Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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HSUS, Parelli Trainers to Work Together

January 13, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is joining forces with natural horsemanship trainers Pat and Linda Parelli to spotlight the trainability and intelligence of rescued horses. At each of seven U.S. venues for Parelli's 2009... Read More

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Kentucky Gathering Information on Abandoned Horses

January 06, 2009

In order to measure the scope of horse abandonment in the state, the Kentucky Horse Council is seeking firsthand reports from people who have encountered abandoned horses. These animals include horses running at large, horses left at sale... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Pony Abuse Case

December 30, 2008

A Pennsylvania man accused of mistreating 11 ponies and one donkey has been formally charged with 38 counts of animal cruelty. Joseph Mayer was charged with 12 counts of inadequate sustenance, 13 counts of unsanitary confinement, and 13 counts o... Read More

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South Carolina Horse Abuse Case Remains Unresolved

December 29, 2008

Last February, the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) of Columbia, S.C., seized 45 allegedly malnourished and neglected horses from Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler. Nearly one year later, the horses... Read More

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2009 Horsin' Around Conference Will Feature Trainers

December 28, 2008

This year's Horsin' Around Conference, scheduled Feb. 14-15, 2009, will feature presenters from diverse areas of equine training.

The event will be held at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on University of Nebraska-Lincoln's... Read More

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USDA Releases NAIS Veterinarian's Toolkit

December 25, 2008

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released A Veterinarian's Toolkit for use with the National Animal... Read More

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Iowa State Veterinary Students Excel in Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment

December 25, 2008

Iowa State University veterinary medicine students took high honors at the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition recently. ISU-UNL second-year student Jennafer Glaesemann, Fairbury, Neb., placed first in the individual competition,... Read More

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Tis the Season: Readers Share Their Holiday Spirits

December 23, 2008

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you, as a horse person, celebrate the holiday season?"

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ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

December 22, 2008

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

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Five Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

December 19, 2008

On Jan. 16, when the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting convenes in Cincinnati, Ohio, the recipient of the 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This prestigious title is awarded each yea... Read More

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RSPCA Tracks Public Opinion of UK Animal Welfare

December 18, 2008

Eight out of 10 people believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilized society, according to new figures produced by the RSPCA--compared to five out of 10 who believed it two years ago.

David Bowles, Head of External Affairs a... Read More

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Treats, Please! Readers Share Their Favorite Horse Treats

December 18, 2008

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What treats do you give your horses?"

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Restitution Set in Finger Lakes Horse Abuse Case

December 18, 2008

Geraldine Trupia, the Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm owner who pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for allegedly starving 82 horses in her care, was ordered to pay $45,000 to cover expenses for the horses seized by... Read More

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Wisconsin Campground Now Allowing Horses

December 14, 2008

If you are planning a camping trip to Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forrest in 2009, you’ll be allowed to bring your horse along. The newly renovated area, named the New Prospect Horse Riders Campground, will open in May of 2009.

The... Read More

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Washington Horse Rescue Operator Sentenced in Cruelty Case

December 11, 2008

Dean Solomon, the former operator of two equine rescues in Washington state who pleaded guilty to four counts of second degree animal cruelty, was sentenced to 24 months supervised probation and 30 days of community service during her Dec. 4... Read More

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Readers Share Their Monthly Supplement Budgets

December 10, 2008

Did you know that more than 27% of readers of TheHorse.com spend more than $50 a month on supplements? While we don't know exactly what supplements they are using, almost 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation's New Scholarship Honors Former President

December 04, 2008

The Arabian Horse Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Myron Krause, president of the Arabian Horse Association for the past four years. Krause served longer than any other president in the association's recent... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

December 03, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the... Read More

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Washington State University Establishes Equine Internal Medicine Scholarship

November 27, 2008

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is establishing the Warwick Bayly Scholarship in Equine Internal Medicine for veterinary students wishing to pursue a career in this area of study.

Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

November 27, 2008

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving... Read More

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Readers Share their Views on Vet's Role in Welfare

November 26, 2008

More than 1,450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is a veterinarian's role in equine welfare?"

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Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Adds Critical Care Diplomates

November 23, 2008

Two veterinarians who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care--Pamela Wilkins, MS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, and Mauria "Mo" O'Brien, BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC--have recently joined the faculty at the... Read More

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Saving Horse Riding Trails

November 22, 2008

When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse... Read More

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Standardbred Breeding Farm to Receive AAEP Welfare Award

November 17, 2008

Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.

The Lavin Cup, name... Read More

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New Bolton Center Expansion to Enhance Large Animal Critical Care

November 10, 2008

Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center. The facility is named in memory of James Moran, who passed away in April 2008. Major funding for the center was... Read More