Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


Equisect Natural Fly Repellent

July 24, 2008

Farnam Horse Products introduces Equisect Fly Repellent.

Equisect Fly Repellent
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AQHA and Ranch Horse Association of America Join Forces

May 22, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the Ranch Horse Association of America have formed a strategic marketing alliance to promote the growing interest in and usage of Quarter Horses in ranch horse competition.

As part... Read More


Horse Council Congressional Cavalry Program Grows

April 16, 2008

The Congressional Cavalry, organized by the American Horse Council (AHC) and some of its member organizations, continues to grow.

The Congressional Cavalry was formed last year in an effort to better represent and serve the horse... Read More


Hundreds of Horse Lovers Show Up for Equifest 2008

April 13, 2008

Hundreds of equine fans gathered at Equifest 2008 at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center in Florida.

The one-day event was presented by the Museum of Florida Art. All the proceeds from event yesterday (April 12) will go to youth programs of... Read More


'Loved' to Death?

February 01, 2008

We must do the best we can to create an environment where our horses can thrive physically and mentally.

Horses weren't designed to be "apartment dwellers," said a horseman friend... Read More


AlpharmaEquine Extend-A-Cool

January 30, 2008

Extend-A-Cool as an effective remedy to address sore shins, inflamed leg muscles and tendons, and reduce swelling from acute sprains and bruises. When applied to the lower leg, the temperature under the wrap may be reduced by up to 6°F or more... Read More


Ford Recalling 1.18 Million Heavy Duty Vehicles

January 08, 2008

Ford Motor Company is conducting a voluntary recall of 1.18 million F-Super Duty trucks, E-Series vans, and Excursions due to a sensor problem that can cause the vehicle's engine to hesitate, stumble, or stall.

The recall involves... Read More


FOSH to Present Gaited Horse Judging Clinic in Europe

December 17, 2007

History will be made when Dianne Little, director of judging with the Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH), will present an Independent Judges Association clinic in South Germany prior to the European Championships for Tennessee Walking Horses.

The... Read More


Mega Grand Flex

December 13, 2007

Grand Meadows Nutritional Products Inc. introduces their newest equine joint supplement, Mega Grand Flex. Mega Grand Flex is designed to help horses that have not responded to traditional ingredient levels in joint support products. ... Read More


Two Horses Die After Roundup in New Mexico Forest

December 05, 2007

The U.S. Forest Service says two wild horses captured during a roundup in the Carson National Forest in New Mexico have died.

Agency spokeswoman Kathy DeLucas says one horse died November 26th after running head-first into a metal corral panel... Read More


University of Tennessee Veterinary Dean to Retire

September 24, 2007

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, dean of the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine has announced he plans to retire. Blackwell will leave his position January 1, 2008. His retirement will be effective March 1, 2008.... Read More


North Carolina Governor Seeking Federal Drought Aid

August 23, 2007

Farmers across North Carolina whose crops and livestock are hard-hit by the ongoing drought will get federal financial aid if Gov. Mike Easley gets his way.

Easley said Wednesday he will ask U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns for a... Read More


Injuries Common Among Experienced Riders, Study Finds

June 12, 2007

Results of a retrospective study performed by doctors at an Alberta trauma center shed a new light on the incidence and type of injuries sustained by equestrians. Additionally, the doctors found that experienced riders were more likely to suffer seve... Read More


Texas Therapeutic Riding Group Seeks Volunteers

May 24, 2007

Therapeutic Riding of Texas (TROT), a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association premier accredited therapeutic riding center, is seeking side walkers and horse handler volunteers for Session II. Volunteers do not need experience, as ... Read More


New York Senate Passes Bill Exempting Farm Buildings from Maintenance Code

May 24, 2007

The New York state senate passed a bill May 23 that would provide relief to farmers from the high costs and red tape a new state regulation could potentially cause them.

The bill (S.3022) would exempt permanent farm buildings on working... Read More


Federal Government to Hold Horse Auction In Michigan

May 20, 2007

Dozens of Michigan horse lovers are expected to attend an auction this weekend at the Midland County Fairgrounds, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will offer wild mustangs and burros for as little as $125 each.

The bureau will have 60... Read More


Mustangs Enlisted to Patrol Canadian Border

May 18, 2007

Wild horses, tamed in past generations by Indians, soldiers, and prospectors, are now being enlisted for a new chore--patrolling the most rugged and remote stretches of the nation's northern border.

In a project dubbed "Noble Mustang," the... Read More


Name Selected for Colt Rescued from Interstate 44 Accident

May 02, 2007

The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is proud to announce Twist of Fate as the winning name for the new colt born April 18. More than 5,360 votes were cast to help pick the colt's name. "Twist of Fate" led the pack to... Read More


Missouri Equine, Livestock Veterinarians in Short Supply

April 13, 2007

It's a routine morning for Charles Dake: He drives an hour roundtrip to give a horse a quick vaccine, then he's off to castrate and dehorn a herd of cattle, and onto yet another farm to sedate and castrate a horse--all before lunch.

Wit... Read More


Alltech Symposium Focusing on Changing Equine Industry

March 30, 2007

Alltech's 23rd International Feed Industry Symposium will address topics including feeding for maximum potential, doping scandals, and the overuse of drug-related products, during the annual three-day event in Lexington, Ky., May 21-23, 2007. Th... Read More


State Horse Owners Fighting Proposed Trail-Riding Limits

February 10, 2007

A proposal to limit horseback riding on state-owned trails is not sitting well with Connecticut's thriving horse-riding community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection wants to limit... Read More


Horse Drug Showing Up in Minnesota Heroin, Officials Warn

January 25, 2007

Health officials are warning that a tainted form of heroin may have reached Minnesota.

Health officials suspect that a man treated at a Twin Cities hospital had used heroin cut with a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory problems in... Read More


Minneapolis Considers New Mounted Patrol Facility

January 24, 2007

The eight equine officers of the Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit could soon be sleeping in a new $1 million horse facility, according to the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star... Read More


Personal Liability Policy Provided to Kentucky Horse Council Members

January 23, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, now provides a $1 million Excess Personal Liability Insurance Policy for all of its individual and family members. Effective January 1, 2007, the... Read More


Rare Breed Proposed for S.C. State Horse Status

January 17, 2007

The Marsh Tacky, a rare breed of horse descended from colonial Spanish horses and renowned for its ability to navigate through swampy terrain and remain calm under gunfire, has been nominated as the state horse of South Carolina, the Read More