Horse Industry News

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AHC President Jay Hickey to Retire

February 02, 2016

Hickey joined the American Horse Council staff in 1989 and succeeded the late Rich Rolapp as president in 1993.... Read More

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Horses Working in Mexican Garbage Dump to Receive Assistance

February 01, 2016

The Brooke USA is helping horses working in a garbage dump and recycling center in San Martin, Mexico. ... Read More

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Life Coach to Run BEVA Workshop to Help Horse Vets

January 31, 2016

Carolyne Crowe, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS, will present on how vets can cope more effectively with the pressures of practice.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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Horses Removed from North Carolina Rescue Operation

January 29, 2016

Forty horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they and more than 500 other animals were seized by authorities. ... Read More

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Old Friends Receives Donation to Rebuild Barn

January 28, 2016

Fasig-Tipton, through Blue Horse Charities, donated $50,000 towards the rebuilding of the structure lost in a barn fire.... Read More

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The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 28, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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New Equine Welfare Code Takes Effect in New Zealand

January 28, 2016

The code includes standards for food and water requirements, husbandry practices, equine health, and more.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 28, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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Horohov Featured Guest During "UK at the Half"

January 27, 2016

Horohov spoke about his research interests past and present and the goals for the future of the Gluck Center. ... Read More

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Crowdfunding Studies Instrumental in Securing USDA Grant

January 27, 2016

The equine parasite studies helped secure a $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant.... Read More

Our fans submitted photos of their horses making the most of the recent snowy weather. Matthew Brown sent in this picture of horses in Dover, Pennsylvania, where they had 30+ inches of snow.

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Winter Fun

January 27, 2016

Our fans shared photos of their horses making the most of the wintry conditions.... Read More

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Rutgers to Host Equine Behavior, Training Seminar

January 27, 2016

Speakers will discuss how horses learn and how that knowledge can be applied to training.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 850 Shows for 2016

January 27, 2016

Awards are available in numerous disciplines, such as eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, games, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More

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Record Snowfall Challenges Horse Owners

January 26, 2016

Several barns in affected regions collapsed under the weight of the snow. ... Read More

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All Horses, People Safe After Barn Fire at Old Friends

January 25, 2016

Two horses were in the quarantine/hospital barn when it caught fire on Jan. 23, but both were evacuated safely.... Read More

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TCA Named Thoroughbred Club of America Beneficiary

January 24, 2016

TCA will use the funds to support organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.... Read More

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February KENA Meeting Focuses on 'Game Changers'

January 21, 2016

Sonja Keating, Esq., of the USEF, and Dionne Benson, DVM, of the RMTC, will speak.... Read More

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Houston Task Force Battles Equine Cruelty Crimes

January 21, 2016

Monty's Task Force aims to provide education, increased access to low-cost veterinary services, and more.... Read More

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Ocala Stud, FTBOA Join Grayson-Jockey Club Ocala Initiative

January 20, 2016

The Ocala Initiative is designed to build support for equine health and welfare research in Florida.... Read More

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NYC Mayor, Carriage Cabbies Reach Agreement

January 20, 2016

The agreement would reduce the number of carriage horses in New York City and relocate the stables to Central Park.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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Ford Receives 2015 EQUUS Foundation/USEF Humanitarian Award

January 19, 2016

Anna Ford is the program director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More