Wild & Feral Horses

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Assateague Steps Up Wild Horse Educational Efforts

June 07, 2010

An increase in biting incidents at the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland has inspired a stricter policy toward visitors wishing to see the national park's famous wild horses.... Read More

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Handicap Horseback Riding Program Searching for Horses

June 01, 2010

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), a NARHA therapeutic riding program, is looking for horses to add to its equine team. The program has recently expanded into a new facility and a new year-round schedule. CKRH has many requests to provide... Read More

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Manure Management in Pastures: Readers Share Tips

May 25, 2010

More than 830 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you do with the manure in your pastures/paddocks?" ... Read More

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AHC Tax Workshop to Feature Tad Davis

May 18, 2010

Thomas A. (Tad) Davis, author of the Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, will conduct a tax workshop as part of the upcoming American Horse Council (AHC) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The tax session will be from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on June... Read More

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Free Horse Castration Clinic Offered in Minnesota

April 28, 2010

The Animal Humane Society (AHS), in partnership with the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition and the Minnesota Horse Council, will offer a free, one-day horse castration clinic on May 15 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, Minn., throu... Read More

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Commentary: Critical Thinking while Reading

April 10, 2010

"Critical thinking" is the process of evaluating the merit and reliability of a stated fact and deciding whether the fact should be accepted or rejected. In other words, don't believe everything you read. Be a critical ... Read More

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Arizona Couple Charged for Horse's Death

April 08, 2010

An Arizona couple face multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing a 26-year-old Arabian mare by injecting the animal with a homemade cocktail of pool acid and sodium bicarbonate. The pair are also charged with maltreating a 15-year-o... Read More

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High-Tech Tools Uncover Cause of Mustang Deaths

April 01, 2010

Forensic scientists solved the mystery of what killed a large portion the the wild mustang herd in southern Nevada using a technique called stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry. In July 2007, 71 horses of the 250-head herd of wild horses were...... Read More

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Charges Filed in Nevada Mustang Shootings

March 12, 2010

Two Nevada men face federal charges in connection with the shooting deaths of five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs at the Buckhorn Herd Management Area in November.

Agency helicopter pilots discovered the animals' carcas... Read More

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Nebraska Rancher Sentenced on Cruelty Charges

February 25, 2010

Jason Meduna, the Nebraska rancher found guilty of maltreating former Bureau of Land Management mustangs will serve not less than 40 months in prison, and is prohibited from owning or working with livestock for 30 years.

Morrill Coun... Read More

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FEI Stewards' Working Group Selected

February 22, 2010

The FEI working group tasked with expanding current guidelines for stewards to facilitate clear implementation of the policy on warm-up techniques following on from the recent round-table conference on hyperflexion/Rollkur was finalized Feb. 18.... Read More

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Loose Horses Rounded Up by Florida Group

February 22, 2010

Nearly a dozen horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County are receiving rehabilitative care from the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Hialeah police and SPCA volunte... Read More

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Nevada Wild Horse Roundup Deaths

January 30, 2010

Wild-horse advocates have criticized federal land managers after the deaths of 26 mustangs so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno, Nev., up from nine deaths a week ago.

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Alberta Wild Horse Shooting Arrests Made

January 24, 2010

Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a pregnant mare near Sundre, Alberta, last year.

Jason Nixon, 29, and Earl Anderson, 40, both from the Sundre area, have been ... Read More

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Nebraska Mustang Cruelty Sentencing Set

January 19, 2010

Jason Meduna, the former Nebraska training ranch operator convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts involving the maltreatment of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs, will appear in Morrill County District Court on Feb. 23 for sen... Read More

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Nebraska Mustang Trainer Guilty on Cruelty Charges

January 18, 2010

The former operator of a Nebraska training ranch for Bureau of Land Management mustangs has been found guilty on 145 of the 149 felony animal cruelty charges against him.

Jason Meduna was charged with 149 counts of class 4 felony ani... Read More

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Reward Increased for Information on Mustang Shootings

January 15, 2010

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of six wild horses rose to $12,500 this week, when the Humane Society of the United States added $2,500 to the existing $10,000 re... Read More

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Nebraska Mustang Ranch Trial Starts

January 11, 2010

The former operator of a Nebraska training ranch for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs went on trial in Morrill County District Court today for allegedly maltreating more than 100 animals.

Last April Morrill County law enforce... Read More

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Judge Allows Mustang Gather

December 28, 2009

On Monday, the controversial gather of about 2,700 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs from the Calico Mountain Complex Herd Management Complex in Nevada will begin as planned after a federal judge declined to stop the roundup.

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Nevada Wildlife Agency Backs BLM Round-Up

December 21, 2009

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is supporting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in a court battle over the planned Dec. 28 removal of about 2,700 wild mustangs from the Calico Mountain Complex Herd Management Area to long-term holding facil... Read More

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Federal Court Asked to Halt Mustang Gather

December 16, 2009

Animal advocates have asked a federal court judge to halt a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to remove about 2,700 mustangs from a range in northwest Nevada on grounds that the gather violates federal law.

On Wednesday, a lawyer ... Read More

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BLM Investigates Mustang Deaths

December 14, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is investigating the deaths of six wild mustangs. Agency helicopter pilots found the animals' carcasses earlier this month during a scheduled round-up of mustangs from a remote area along the Nevada-Calif... Read More

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Controlling Wild Horse Populations Via Immunocontraception

December 09, 2009

Immunocontraception is a technique that uses the body's own immune system to prevent pregnancy.

"For almost four decades we have known that antibodies against the membrane of a mammal's unfertilized egg can be used to... Read More

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Horse Trainers Needed for $100K Mustang Event

December 03, 2009

The Mustang Heritage Foundation has upped the ante, offering a $100,000 guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover.

This event will allow trainers to choose their horses and adopt them prior to the competition.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Thriving After Nebraska Ranch Rescue

November 26, 2009

A mustang mare believed to be around 38 years old is thriving, and has delivered a healthy filly since authorities removed her and 209 other horses from the 3-Strikes... Read More