Liz Brown

Articles by Liz Brown

Horses Abandoned in Trailer, Driver Charged

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

Family that Returned Stolen Horse Gets Replacement

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

Stolen Horse Recovered; Max Home With 14-Year-Old Owner

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

Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

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

Old Horse Sanctuary Needs Barn Fire Recovery Help

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

Wild Horse Shootings: Crime Stoppers Video Prompts Tips

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

Expert and Novice Riders See Jumps Differently, Study Says

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

Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises Funds for Herd Health

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

Drought Burdens Texas Horse Rescues

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

Horses Evacuated from British Columbia Fires

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

Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

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.

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Abandoned Horse Recovering from Head Injury

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

Equine Diet and Behavior Link Explored

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

Supporters Donate $14K for Abandoned Horse's Care

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

Missing Jumper Located

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

'Imposter' Horse Identified in Missing Jumper Case

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

Jumper Reported Missing After Cross-Country Haul

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.

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Charges Filed in Canada Horse Abandonment Case

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

Horses Recovering after Mountain Rescue

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

Wagon Driver Injured, Horses Killed in Highway Crash

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

Guilty Verdicts in Montana Pack Horse Case

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

Managing Horses in Icy Conditions

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

Montana Pack Horse Case Heads to Court

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

Diabetic Foal: Human Glucose Monitor Attempt Fails

A continuous glucose monitoring device normally used in humans has proven no match for the typical foal antics of Justin Credible, a foal with the first recorded case of type-1 Read More

Fifth North Carolina Horse Dies of Unknown Toxin

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