Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More

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BLM Offers Public Tours of Fallon Wild Horse, Burro Corral

September 25, 2015

The BLM will offer two public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Nevada on Oct. 23.... Read More

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Judge Rules Against New Mexico Horse Processing Plant

September 24, 2015

A judge has expanded a 2014 injunction to include the new owners of a plant that was once intended to process horses.... Read More

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BLM Extends Public Input Period for Pine Nut HMA Evaluation

September 22, 2015

The opportunity for the public to provide input on the draft evaluation for the HMA has been extended until Oct. 20.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Issues Decision on Salahdin Du Lauragais Case

September 18, 2015

Salahdin Du Lauragais tested positive for the banned substance reserpine, a long-lasting tranquilizer.... Read More

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ARCI Committee to Complete Medication Reforms Implementation

September 16, 2015

The committee will begin work immediately and report to the ARCI Board of Directors in December.... Read More

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BLM Releases Preliminary Analysis for Red Desert Gather

September 11, 2015

The 30-day comment period for the preliminary analysis runs from Sept. 8 through Oct. 8. ... Read More

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Pine Nut Mountains HMA Draft Evaluation Released

September 10, 2015

The evaluation aims to assess the conditions to ensure the range is healthy for wildlife, livestock, and wild horses.... Read More

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BLM Plans Beaty Butte Wild Horse Gather

September 09, 2015

The BLM plans to gather 1,500 horses. Of those, 1,400 will be permanently removed and 100 will be returned to the range.... Read More

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BLM to Continue Emergency Wild Horse Gather in Nevada

September 09, 2015

Based on a vet's exam, 28 of 201 horses gathered last week were euthanized due to extremely emaciated body conditions.... Read More

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BLM Completes the Soda Fire Emergency Wild Horse Gather

September 08, 2015

The BLM gathered a total of 279 horses from the Hardtrigger, Black Mountain, and Sands Basin herd management areas. ... Read More

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OSRC Receives Update on Cobalt Study

September 04, 2015

The research will begin once the five Standardbreds to be used in the study have cleared a routine quarantine.... Read More

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NYTHA to Invest in New Drug Testing Equipment

September 02, 2015

The triple quadrupole mass spectrometer will be used to screen for new drugs alleged to be used in horse racing.... Read More

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FEI President Pushes 'Clean Sport' Message

September 01, 2015

The FEI is preparing to launch the global Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Program on Jan. 1, 2016.... Read More

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BLM Utah Proposes Wild Horse and Burro Research Projects

September 01, 2015

The BLM will work with the United States Geological Survey to conduct several studies on wild horses and burros.... Read More

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Commission: Indiana Grand Cobalt Results 'Pristine'

September 01, 2015

After 60 days of racing, all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the of 25 ppb (parts per billion) threshold. ... Read More

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BLM Conducting Emergency Wild Horse Gather in Nevada

August 31, 2015

The BLM said it hopes to gather and provide feed and water to as many as 200 horses in declining body conditions.... Read More

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Exmoor Ponies Help Revamp the Czech Republic's Landscape

August 29, 2015

The researchers hope the ponies help restore the land to the rich and productive territory it was before World War II.... Read More

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2015 Walking Horse Celebration Begins Amid Accusations

August 28, 2015

The HSUS alleged that trainers and grooms at ThorSport Farm sored horses, but the farm owner disputed the claims.... Read More

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Young Equine Enthusiast Raises Money for UHC

August 28, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has received a generous donation of $102 from 11-year-old supporter Sophia Hatto.... Read More

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BLM is Still Seeking Information on Wild Horse Shooting

August 26, 2015

A 14-year old palomino stallion was shot and killed with a small caliber gun in July.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More

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Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

August 24, 2015

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Wild Burros from Bullfrog HMA

August 20, 2015

The BLM is scheduled to gather and remove about 40 wild burros from range near Beatty, Nevada, on Sept. 1. ... Read More

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Hearing to Address Motorized Equipment, Colorado Wild Horses

August 19, 2015

Motorized equipment is used for objectives such as trapping operations, transporting to holding, and monitoring.... Read More