July 01, 2010
Saddle Up SAFELY, a program began by University of Kentucky HealthCare and UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative and now including more than 30 medical and equine-related organizations, is giving away prizes in exchange for horse riding safety ... Read More
June 21, 2010
Following an accident in which Courtney King-Dye (USA) suffered serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida earlier this year, the FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders wear properly fastened safety helmets when tr... Read More
May 27, 2010
Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More
May 24, 2010
Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More
May 11, 2010
More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More
April 29, 2010
The sponsor of an Illinois bill that would reestablish horse processing in that state has referred it back to committee.
HB 4812 would repeal a state prohibition against horse processing for human consumption. The measure was poised ... Read More
March 24, 2010
"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More
March 18, 2010
Today, the American Horse Council released its 2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2009 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in 2009. ... Read More
March 17, 2010
Health workers are aware that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they might be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and might not know that animals can ... Read More
March 01, 2010
Research shows horse boots might not offer legs the protection we expect.... Read More
February 12, 2010
January 01, 2010
Of the nearly 2,200 horse health, care, management, and welfare news articles posted on TheHorse.com in 2009, which ones stood out to our editors? Here are their top picks:
Kimberly S. Brown (Editor/Publisher) Read More
November 28, 2009
For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.
These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been... Read More
October 15, 2009
Equine Guelph's youth program, EquiMania!, will be back at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 to teach kids about horse health care and safety in a fun, interactive setting.
Safety will be a big theme at this year's EquiMania!.... Read More
October 13, 2009
Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.
Led by UK HealthCare in response to the... Read More
September 11, 2009
The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans.
April 11, 2009
If you've ever uttered the word "horse," QuarterFest is the place for you to be the first weekend in May. Everyone from the "horse crazy" of all ages to those who are "horse poor"--they've got one or more horses in their barn--will have a ball at... Read More
April 04, 2009
The American Horse Council (AHC) is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In on Wed., June 17, in Washington, D.C. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on "The Welfare of the Horse" this year. Al... Read More
March 28, 2009
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced March 27 the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute more than $18.7 million in awards for 2008.
While this year's KBIF awards are down from the $19,220,007 paid in 2007, they are... Read More
March 21, 2009
The event is not limited to UK students; all students with an equine interest are invited to participate. "The career fair will be an excellent opportunity for students to connect with local employers in the equine industry," the Kentucky... Read More
March 14, 2009
Exhibitors and organizers of horse shows and other equine competitions in Maryland need to comply with certain state animal health regulations (COMAR 15.11.12.01 forward) in order to hold and attend equine events. The requirements are in place t... Read More
March 12, 2009
At the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention this week in San Antonio, Jim Helzer of Arlington, Texas, was elected the 59th president of the world's largest equine breed registry.
Helzer is CEO and President of JEH... Read More
January 13, 2009
October 08, 2008
The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives... Read More
July 17, 2008
The average freight train traveling at 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop--that's about the length of 18 football fields. So when a vehicle gets stuck on the tracks and a train is coming, the outcome is usually very bad for the vehicle, and... Read More
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