Equine Welfare & Legislation


What's in a Horse's Yawn?

November 03, 2016

Researchers found that yawning appears to be closely associated with social interactions and, possibly, social stress.... Read More


Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 27, 2016

Getting any horse agreement in writing can help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More


Court Rules Borells Have No Claim to Seized Horses

October 22, 2016

The ruling noted that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership of the horses in connection with his Alford plea deal.... Read More


ND Authorities Offer Reward in Horse, Cattle Killing Cases

October 21, 2016

The North Dakota Stockmen's Association offers a $10,000-plus reward after a mare was shot and skinned.... Read More


The Science Behind 'Licking and Chewing' in Horses

October 05, 2016

What does "licking and chewing" really mean? ... Read More


All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Can We Predict How Well a Horse Will Pay Attention?

September 15, 2016

Researchers developed a reliable test to help people determine each horse's unique attention ability.... Read More


Charges Against Online Horse Rescuer Dropped

September 12, 2016

The charges against Crystal Davis and her son Joseph McMillen were dropped after an investigator stepped down.... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


Study: Poor Equine Welfare, 'Pessimism' Linked

September 02, 2016

Factors such as constant individual stabling and restricted feeding can make horses less optimistic, researchers found.... Read More


Cornell Vet College to Host Donkey Health, Welfare Event

September 01, 2016

The event offers two tracks: one geared to veterinary professionals and the other to nonmedical donkey enthusiasts.... Read More


Penn Vet Adds Animal Welfare Courses to Curriculum

September 01, 2016

Sue McDonnell, MS, PhD, will teach the equine welfare class.... Read More


Researcher Shares Tips for Improving Ridden Horses' Welfare

September 01, 2016

Pay attention to signs of poor welfare and adapt your riding and training techniques to improve your horse's well-being.... Read More


Noseband Tightness in Competition Evaluated

August 25, 2016

Many nosebands were so tight that even the tip of the measuring gauge could not fit under at the frontal nasal plane.... Read More


Can We Monitor Ridden Horses' Stress Levels Objectively?

August 18, 2016

A new device determines horses' heart rate changes due to stress and "subtracts" changes due to physical activity.... Read More


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Horse Beating Case

August 10, 2016

Sensenig pleaded guilty to both summary counts of animal cruelty during his court appearance on Aug. 8. ... Read More


Pennsylvania Man Accused in Horse Beating Incident

August 06, 2016

The man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly striking a horse overburdened by the wagon load he was pulling.... Read More


Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More


Borell Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges

August 03, 2016

Chuck Borell, accused of maltreating more than 40 horses in Mercer County, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, Diana Cooper, Jim Gagliano, and Jamie Stier join delegates at the "Lifetime Care for Thoroughbreds: Godolphin Forum," which was held in Newmarket, United Kingdom.


New International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare

August 01, 2016

The forum is designed to unite the operations around the world that facilitate and promote the retraining of racehorses.... Read More


Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More


USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More


Large Reward Offered in New Mexico Barn Fire Case

July 26, 2016

Authorities hope a $10,000 cash reward will help identify who is responsible for a barn fire that killed four horses.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More