Researching Horse Boots

March 01, 2010

Research shows horse boots might not offer legs the protection we expect.... Read More


UC Davis to Develop Plan to Help Animals During Disasters

February 12, 2010

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute at the University of California (UC), Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has received $250,000 from the California Emergency... Read More


2009 Year in Review: Staff Picks

January 01, 2010

Of the nearly 2,200 horse health, care, management, and welfare news articles posted on in 2009, which ones stood out to our editors? Here are their top picks:

Kimberly S. Brown (Editor/Publisher) Read More


Horse Racing to Return to Florida's Historic Hialeah

November 28, 2009

For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.

These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been... Read More


Kids' Safety on the Horse Farm to be Covered at Canadian Event

October 15, 2009

Equine Guelph's youth program, EquiMania!, will be back at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 to teach kids about horse health care and safety in a fun, interactive setting.

Safety will be a big theme at this year's EquiMania!.... Read More


University of Kentucky Launches Rider Safety Awareness Campaign

October 13, 2009

Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.

Led by UK HealthCare in response to the... Read More


Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

September 11, 2009

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. Read More


Horses Optional for a Great Time at QuarterFest

April 11, 2009

If you've ever uttered the word "horse," QuarterFest is the place for you to be the first weekend in May. Everyone from the "horse crazy" of all ages to those who are "horse poor"--they've got one or more horses in their barn--will have a ball at... Read More


Join the AHC's Annual Congressional Ride-In

April 04, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In on Wed., June 17, in Washington, D.C. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on "The Welfare of the Horse" this year. Al... Read More


2008 Kentucky Breeders' Incentives Announced

March 28, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced March 27 the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute more than $18.7 million in awards for 2008.

While this year's KBIF awards are down from the $19,220,007 paid in 2007, they are... Read More


Equine Career Fair to Help Students Prepare for Internships, Workforce

March 21, 2009

The event is not limited to UK students; all students with an equine interest are invited to participate. "The career fair will be an excellent opportunity for students to connect with local employers in the equine industry," the Kentucky... Read More


Maryland Department of Agriculture Equine Fair and Show Policies Announced

March 14, 2009

Exhibitors and organizers of horse shows and other equine competitions in Maryland need to comply with certain state animal health regulations (COMAR forward) in order to hold and attend equine events. The requirements are in place t... Read More


Helzer Elected President of AQHA

March 12, 2009

At the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention this week in San Antonio, Jim Helzer of Arlington, Texas, was elected the 59th president of the world's largest equine breed registry.

Helzer is CEO and President of JEH... Read More


Safety Tips for Horses Caught in Floods

January 13, 2009

In the wake of the recent flooding in the Pacific Northwest, Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet, of Technical Large Animal Emergenc... Read More


Hurricane Damage Means Late Start at Houston Horse Track

October 08, 2008

The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives... Read More


Horse Trailer Railroad Crossing Safety Brochure Available

July 17, 2008

The average freight train traveling at 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop--that's about the length of 18 football fields. So when a vehicle gets stuck on the tracks and a train is coming, the outcome is usually very bad for the vehicle, and... Read More


Eventing Safety: The Question of Rider Fitness

June 26, 2008

Could the level of physical fitness a rider brings to the saddle, considered along with the stamina and strength of the equestrian athlete, impact the way the horse moves and performs during an event or race? Equestrian trainers and researchers... Read More


Delaware Racing Group Makes Progress on Padded Whips

June 24, 2008

Approximately two and a half years ago, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission began experimenting with changing jockeys' whips to a more humane variety with an extended and padded "popper," the portion of the whip that makes contact with the... Read More

Article Nets Five AHP Awards

June 22, 2008

Blood-Horse Publications received a total of nine awards on Saturday, June 21 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sixty-nine AHP members were named finalists in the 2008 AHP Annual... Read More


Fire Prevention, Farm Safety Podcasts Available

May 21, 2008

Safety is a year-round business, but it becomes a top priority in the spring as farm owners and managers get more active in their stables and fields.

To help remind horse owners of basic safety principles, the Equine Science Center at... Read More


Gallup Poll: Significant Minority Support Horse Racing Ban

May 16, 2008

In the wake of Eight Belles' euthanasia after sustaining catastrophic injuries in the May 3 Kentucky Derby, a recent Gallup pollRead More


Safety for Horses During Hunting Season

September 13, 2007

Horse owners often worry about safety of their animals during hunting seasons, especially if the horse's color might be mistaken for a deer or other large game animal. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help distinguis... Read More


Rider Safety to be Focus of British Horse Society Conference

June 20, 2007

The safety of riders, particularly expectant mothers and those who ride alone or work in isolated circumstances, will be the focus of the British Horse Society's Biennial Safety Conference.

Taking place September 15 at the Coventr... Read More


Extreme Drought Spreading Across South

June 14, 2007

The choking dryness that's killing crops and turning streams into dusty trails across the Southeast is getting worse, with the government saying Thursday the nation's most extreme drought has expanded from Alabama into three neighboring states.... Read More


New Oregon State Park to Include Horse Trails, Camp

June 13, 2007

Oregon's newest state park will open officially on July 8, the Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday.

The park is named for L.L. "Stub" Stewart, a former Eugene-area lumber company entrepreneur, state legislator, and philanthropist... Read More