Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Tennessee Ponders Grant Award to Walking Horse Group

December 29, 2016

The grant could help fund a study aimed at developing objective ways to detect soring in Tennessee Walking Horses. ... Read More

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

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BLM Seeks Nominations for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board

December 28, 2016

Nominees with experience in equine behavior, wild horse and burro research, and natural resource management are needed.... Read More

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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

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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Gather in North Lander Complex

December 24, 2016

The operation would include gathering wild horses and conducting fertility control treatments.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comments on Pine Nut Mountains HMA Plan

December 23, 2016

The BLM will accept public comments on the draft Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area Plan through Jan. 22, 2017.... Read More

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Investigator: Vet Buyers Carefully Before Selling a Horse

December 22, 2016

The warning was issued after officials discovered a horse's severed head floating in a drainage canal in Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Remove Estray Horses at Fort Polk

December 20, 2016

The suit seeks to keep the Army from removing the horses that roam Louisiana's Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest.... Read More

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RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing

December 16, 2016

The adjustment means minor infractions aren't treated on par with serious violations in determining extra penalties.... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocates Ponder Zinke Nomination

December 16, 2016

Congressman Ryan Zinke was nominated for Secretary of the Interior; the BLM is within the Department of the Interior.... Read More

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RCI Board Approves Compliance Certification

December 14, 2016

The board voted to create a regulatory compliance program, setting minimum integrity standards based on the Model Rules.... Read More

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Auction of Seized ISPMB Horses Relocated

December 09, 2016

A barrage of harassing phone calls and other threats prompted the sale's relocation, officials said.... Read More

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Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More

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New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More

A Przewalski's mare with her foal in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Tail Hairs Reveal Gobi Desert Equids' Dietary Choices

December 01, 2016

Przewalski's and domestic horses feed exclusively on grass, while wild asses feed on grass along with shrubs in winter.... Read More

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Arizona House Members Seek Salt River Herd Growth Control

November 28, 2016

The bipartisan group called for Salt River mares to be treated with porcine zona pellucida to manage herd growth.... Read More

Manuel Coto-Martinez, 70, was arrested after allegedly selling illegal horsemeat to undercover law enforcement officials.

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Florida Man Arrested for Selling Horsemeat

November 21, 2016

Manuel Coto-Martinez is facing multiple charges after selling horsemeat to undercover law enforcement officers.... Read More

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Where Rules Matter Most: Managing Your Horse's Medications

November 18, 2016

Work with your vet to find the best options for your horse that are within your breed or show association's drug rules.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming to Study Wild Horse Movement

November 15, 2016

Radio collars will help researchers learn more about horses' seasonal land use, migration patterns, and herd movements. ... Read More

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Wild Horse Sanctuary Must Rehome Horses Before Dec. 1

November 15, 2016

Any horses and burros not adopted by Dec. 1 will be sold at auction.... Read More

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BLM Proposing Fence, Water Projects in Colorado

November 11, 2016

The BLM believes the projects will benefit the wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas herd management area.... Read More

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Reward to Find Salt River Foal Shooter Grows

November 09, 2016

A reward for information being offered in connection to the fatal shooting has grown to $25,000.... Read More

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BLM Plans Second South Steens Wild Horse Bait-Trap Gather

November 08, 2016

The agency hopes to gather and remove about 100 horses from the Oregon herd management area.... Read More

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BLM Begins Bait-Trapping Sand Wash Wild Horses

November 06, 2016

The BLM hopes to gather up to 50 wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area in northwestern Colorado.... Read More

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BLM Off-Range Facilities Inefficient, OIG Finds

November 04, 2016

The OIG also says the off-range facility use is noncompliant with some federal regulations and lacks strategic planning,... Read More