Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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USDA Coordinator Pledges Soring Law Enforcement

March 23, 2009

Exhibitors at this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and other gaited horse shows can expect USDA inspectors to vigorously enforce Horse Protection Act rules against soring, according to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection... Read More

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

March 22, 2009

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

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Readers Sound Off on Riding Helmet Regulations

March 20, 2009

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you think riding helmets should be required by law?"

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New Book Shines Spotlight on Successful Ex-Racehorses

March 20, 2009

One of the most hotly debated issues in the horse racing industry is the uncertain fate that awaits many racehorses when their careers are over and they are no longer useful to their owners and trainers. Many find themselves in sale lots... Read More

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2009 AHC Horse Industry Directory Available

March 19, 2009

The most comprehensive national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The American Horse Council's 2009 Horse Industry Directory... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council to Utilize New Grant Cycle

March 19, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is implementing a new schedule for grant submission. Grant applications from 501(c)3 and 501(c)10 equine organizations will now be accepted from January through July 31. Funding decisions will be made... Read More

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Court Date Changed in Chicago Carriage Horse Case

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

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Felony Charges Filed in Massive Texas Horse Seizure

March 18, 2009

A Texas man is facing animal cruelty and felonious assault charges in connection with the seizure of 237 allegedly malnourished animals, including 167 horses, from his 86-acre ranch.

Hill County Sheriff's Deputies... Read More

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Plan for Ontario Equine Centre Moves Ahead

March 18, 2009

The Ontario Equine Centre (OEC), a not-for-profit public private partnership, is moving ahead with its plan to develop a world-class equine facility and research incubator. The facility will serve all equine breeds and disciplines.... Read More

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Horse Rescue a Contender for $1 Million Makeover

March 17, 2009

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue of Glennville, Pa., is a semifinalist for the Zootoo.com Million Dollar Makeover Giveaway. Angel Acres competed against other animal shelters across the United States and finished in 12th place.

Zootoo will... Read More

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Rags to Riches' Foal Taking After Her Mother

March 17, 2009

Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.

The Giant's Causeway filly, who was... Read More

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Lexington Mounted Police Offer Training Clinic

March 16, 2009

The Lexington, Ky., Mounted Police are offering a sensory training clinic. Two instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit and one equitation instructor will work with riders in three rotating groups. The clinic will take place... Read More

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Homes for Horses Coalition to Meet in Las Vegas

March 16, 2009

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy, and rescue organizations will gather on April 9 through 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference.

The... Read More

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MSU Vet to Offer Young Horse Training Health Lecture

March 16, 2009

Training the young horse is a step-by-step process, one that takes time, patience, knowledge, and experience. An important aspect of training the young horse is for the trainer to be able to identify the fine line between the proper amount of... Read More

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100th Thoroughbred Adopted Through TheHorse.com's Service

March 15, 2009

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

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Horse Rescue in Maryland to Offer Horse Care Clinics

March 14, 2009

Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md., will offer Horse Care Clinics I and II on April 18 and 19.

Aimed at first-time and lifelong horse owners, the Horse Care Clinics cover such topics as horse handling and psychology, safety, hoo... Read More

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Former A&M Student Inducted Into AQHA Hall of Fame

March 14, 2009

Texas A&M former student and Aggie veterinarian, Charles Graham, DVM, was recognized March 7 for his contributions to the equine industry with an induction into the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame. The ceremony was a... Read More

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Readers Say Fit Trumps Fashion in Riding Helmet Design

March 13, 2009

More than 1,200 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When it comes to riding helmets, what is more important to you?"

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Kentucky Horse Park to Open 31st Season

March 13, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Park's 31st season is set to begin Sunday, March 15, when the park returns to its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. The park will feature special events and themed weekends throughout the season.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Rolls Out New User Features

March 13, 2009

Users of TheHorse.com can now customize their profiles to save their favorite articles, manage their e-newsletter subscriptions, change passwords and e-mail addresses, and much more.

To access these new tools, be sure you're signed in, then... Read More

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Update on State Slaughter Resolutions; Idaho Joins Debate

March 12, 2009

Idaho has joined the list of states pondering legislation aimed at maintaining control of equine transport and re-establishing the horse processing industry in the United States.

Introduced into Idaho's House State Affairs... Read More

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UK Horse Charity Reports 5x Increase in Calls

March 12, 2009

The Horse Trust, a UK equine charity, is reporting a five-fold increase in enquiries from cash-strapped owners who need to rehome their horse. But with a fall in public donations, the charity is unable to take on any more horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $10K for Equine Sanctuary Inspections

March 11, 2009

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.

GFAS helps sanctuarie... Read More

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Auction Operator Fined for Equine Transport Law Violations

March 10, 2009

The USDA is seeking $162,800 in fines from an Ohio livestock auctioneer and shipper for violating the Commercial Transport of Equines for Slaughter Act, which regulates treatment of slaughter-bound horses. At issue is the shipment of 1,345... Read More

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Undefeated Mare Peppers Pride Moves to Kentucky

March 09, 2009

On a warm and windy overcast morning March 6, trainer Joel Marr stood pensive in the shedrow of his undefeated world record holder Peppers Pride's new home at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills Farm near Midway, Ky. Although in less than 24 hours, he... Read More