Articles by Lisa Kemp
June 20, 2009
A trial date of Aug. 17 has been set for the criminal charges against J.C. Cutters Ltd. co-owner and manager Michele Goudie, horse owner Melissa Woicek, and carriage driver Frances DuPont, who have been cited under two City of Chicago Municipal Read More
May 26, 2009
A highly publicized Chicago carriage horse court case has now been continued a third time, to June 15. Defense attorney John Robeznieks is preparing data for city prosecutors on the charges facing J.C. Cutters Ltd. co-owner and manager Michele Read More
May 04, 2009
Proceedings have ground to a halt pending the next court date for Chicago carriage horse company J.C. Cutters Ltd., including any further adoption or transfer of ownership of the five remaining horses.
Defense attorney John Robeznieks has Read More
April 10, 2009
March 30, 2009
The equine and rendering industries are anticipating a pinch from a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation intended to prevent the proliferation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease").
The regulation on Read More
March 19, 2009
The Chicago court case involving J.C. Cutters Ltd. manager Michele Goudie and their six seized carriage horses has been continued from March 12 to late April.
Cook County State Read More
March 03, 2009
Weekday tourists to Rome's historic center will no longer enjoy the sights at a horse's pace.
City authorities have withdrawn carriage licenses following opposition by animal rights activists, combined with several equine deaths in 200 Read More
March 02, 2009
In recent years, infections and fatalities due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been making the news. However, information specific to equids has sometimes been hard to come by. British actress and broadcaster Read More
February 11, 2009
Six Chicago horses belonging to J.C. Cutters Ltd. carriage company were seized on Friday, Feb. 6, amid conflicting reports on the reason for--and questions on the legality of--the action. The horses were taken to Flanery Farms, a private boardin Read More
February 06, 2009
The controversy surrounding New York City horse carriages operating amidst increasing vehicular and pedestrian traffic has heated up again, and now the Teamsters union is also involved.
In January, carriage company owners, drivers, and Read More
January 27, 2009
After 138 years of operation, the last riding hall and stable in downtown Chicago might be turning out the lights for good. At issue are the carriage rides provided year-round in the Magnificent Mile shopping district, and post-9/11 restrictions Read More
January 09, 2009
The housing market downturn is affecting more than just developers and realtors. Some horse owners have a new challenge in locating adequate, affordable bedding for their animals.
Jeannie Queen of Clear Vision Equine, based i Read More
January 01, 2009
If your horse is already a senior, there's no reason to turn him out to pasture. Here's a seasonal look at some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder. Read More
January 01, 2009
How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old Read More
November 14, 2008
Plain shredded beet pulp, a source of digestible fiber for many horses, has been hard to come by this year for a number of East Coast horse owners. Some have wondered when supplies will replenish. While a temporary supply will be available soon, Read More
October 27, 2008
Horses have varying protein requirements, depending on stage of life or performance level. Protein, the essential building block for new cellular growth, provides the amino acids necessary for maintaining all normal body functions in a Read More
September 30, 2008
As if economic challenges weren't enough for horse owners, there are now reports of fuel shortages throughout northern Georgia and into the Carolinas. The shortage has been affecting everything from scheduling veterinary appointments to how Read More
September 15, 2008
The remnants of Hurricane Ike joined a slow-moving front across the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana, dumping record rainfall Sept. 12 through 14. Gov. Rod Blagojevich has named seven Illinois counties disaster areas. However, it appears Read More
September 08, 2008
"The Year of the Stolen Horse," an event organized by Stolen Horse International Inc., commemorates a decade of fighting horse theft and is designed to bring expanded theft prevention and recovery services to the horse industry.
Stolen Hors Read More
August 17, 2008
A lack of plain beet pulp in several East Coast feed stores is fueling some speculation that a shortage could be in the works.
Beet pulp is a byproduct from the process of extracting simple sugars from sugar beets for the manufacture of Read More
August 06, 2008
Severe thunderstorms and tornado activity roared through the north-central Illinois and northwest Indiana corridor Monday night, leaving nearly 550,000 homes and businesses without power. However, it appears that area horses emerged relatively Read More
July 27, 2008
We all know how good a massage feels, and that low-impact exercise like water aerobics can help improve our health and fitness. Horses in Central Florida can now experience the same wellness benefits with a new sports therapy and rehabilitation Read More
July 23, 2008
Most horse owners wish they could wave a magic wand and get rid of the "manure mountain" on their property. A couple of Canadian entrepreneurs have developed technology that might erase mounds of used bedding, as well as generate a little green. Read More
July 12, 2008
Chicago is one of seven international cities in the running to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Although some might not object to running the cross country phase of eventing through Millennium Park, bid organizers have already chosen a more Read More
July 05, 2008
Hapsirishpub is a Thoroughbred whose good fortune changed the day his first owner died. Passed from owner to owner, he was recently taken in by Shelly Price of Speak Up for Horses, a Kentucky-based equine rescue and rehabilitation organization. Read More