Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation


Equine Industry Issues Discussed at the American Horse Council Forum

November 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.

Topics covered included:... Read More


Unwanted Horse Group Compiling List of Facilities Accepting Horses

October 18, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.  

"This is an important step... Read More


Audit Criticizes NYC Carriage Horse Conditions

September 06, 2007

The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade, or oversight from authorities, a city report says.

City agencies haven't kept up with required veterinary checks and... Read More


State of the Industry: Welfare Organizations

August 21, 2007

The Horse contacted more than 100 industry and welfare groups in North America from the list in The Horse Source industry directory to ask them specific questions regarding their organizations, how they serve the horse, and what... Read More


20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

July 31, 2007

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human... Read More


Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

July 26, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored... Read More


Focus Turns to Conformation Horse as Group Forms

June 09, 2007

More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More


Driver Who Struck Horse-Drawn Carriage Sentenced

May 22, 2007

A man who drove his van into a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and other charges.

The crash sent two tourists from... Read More


Federal Government to Hold Horse Auction In Michigan

May 20, 2007

Dozens of Michigan horse lovers are expected to attend an auction this weekend at the Midland County Fairgrounds, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will offer wild mustangs and burros for as little as $125 each.

The bureau will have 60... Read More


Iowa Horse Industry Impacts State Economy

May 16, 2007

Ask most people about animal agriculture in Iowa and they talk about pigs and cattle. But there are other animal species raised in the state that have a significant economic impact. One is the horse industry.

Peggy Miller-Auwerda, associate... Read More


Accident on the Way to the Slaughterhouse Ends Up Rescuing a Handful of Horses

April 29, 2007

The new foal is so tall he has trouble tucking his long, white legs underneath him to nap.

Considering where he came from, the colt called Baby can rest easy.

New life has sprung from a gruesome middle-of-the-night wreck of a... Read More


World's Largest Horse Sculpture Proposed in Scotland

April 26, 2007

A plan to create the world's largest horse sculptures is taking shape in the workshop of one of Scotland's leading artists.

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The Kentucky Equine Humane Center Opens

April 15, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially opens its doors on April 16. 

“This is a... Read More


New Kentucky Shelter for At-Risk Horses Opens April 16

April 14, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially open its doors on April 16.

"This is an... Read More


Equine Research Scientist Appointed Associate Dean (Research) at Hartpury

April 12, 2007

Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More


Extensive Equine Library Donated to Kentucky Horse Park

April 10, 2007

Mary Aiken Littauer was arguably the world's leading authority on horses of ancient times. After her death at the age of 93 in 2005, Littauer's family selected the International Museum of the Horse--a Smithsonian Affiliate--at the Kentucky Horse... Read More


Throat Abscess Blamed for Discreet Cat's Poor Performance

April 01, 2007

A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a Read More


Firemen Train for Horse Rescue in UK

April 01, 2007

Sparsholt College and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are enrolling firemen throughout the UK in equine handling and awareness courses, according to a Horse &... Read More


Kentucky Governor Authorizes Horse Park Funds

March 30, 2007

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has authorized $900,000 to design a new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Fletcher gave Commerce Cabinet Secretary George Ward the go-ahead on Thursday to use money that had been set aside for a statewide campground... Read More


Homes Sought for Rare Fillies Removed from Shackleford Banks

March 28, 2007

The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This herd is considered one of the most pure. Removed foals are available for adoption.... Read More


Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More


Two Men Charged in Montana Shooting Death of Horse

March 24, 2007

Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.

David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More


Horse Won as Contest Prize Turns 30

March 17, 2007

Mountwood Bally Hy--"Monty" to her longtime owner--will soon reach the milestone age of 30 years. Helen Seymour of Suffolk, England, won the horse as a prize in a Horse & Hound... Read More


Horseshoeing a Family Business for Michigan Farriers

March 10, 2007

A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.

"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.

For more tha... Read More


Clenbuterol Use Below Expectations in Calif. Sample

February 16, 2007

Only about 12% of horses tested for clenbuterol had measurable levels of the medication in 193 blood samples taken recently, according to a report made by Rick Arthur, DVM, Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board medication committee.... Read More