Horse Industry News
November 26, 2007
American farmers no longer have to stoically face all that Mother Nature and the economy can dish out. At least eight states offer free mental health hot lines to assist farmers and producers through difficult patches. During times of exceptiona... Read More
November 24, 2007
When Pennington County, South Dakota, Sheriff's Office deputies arrived to arrest a man on suspected domestic violence incidents on Nov. 20, they didn't find him at home, but noted numerous animals in poor condition. The following day they... Read More
November 24, 2007
Back in May, the Hampton, N.H., mounted unit had to move their four horses Blaze, Patriot, Buddy, and Arrow because of neglect at the farm where they'd been kept for years (see more information at
November 23, 2007
Musicians Present Happy Hour for Horses Benefit Show
www.68caliber.com, a paintball "addict" site, wanted its members to know about an upcoming musical benefit for Refuge RR for Horses, "a... Read More
November 17, 2007
A helicopter that crashed while herding wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park clipped a fence before going down, the National Transportation Safety Board says in its initial report on the incident.
The Bell 206 helicopter was herding... Read More
November 16, 2007
When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.
And riding, and riding.
Some 1,700 miles later, he's burning through his family's life... Read More
November 15, 2007
The reward for solid information in the fatal shooting of a horse has reached $7,000.
A horse named Crookneck was shot approximately 50 times in Washington County, Utah, in September. (For more information on this see
November 14, 2007
Click here to see the Nov. 14 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.
The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More
November 13, 2007
November 12, 2007
Strong leadership for young horsemen and women now will ensure a vital horse industry in the future. The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) will recognize programs or organized activities that help build strong youth leaders within the... Read More
November 09, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States offered a $2,500 reward on Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent mutilation of girl's pet pony.
November 08, 2007
November 07, 2007
The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will offer two new courses in 2008 focusing on horse health and horse industry leadership.
The first is a semester-long program called "Advanced Equine Health Care an... Read More
November 07, 2007
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced Nov. 1 the Preserving our Equine Heritage on Public Lands Act (S. 2238). This bill is similar to the so-called "Right-to-Ride" bill that Crapo introduced in the last Congress.
"Senator Crapo has been a... Read More
November 06, 2007
A barn fire in central Kentucky killed six of seven horses used in a therapy program for disabled students.
Lightning struck the barn at the Stewart Home School just before 7 p.m. Monday, setting off the blaze, state police said.
A cook a... Read More
November 05, 2007
November 02, 2007
Featherlite introduces a new combination bumper pull trailer for anyone. The Model 8409 combination trailer is versatile and a great option for horse owners, livestock owners, and hobby farmers. The Model 8409 is available in 16-foot and 20-foot... Read More
November 01, 2007
The La Niña weather phenomenon blamed for drought in the southern United States and flooding in Africa will last for another five months, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.
The tropical wind patterns currently seen across the central and... Read More
November 01, 2007
While horses never cease to amaze me with their willingness to do pretty much anything we decide to do with them--run, jump, cut, rein, piaffe, pen, herd, pull, carry--police horses are a unique subset of this tremendous species. At the recent Nort... Read More
October 31, 2007
A southeast Missouri man faces charges of animal abuse and animal neglect after a horse died and two other animals were found on his property in poor condition.
Larry Hottel of Glenallen, Mo., could face up to a year in jail if convicted.... Read More
October 28, 2007
Rebecca Sparenberg, assistant editor for Riding Magazine,Â tells firsthand of saving horses from the California wildfires, as well as sharingÂ stories ofÂ the horse community, which bandedÂ together in a time of crisis.... Read More
October 27, 2007
Four-year-old George Washington put a damper on the Breeders' Cup Classic when he suffered an injury late in the stretch and had to be euthanatized on the track Oct. 27 at Monmouth Park.
A son of Danehill, George Washington was... Read More
October 26, 2007
San Diego County authorities said today they have discovered the bodies of two more people believed to have been killed in the wildfires that scorched Southern California this week.
Recovery crews found the burned bodies of a man and a woman i... Read More
October 25, 2007
The devastation in terms of property damage is staggering--over a billion dollars and counting--but there is one statistic that is markedly better than the last time California was up against numerous wildfires. The San Diego County medical... Read More
October 24, 2007
The good news coming out of Southern California is that horse owners learned early evacuation lessons well from the fires four years ago, with only minor equine injuries being reported.
Mark Martinelli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of... Read More
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