Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1 Million to Assist At-Risk Horses

January 15, 2016

in 2015 the ASPCA awarded more than $1 million in grants to support 124 organizations across the country.... Read More

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Data Shows Decrease in Breaches of British Racing Whip Rules

January 15, 2016

A new report revealed a 9% decrease in offences in 2015 compared to 2014.... Read More

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Police Seek Tips in New York Horse Shooting

January 13, 2016

An alleged drive-by shooting left a Kirkland horse dead late last month.... Read More

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Rehoming Your Horse? Remember These Tips

January 13, 2016

Finding a safe home for a horse is not an easy process. Do your homework to ensure your horse lands in a good place.... Read More

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Indiana Horse Death Probed

January 12, 2016

Authorities are investigating the death of a Quarter Horse attacked in a barn at a riding stable in Decatur.... Read More

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Surrendered Horse Herd Receiving Rehabilitative Care

January 08, 2016

Twenty horses are recovering after they were surrendered to animal welfare authorities in Orangeburg, South Carolina.... Read More

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Woman Allegedly Practices Vet Medicine Without a License

January 07, 2016

Jacque Smith is accused of duping horse owners into allowing her to treat their animals and more.... Read More

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Stud Fees Help Fund TAA in 2015

January 07, 2016

The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee for each horse to the TAA.... Read More

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Tennessee Launches Statewide Animal Abuser Registry

January 05, 2016

The registry is the nation's first database to list information about convicted animal abusers on a statewide basis.... Read More

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

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Judge Orders Receiver for Convicted Abuser's Horses

December 30, 2015

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered that a receiver oversee the care of more than 20 of Beth Hoskins' horses.... Read More

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More Horses Seized From Florida Rescue

December 28, 2015

The rescue made news in 2014 when its operators were found guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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Adopting a Horse This Holiday Season? Rescuers Share Tips

December 24, 2015

Get tips on what to consider when preparing to adopt and bringing home your rescue horse this holiday season.... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Police Probe Fatal Horse Stabbing

December 16, 2015

A police report indicated that an owner reported finding her horse covered with blood and dead in a stall on Dec. 14.... Read More

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Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault on Pregnant Mare

December 15, 2015

Wisconsin officials hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting the mare.... Read More

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The Martingale's Effect on Rein Tension

December 11, 2015

Researchers determined that rein tensions were more consistent when horses were ridden with a martingale than without.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

December 10, 2015

The committee approved the use of a lip cord in amateur and open halter classes for stallions aged 1 year and older.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More