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Behind the Scenes: Great Britain's Royal Mews

March 06, 2011

Horses and carriages play a role in nearly every important British royal ceremony--so much so that the royal stables and carriage houses, called the Royal Mews, are situated beside Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the monarch. ... Read More

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Poll: Majority of Readers Welcome New Year with Dewormer

March 01, 2011

Exactly 775 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When do you administer dewormer for the first time in a new year?" ... Read More

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Pre-Race Exams Included in Proposed West Virginia Racing Rules

March 01, 2011

The West Virginia Senate passed an overhaul of the state's horse racing regulations Feb. 25, which include mandatory pre-race veterinary exams for horses. The revisions have met with some opposition from horsemen and breeders who claim their ... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Board Welcomes New Members

February 28, 2011

Polly Haselton Barger of Winchester, Darryl Leifheit of Lexington, and Cynthia Higgs of Lexington, have recently been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Council Board of Directors. In November 2010 KHC members enacted a change to the agency bylaws that ... Read More

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Equine Reproductive Management Short Course March 26-27 at Kansas State

February 23, 2011

Kansas State University's (KSU) Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, will host its 7th Equine Reproductive Management Short Course, March 26-27, at the university's Horse Teaching and Research Unit in Manhattan. The tw0... Read More

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Semen and Embryo Importation Requirements for Canada

February 23, 2011

According to Equine Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that import permits will continue to be required for the importation of semen and embryos from the U.S. into Canada during 2011. These import restrictions are ... Read More

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Chicago Museum Next To Host 'The Horse' Exhibit

February 22, 2011

Chicagoans and guests to the Midwest can marvel over the history and development of our modern world courtesy of "The Horse," an interactive exhibit at The Field Museum through Aug. 14. The exhibit allows visitors to view ... Read More

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Handling Barn Collapses

February 21, 2011

No horse owner or barn manager wants to deal with a barn collapse, but should one occur, it's important to know how to deal with the situation to give the horses and other animals that might be trapped the best chance of survival. There are a few ... Read More

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New Border Inspection Point for Horses Traveling to England

February 19, 2011

According to a report from Horse and Hound, a European Union equine border inspection post at Manston Airport scheduled to open in April will allow more horses to fly in and out of Great Britain, bringing the number of equine-friendly airports in the... Read More

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Alltech's Annual Symposium Changes the Game in 2011

February 13, 2011

Whether in sports competition or the game of life, there are turning points that elevate the underdog to victory, redefining the anonymous as the unforgettable. In the face of mounting challenges, how does one identify and seize these pivotal moments... Read More

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Online Auction to Benefit Australian Flood Victims

February 04, 2011

More than 100 items, including horses and stallion seasons, have been donated to an auction benefiting equestrians that were affected by the recent flooding in Australia, according to a report from Horsetalk.co.nz.
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Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

February 02, 2011

A Florida man, Luis Miguel Cordero, was sentenced on Feb. 1 to serve four years in prison after he plead guilty to poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat. Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Cordero in September... Read More

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Readers Stay in Shape to Ride

February 01, 2011

More than 680 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you take extra steps to keep in shape for riding your horse?"... Read More

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Kentucky Immigration Proposal Worries Horse Industry

February 01, 2011

After being on the national back burner for the last three years, the illegal immigration issue has resurfaced again in Kentucky in the form of a bill that breezed through the state Senate in early January. Horse industry officials discussed how the ... Read More

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KHC Names Rusty Ford 2010 Equine Health Steward

January 31, 2011

Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, was named the 2010 Equine Health Steward by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) at an awards banquet on Jan. 14. Ford has been safeguarding the health of Kentucky's ... Read More

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Majority of Readers Live in Horse-Friendly Communities

January 25, 2011

More than 810 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you live in a horse-friendly community?" ... Read More

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Reward Offered in Assateague Island Wild Horse Shooting

January 21, 2011

National Park Service officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the shooting death of a wild horse at the Assateague Island National Seashore earlier this month.... Read More

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American Saddlebred Museum Set to Open New Exhibit

January 15, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action! The American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, located in Lexington, Ky., is readying its 2011 exhibit which will feature both Saddlebreds and Saddlebred owners that have played important roles in the movies, on ... Read More

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Washington Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 12, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Mason County, Wash., are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of two horses. According to a Mason County Sheriff's Department press release, Sheriff's Deputies discovered the animals on Jan. 11, after ... Read More

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Speakers Announced for University of Maryland Seminars

January 08, 2011

The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland has put together a line-up of 31 industry-leading speakers for their University Seminar Series to be hosted at the Maryland Horse World Expo, Jan. 20-23, 2011. This seminar series provides ... Read More

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Equine Collapse: Once in a Lifetime?

January 08, 2011

A horse that collapses while under saddle is both a hazard to himself and others. ... Read More

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KENA Dinner and KHC Awards Banquet Combined

January 07, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting will be held on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Awards Banquet. The joint dinner meeting follows the KHC Annual Conference, ... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

January 07, 2011

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horse Meat Probe

January 06, 2011

A Hialeah, Fla., man is facing multiple charges after his fingerprints were found on a van that police later determined contained horse meat intended for illegal sale. ... Read More

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Students Given Opportunity to Learn About Equine Careers

January 05, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council will once again offer Kentucky students the opportunity to learn about careers in the equine and related industries at the "Your Future in Agriculture & Horses" event. The bulk of the event provides an opportunity for... Read More