping the offer of a cash reward will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of incidents that left several animals dead or dying in their pastures. The H... Read More


Horse Feed Donated to 'Extreme Makeover' Families

September 30, 2009

Purina has donated horse feed to two deserving families featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Episodes featuring the Hamptons of Springfield, Mo., and the Marshalls of Dallas, Texas, will air this fall on ABC.

Purina donated five tons... Read More


NYC Carriage Horse Audit Pushes for Licensing, Inspections

September 29, 2009

New York City's 203 carriage horses could be better monitored by city agencies, according to a follow-up audit report recently issued by the office... Read More


Gulfstream Donates to Slaughter Reward Fund

September 19, 2009

Roadside discoveries over the past months of horses slaughtered in west Dade and Broward counties in Florida have prompted Gulfstream Park to contribute $5,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those... Read More