Horse Industry News


Readers Say Fit Trumps Fashion in Riding Helmet Design

March 13, 2009

More than 1,200 readers of responded to a poll asking, "When it comes to riding helmets, what is more important to you?"

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Kentucky Horse Park to Open 31st Season

March 13, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Park's 31st season is set to begin Sunday, March 15, when the park returns to its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. The park will feature special events and themed weekends throughout the season.... Read More

Article Rolls Out New User Features

March 13, 2009

Users of can now customize their profiles to save their favorite articles, manage their e-newsletter subscriptions, change passwords and e-mail addresses, and much more.

To access these new tools, be sure you're signed in, then... Read More


Undefeated Mare Peppers Pride Moves to Kentucky

March 09, 2009

On a warm and windy overcast morning March 6, trainer Joel Marr stood pensive in the shedrow of his undefeated world record holder Peppers Pride's new home at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills Farm near Midway, Ky. Although in less than 24 hours, he... Read More


Washington State University Equine Scholarship Named for Top Vet

March 08, 2009

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a $25,000 scholarship in equine internal medicine in the name of the vet school's Dean Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD. Bayly has often assisted The Horse... Read More


Wunder Hoof All-Natural Hoof Care

March 08, 2009

Wunder Hoof All-Natural Growth Stimulant and Hoof Conditioner is a quick, easy and affordable way to prevent and treat hoof problems by building thicker walls and maintaining healthy hooves.

The essential oils in Wunder Hoof act as a... Read More


2007 Agriculture Census Finds More, Smaller Farms

March 06, 2009

In the past five years, the number of farms in the United States has grown 4% and the operators of those farms have become more diverse, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural... Read More


AHC Hopes to Direct Stimulus Funds to Horse Trails

March 06, 2009

The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management to use stimulus funding for trails.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriates more than $1.7 billion fo... Read More


Oklahoma State to Launch Equine Critical Care Unit Campaign

March 05, 2009

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has received $1 million from the Gaylord Foundation to launch its Equine Critical Care Unit at the center's Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

"The establishment o... Read More


Take a Virtual Trip to the Equine ER

March 04, 2009

Author Leslie Guttman has spent the last year as the proverbial "fly on the wall," taking in the sights, sounds, and actions at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. As she prepares for the August 2009 release of her book Equine ER: A Year in th... Read More


British Horse Society to Launch Responsible Breeding Campaign

March 03, 2009

The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced plans to launch a Responsible Breeding Campaign later this year. The campaign is sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers.

In a statement, the group said they are alarmed by the number of... Read More


New on Blogs

March 02, 2009

Have you checked out the blogs on lately? Since their launch in January, we've shared personal stories and news from around the world.

Here's a review of some of the blog options... Read More


Managing the Easy Keeper

March 01, 2009

Much like humans, horses need a proper diet and adequate exercise to maintain a healthy body weight.... Read More


Australia Bushfires: Groups See to Horse Health, Care

February 25, 2009

As uncontrolled bushfires continue to sweep through the Australian state of Victoria, horse health and rescue aid associations are working round the clock to keep up with the expanding need for emergency equine care.

The fires have... Read More


Assess Horse Nutrition, Manage Pastures to Save Money

February 23, 2009

Here are some tips to reduce the nutrition costs associated with your horses.... Read More


Florida Forums for Horse Owners Available in March

February 22, 2009

The recent loss of horses in Florida to an outbreak of equine botulism highlights the need for increased education and understanding of this and other preventable equine diseases, including equine herpesvirus, eastern equine encephalomyelitis,... Read More


Ohio State Vet Hospital Tours Available

February 18, 2009

Tours of The Ohio State University veterinary hospital will be included in the annual open house at the College of Veterinary Medicine, to be held April 18, 2009.

Tours of the veterinary hospital will last approximately 30 minutes. They wil... Read More


UK Charity Provides Care for Working Donkeys in Zimbabwe

February 17, 2009

A British veterinary charity is supporting people affected by the financial crisis in Zimbabwe by providing veterinary care to their working animals. A group with the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) has just... Read More


New Bolton Veterinarian Reid Dead

February 14, 2009

Charles F. Reid, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR, emeritus professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center and a founder of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR), died Feb. 12.

Reid graduated from Cornel... Read More


Michigan Appeals Court Reinstates Horse Torture Charges

February 10, 2009

The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated criminal charges in a case involving 69 horses in Jackson County. In a 12-page opinion released Feb. 3, a three-judge panel reinstated three felony counts of animal torture against Matt Mercier... Read More


Florida Track Begins Project to Cool Barns

February 09, 2009

Calder Race Course said Feb. 9 it has begun application of a new elastomeric coating to 60 barn roofs in the track's stable area, a project that will help reduce stable temperatures normally hiked by the South Florida sun.

Calder vice... Read More


NYC Horse Carriage Regulations Under New Scrutiny

February 06, 2009

The controversy surrounding New York City horse carriages operating amidst increasing vehicular and pedestrian traffic has heated up again, and now the Teamsters union is also involved.

In January, carriage company owners, drivers, and... Read More


New Lecturer, Intern Coordinator for Kentucky Equine Initiative

February 05, 2009

Elizabeth LaBonty has been named lecturer and internship coordinator for the equine science and management undergraduate degree program within the University of Kentucky's (UK) College of Agriculture.

The four-year Bachelor of Science... Read More


Surface Woes Halt Racing at Ohio Track

February 04, 2009

Poor track conditions led Beulah Park near Columbus, Ohio, to cancel the second through ninth races Feb. 2 and 3. Only one race was run each day, even though the surface was listed fast.

On Feb. 2 in a $2,500 claiming test with a six-horse... Read More


Illinois Impeachment Trial Includes Racing Link

January 28, 2009

The long-hinted horse racing connection to embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged misdeeds finally became public Tuesday at the governor's impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.

Tape recorded conversations between the governor, his... Read More