Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

Articles by Kimberly S. Brown

Horse Soccer?

Looking for something new to do with your horses? How about forming a "horse soccer" league!

In this author's experience, the only time this had been seen before was with the Lexington Mounted Police Unit, who use large, inflatable balls Read More

Elvis' Graceland Stable Opens for Tours; Rescued Horses Helped

Sometimes promotion of the horse industry and assistance for unwanted horses comes from unusual places. Did you know Elvis Presley had a stable at his home at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.? Or that he sometimes rode a horse up to the gates of Read More

What About the Budweiser Clydesdales? has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer. Another spate of questions Read More

Equine Teams in Germany Disbanded Following Olympic Drug Issues

On May 28 the German equestrian federation stated that the national dressage, show jumping, and eventing teams had been disbanded "in the wake of further suggestions of doping and medication of horses," according to an article on Read More

At Noon Today (May 28) The Horse.Com Presents Ask the Vet Live: Colic

Is there something you want to ask a veterinary specialist about colic? Attend Ask the Vet Live on today, Thursday, May 28, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Ask the Vet Live: Colic is sponsored by Arenus (Read More

Rachel Isn't the Only One; Standardbred Mare to Face International Group of Boys

Rachel Alexandra isn't the only female racehorse traveling around and beating the boys these days. Champion Standardbred trotting mare Buck I St Pat (her owners are from Ohio, the Buckeye state) will travel to Sweden tomorrow and race on Sunday Read More en Español: ¡Rabia!

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Kee Read More

Will the Filly Beat the Boys in Today's Preakness?

Call them old-fashioned, but Rachel Alexandra's owners only wanted the 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly to run against fillies before she trounced the field in the Kentucky Oaks. A 50-1 longshot gelding named Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Read More

Rachel Alexandra Beats Boys in Preakness

Favored filly Rachel Alexandra, winner of this year's Kentucky Oaks, beat Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird by a length to take the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown. Musket Man was third, another 1 1/2 Read More

Kentucky Reports Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Cases

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) reported today (May 13) that two fetal necropsy cases had findings consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS), the disease that in 2001-2002 in Kentucky caused an Read More

Australian Steeplechase Racing Faces Crisis With Horse Deaths

The fate of steeplechase racing in Australia is coming under fire again as three horses have died in one week of jump racing at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. According to news sources that makes seven horses that have died or been Read More

Longshot $9,500 Gelding Wins Kentucky Derby

In a story reminiscent to the movie "Casey's Shadow," Mine That Bird, a 3-year-old gelding purchased as a yearling for only $9,500, won the 135th Kentucky Derby. He was sent off at 50-1 odds and won by daylight after getting through on the rail Read More

Hilarious Jockey Karaoke Raises $50K

A sell-out crowd applauded, cheered, and good-naturedly jeered some of the most famous jockeys in the world as they put themselves in the spotlight to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund during a Riders Up! fundraiser on Friday Read More

Thoroughbred Rescue Receives Not-For-Profit Status

One of the groups that has successfully used the Thoroughbred Adoption Services on is Kim Clark's Now she has established a 501(c)(3) to help Thoroughbreds transitioning to a new life off the track.

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Love the Longears? Mule Days Are Coming!

Mule Day is a week-long celebration held each year in  Columbia, Tenn. This year's event will be Monday March 30 until Sunday April 5. According to the Mule Days official Read More

Rescued North Carolina Mare Healthy, But Her Foal Needs Your Help

Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance took in Merimba, a 19-year-old gray mare, in July 2008. Besides being emaciated, slightly foundered, and slightly colicky, the mare was pregnant. Through the help of the rescue workers the mare has been doin Read More

100th Thoroughbred Adopted Through's Service

In a little more than four months 100 Thoroughbreds have found new homes through's Thoroughbred Adoption Service. Actually that number is higher as many folks who placed Read More

Breeding the Focus at Alltech's Equine News and Brews Series' First Event

Alltech, which bills itself as having "natural solutions to animal nutrition," is sponsoring a series of roundtable discussion forums with speakers addressing cutting-edge issues from reproduction to traceability in the sport horse to the aging Read More

Evidence Shows Horses Domesticated Earlier Than Thought

Research indicates the Botai culture, on the steppes of what is now northern Kazakhstan, domesticated horses about 5,500 years ago. That's 1,000 years earlier than was previously believed.

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Horse Left for Dead in Arizona Needs Your Help

An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.

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Washington State University Equine Scholarship Named for Top Vet

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a $25,000 scholarship in equine internal medicine in the name of the vet school's Dean Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD. Bayly has often assisted The Horse Read More

Donkeys, Horse Among 311 Animals Seized from Kentucky Rescue

Two donkeys and a horse were among 311 animals seized from the Clean Slate Animal Rescue in Columbia, Ky., according to an article on

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Arizona Bill Requires Creation of Approved Equine Rescue Facilities List

Rep. Bill Konopnicki's Arizona House Bill 2178 would require the state's Department of Agriculture to create a list of the states "approved equine-rescue facilities and to make that information available on its Web site and in its offices," note Read More

World Equine Vets to Meet in Brazil

The 11th Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be hosted by the Brazilian Association of Equine Veterinarians (ABRAVEQ) and the Brazilian Confederation of Equestrian Sports in Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 24-27, Read More

Authorities Confiscate 70 Horses From Tribal Lands in South Dakota

About 70 horses that were starving and without water were rescued from the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota by tribal officials, Shannon County authorities, and state officials.

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