Articles by Liz Brown
November 10, 2009
Seven horses that were abandoned in a trailer on the side of the road in Edmonton, Alberta, last week are doing well in foster care and are waiting to be claimed by their owner. Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer has been charged under Read More
November 06, 2009
A 7-year-old girl who had to give up her horse when he was identified as stolen has found a new partner. Read More
October 12, 2009
A horse that was stolen from his Eastern Illinois home more than a year ago has turned up in Springfield, Mo. The paint gelding, named Max, was reunited with his 14 year old owner this week.
Kaitlynn Bilskie never gave up hope in finding Read More
September 21, 2009
A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.
"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business Read More
September 18, 2009
America's oldest equine sanctuary is asking for the public's help following a barn fire that destroyed their winter supply of hay.
No horses were harmed in the fire at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in southeastern Pennsylvania, but the bank Read More
August 21, 2009
A televised re-enactment of wild horse shootings in Alberta has prompted tips from the public on the crimes, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
"We're following up on some tips we've received," said Cpl. Tina Millard of Read More
August 01, 2009
Training unmounted riders to look at jumps the right way could enhance horse and rider performance and prevent jumping accidents, suggest researchers who recently published a study on rider visualization.
Researchers from the United Kingdom Read More
July 30, 2009
This year's Chincoteague Pony swim and auction raised $94,100 for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 150 ponies were rounded up yesterday for today's annual sale, the proceeds of which are used to help maintain the wild Read More
July 23, 2009
Texas' worst drought in 50 years has burnt up pasture and raised the price of hay, leaving horse rescues to cope with an increase in abandonment and neglect cases as owners struggle to feed their horses.
"The cost of hay is going up, if you Read More
July 20, 2009
Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team.
The fires drove Read More
May 27, 2009
Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.
May 15, 2009
An abandoned Thoroughbred gelding found near Mesa, Ariz., is recovering from injuries and regaining condition better than his foster owner expected.
Gwen Cleary has been caring for the horse, called Solo Vino, since he Read More
April 16, 2009
The authors found horses fed more hay displayed generally quieter behavior, and fewer stereotypic behaviors (such as cribbing or weaving), compared to horses fed infrequent and large high-starch meals. Read More
March 31, 2009
The foster owner of a horse that was abandoned in Mesa, Ariz., says the outpouring of support for the gelding's recovery has been "tremendous."
The Thoroughbred, named Solo Vino by rescuers, was brought to Gwen Cleary's farm on March 3, Read More
March 13, 2009
Good Guinness, the Grand Prix jumper reported missing, has been found, trainer Patrick Seaton confirmed the evening of March 12.
The horse was allegedly found at Resolution Far Read More
March 12, 2009
A horse that was purported to be missing Irish Sport Horse Good Guinness has been identified as a horse named Con Air. This horse was imported from Holland in 2004, according to New Jersey trainer Frank Madden, who received Con Air in place of Read More
March 11, 2009
Grand Prix jumper Good Guinness has been reported missing after his California-based trainer, Patrick Seaton, shipped him to New York to try to sell him on the East Coast.
February 27, 2009
An Edmonton, Alberta, lawyer has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty after abandoning his two horses in the British Columbia wilderness last year.
On the recommendation of the British Columbia (B.C.) SPCA, Frank Mackay was Read More
February 18, 2009
A pair of horses that were rescued from the side of a mountain in British Columbia will be placed in adoptive homes, after the SPCA rejected a request from their owner to return the Read More
February 11, 2009
A man is in critical condition and two Percheron horses are dead after they were hit by an 18-wheel truck yesterday in Mississippi.
Bob Skelding, of Deerfield, N.H., was travelling across the United States in a homemade wagon drawn by his Read More
February 03, 2009
A father and son from Georgia were found guilty Jan. 30 of 21 counts of animal cruelty for overworking and neglecting four horses during a pack trip last summer through the mountains of Montana.
Ravalli County Justice Court Judge Read More
January 28, 2009
Ice is an unavoidable part of winter in many parts of the world, but there are ways to minimize slipping incidents around the barn.
Heather Sherratt knows something about keeping horses in icy conditions. Her farm, Elphin Mountain Read More
January 26, 2009
Two men who allegedly overworked and starved four horses while on a mountain expedition through Montana's Selway-Bitterroot area last summer go to trial tomorrow in Hamilton, Mont.
Craig Heydon of Atlanta, Ga., faces 10 animal cruelty Read More
January 12, 2009
January 05, 2009
A mystery toxin killed a fifth horse in western North Carolina in November. Veterinarians now suspect this case might be due to the same substance that caused the death of four other horses earlier that month.
The fifth horse was Read More