Share Horse Safety Tips to Win Tickets to WEG

July 01, 2010

Saddle Up SAFELY, a program began by University of Kentucky HealthCare and UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative and now including more than 30 medical and equine-related organizations, is giving away prizes in exchange for horse riding safety ... Read More


Dressage Committee Strongly Recommends Safety Helmets

June 21, 2010

Following an accident in which Courtney King-Dye (USA) suffered serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida earlier this year, the FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders wear properly fastened safety helmets when tr... Read More


Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More


Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

May 24, 2010

Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More


Hoof Lameness: Readers Share Common Complaints

May 11, 2010

More than 910 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More


Illinois Slaughter Bill Returns to Committee

April 29, 2010

The sponsor of an Illinois bill that would reestablish horse processing in that state has referred it back to committee.

HB 4812 would repeal a state prohibition against horse processing for human consumption. The measure was poised ... Read More


Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More


AHC Releases Report on Equestrian Access

March 18, 2010

Today, the American Horse Council released its 2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2009 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in 2009. ... Read More


MRSA Human, Animal Health Risks Focus of Symposium

March 17, 2010

Health workers are aware that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they might be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and might not know that animals can ... Read More


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