Competent Horse Care

April 01, 2009

Timely deworming, immunizations, and farrier work are only part of the equation. Ongoing observation is required to ensure your horse is properly fed and cared for.... Read More


Keeping Financial Records: For The Record

February 12, 2009

Tame that pile of unorganized paperwork through the year to optimize the horse and farm ownership experience.... Read More


Employment and Immigration

February 01, 2009

Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More


For the Record: Taxes and Recordkeeping

February 01, 2009

Tame that wild pile of unorganized paperwork throughout the year to optimize the horse and farm ownership experience.

Editor's Note: This article provides general information only, and readers should consult with a... Read More


Horse Licensing Bill Scrapped after Protest

January 29, 2009

A New Hampshire lawmaker scrapped mandatory horse licensing legislation after angry horse owners protested the measure on grounds that it would be financially burdensome.

The bill, HB 427, required owners to obtain licenses for each of thei... Read More


Ireland's Miniature Horses to Get Official Studbook, Passports

December 01, 2008

The owners of Ireland's smallest equines have big cause for celebration, as that country's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food last week officially recognized the Miniature Horse and Pony Society of Ireland (MHPSI). As a result, the... Read More


Piroplasmosis Update: 20 Positive, Tracing Exposed Horses

September 10, 2008

Florida agriculture officials announced Sept. 8 that 20 horses have been confirmed positive for the foreign animal disease equine piroplasmosis, but even though this might sound... Read More


Hobby or Business? Defining your Equine Venture

August 31, 2008

According to the Internal Revenue Service, if your main objective is to make a profit, then you are considered a legitimate business.

Many people involved within the horse industry often do not view their small hors... Read More


Foreign Disease Equine Piroplasmosis Found in Five Florida Horses

August 20, 2008

Equine piroplasmosis was eradicated officially from Florida (and, thereby, the United States) in 1988. So it came as a shock to many people in the equine industry to hear that a horse in Florida was confirmed positive for the disease last week.... Read More


Effort to Identify Horses in Seized Herd Continues

August 04, 2008

Last February, the seizure of 45 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from a South Carolina family made national headlines. As court proceedings against defendants Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler about to move forward, the effort... Read More


5 Hints for Hiring a Horse Sitter

August 01, 2008

Give careful consideration to your candidates to increase the odds of having a satisfactory outcome.... Read More


California Considers Enforceable Horse Trusts

July 10, 2008

In California, legislation that provides for the judicial enforcement of trusts created by owners for the continued care of their horses has made its way to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk.

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Rescue Horse's Story Illustrates Importance of Estate Planning

July 05, 2008

Hapsirishpub is a Thoroughbred whose good fortune changed the day his first owner died. Passed from owner to owner, he was recently taken in by Shelly Price of Speak Up for Horses, a Kentucky-based equine rescue and rehabilitation organization.... Read More


CEM Rule Amended for Entertainment Horses

June 25, 2008

The USDA has amended its import rules to allow noncompetitive entertainment horses to be temporarily brought into the U.S. from countries affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM), a venereal disease of horses. The final rule, titled... Read More


Industry Debates Animal Identification System's Impact on Horses

June 14, 2008

Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.

Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More


European Union to Require Horse Passports, Microchips

June 10, 2008

According to a June 9 statement on the European Union (EU) Web site, all equidae will now... Read More


Kentucky's EIA Surveillance in 2007

April 09, 2008

During the 2007 calendar year, 128,912 serum samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 111,607 samples. These samples were collected and tested to comply with state regulations governing th... Read More


Arkansas Horse Owners Face Floods

March 27, 2008

Despite rising river waters and extensive flooding throughout Northeast and Central Arkansas, Kay Jordan has not received a single call from horse owners with stranded animals.

"I would have heard from local humane societies if there was a... Read More


Readers Respond: Just Ain't Right

March 24, 2008

Nearly 2,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, " What do you do when your horse isn't acting normal, but doesn't show specific clinical signs?"

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Jockey Club Now Selling Microchips

March 13, 2008

The Jockey Club is now offering microchips for sale to interested owners and breeders for use in Thoroughbreds residing within the United States, the organization announced March 12.

Microchips are not currently a requirement for Thoroughbred... Read More


Paperwork for When You're Not There

March 01, 2007

Horse paperwork--it's not what you're thinking. This is not about your horse standing in front of a schematic drawing making a checklist of plans on how to break into the grain room in the middle of the night. This is about those issues that requir... Read More


Book Excerpt: Keeping Records on Your Horse

December 28, 2005

Learn how to record keeping aids in preventive medicine for horses.... Read More


Horse Rescue Receives Seal of Approval

October 01, 2005

Independent Charities of America has awarded Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon, Md., with the "Best In America" seal of approval for adhering to high standards of accountability and successfully managing the organization's finances. For more... Read More


Sales Integrity Program Committee Addresses Concerns Over Surgery Disclosure

August 02, 2005

The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to... Read More


Where There's a Will...

June 01, 2005

While not many of us enjoy contemplating our own death, it's an important consideration for any horse owner.... Read More