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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

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Horses Being Rescued from Australian Floods

January 03, 2011

The extreme flooding in Queensland, Australia, has reached what some reporters are calling "biblical proportions." The still-rising water now covers an area as large as France and Germany combined, according to a report on the ABC Brisbane website. ... Read More

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Bran Mash: What's it Really Good For?

January 01, 2011

What's in a bran mash? And what is it meant to do?... Read More

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2010: A Year in Review

January 01, 2011

With 2010 officially in the books, TheHorse.com decided to take a look back at a year that was filled with developments in equine medicine, breakthroughs in horse health, and, of course, a few chuckles along the way. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Pony Shot, Police Search for Answers

December 28, 2010

The Pennsylvania State Police are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of a pony earlier this month. Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Officer Steve Limani said the pony was discovered by its owners on Dec. 16. The animal... Read More

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Merry Christmas from The Horse

December 25, 2010

The holiday season is once again upon us! Here at our home office in Lexington, Ky., we are fortunate enough to be celebrating a white Christmas this year. Today we are spending the day with our families (both two- and four-legged!), and we hope you... Read More

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Horsey Hollywood: Meet the Equine Stars of "True Grit"

December 23, 2010

On Dec. 22, Paramount Pictures released the remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, True Grit. Among the star-studded cast of the film are Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and a slew of equine actors that bring the Western movie to life. The "director" of ... Read More

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NARHA Announces New Certification

December 22, 2010

The NARHA Equine Specialist Certification Subcommittee and the NARHA staff announced the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification. Equine-Facilitated Learning and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy are rapidly growing fields,... Read More

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Cabrera Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

December 20, 2010

A Florida man will serve five years in prison for poaching two horses and butchering them for meat. In September 2009 Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Santiago Cabrera in connection with a July 2009 incident involving a horse... Read More

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Survey Highlights Need for Equestrian Safety

December 17, 2010

A survey September 2010 conducted by Saddle Up Safely, a rider safety awareness coalition of 40 community organizations led by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Equine Initiative and UK HealthCare, reveals that equestrians are ... Read More

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Louisiana Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

December 17, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in St. Martin's Parish, La., are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse earlier this year. Sgt. Terrell Bergeron, animal control coordinator for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department, said that ... Read More