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New Feature: Watch a Video Broadcast of Top Horse Health Headlines

October 23, 2007

Click here to see the first installment of The Ryder Report, a new feature launched today on TheHorse.com. The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcas... Read More

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Texas Man Sentenced to 9 Months for Horse's Torture, Death

October 21, 2007

A 22-year-old former Texas A&M University student will serve a total of nine months in jail for torturing a horse to death following a heavy night of drinking.

Kenneth Ryan Peterson was found guilty Thursday of cruelty to animals... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Tennessee Swimming Pool

October 17, 2007

A 1,200-pound horse is safe after rescuers used a wrecker to pull the animal from a swimming pool at a Knoxville, Tenn., residence.

The award-winning show horse named "Mountain" was pulled out a little more than two hours after owner Debora... Read More

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Report: 43% of U.S. in Moderate to Extreme Drought

October 17, 2007

Confirming what many farmers, boaters, and others already knew, the government reported Tuesday that the drought parching much of the West and Southeast spread into the... Read More

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Grad School For Cowboys

October 14, 2007

Tesas Master's degree program prepares ranch managers for a complex business

By Lynn Brezosky

Once upon a time, in the Wild West, all it took to raise cattle was land, grass, and cowboys who knew how to rope the critters... Read More

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Dallas Mounted Police Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 14, 2007

An article today by Diane Jennings at DallasNews.com details the 25th anniversary of the Dallas,... Read More

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RP Ultimate Comfort Dressage Bridle

October 12, 2007

The crownpiece design of the Comfort Bridle alleviates poll pressure by incorporating the cavesson, cheek pieces, and headstall into a single padded strap that distributes pressure and protects the sensitive area behind the horse's ear. Each piece is... Read More

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Kentucky International Equine Summit Secures Additional Sponsors

October 12, 2007

The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has landed two more sponsors--the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

The event, scheduled for April 28-29, 2008, is... Read More

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Dover Saddlery, Game Ready Recovery System Partnering

October 12, 2007

Game Ready Equine has selected Dover Saddlery as the exclusive mail order provider of the Game Ready Equine System within the United States.

Game Ready Equine is an accelerated recovery system based on patented dry cold and active... Read More

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Kansas State to Break Ground on Equine Education Center Oct. 27

October 12, 2007

A formal groundbreaking for the first phase of the new Kansas State University Equine Education Center will take place Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.

Funded by private donors, the equine center will be located on the northeast side of K-State´s Manhatta... Read More

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Teuflesberg Surgery Successful; Prognosis Good

October 11, 2007

Teuflesberg, who fractured both sesamoid bones in his left front leg in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, underwent a successful surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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'He Just Wasn't John Anymore'

October 09, 2007

John Henry wasn't the friendliest horse--far from it. However, his ability to turn a humble pedigree into the resume of a champion made him a prime attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park, where he spent his final 22 years.

"We would... Read More

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Officials: Australian Horse Flu Eradication Plan is Working

October 06, 2007

Continued cooperation from Australian horse owners and horse industry workers in south east Queensland will help ensure that the equine influenza eradication strategy works.

Biosecurity Queensland's Chief Veterinary Officer Ron Glanville... Read More

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Horse Owner Receives VaTech Equine Medical Center Service Award

October 05, 2007

Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has been named the first recipient of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's Distinguished Service Award.

The accolade was established to... Read More

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More than 60 Scholarships to Attend Laminitis Conference Awarded

October 04, 2007

More than 60 scholarships to attend the Fourth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot will be awarded to a variety of students, interns,... Read More

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Rambo Luggage Range

October 01, 2007

The new Rambo Luggage Range is a collection designed for the needs of equestrians. The black and gold luggage is made from Jacquard fabric with nylon lining and offers features to transport clothing, boots, and tack.... Read More

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AMP Research BedStep

October 01, 2007

AMP Research introduces the BedStep, the first rear mounted tailgate step that works with the tailgate open or closed, and is engineered to OEM standards for fit, function, and durability.... Read More

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HOOFix High Density Pad

October 01, 2007

The HOOFix High-Density Pad is a durable hoof pad that fits inside the HOOFix Emergency Boot to provide extra cushioning for horses with laminitis or sore feet. The high-density pad cushions and provides shock attenuation.... Read More

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The Giving Tree

October 01, 2007

You probably read it when you were young, or you've read it to your own children at some point, but there's a wonderful story out there by Shel Silverstein called The Giving Tree. Originally published in 1964, the story is that of a young ma... Read More

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Horse Freed from Mire After Five Hours

September 29, 2007

A horse got trapped in three feet of silt covered by water in Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom on Friday, and it took rescuers more than five hours to free the horse, according to an article on thisisthenortheast.co.uk by Graeme... Read More

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Michigan Budget Crisis Could Halt Horse Racing

September 28, 2007

Michigan's horseracing industry, already reeling from decreases in revenue and the possible closure of Great Lakes Downs after this season, is facing an Oct. 1 shutdown should the state legislature fail to approve a budget.

Michigan... Read More

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Arizona Man Arrested after Horse Dies

September 20, 2007

An Arizona man has been arrested in the death of his horse, authorities said. James Cude, who lives in a county island east of Mesa was taken into custody Tuesday by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

"He basically starved the animal to... Read More

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Drought: Wild Predators Frequenting Suburban Areas

September 18, 2007

The recent drought in some Western states, coupled with the aftermath of wildfires, has compounded the problem of wildlife visiting populated areas. Horse owners can initiate simple changes in equine and farm management to reduce the risk... Read More

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Photojournalist Barbara Livingston to be Guest on Interactive Chat

September 17, 2007

Join author and award-winning photojournalist Barbara D. Livingston for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by AIRshod. Livingston will be the guest live online at <... Read More

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Horse's Death Revives Criticism About Safety

September 16, 2007

A carriage horse's death in New York's Central Park has renewed animal-rights activists' concerns about the animals. 

Several protesters gathered near the park after a startled horse bolted, injured itself and died yesterday... Read More