Disaster Recovery


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?

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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


American Quarter Horse Racing Industry Numbers Strong in 2009

September 07, 2009

Bucking the trends in the racing industry and the economy at large, American Quarter Horse racing indicators showed the industry is holding steady in the face of the biggest economic downturn in decades.

Numbers released by AQHA show that... Read More


Walking Horse Celebration Exhibitor Suspended for Alleged Bribe

September 02, 2009

An exhibitor at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been suspended indefinitely after allegedly attempting to bribe a horse show official.

The Celebration's... Read More


13 Fires Burning in California, Horse Evacuation Sites Available

September 01, 2009

It's fire season in California, where a shortage of rainfall has resulted in dry conditions. As of Monday evening, there were 13 fires burning throughout the state.

In Southern California, the Station Fire in the Angeles National... Read More


AQHA Suspends Texas Trainer

May 07, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has suspended trainer Cleve Wells in connection with the treatment a horse received from an employee at Wells' Burleson, Texas, facility.

On April 23, the AQHA Executive Committee announced that... Read More


Postal Service to Unveil Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope

May 05, 2009

Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and his wife Joan, member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, will lead a special first day of sale ceremony at noon May 11, for the new commemorativ... Read More


Dressage Mare Rocher Retires

April 08, 2009

The crowd-pleasing Westfalen mare Rocher, who might be known best for her flopping ears and hair-raising extended trot, will retire from international competition, according to Gypsy Woods Farm owners Charles (Chuck) and Joann Smith.... Read More