Recent News for Transportation
July 18, 2008
The use of double-decker trailers to transport horses for any purpose would be banned nationwide if a new bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law. But some equine welfare advocates say the bill is flawed.... Read More
July 17, 2008
The average freight train traveling at 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop--that's about the length of 18 football fields. So when a vehicle gets stuck on the tracks and a train is coming, the outcome is usually very bad for the vehicle, and... Read More
July 01, 2008
Keep your horses cooler, less stressed, and happier when hauling in hot, humid conditions.... Read More
June 24, 2008
Approximately two and a half years ago, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission began experimenting with changing jockeys' whips to a more humane variety with an extended and padded "popper," the portion of the whip that makes contact with the... Read More
June 22, 2008
Blood-Horse Publications received a total of nine awards on Saturday, June 21 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Sixty-nine AHP members were named finalists in the 2008 AHP Annual... Read More
June 11, 2008
"Since transport is known to be stressful and few studies have examined the effect of a mid-journey rest, the purpose of this study was to examine if a 12-hour rest and feeding stop during a long journey would impact the horses' immune response,"... Read More
May 19, 2008
From the days before air travel, when horses traveled by boat to reach competitions on faraway shores, to modern times, when horses and riders alike rack up their share of frequent-flyer miles, Olympic Games-bound mounts have endured their share... Read More
April 09, 2008
A proposed measure to prohibit the transport of horses in double-decker trailers in Illinois took a step toward becoming law on Tuesday when the state House of Representatives passed HB4162. The vote was 80 to 29.
The approved bill moves... Read More
April 08, 2008
A recall of certain refrigerators manufactured by Dometic includes units used in some horse trailers, according to a manufacturer's notice. The defective refrigerator units were manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003 and are designed for... Read More
April 07, 2008
Martin Atock has seen a lot of things in the more than 20 years he has spent coordinating international equine travel. Atock is managing director of Peden Bloodstock, the official Olympic horse transportation company.
In 1990 he was... Read More
April 03, 2008
Although the stress of exposition environments might be unavoidable, according to several exposition professionals, its effects on horses can be reduced through careful selection of the horses that will be participating and management at the event.... Read More
April 02, 2008
Flat tires are the leading cause of disablements involving horse trailers. While horse haulers can never totally eliminate the risk of a breakdown, the risk can be minimized by taking the proper steps. USRider offered the following suggestions... Read More
March 19, 2008
The sponsor of a proposed Illinois measure designed to enhance horse transport safety has tabled a controversial amendment that equine advocates denounced as unacceptable.
"We're going to go back to the original bill," said Ill. Rep. JoAnn... Read More
March 01, 2008
You're ready to make some changes concerning your showing or horse-traveling activities--perhaps you're scaling down a bit, trailering less horse... Read More
February 08, 2008
Before the start of the summer travel season, it is critically important for horse owners to perform basic yet essential maintenance on their trailers.This will be time well spent because it will ensure that their trailers will be in optimal... Read More
January 12, 2008
Three top dressage riders--one from Switzerland and two from Canada—have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.
Canadian... Read More
January 09, 2008
Switzerland's dressage team will not take part at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The move follows the withdrawal of the team's top rider, Silvia Ikle, who doesn't want to expose her horse to travel-related stress and the humid conditions in Hon... Read More
November 16, 2007
Eight of the horses that survived last month's semitrailer rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., have been placed in new homes, and four more are scheduled to be adopted within days, according to Donna Ewing, president of the of the... Read More
November 13, 2007
More than 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you support federal legislation banning equine transport in double-decker trailers for any purpose?"