Soring Gaited Horses
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
April 02, 2009
What happens to the horses if their owner declares bankruptcy? ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
The exhibit also... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 28, 2008
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
February 24, 2008
In an attempt to recruit people to support the proposed constitutional amendment for expanded gaming, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) urged its members to attend a Feb. 26 committee meeting hearing for the bill, as well as a horse... Read More
February 21, 2008
The 31st Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, presented by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC), will be held Feb. 29 through March 2, 2008 in Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina State University Extension Horse Husbandry and the North... Read More