Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Estate Planning Tips for Horse Owners

July 12, 2016

Do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you're gone.... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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Charges Filed in 40-Horse Seizure Case in Virginia

July 08, 2016

Authorities also found the carcasses of four horses on the Nottoway County property.... Read More

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Behaviorist: Train According to Horses' Ethology, Cognition

July 08, 2016

Consider horses' unique abilities and needs to carry out welfare-friendly, efficient training, one researcher says.... Read More

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First Right of Refusal in Horse Sale Contracts

July 07, 2016

What happens if you buy a horse but the seller hasn't honored a first-right-of-refusal contract with the previous owner?... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2016 Grants

July 07, 2016

Thirteen equine rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, retraining, and placement facilities received funds.... Read More

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Kentucky Man Charged in Horse Abandonment Case

June 30, 2016

Chuck Borell was charged with 43 animal cruelty counts; a warrant has been issued for the arrest of his daughter Maria.... Read More

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Study: Stress Impairs Horses' Learning Abilities

June 30, 2016

French researchers found that the degree of that impairment depends on training method and the individual horse.... Read More

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How to Keep Your Horse Safe During the 4th of July

June 29, 2016

A veterinarian offers tips to keep your horse calm despite the noise and sight of festive fireworks.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Concludes

June 29, 2016

Presentation topics included racing surfaces, equine injuries, and respiratory health for horses, among others.... Read More

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Kentucky Authorities Probe Horses' Alleged Abandonment

June 29, 2016

Officials found more than 40 apparently abandoned horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, in Mercer County in early June.... Read More

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HSUS Launches Racehorse Advisory Council

June 23, 2016

The new advisory council is designed to promote higher welfare standards for the horse racing industry.... Read More

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How to Introduce Horses

June 23, 2016

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian shares recommendations for introducing horses that will live together.... Read More

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Researchers: Education, Prevention Help Boost Horse Welfare

June 18, 2016

An improved economy, education, and other measures have reduced Minnesota's neglected horse population, researchers say.... Read More

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Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... Read More

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Kentucky Barn Fire Claims Saddlebred Horses

June 14, 2016

The farm owner unsuccessfully attempted to save 13 horses inside the barn.... Read More

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Online Horse Rescue Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

June 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman who operated a rescue via a social media page has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More

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Accused Embezzler Pleads Not Guilty

June 11, 2016

Anne Schumate Williams is also facing animal cruelty charges stemming from the alleged maltreatment of dozens of horses.... Read More

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Peaceable Farm Horses Rescued Again

June 10, 2016

Six horses from the farm were among more than 40 allegedly maltreated horses seized from New Beginnings Horse Rescue.... Read More

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AFA Supports AHC Welfare Code

June 09, 2016

The American Farrier's Association is the latest organization to endorse the AHC's Welfare Code of Practice.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

June 09, 2016

New research has revealed that horses do, in fact, try to intentionally communicate with us to achieve certain goals.... Read More

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California Man Takes Plea Deal in 2015 Horse Abuse Case

June 08, 2016

Frederick Atkinson pleaded no contest to charges connected to 41 horses removed from a California property last year.... Read More

The the mare was taken to a BLM facility in Axtell, Utah, to continue her rehabilitation.

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Woman Fined for Removing Free-Roaming Horse from BLM Land

June 08, 2016

The Idaho woman transported a free-roaming mare to an animal sanctuary because the horse appeared malnourished.... Read More

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Kentucky Livestock Investigation Training Registration Open

June 04, 2016

The event for county and state officials will take place Aug. 1-3 at Morehead State University.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

June 02, 2016

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More