Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

May 02, 2014

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation.... Read More

FEI Director of Endurance Ian Williams addresses the session dedicated to the discipline during the 2014 FEI Sports Forum.

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Endurance Horse Welfare Initiatives Introduced

April 30, 2014

The Federation Equestre Internationale introduced steps designed to improve endurance equine welfare.... Read More

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California Authorities Seek Missing Quarter Horses

April 29, 2014

Authorities are hoping the public can help them locate a pair of Quarter Horses that went missing last year.... Read More

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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... Read More

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Legislation would Protect N.Y. Carriage Horse Industry

April 28, 2014

The legislation would keep municipalities from limiting or eliminating permits issued to carriage operators.... Read More

Come August, France will host the seventh edition of the World Equestrian Games. Here, France's own Cedric Lyard Competes in the Games' eventing test event.

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WEG 2014: Taking Normandy by Storm

April 28, 2014

Get a preview of what's to come when France hosts the 2014 World Equestrian Games. ... Read More

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Iowa Authorities Remove Allegedly Neglected Horse Herd

April 26, 2014

An Iowa man is facing cruelty charges after authorities removed 61 horses from his Bremer County property.... Read More

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Former Ohio Horse Rescuer Found Guilty

April 25, 2014

On April 22 a jury found Shula Woodworth guilty of three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty toward horses.... Read More

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Abandoned Horses: Who Owns Them and Who is Liable?

April 24, 2014

Horse abandonment isn't uncommon in hard economic times. Here's what to know about handling abandoned horses.... Read More

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More than a Dozen Horses Seized in New York

April 22, 2014

A herd of 16 allegedly malnourished horses and one Miniature Horse were removed from a Sodus, N.Y., last week.... Read More

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Florida Veterinarian Charged with Cruelty

April 22, 2014

The veterinarian was charged with cruelty connected to an ongoing investigation of an animal sanctuary.... Read More

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Florida Pair Charged with Animal Cruelty

April 21, 2014

A Florida couple is facing animal cruelty charges in connection with the seizure of 17 horses in their care.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

April 18, 2014

At least one regulator expects the inquiry to take at least several months.... Read More

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Equine Rescue Groups to Compete to Help At-Risk Horses

April 17, 2014

The ASPCA will award five $10,000 grants to equine organizations for their work to protect horses.... Read More

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Montana Horse Rescuers Charged with Animal Cruelty

April 16, 2014

Two Montana horse rescuers allegedly maltreated more than 30 animals on a Broadwater County ranch.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Cruelty Case

April 15, 2014

A man accused of maltreating dozens of horses on his Pendleton County property has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

April 14, 2014

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm.... Read More

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Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

April 13, 2014

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch.... Read More

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Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

April 10, 2014

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

April 08, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... Read More