Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies


Nevada Terminates Virginia Herd Management Agreement

December 16, 2017

Previously the state worked with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign to manage the herd of estray horses.... Read More


FEI Issues Decision in Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

December 13, 2017

The federation also announced a new prohibited substance case involving another endurance horse and rider.... Read More


ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More


BLM Seeks Input on Nevada Wild Horse Gather Plan

December 06, 2017

The BLM is proposing to gather and remove wild horses in and outside Caliente Herd Area Complex boundaries. ... Read More


BHA Seeks Rule Change on Anti-Doping Penalties

December 01, 2017

The BHA hopes to ensure its ability to enforce penalties for breaching the equine anti-doping rules.... Read More


Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More


BLM Beginning Second Year of Conger Horse Gather, Study

November 28, 2017

The gather is part of a two-year study in which researchers are evaluating wild horse behavior and ecology.... Read More


Senate Calls for 'Politically Viable' Wild Horse Solutions

November 27, 2017

The Senate's proposed 2018 budget bill calls for the DOI to explore "politically viable" wild horse management options.... Read More

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.


BLM Concludes Emergency Nevada Wild Horse Gather

November 23, 2017

Forage and water sources were scarce after the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.... Read More


FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More


Asiatic Wild Ass Returns to Kazakhstan's Central Steppes

November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than a century kulan (or Asiatic wild asses) are residing on Kazakhstan's central steppes.... Read More


CCTV to be Added to All English Slaughterhouses in 2018

November 13, 2017

The goal is to ensure welfare standards for animals--including horses, ponies, and other equids--are met and enforced.... Read More

"Wild Horses in SW Wyoming (White Mountain)."
Photo submitted by Julianne Zimmerman Alley.


BLM, University of Wyoming Continue Horse Movement Study

November 10, 2017

Researchers are now tracking 30 collared mares' movement throughout the Adobe Town herd management area.... Read More

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.


BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather in Wildfire-Ravaged HMA

November 09, 2017

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.... Read More


Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More


All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More


IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More


BLM Asks Drivers to Use Caution in Low Visibility

October 30, 2017

Wild horses and burros can wander onto roads, creating a safety hazard for themselves and motorists.... Read More


The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More


Campaign Discourages Tourists From Feeding Wild Ponies

October 27, 2017

The campaign launched after a mare died due to ingesting a large quantity of dog food from a tourist campground.... Read More


Equine Genetics Research Center to Open in Australia

October 26, 2017

The center will DNA test all Thoroughbred foals and serve 30 other horse breed societies across Australia. ... Read More


BLM Completes Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

October 23, 2017

The BLM gathered 1,560 adult wild horses and 408 dependent foals with their dams.... Read More


Three to Join BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board

October 21, 2017

James French; Sue M. McDonnell, PhD; and Fred T. Woehl, Jr. will each serve a three-year term.... Read More


BLM Hosting Tours of Off-Range Wild Horse, Burro Corral

October 19, 2017

Two tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, will take place on Oct. 27.... Read More


BLM Investigating Foal Deaths

October 15, 2017

Last week 22 foals became sick and died last week at the agency's Litchfield Corrals, near Susanville, California.... Read More