Equine Welfare & Legislation


Kentucky Downs Re-accredited by Safety Alliance

October 01, 2013

Some of the best practices identified included pre-race veterinary exams and regulatory veterinary practices.... Read More

An in-depth look into the current issues of wild horse management is just one of the many topics that will be explored in Equine Guelph’s Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare course.


Course Will Explore Equine Welfare Practices Worldwide

September 30, 2013

Equine welfare around the world is a complex issue that stirs controversy on a regular basis. ... Read More


Help Horse Owners in Flood-Ravaged Colorado

September 24, 2013

Horse owners can aid affected horsemen and women by donating to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More


No Pattern Seen in Ellis Park Racehorse Fatalities

September 24, 2013

Officials say there's no explanation for the spike in fatalities during the recently concluded race meet. ... Read More


Two Indicted on Charges Connected to Horse Hauling Accidents

September 23, 2013

Two connected to horse transport company Three Angels Farms were indicted earlier this month.... Read More

AM “Mac” Johnston, OBE, BVM&S, DVetMed, FRSH, HonFRCVS, receives The Blue Cross Equine Welfare Award from Blue Cross Director of External Affairs Steve Goody.


Johnston Receives Welfare Award at BEVA Congress

September 19, 2013

The award recognizes his commitment to mentoring and supporting vets working in the Scottish Highlands.... Read More


Nevada Officials Investigating Estray Horse Deaths

September 19, 2013

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is investigating two horse deaths in northern Nevada. ... Read More


FEI Endurance Strategic Planning Group Holds First Meeting

September 12, 2013

The group aims to help participants adhere to Clean Sport' standards and code of conduct for horse welfare.... Read More


Trails and Altruism, a Powerful Combination

September 10, 2013

Backcountry horseback riders made national news when they spotted a kidnapped girl in the Idaho wilderness.... Read More


AAEP and Zoetis Help Support Operation Gelding Program

September 05, 2013

The Operation Gelding program provides funds and materials to assist with castration clinics.... Read More


The Jockey Club Announces 2013 TIP Winners

September 04, 2013

The Jockey Club TIP has announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2013. ... Read More

"After the winter and holiday lull in training and competition, I can't wait to get back in the show ring and improve upon my results from the previous year," says Managing Editor Alexandra Beckstett.


Improving Horse Welfare at Stock-Breed Shows

September 03, 2013

Researchers sought better understanding of the welfare concerns relating to stock-type show horses. ... Read More


Whip Use in Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers

September 02, 2013

Researchers take a look at whip use by jumper riders and how it relates to performance outcomes.... Read More


Pleasant vs. Stern Human Voice's Effect on Horses

August 30, 2013

It seems like horses respond to changes in human voice tone, but is it a coincidence? Researchers found out.... Read More


Welcome to Trail Riding with TheHorse.com!

August 29, 2013

Meet our newest blogger, trail rider Ami McBride! Whether you enjoy packing or hacking, this blog is for you!... Read More


WVRC Adopts Animal Cruelty Policy

August 21, 2013

The racing commission approved a cruelty policy that relies heavily on existing practices and state law. ... Read More


Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More


Judge: Registry Must Accept Quarter Horse Clones

August 15, 2013

Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the AQHA to register cloned animals.... Read More


Endorsements Continue for the AHC Welfare Code of Practice

August 14, 2013

The code outlines what it means for an organization to be committed to responsible horse care and ownership.... Read More


ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

August 13, 2013

The Rescuing Racers Initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses.... Read More


Dr. Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses

August 12, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, talks about fear in horses.... Read More


AWF Invites Proposals for Equine Research

August 10, 2013

The Norman Hayward Fund is restricted to research into the disease and welfare of sheep, cattle, and horses. ... Read More


CANTER Mid-Atlantic Online Auction Fundraiser Begins Aug. 14

August 08, 2013

Proceeds go directly to the care and training of ex-racehorses that have been donated to CANTER Mid-Atlantic.... Read More


Florida Authorities Investigate Latest Horse Killing

August 07, 2013

Florida law enforcement is investigating the death of a horse discovered dismembered in a high-traffic area.... Read More


Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

August 07, 2013

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders?... Read More