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Congress Debates Intervention into Racing Safety

June 19, 2008

Congress chided Big Brown's trainer for a lack of manners and the horse racing industry for failing to do enough to regulate itself. Then it threatened to pass legislation that would make the sport safer.

Rick Dutrow's no-show did not sit well... Read More

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Congress Calls June 19 Hearing on Racing

June 12, 2008

The United States House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection has scheduled a hearing--"Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse"--for June 19 in... Read More

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Shetland Ambassadors Arrive in Hong Kong

June 12, 2008

Two Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation by the American Shetland Pony Club have landed safely in Hong Kong. They are in quarantine preparing for the presentation ceremony to be held July 10.

The ponies were purchased... Read More

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Dirty Jobs for Horses: Patrol Horse Meets Scantily Clad Cyclists

June 12, 2008

Standing 18 hands tall, the 6-year-old Thoroughbred/Percheron cross, Cody, escorted a group of bicyclists displaying, among other things, their right to protest in the front of the White House.

The cyclists were part of the third annual... Read More

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CANTER Opening California Chapter

June 07, 2008

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER), will open a chapter in California in June of 2008. The program will offer owners and trainers of California's Thoroughbred racehorses free Internet sale listings available t... Read More

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Win a Wine Country Riding Vacation with the Farnam Sweepstakes

June 06, 2008

Imagine spending the day riding through vineyards and down mountain trails, riding the same trails that Seabiscuit and his jockey, Red Pollard, trained on for their comeback to win the Santa Anita Handicap. Experience the taste of world-class... Read More

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National Trails Day Observed June 7 with Rides, Events

June 06, 2008

The first Saturday every June is designated National Trails Day (NTD) in the United States. On that day every year more than a million hikers, bikers, equestrians, and others take part in thousands of events nationwide in celebration of America's... Read More

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University of Kentucky Event to Emphasize Equine Issues

June 05, 2008

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture will host a field day titled, "Agriculture in a New Bioeconomy," at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at Spindletop Research Farm. The event will raise awareness about issues local producers and... Read More

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Readers Respond: Read It All Online

June 05, 2008

More than 620 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How would you prefer to read several articles on a topic?"

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Memories of Teddy O'Connor

May 28, 2008

Fans share their memories of Teddy and offer their condolences to his owners.... Read More

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High Gas Prices Drive Farmer to Switch to Mules

May 22, 2008

High gas prices have driven a Warren County, Tenn., farmer and his sons to hitch a tractor rake to a pair of mules to gather hay from their fields. T.R. Raymond bought Dolly and Molly at the Dixon mule sale last year. Son Danny Raymond trained... Read More

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Congress Overrides Farm Bill Veto; Equine Equity Act Passed

May 22, 2008

Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives voted May 22 to override a presidential veto of the 2007 Farm Bill exercised by George W. Bush May 21. As a result, the 2007 Farm Bill is now law. The bill includes the Equine... Read More

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American Quarter Horse Foundation Gets $2 Million Gift

May 21, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Foundation recently received the largest gift from an individual in the group's history. Clarence Scharbauer Jr. of Midland, Texas, is making a $2 million donation to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum.... Read More

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Event Horse Dies on Cross-Country at French CCI***

May 20, 2008

Nullabor, an 11-year-old Irish sport horse ridden by Clayton Fredericks of Australia, died Saturday while competing at the Saumur CCI*** in France, according to a statement on the event organizers' Web site.

Fredericks told Britain's Read More

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Utah State University Conducting Equestrian Injury Survey

May 16, 2008

Utah State University is conducting a survey of injury rates in equestrian activities. They would like to evaluate the type of injuries associated with horse activities.

This survey is anonymous and information will be used as collective... Read More

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Ford to Recall Some F-150, Lincoln Pickup Trucks

May 15, 2008

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 655,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a hose that could affect the vehicles' braking power.

The automaker is issuing the recall of 2005-2006 versions of the trucks with 5.4 liter... Read More

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Equestrian Wine Caddy

May 13, 2008

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Alabama Horse Owners Can Learn More about Forage

May 08, 2008

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a hay and forage field day for horse owners on Saturday, June 7, in Morgan County.

The field day will begin at the Morgan County Extension office in Hartselle. Red Oak Farm in Danville will... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Appearing at NYC Horse Exhibit

May 05, 2008

Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART), a state-of-the-art equine ambulance, has been invited to the opening of the American Museum of Natural History's exhibit in New York City.

The exhibit opens on May 17, 2008, and will be held... Read More

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Florida House Passes Bill Requiring Children to Wear Helmets While Riding Horse

May 03, 2008

A Florida bill that would require children under 16 to wear a helmet while riding a horse on public trails and roads has passed the House. But it would need to be taken up by Senate lawmakers to move forward.

The bill is named for Nicole... Read More

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NYPD Horse Throws Officer Off, Then Makes His Way Home Alone

May 03, 2008

New York City Police say a patrol horse found his own way back through Manhattan streets to his stable after throwing his rider. The officer has been treated for minor injuries.

Traffic noise spooked the horse, named Aldo, Friday on... Read More

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Chelokee Update: No Fracture

May 03, 2008

Centennial Farms’ Chelokee, injured during the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, sustained a dislocated ankle and not a fracture, according to trainer Michael Matz.

“It was just a dislocated ankle that was put back in... Read More

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Chelokee Given '50-50 Chance' to Survive

May 03, 2008

Chelokee, who suffered a dislocated right front ankle during the running of the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, has “at least a 50-50 chance" of survival, according to prominent equine surgeon Larry Bramlage. The dark bay or... Read More

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High Cost of Hay

May 01, 2008

The cost of horsekeeping continues to go up, but the pleasure of riding a horse still outweighs the financial burden.

Our wish is that you live somewhere that has plentiful pasture, inexpensive hay, and easily obtained... Read More

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University of Florida Offers Equine Lameness and Imaging Service

April 30, 2008

A new clinical service at the University of Florida (UF) Veterinary Medical Center offers horse owners full-time expertise in the area of equine lameness and imaging.

"We provide referral MRI procedures to veterinarians and their clients,"... Read More