Soring Gaited Horses


New Soring Inspections Beef Up Celebration Plan

August 13, 2008

Exhibitors at the 70th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be scrutinized more closely than ever before. Officials and organizers have adopted new inspection measures to send the message that Horse Protection Act (HPA)... Read More


Petition Calls for End to Soring

August 12, 2008

An Illinois-based equine welfare organization has launched a Web-based petition campaign aimed at creating pressure to abolish the practice of soring in the gaited horse industry.

"Our goal is to submit the petition to government... Read More


HSUS Applauds AAEP White Paper on Horse Soring

August 08, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More


AHC Offers 2008 Federal Election Guide

July 11, 2008

The American Horse Council has released "Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections," a federal election guide for the horse industry.

The guide stemmed from the July program at the AHC's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C., explaining ho... Read More


Kentucky Equine Humane Center Celebrates First Year

April 23, 2008

More than 168 horses in Kentucky have been provided with shelter and other humane assistance during the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's first year of operation.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) was established to provide owners with a... Read More


Industry Members Discuss Imaging Technology at Soring Conference

April 17, 2008

Animal welfare advocates, breed association representatives, and veterinarians gathered at the first Sound Horse Conference, held April 11 and 12 at The Ohio State University, to brainstorm ways to eradicate the practice of soring. Generally use... Read More


HSUS Soring Hotline Heats Up

March 31, 2008

Just days after advertisements appeared in Middle Tennessee newspapers offering cash for information about violators of the state's anti-soring law, phones at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) began to ring.

"We received more... Read More


Draper Equine Therapy Anti-Sweat Sheet

March 28, 2008

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Texas Equine Hospital Opening Podiatry Center

March 05, 2008

On April 1, 2008, Reata Equine Hospital of Weatherford, Texas, will open the doors of The Podiatry Center at Reata, a facility dedicated to the treatment of lameness and diseases associated with the foot.

The center will be headed up by... Read More


Kentucky Equine Group Plans Rally for Casino Bill

February 24, 2008

In an attempt to recruit people to support the proposed constitutional amendment for expanded gaming, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) urged its members to attend a Feb. 26 committee meeting hearing for the bill, as well as a horse... Read More


North Carolina Hosting National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium

February 21, 2008

The 31st Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, presented by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC), will be held Feb. 29 through March 2, 2008 in Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina State University Extension Horse Husbandry and the North... Read More


Soring Suspension List Now Posted on FOSH Web Site

January 14, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has developed a Web site for reporting all current Horse Protection Act suspensions.

Under the USDA Horse Protection Operating Plan for 2007-2009, signed in mid-2007 by most of the horse industry organizations... Read More


Horse Rescuers Taking in Record Numbers Amid Drought, Hay Prices

December 30, 2007

A horse rescue agency that operates in North Carolina and two other states has taken in almost double the number of abused and neglected horses it usually accepts each year, and more than half came from North Carolina.

Workers with the... Read More


Court OKs Compounding Pharmacy to Sell Controlled Substances to Vets

December 17, 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided Dec. 11 that a veterinary compounding pharmacy does have the right to dispense compounded formulations of controlled substances to veterinarians, overturning an earlier actio... Read More


Research Fund Created in Memory of Quarter Horse Stallion

November 29, 2007

Created by Cecilia May Hylton in honor of her late 1982 sorrel western pleasure stallion, the Flashy Zipper Fund not only honors a great horse, but it also benefits the work of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

"I was honored to... Read More


AHC Releases Schedule and Provides Online Registration For National Issues Forum in November

September 08, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) has released a schedule, list of speakers and registration details for its National Issues Fall Forum to be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, November 2, 2007. Complete details and online registration... Read More


Stubben Steeltec Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

August 15, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Aug. 8 announced a voluntary recall of Stubben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups.

The stirrups are imported by Stubben North America Inc. of Troy, Va. The safety commission reported that hinges on the stirrup... Read More


USDA Proposes Tougher Walking Horse Soring Penalties

March 09, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has toughened regulations to stem persistent abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses by keeping trainers and owners who violate the rules out of shows and sales.

The Humane Society of the United States says the... Read More


Immigration Reform for Agriculture Workers Bill Reintroduced in Congress

January 23, 2007

A bill that would create immigration reform specifically for agriculture workers was reintroduced in Congress by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho.

The "Agriculture Job... Read More


Herpesvirus: Final Wellington Quarantine Lifted

January 22, 2007

Florida officials released the equine herpesvirus (EHV) quarantine on the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex on Jan. 20. The facility was the last of 10 to be released from state-mandated quarantine.

The last official quarantine due... Read More


AHC Forms Congressional Cavalry Program

January 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) and member organizations are initiating "The Congressional Cavalry Program," a new direct grassroots effort, to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the... Read More


Fireworks Startle Police Horse; Officer Sustains Injuries in Fall

October 28, 2006

According to an article on St. Louis', fireworks set off at Busch Stadium last night (Oct. 27) startled a police horse, causing it to buck off its rider. The celebratory fireworks were launched as the Cardinals game... Read More


Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moving to KHP

October 05, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's (ELCR) leaders have decided to celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary by moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and by hiring their first chief executive officer to lead them into a new... Read More


Soring Controversy Shuts Down Show

September 20, 2006

In the wake of controversy over soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., in August, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) is aggressively pitching its plan to... Read More


Soring Controversy Delays Walking Horse Show

August 30, 2006

News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tenn., reported on Saturday (Aug. 26) the postponement of the 68th annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration due to a soring controversy. The trainers' association suspended the celebration after federal inspectors... Read More