Industry Debates Animal Identification System's Impact on Horses

June 14, 2008

Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.

Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More


Developments in the Case of Missing Holsteiner Stallion

May 29, 2008

The case of missing show jumping stallion Capone 1 continues to fascinate, with the latest wrinkle being the admission by one of the stallion's former handlers that she took the horse from his stable.

Corinne Super of Chilliwack, British... Read More


Show Jumping Stallion Capone 1 Reported Missing

May 23, 2008

The story of a multimillion-dollar show jumping stallion allegedly stolen from his stall has horse enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists scratching their heads.

Capone 1, a 12-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by the investment syndicate... Read More


Tracking Sold Horses: Lucky Rescue of Little Cliff

May 10, 2008

During a visit to a known direct-to-slaughter holding pen in New Holland, Pa., Christy Sheidy, co-founder of equine rescue Another Chance 4 Horses, purchased a bay gelding. Thanks to a tattoo on his lip, Sheidy was able to identify the... Read More


False Giveaway Ads a Cover for Saddle Theft

April 02, 2008

It wasn't a hoax or revenge that cost a Southern Oregon man many of his belongings when people responded to a Craigslist posting and nearly emptied his rural home, officers say: It was a pair of thieves covering their tracks.

Jackson County... Read More


American Miniature Horse Registry Now Affiliated with USEF

June 18, 2007

The American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) has announced that the registry is now an Affiliated Association with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). As an affiliated association, the AMHR benefits from exposure to more than... Read More


Two Colorado Quarter Horses Reported Stolen

April 18, 2006

Stolen Horse International reported today (April 18) that two Quarter Horses were stolen from Meeker, Colo. on Saturday, April 15. The horses were kept at a ranch on Highway 64, west of Meeker, and the theft was reported to the Rio... Read More


Texas Rangers Help Locate Stolen Horses Nationwide

March 03, 2005

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) launched its nationwide Horse Identification Program (HIP) and web site this past January. HIP, a voluntary-enrollment service designed to help retrieve stolen horses throughout the... Read More


Your Horse is Missing--What Now?

January 09, 2004

When our horse Idaho was stolen in September 1997, I turned to the Internet for help. I was unable to find any resources to help us in our search, so I started gathering e-mail addresses and web sites to contact about Idaho. Unknowingly this wor... Read More


What Can We Do To Feel Safe?

August 10, 2003

It's dark out. You can't see, but you know the drill. You're used to it because it's always dark at 5:00 a.m. when you feed the horses. Yet, something is different about this morning. Maybe it's the sound of a gate left unlatched clanging... Read More


Thieves Steal College Tack; Donations Needed

June 11, 2003

Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., was cleaned out of horse tack on Friday, June 6. In all, 18 saddles (English and Western) were stolen, plus all the leather halters, lead ropes, and bridles. The small college has a variety of summer riding camps... Read More


Horse Theft and Identification

January 01, 2003

(Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Eclipse Press' Horse Theft Prevention Handbook.)... Read More


TRPB Part of Horse ID Seminar

July 11, 2002

One of the identification agencies that will be presenting information at the National Equine Identification Symposium in Chicago, Ill., July 28-Aug. 1, is the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB). The TRPB is a national investigative agenc... Read More


Equine Identification: Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

July 03, 2002

If all of the horses in your area had to be evacuated due to a natural disaster, and were put into one huge corral, would you be able to pick out your horse?

“Of course!” you might say, because like most horse owners you are extremely... Read More


Stolen Horse Hotline

May 30, 2002

Anyone who has lost a horse or had a horse stolen knows that trying to find the animal can be very frustrating. It is very difficult for law enforcement officials to search for these horses--many times because of a lack of resources or manpower,... Read More


Reward Offered To Catch Horse Killers In U.K.

December 02, 1999

The British Horse Society is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for arson attacks on horses in Hampshire and Bromley, Kent last week, and a vicious attack on another horse in Abbey... Read More


Theft and Horse Identification

October 01, 1999

Horse theft is a reality. Regardless of breed or discipline, it can happen to you. Mary Beth Jacobs learned that painful lesson the morning of Sept. 29, 1997, when she arrived at Lone Star Stables in Ft. Worth. Lucky Lady, her bay... Read More


Horse Deaths; Horse Thefts

August 01, 1999

We’ve had two cases of colic at our barn in the last week. Why? Is it the weather? Is the pasture too dry? Is there too much/too little grass? Was there something different growing/blooming/going to seed? Are the horses not drinking enough?... Read More