Recent News for Adoption & Rescue


New Kentucky Shelter for At-Risk Horses Opens April 16

April 14, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially open its doors on April 16.

"This is an... Read More


Equine Research Scientist Appointed Associate Dean (Research) at Hartpury

April 12, 2007

Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More


Oregon State Fairgrounds Hosting BLM Horse Adoption, Clinics

April 12, 2007

Nearly 40 wild horses will be offered for adoption this weekend in Salem, Ore. Those interested will have the opportunity to get out and see wild horses up close, learn about their history and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's... Read More


Extensive Equine Library Donated to Kentucky Horse Park

April 10, 2007

Mary Aiken Littauer was arguably the world's leading authority on horses of ancient times. After her death at the age of 93 in 2005, Littauer's family selected the International Museum of the Horse--a Smithsonian Affiliate--at the Kentucky Horse... Read More


Plea Agreement Releases Seized Maryland Horses for Adoption

April 05, 2007



BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Indiana

April 02, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Indiana. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for... Read More


Throat Abscess Blamed for Discreet Cat's Poor Performance

April 01, 2007

A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a Read More


Firemen Train for Horse Rescue in UK

April 01, 2007

Sparsholt College and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are enrolling firemen throughout the UK in equine handling and awareness courses, according to a Horse &... Read More


Kentucky Governor Authorizes Horse Park Funds

March 30, 2007

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has authorized $900,000 to design a new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Fletcher gave Commerce Cabinet Secretary George Ward the go-ahead on Thursday to use money that had been set aside for a statewide campground... Read More


Homes Sought for Rare Fillies Removed from Shackleford Banks

March 28, 2007

The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This herd is considered one of the most pure. Removed foals are available for adoption.... Read More


Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More


Two Men Charged in Montana Shooting Death of Horse

March 24, 2007

Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.

David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More


Horse Won as Contest Prize Turns 30

March 17, 2007

Mountwood Bally Hy--"Monty" to her longtime owner--will soon reach the milestone age of 30 years. Helen Seymour of Suffolk, England, won the horse as a prize in a Horse & Hound... Read More


Abandoned Ponies, Donkey, Other Animals Await Adoption

March 11, 2007

Wanted: a good home for 23 neglected and abandoned ponies, 10 dogs, some goats, and one donkey.

The animals were rescued Mar. 7 from a ranch in Menifee, Calif., where they were abandoned several weeks ago. A concerned resident contacted... Read More


Horseshoeing a Family Business for Michigan Farriers

March 10, 2007

A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.

"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.

For more tha... Read More


BLM Horse Adoption Planned in Southern Illinois

March 09, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption at the Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility in Ewing, Ill., on April 27-28.

The adoption will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. o... Read More


BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Arkansas

February 26, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for viewing March 9, 2007, from 1:00... Read More


Clenbuterol Use Below Expectations in Calif. Sample

February 16, 2007

Only about 12% of horses tested for clenbuterol had measurable levels of the medication in 193 blood samples taken recently, according to a report made by Rick Arthur, DVM, Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board medication committee.... Read More


U.K. Racing Authorities Investigating Horse Death

February 13, 2007

The U.K.'s Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) is investigating the death of steeplechaser Venn Ottery, who was euthanatized after fracturing his pelvis while running at Newbury on Saturday (Feb. 10), Read More


Alberta Wild Horse Shootings: New Evidence Found

February 08, 2007

Members of the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they hope several items found in the area where seven wild horses have been killed since December will help lead them to the shooter, Read More


Stallion Manager Sandy Hatfield to Be Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

February 07, 2007

Join Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, for Thursday's edition of "Talkin' Horses."

Hatfield has overseen an all-star roster of Thoroughbred racehorses and will be the guest live online at Read More


Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Offered in Columbus, Ohio

February 07, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will offer approximately 80 horses and possibly a few burros for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

"There will be some exceptional horses from the... Read More


Three Groups Join Efforts on Equine Scholarships

February 05, 2007

Edited press release

The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Horse Council, and the Race for Education have announced a joint effort to promote Kentucky's equine scholarships.

While each organization will continue to award... Read More


New York Equine Inventory Valued at $1.8 Billion

February 02, 2007

Edited press release

The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Steve Ropel, director of th... Read More


Coleman Taking the Reins of UK's Equine Education Program

January 31, 2007

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is set to launch an undergraduate equine education program this fall and officials have tapped a trusted, familiar face with a wealth of experience to take the reins.

Bob Coleman, PhD,... Read More