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New York Laws Designed to Protect Carriage Horses

December 22, 2008

During the busy--and very often cold--holiday season, carriage horse rides seem to be a staple of tourist activity in New York City. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) would like the public to be aware of some... Read More

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New Charges for Pennsylvania Stable Owner

December 19, 2008

A Pennsylvania man who has previously been prosecuted for animal abuse faces 38 new animal cruelty charges in connection with the neglect of 11 ponies and a donkey. Joseph Mayer, owner of Hallo Stables in Easton, Pa., is accused of failing to... Read More

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Illinois Governor Signs Horse Racing Aid Bill

December 18, 2008

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Dec. 15 signed legislation that extends the diversion to horse racing of 3% of revenue from the state's four highest-grossing riverboat casinos. The provision is estimated to be worth as much as $30 million a year,... Read More

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Racing Task Force Calls for More Staff, Drug Lab

December 15, 2008

A 70-plus-page document (link directs to a 1.84 MB PDF) released Dec. 15 by the Governor'... Read More

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Rescue Horse a Contender for Horse of the Year Title

December 15, 2008

Jamaica, a 17-year-old combined driving horse who helped owner Chester Weber win a silver medal at the FEI World Championships in The Netherlands, has made a place for himself in history as a rescue horse who has gone on to do great things. Now... Read More

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Unbeaten Record-Holder Could Have Her Final Start Sunday

December 12, 2008

In what is probably her final race, unbeaten Peppers Pride puts her modern North American record 18-race winning streak on the line in the $125,000 New Mexico State Racing... Read More

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Shot New Mexico Horse Gets New Home

December 08, 2008

Miracle, the 24-year-old mare who survived a trek in the New Mexico desert after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the head, has a new home and could soon join a new adoptive family. Miracle arrived at The Horse Shelter in Cerrillos, N.M., on... Read More

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Record Sale at National Reining Horse Association Futurity Sale

December 07, 2008

The gavel fell with a resounding boom at the 2008 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Dec. 6. The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an... Read More

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Tampa Veterinarians Must Pay to Play

December 06, 2008

Tampa Bay Downs is requiring veterinarians to pay their first-ever licensing fees for its meet that begins Dec. 13. A licensing fee for blacksmiths was planned, but it has been put off until the 2009-2010 racing season.

Margo Flynn,... Read More

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Horse Council Recognizes Contributors to Kentucky Horse Industry

December 05, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that go beyond the call of duty to enrich the horse community. The awards were presented at the group's annual... Read More

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Border Patrol: Readers Share Their Fence Choices

December 04, 2008

More than 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of fencing surrounds your horses?"

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Nevada Rodeo Group Helps Kids This Christmas

December 04, 2008

The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is an annual community event to collect new denim clothing and cotton underwear and socks for abused and neglected infants, children, and teens who have been placed in protective custody and foster care. ... Read More

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Three-Toed Horse Fossil on Display in Wyoming

December 04, 2008

If you are anywhere near Kemmerer, Wyo., you might want to check out the cast of "the most complete fossilized 'dawn horse' ever found" at Jim Tynsky's fossil shop starting Dec. 11. The replica is courtesy of the Field Museum of Chicago, Ill.,... Read More

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Training Centers, Equipment Changes Discussed at Kentucky Racing Meeting

December 02, 2008

The possible regulation of training centers in Kentucky was the focal point of discussion Dec. 1 during a meeting of the safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).

While training centers are subject to an... Read More

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AHC Partners with Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health

December 02, 2008

Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry's unified voice in Washington, D.C.

"We are looking forward to working with Intervet Schering Plough... Read More

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Hate Shopping? Sponsor a Barn Buddy Instead

December 01, 2008

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and finding that perfect gift for those who have everything is always a challenge. The Humane Society of Missouri has just the solution--sponsorship of a Barn Buddy.

Barn Buddies are animal... Read More

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New Feature: Save Your Favorite TheHorse.com Articles

December 01, 2008

Now where did I put that donkey story ...?

Finding your favorite articles can be difficult when you have to search through more than 13,100 items, but now registered users of TheHorse.com will be able to save their favorite articles with on... Read More

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Illinois Horse Racing Closer to Revenue Share with Casinos

November 29, 2008

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a new bill that will allow $80 million in funds currently in escrow from the state's casinos to be divided between horse racing tracks in the state. This is according to a story on Read More

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"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

November 29, 2008

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on Read More

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Do Your Holiday Shopping at TheHorse.com's Photo Store

November 28, 2008

Skip the crowds at the mall and do your holiday gift shopping from home with TheHorse.com's Photo Store! Take advantage of the Holiday 2008 Coupon--20% off all photos (framed and unframed) and all photo products.

Get... Read More

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Equestrian Competition Venues Disappearing; Survey Deadline Extended

November 28, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has commissioned a survey about the loss of land used for horse-related competitions, which has generated considerable interest and has prompted an extension to the survey deadline to January... Read More

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Florida Mule Left to Die in 2007; Owner Convicted in 2008

November 22, 2008

A Deltona, Fla., man was unable to get a sick mule to its feet in a pasture and sought help from a construction worker. When they were unable to get the mule up using a Bobcat, the owner asked the construction worker to dig a hole. Then the... Read More

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Pasture, Manure Management are Focus of Maryland Equine Grant

November 19, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received grant funds to help owners and operators of small-sized equine operations with pasture and manure management. There are four regional equine specialists to provide assistance through the... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Offers Holiday Gift Program

November 18, 2008

Looking for a unique, customized gift for the animal lover on your holiday list? A donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) that benefits a favorite animal--dog, cat, horse, or species of wildlife--makes for a special gift for anyone on your... Read More

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FEI Board Proposes Appointment of Ad Hoc Dressage Committee

November 13, 2008

The Executive Board of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has proposed the appointment of an Ad Hoc Working Group of world class Dressage experts from all aspects of the discipline to review key issues and inject a new focus in the... Read More