Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Level Rider

July 14, 2009

A new product designed to aid riders in achieving the perfect balance and alignment with their horse is now available. The Level Rider, a training tool developed by a team of non-pro NRHA, NRCHA, Youth and Amateur All-Around Competitors,... Read More

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Wild Horse Interaction Discouraged by Ordinance Amendment

July 14, 2009

Intentionally approaching a wild horse in Currituck County, N.C., could get visitors in some serious trouble. On July 6, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners made it illegal to intentionally come anywhere within 50 feet of a wild... Read More

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Proposed Mongolian Horse Race Raises Welfare Concerns

July 11, 2009

A planned horse race over the Mongolian Steppes has raised the ire of several equestrian groups concerned about the welfare of the more than 700 horses that will take part in the 1,000-kilometer Mongolian Derby.

The League of Adventurists... Read More

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Guilty Plea in Oklahoma Starved Mustang Cruelty Case

July 10, 2009

A criminal case involving the starvation of two wild horses adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ended with a guilty plea in Rogers County, Okla., the Bureau announced yesterday.

Adopter Shannon J. Smoke of Broken Arrow,... Read More

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26,000-Year-Old Horse on Display at Canadian Museum

July 10, 2009

In September 1993, placer miners working a claim in the Klondike found a fossil that has been radiocarbon dated and identified as a 26,000-year-old Yukon horse that once roamed the plains of Eastern Beringia (an area encompassing parts of... Read More

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Group Caring for Seized N.Y. Horses Receives $10K

July 09, 2009

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society, which is caring for horses recently removed from Center Brook Farm, has received a $10,000 donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's... Read More

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Two Horses Die at Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races

July 09, 2009

Two horses died in separate incidents at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and livestock exhibitions.

The horses were competing in the Stampede's GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon race.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

July 09, 2009

The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now available from the Unwanted Horse... Read More

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Chincoteague Ponies Receive Donated Vaccines, Dewormers

July 08, 2009

The Chincoteague pony herd is thought to be descended from animals aboard a Spanish ship that wrecked in the 16th century, but today the herd is getting 21st century health care.

Again this year, the herd will receive donated vaccinations... Read More

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Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

July 08, 2009

Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.

Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and... Read More

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Standardbreds Find New Homes through TheHorse.com Free Horse Listing

July 07, 2009

 Four Standardbreds listed on the TheHorse.com's Adoption Service listing for horses free to good homes have already found new homes. The Standardbred list, modeled after an identical program for Thoroughbreds, was launched June 4. It is... Read More

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Bone Bruise Takes Musket Man Out of Race Season

July 06, 2009

Multiple graded winner Musket Man, who made a name for himself during this year's Triple Crown run, will miss Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Stakes Aug. 2 and the rest of the racing season with a bone bruise in his left front foot.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Test National Lab Standards Set

July 06, 2009

New national laboratory standards for racehorse drug and medication testing, the implementation of a laboratory accreditation program, and a new independent Equine Quality Assurance Program have been established by the Racing Medication and... Read More

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Trainer Suspended, Fined for Clenbuterol

July 05, 2009

Trainer Peter Eurton will serve five days of a 30-day suspension handed down by Hollywood Park stewards and pay a $3,000 fine after one of the horses in his care was found to have tested positive for clenbuterol following a race on May... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Participates in First Urban 4-H Summer Science Program

July 05, 2009

Rutgers University will host 45 high school students in its first Annual 4-H Summer Science Program for urban youths at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

High school students from Camden, Hackensack, Paterson, and... Read More

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'Welfare of the Horse' Forum Available on H-SPAN

July 05, 2009

On June 16 the American Horse Council held "The Welfare of the Horse" forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, was held as part of the AHC's National Issues Forum and featured speakers from segments of the horse community as... Read More

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More Slaughtered Horses Discovered in Florida

July 04, 2009

The investigation into a series of horse killings in Florida widened on June 19 when a rancher discovered two slaughtered horses partially buried in a dirt mound on his Miami-Dade County property.

The discovery is the latest in an ongoin... Read More

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Drug Problem Exaggerated: Horsemen, Chemist Say

July 03, 2009

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) said July 1 it plans to be more involved as the racing industry considers medication and drug-testing policies, which horsemen believe could be detrimental and... Read More

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Kentucky International Equine Summit Dates Set

July 03, 2009

The second Kentucky International Equine Summit (KIES), sponsored by the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville in cooperation with the University of Kentucky’s Equine Initiative, will be held April 26 and 27, 2010, in Lexington... Read More

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Boston Police Horses Relocated After Budget Cuts

July 02, 2009

The horses of the Boston Police Department Mounted Unit disappeared from Boston's streets as of June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The 12 horses fell victim to budgetary cutbacks needed to bridge a $20 million shortfall and avoid layoffs of... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooting Case Concludes

July 02, 2009

Russell Willeford, the Oregon man convicted of shooting and abandoning a 6-year-old Arabian gelding in the Deschutes National Forest, will serve 90 days in the Deschutes County Jail and pay more than $9,000 in restitution in connection with the... Read More

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Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

July 02, 2009

All American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses, and Appaloosas conceived by mares and stallions living in Texas during 2009 are eligible to be nominated to the new Texas Equine Incentive Fund. House Bill 1881, which was signed by Gov. Rick... Read More

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Free Thoroughbred Identification Service Expanded

July 02, 2009

The Jockey Club has enhanced its free Tattoo Identification Services by adding access its markings database to the tattoo research module.

The free tattoo identification service was unveiled in April to help owners identify tattooed but... Read More

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Learning About Horses (Stable Studies)

July 01, 2009

What do you want to learn about horses? There is a plethora of programs available to those interested in the equine industry.

There was a time when an individual seeking a horse-related vocation had few choices for equine... Read More

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Washington Horse Rescue to Host AVMA Convention Volunteers

July 01, 2009

An area horse rescue will benefit when the American Veterinary Medical Association's 2009 conference comes to Seattle later this month. Hope For Horses, a Woodinville, Wash., based equine humane society, will host nearly 100 volunteers attending... Read More