Horse Industry News

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BLM Wyoming Holds Hearing on Vehicle Use In Horse Management

July 22, 2017

The public can share comments regarding helicopter and motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors

July 21, 2017

Today wild Przewalski's horses eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less-nutritious bushes, as well.... Read More

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

July 21, 2017

This comes after the House of Representatives declined forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Top Tweets & Take-Homes from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium

July 21, 2017

Read some of The Horse staff's top tweets and take-home messages related to recent equine colic research. ... Read More

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When the Herd Moves, Who Leads and Who Follows?

July 20, 2017

Contrary to conventional wisdom, horse herds are likely egalitarian and don't have a dominant stallion and "alpha" mare.... Read More

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AHC Economic Impact Survey Deadline Extended

July 20, 2017

The horse owner and supplier survey in the National Economic Impact Study will remain open until Aug. 18.... Read More

The Grooms Working Group had its first meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) this week. (L-R) Nanna-Riikka Nieminen (FIN), jumping; Brent Kuylen (BEL), jumping; Jackie Potts (GBR), eventing; FEI President Ingmar De Vos; and Alan Davies (GBR) dressage.

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New Grooms Working Group Meets with FEI President

July 20, 2017

The group was created to improve communications and interaction with grooms about what the FEI can do to help them.... Read More

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Swiss Barn Fires Kill More Than 20 Horses

July 20, 2017

An investigation is underway to determine if the fires at the Swiss National Institute of Equitation are arson-related.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Read Other Horses' Facial Expressions

July 20, 2017

Horses reacted to facial expressions in the absence of any other cues, such as body movements, vocal sounds, or odors.... Read More

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House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

July 19, 2017

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Free Horses

July 18, 2017

Of the 502 respondents, 348 (69%) said they have acquired a horse for free.... Read More

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Clemson Offering Master Equine Manager Certification Course

July 18, 2017

The course will cover horse welfare, nutrition, health care, and selection, as well as practical skills and more.... Read More

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Meet a Horse in Washington, D.C. on July 21

July 18, 2017

The AHC and partners hope to introduce new people to the world of horses on July 21 during the USDA's Farmers Market.... Read More

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The Ark at JFK Opens Quarantine Facilities

July 18, 2017

The Ark's facilities are designed to eliminate the introduction of disease to the United States from imported horses. ... Read More

Oriental horses are the male ancestors of modern European stallions.

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Study: Most Modern Horses Descendants of Oriental Stallions

July 17, 2017

The paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from Asia over the last 700 years.... Read More

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Farrier Association Creates Veterinary Student Scholarship

July 17, 2017

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers created the award in honor of Dr. Frank Gravlee.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comments on Silver King HMA Assessment

July 15, 2017

The BLM hopes the horse gather proposed in the EA would help improve vegetation, habitat, and watershed health. ... Read More

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BLM Issues Draft EA on Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

July 14, 2017

The population of 2,836 horses in three HMAs exceeds the cumulative AML of 1,560 animals by about 80%, the BLM says.... Read More

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Common Sense Biosecurity

July 14, 2017

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. ... Read More

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House Appropriations Bill Allows Horsemeat Inspections

July 13, 2017

The measure would allow funding for USDA personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections at U.S. processing plants.... Read More

Horses learn to associate movements (such as backing up) with the release of pressure (the handler stops tapping the whip), which in horse training circles is known as negative reinforcement.

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10 Horsemanship Science Resources on TheHorse.com

July 13, 2017

Learn about horsemanship and how to incorporate learning theory in your own horse training.... Read More

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BLM Offering Public Off-Range Pasture Tour in Oklahoma

July 13, 2017

The BLM is hosting two free tours on Aug. 12, at a wild horse off-range pasture in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.... Read More

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Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More

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Horse Dies After Injury in Calgary Stampede Event

July 12, 2017

A Thoroughbred sustained a left hind cannon bone fracture during a chuckwagon race and was euthanized.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More