Recent News for Welfare and Industry

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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Poll Recap: Favorite Time of Day at the Barn

May 17, 2016

Of the 811 respondents, 408 (50%) said they'll take any time they can get with their horse. ... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

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BLM Cites Herd Growth as One Cause of $1 Billion Shortfall

May 17, 2016

But some wild horse advocates believe the shortfall is due to the agency's failure to manage the animals effectively.... Read More

Hayley squeezes in time to ride her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Joker, whom she got "free to a good home" last fall.

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A Day in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Student

May 17, 2016

Hayley Rasmussen-Ball describes a typical 24 hours in the world she wouldn't trade for anything.... Read More

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Pimlico Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

May 15, 2016

Pimlico is home of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.... Read More

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Rider, Horse Die in Two Jersey Fresh Cross Country Falls

May 15, 2016

Philippa Humphreys died after a rotational fall, and Skyler Decker's horse, Inoui Van Bost, suffered a fatal injury. ... Read More

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Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship Awards Announced

May 14, 2016

Two vet students were awarded $75,000 scholarships by the American Quarter Horse Foundation.... Read More

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Tax on Horse Sales Proposed in Oklahoma

May 13, 2016

Oklahoma currently levies a sales tax of 8.357% on livestock, but horse sales are exempt.... Read More

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IHC Considers Alleged Viral Horse Trainer Incident

May 13, 2016

Leadership is considering its response to the incident and whether or not to revoke Logan Allen's championship title.... Read More

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Enter The Horse's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

May 13, 2016

Submit your fly mask mishap story for a chance to be featured on TheHorse.com and be entered to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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Legislation Protecting Salt River Horses Becomes Law

May 12, 2016

The bill protects the feral horses and places them under Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and USFS jurisdiction.... Read More

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How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 12, 2016

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More

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Spotting the Problem Patient

May 12, 2016

The key is understanding a horse's arousal, or alertness, level.... Read More

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Advocates Concerned about Blindfolded Bull-Fighting Horses

May 12, 2016

This practice, some international welfare organizations say, puts the horse in a vulnerable position for injury.... Read More

Congratulations to Jessica Gonzalez and “Revel,” whose story won our fan-voted Rescue to Rockstar contest. “Revel is the love of my life, my inspiration to rescue, and my best friend," said Gonzalez. Read Revel’s story <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheHorse/photos/pb.56880838282.-2207520000.1462537448./10153869700493283/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">here</a>.

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'Revel' Tops TheHorse.com's Rescue to Rockstar Contest

May 11, 2016

Jessica Gonzalez's story about her former carriage horse Revel garnered 691 reactions from TheHorse.com Facebook fans.... Read More

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Learning from the Corolla Wild Horse Adoption Program

May 11, 2016

Researchers attributed the program's success to a rigorous adoption process, pre-adoption gentling of horses, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Derby Plans

May 10, 2016

Of the 702 respondents, 463 (66%) said they planned to watch the Kentucky Derby at home on television last week. ... Read More

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AHC Announces Speakers for 2016 Issues Forum

May 10, 2016

The forum will feature several members of Congress in line with the theme of "Putting More Horsepower in Congress."... Read More

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Super Derby Winner Wallenda Euthanized at Old Friends

May 10, 2016

The 26-year-old stallion had been dealing with complications brought on by a collapsed suspensory ligament.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Arkansas Horse Shooting

May 09, 2016

The owners of Jarratt Stables, in Forrest City, reported finding one of their horses dead in a pasture on May 4.... Read More

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Derby Winner Nyquist Heads to Pimlico

May 09, 2016

Trainer Doug O'Neill said the colt would depart Churchill Downs May 9 to train for the May 21 Preakness Stakes.... Read More

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Registration for 2016 BEVA Congress Open

May 08, 2016

The event will take place Sept. 7-10 at the ICC in central Birmingham, England.... Read More

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WEVA Holds Intermediate Meetings

May 08, 2016

So far this year WEVA has held meetings in Heilan and Beijing, China; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; and Moscow, Russia.... Read More

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Nyquist Wins 142nd Kentucky Derby, Remains Unbeaten

May 07, 2016

Nyquist is the first undefeated Derby winner with eight victories since Majestic Prince in 1969.... Read More

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Rush Named KSU Vet College Executive Associate Dean

May 07, 2016

Dr. Bonnie Rush is a professor of equine internal medicine at Kansas State University.... Read More