Soring Gaited Horses

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Walking Horse Show Officials Investigate Alleged Bribery

September 02, 2009

An exhibitor at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is under investigation for allegedly attempting to bribe a Designated Qualified Person (DQP) during a pre-performance inspection.

DQPs are employed by horse show managers to... Read More

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Deworming: Majority of Readers Don't Utilize Fecal Egg Count Exams

August 28, 2009

More than 600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you utilize fecal egg count exams?"... Read More

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Bankruptcy: Can I Keep My Horse?

April 02, 2009

What happens to the horses if their owner declares bankruptcy? ... Read More

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USDA Coordinator Pledges Soring Law Enforcement

March 23, 2009

Exhibitors at this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and other gaited horse shows can expect USDA inspectors to vigorously enforce Horse Protection Act rules against soring, according to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection... Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Eye Soring Bill

February 25, 2009

Trainers and owners who cause injury to horses' feet or legs to achieve an exaggerated gait will face stiff penalties in Kentucky if a bill introduced into the state senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee becomes law. Sponsored... Read More

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Houston Track Still Cleaning Up from Hurricane Ike

January 20, 2009

Sam Houston Race Park will begin repairs to the roof of its grandstand, as well as additional construction to rebuild portions of the stable and track areas, weather permitting beginning Jan. 22.

As a result of Hurricane Ike, Sam Houston wa... Read More

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Court Upholds Soring Decision

November 20, 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated the Horse Protection Act when they transported and entered a sored Tennessee Walking... Read More

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'The Horse' Museum Exhibit Coming to Pittsburgh

October 28, 2008

Carnegie Museum of Natural History will present the acclaimed exhibit The Horse, an in-depth look that showcases spectacular fossils, models, dioramas, and cultural objects from around the world.

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Soring Inspections Stepped Up at Walking Horse Celebration

September 12, 2008

Compliance with the Horse Protection Act (HPA) appeared to decline at the 70th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, dropping from 98% in 2007 to 95% at this year's event, according to USDA figures. The Celebration took place... Read More

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New Soring Inspections Beef Up Celebration Plan

August 13, 2008

Exhibitors at the 70th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be scrutinized more closely than ever before. Officials and organizers have adopted new inspection measures to send the message that Horse Protection Act (HPA)... Read More

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Petition Calls for End to Soring

August 12, 2008

An Illinois-based equine welfare organization has launched a Web-based petition campaign aimed at creating pressure to abolish the practice of soring in the gaited horse industry.

"Our goal is to submit the petition to government... Read More

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HSUS Applauds AAEP White Paper on Horse Soring

August 08, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More

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AHC Offers 2008 Federal Election Guide

July 11, 2008

The American Horse Council has released "Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections," a federal election guide for the horse industry.

The guide stemmed from the July program at the AHC's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C., explaining ho... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Celebrates First Year

April 23, 2008

More than 168 horses in Kentucky have been provided with shelter and other humane assistance during the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's first year of operation.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) was established to provide owners with a... Read More

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Industry Members Discuss Imaging Technology at Soring Conference

April 17, 2008

Animal welfare advocates, breed association representatives, and veterinarians gathered at the first Sound Horse Conference, held April 11 and 12 at The Ohio State University, to brainstorm ways to eradicate the practice of soring. Generally use... Read More

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HSUS Soring Hotline Heats Up

March 31, 2008

Just days after advertisements appeared in Middle Tennessee newspapers offering cash for information about violators of the state's anti-soring law, phones at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) began to ring.

"We received more... Read More

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Draper Equine Therapy Anti-Sweat Sheet

March 28, 2008

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Texas Equine Hospital Opening Podiatry Center

March 05, 2008

On April 1, 2008, Reata Equine Hospital of Weatherford, Texas, will open the doors of The Podiatry Center at Reata, a facility dedicated to the treatment of lameness and diseases associated with the foot.

The center will be headed up by... Read More