June 25, 2008
It's been a long and frustrating six weeks for horse trainer Douglas Spink and the syndicate who own show-jumping stallion Capone 1. The stallion was allegedly stolen from his stable in Bellingham, Wash., on May 16.
While Spink says the... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 01, 2003
(Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Eclipse Press' Horse Theft Prevention Handbook.)... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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