Soring Gaited Horses


HSUS Wants Felony Charges for Using Chemicals on Horses

March 24, 2012

The HSUS calls for felony charges for using chemicals to sore and mask soring on Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More


Tornado-Tossed Horse Under Kentucky Veterinarian's Care

March 14, 2012

The 6-year-old gelding is recovering after a tornado swept him up from a pasture and dropped him into a house.... Read More


Utah Bill Would Ban Unauthorized Photography on Farms

March 03, 2012

The bill would forbid photography or videography at agricultural operations without the owner's permission.... Read More


TWH Trainer, Three Others Indicted on HPA Violations

March 02, 2012

Trainer Jackie L. McConnell and three others are accused of violating the HPA by soring horses.... Read More


Horse Dies at Florida Rodeo

March 01, 2012

The bucking horse was euthanized after sustaining a broken leg at the Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo.... Read More


AHC Explains Changes in Tax Benefits for Horse Owners

January 25, 2012

The 179 expense deduction applies to horses, farm equipment, and other depreciable property used in a business... Read More


Florida Court Rejects Appeal Over Barrel Racing

December 13, 2011

The First District Court of Appeals refused to stop Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet.... Read More


Pennsylvania Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

December 06, 2011

A Pennsylvania man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment... Read More


Pay Homage to War Horses This Veteran's Day

November 11, 2011

Like many of our own ancestors, horses had no choice when they were called upon to serve in the World Wars.... Read More


Tennessee Trainer Pleads Guilty to Soring Charges

October 19, 2011

Paul Blackburn has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he conspired to violate the Horse Protection Act.... Read More


Merial Launches Outbreak Alert Program

June 02, 2011

Supporting horse owners and veterinarians in their efforts to keep their horses healthy, Merial launched its ... Read More


APHIS Proposes Mandatory HPA Penalty Rules

June 01, 2011

Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) providing Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance inspectors at horse shows ... Read More


Poll: Readers Have Varying Views of PRP

May 17, 2011

More than 100 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Which of the following best represent your ... Read More


ELCR and Breyer Award $10,000 to Develop Minnesota Horse Park

May 03, 2011

The Sibley Equine Conservancy was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) and Breyer Animal Creations of Pequannock, N.J., May 1 in a presentation held during the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event, held April 27... Read More


Rural Sanctuary: Most Readers Keep Their Horses in the Country

April 05, 2011

More than 880 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you keep your horse(s) in rural, suburban, or urban facilities?" ... Read More


Growing Number of Australian Horses Battling Unusual Neurologic Illness

April 01, 2011

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Australian horse owners to take precautions against mosquito-borne disease as veterinarians report a growing number of horses with unusual neurologic signs in New South Wales, Victoria, and... Read More


Trial Date Set in Tennessee 'Soring' Case

March 29, 2011

Last week a federal court judge in Tennessee, U.S. Magistrate Judge William B. Mitchell Carter, set May 31 as the trial date for a Spotted Saddle Horse trainer and two other individuals accused of violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The act ... Read More


Deworming: Readers Discuss Their Barns' Protocols

March 22, 2011

More than 560 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Does your barn follow a standardized deworming program, using the same product at the same time for every horse?" ... Read More


Chicago Reviewing Change To Carriage Horse Laws

December 02, 2010

Chicago's regulations governing horse carriage operation are currently under review, with a public comment period extending to Dec. 8.

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Troxel Receives 2010 Partnership in Safety Award

November 02, 2010

Troxel LLC, manufacturer of ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, has been recognized for the 2010 Partnership in Safety Award from the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). The Partnership in Safety Award is given annually to a... Read More


Horseback Riding Survey Shows Many Don't Wear Helmets

August 07, 2010

A recent University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare survey found that 60% of Kentucky horseback riding respondents did not wear any safety apparel the last time they went riding. "Many riders who have been injured say that they feel... Read More


New Soring Investigation Procedures Announced by USDA

March 24, 2010

Exhibitors at gaited horse shows will be subject to additional Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance procedures this season under new USDA inspection rules for Horse Industry Organizations.

The USDA requires organizations conducting ... Read More


Soring Rule Violators Listed Online

January 08, 2010

A Web site listing more than 8,700 Horse Protection Act violators who have received suspensions from 1986 to the present has been launched by Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). See the Web site.... Read More


Horse Owner Education Sessions Offered by Minnesota Extension

September 10, 2009

The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Team is offering three regional horse owner education programs this fall. Each program offers researched-based information and knowledgeable speakers. The cost to attend each program is $20 per person.... Read More


California Racing Board to Examine New Safety Equipment

September 03, 2009

The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmets, and whips.

The committee will... Read More