Horse Industry News


Hampton Mounted Unit Faces More Troubles

November 24, 2007

Back in May, the Hampton, N.H., mounted unit had to move their four horses Blaze, Patriot, Buddy, and Arrow because of neglect at the farm where they'd been kept for years (see more information at Read More


Horse Lovers Are Everywhere

November 23, 2007

Musicians Present Happy Hour for Horses Benefit Show, a paintball "addict" site, wanted its members to know about an upcoming musical benefit for Refuge RR for Horses, "a... Read More


NTSB Says Helicopter in Horse Roundup Clipped Fence Before Crash

November 17, 2007

A helicopter that crashed while herding wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park clipped a fence before going down, the National Transportation Safety Board says in its initial report on the incident.

The Bell 206 helicopter was herding... Read More


Cowboy Crosses Country Aboard Horse

November 16, 2007

When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.

And riding, and riding.

Some 1,700 miles later, he's burning through his family's life... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Utah Horse Shooting

November 15, 2007

The reward for solid information in the fatal shooting of a horse has reached $7,000.

A horse named Crookneck was shot approximately 50 times in Washington County, Utah, in September. (For more information on this see Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Nov. 14

November 14, 2007

Click here to see the Nov. 14 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More


Author Josh Pons to be Guest on Interactive Chat

November 13, 2007

Join Eclipse Award-winning writer and farm owner Josh Pons for Thursday's edition of "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by He will be the guest live online... Read More


Horse Council Seeking Nominees for Youth Program Award

November 12, 2007

Strong leadership for young horsemen and women now will ensure a vital horse industry in the future. The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) will recognize programs or organized activities that help build strong youth leaders within the... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Minnesota Horse Mutilation

November 09, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States offered a $2,500 reward on Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent mutilation of girl's pet pony.

The Read More


Vet Says Minnesota Horse Mutilation Not a Hunting Accident

November 08, 2007

A veterinarian who exhumed and examined a palomino pony found dead and mutilated in a Long Prairie, Minn., pasture last weekend said Wednesday that the pet horse was not killed in a... Read More


Rutgers Equine Science Center Offers New Courses

November 07, 2007

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will offer two new courses in 2008 focusing on horse health and horse industry leadership.

The first is a semester-long program called "Advanced Equine Health Care an... Read More


Bill to Preserve Equestrian Access to Public Land Introduced in Senate

November 07, 2007

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced Nov. 1 the Preserving our Equine Heritage on Public Lands Act (S. 2238). This bill is similar to the so-called "Right-to-Ride" bill that Crapo introduced in the last Congress.

"Senator Crapo has been a... Read More


Therapy Horses Killed in Kentucky Barn Fire

November 06, 2007

A barn fire in central Kentucky killed six of seven horses used in a therapy program for disabled students.

Lightning struck the barn at the Stewart Home School just before 7 p.m. Monday, setting off the blaze, state police said.

A cook a... Read More


Make a Gift of Veterinary Care for a Working Animal

November 05, 2007

The U.K.'s Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) recently introduced its "Happy Hooves" Christmas gift catalog, featuring an array of veterinary... Read More


Featherlite Combination Trailer

November 02, 2007

Featherlite introduces a new combination bumper pull trailer for anyone. The Model 8409 combination trailer is versatile and a great option for horse owners, livestock owners, and hobby farmers. The Model 8409 is available in 16-foot and 20-foot... Read More


La Niña Weather Expected to Persist; More Drought, Wildfires Possible

November 01, 2007

The La Niña weather phenomenon blamed for drought in the southern United States and flooding in Africa will last for another five months, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.

The tropical wind patterns currently seen across the central and... Read More


To Serve and Protect

November 01, 2007

While horses never cease to amaze me with their willingness to do pretty much anything we decide to do with them--run, jump, cut, rein, piaffe, pen, herd, pull, carry--police horses are a unique subset of this tremendous species. At the recent Nort... Read More


Missouri Man Charged After Authorities Find Allegedly Starved Horse

October 31, 2007

A southeast Missouri man faces charges of animal abuse and animal neglect after a horse died and two other animals were found on his property in poor condition.

Larry Hottel of Glenallen, Mo., could face up to a year in jail if convicted.... Read More


I Thought I Understood What A Firestorm Was ...

October 28, 2007

Rebecca Sparenberg, assistant editor for Riding Magazine, tells firsthand of saving horses from the California wildfires, as well as sharing stories of the horse community, which banded together in a time of crisis.... Read More


George Washington Euthanatized After BC Classic Injury

October 27, 2007

Four-year-old George Washington put a damper on the Breeders' Cup Classic when he suffered an injury late in the stretch and had to be euthanatized on the track Oct. 27 at Monmouth Park.

A son of Danehill, George Washington was... Read More


Fire Death Toll Climbs; Weather Aids Efforts To Douse The Blazes

October 26, 2007

San Diego County authorities said today they have discovered the bodies of two more people believed to have been killed in the wildfires that scorched Southern California this week.

Recovery crews found the burned bodies of a man and a woman i... Read More


Bright Spot: Better Evacuation Saved Lives

October 25, 2007

The devastation in terms of property damage is staggering--over a billion dollars and counting--but there is one statistic that is markedly better than the last time California was up against numerous wildfires. The San Diego County medical... Read More


California Fires Still Threaten; Horses Seem To Have Fared Well

October 24, 2007

The good news coming out of Southern California is that horse owners learned early evacuation lessons well from the fires four years ago, with only minor equine injuries being reported.

Mark Martinelli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of... Read More


California Wildfires: Seven Counties Declared Federal Emergency Areas

October 23, 2007

Thousands more California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes Tuesday, bringing the number of people chased away by the wind-whipped flames that have engulfed Southern California to at least 300,000.

President Bush declared a... Read More


Farms and Del Mar Offering Shelter from California Wildfires

October 23, 2007

Wildfires continued Oct. 23 to threaten homes and horse farms in Southern California, particularly in San Diego County.

Scoop Vessels' Vessels Stallion Farm is among the facilities that have taken in evacuated people and horses, even whil... Read More