Equine Welfare & Legislation
April 06, 2010
Income plays a significant role in how owners use their horses, according to a recent survey.
The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan. 31, 2010, which re... Read More
April 02, 2010
A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.
The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More
March 27, 2010
The Animal Welfare Council (AWC), a non-profit organization with membership compromised of businesses and organizations involved in caring for animals in recreation, entertainment, sport and industry, is the newest member of the Unwanted Horse ... Read More
March 25, 2010
Nina Bonnie, accomplished equestrienne, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation creator, and a driving force behind the park, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. The event will take place Apr... Read More
March 20, 2010
One of the largest Arabian breeders in the Pasco, Wash., area lost four horses in a barn fire,... Read More
March 17, 2010
A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.<... Read More
March 17, 2010
Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes, delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland, where she is scheduled to be bred to Coolmore stallion Galileo.
Rags to Riches, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2007... Read More
March 12, 2010
Horse owners can nearly halve their hay wastage by selecting the right round bale feeder for their pasture.... Read More
March 04, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has unveiled a new initiative that will aid in the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected to take up the c... Read More
February 26, 2010
Legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse passed the Kentucky House of Representatives Feb. 25 on a bipartisan vote of 98-0. House Bill 398, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Tom McKee, will now be considered by the state Sen... Read More
February 25, 2010
On Feb. 26, the 13-year-old Cool N Collective will try again to become one of the oldest horses ever to win a race in New York when he faces six others in the first race at Aqueduct.
In his first start at age 13, Cool ... Read More
February 23, 2010
Nearly all of the 20 horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County, Fla., have been claimed by their owners.
Hialeah police and South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) voluntee... Read More
February 19, 2010
More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think about horse carriages in urban areas?"... Read More
February 18, 2010
The Kentucky House Agriculture and Small Business Committee moved Feb. 17 to provide more protection for the horse.
House Bill 398, which would create a committee to assist, advise, and consult with the cabinet on issues of equine he... Read More
February 10, 2010
Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr... Read More
February 10, 2010
Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the FÃ©dÃ©ration Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.
"The group redefined... Read More
February 09, 2010
Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.
Americans were treated to nine commercials ... Read More
February 07, 2010
A group of equine veterinarians have formed the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA), which will be â€œdedicated to the proper care and maintenance of the horse and all equines,â€ according to a release.
... Read More
February 04, 2010
Amendments to improve care for New York's hard-working carriage horses were reviewed at a Feb. 3 NYC Health Department public hearing.
The NYC Administrative and Health Codes guide the health, safety, and well-being of the city... Read More
February 02, 2010
An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses ... Read More
January 26, 2010
A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.
The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More
January 22, 2010
More than 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you do to help your horse cope with below-normal temperatures?" The responses varied for cold weather horse care.... Read More
January 21, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.<... Read More
January 20, 2010
The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.
A field team base... Read More
January 19, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple... Read More
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