Equine Welfare & Legislation
March 04, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has unveiled a new initiative that will aid in the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected to take up the c... Read More
February 26, 2010
Legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse passed the Kentucky House of Representatives Feb. 25 on a bipartisan vote of 98-0. House Bill 398, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Tom McKee, will now be considered by the state Sen... Read More
February 25, 2010
On Feb. 26, the 13-year-old Cool N Collective will try again to become one of the oldest horses ever to win a race in New York when he faces six others in the first race at Aqueduct.
In his first start at age 13, Cool ... Read More
February 23, 2010
Nearly all of the 20 horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County, Fla., have been claimed by their owners.
Hialeah police and South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) voluntee... Read More
February 19, 2010
More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think about horse carriages in urban areas?"... Read More
February 18, 2010
The Kentucky House Agriculture and Small Business Committee moved Feb. 17 to provide more protection for the horse.
House Bill 398, which would create a committee to assist, advise, and consult with the cabinet on issues of equine he... Read More
February 10, 2010
Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr... Read More
February 10, 2010
Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the FÃ©dÃ©ration Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.
"The group redefined... Read More
February 09, 2010
Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.
Americans were treated to nine commercials ... Read More
February 07, 2010
A group of equine veterinarians have formed the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA), which will be â€œdedicated to the proper care and maintenance of the horse and all equines,â€ according to a release.
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February 04, 2010
Amendments to improve care for New York's hard-working carriage horses were reviewed at a Feb. 3 NYC Health Department public hearing.
The NYC Administrative and Health Codes guide the health, safety, and well-being of the city... Read More
February 02, 2010
An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses ... Read More
January 26, 2010
A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.
The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More
January 22, 2010
More than 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you do to help your horse cope with below-normal temperatures?" The responses varied for cold weather horse care.... Read More
January 21, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.<... Read More
January 20, 2010
The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.
A field team base... Read More
January 19, 2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple... Read More
January 17, 2010
The popular American Quarter Horse party known as QuarterFest is returning to Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 2010, and tickets are now on sale. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum at Middle Tennessee State University will host QuarterFest April 30-May 2.Read More
January 15, 2010
The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the American Endurance Ride Conference, the American Paint Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association have recently end... Read More
January 09, 2010
The University of Kentucky Gluck Research Center is sponsoring a Breeder's Short Course, to be held Jan. 20-21, 2010, at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington. This course is designed for farm managers and owners of all horse breeds.... Read More
January 06, 2010
Six equine research projects totaling nearly $400,000 over a two-year period have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
All of the research, approved by the commission Jan. 5, will be conducted by the Kentucky Equine... Read More
January 04, 2010
NZB Gandalf, an eventer piloted to the 2008 Olympics by Mark Todd, was euthanized due to a neurologic disorder, Horse and Hound reported.
New Ze... Read More
December 29, 2009
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers Association today announced that William S. Farish, owner of Lane's End Farm and a pre-eminent industry leader of multiple organiza... Read More
December 17, 2009
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at t... Read More
December 14, 2009
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is implementing a drug testing and show processing fee that will go into effect January 1, 2010. Starting with shows in January, show management will begin collecting a $5 per horse per show fee tha... Read More
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