November 18, 2009
Old Friends, a racehorse retirement farm located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will begin receiving horses immediately. An... Read More
October 26, 2009
The introduction of a damaging animal disease like foot-and-mouth could devastate American animal agriculture, harm the economy, and, for zoonotic reasons, threaten the public's health. Having enough resources for a rapid response is crucial.... Read More
October 12, 2009
Yesterday (Oct. 11), 17-year-old Jessica Springsteen was the star at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as her famous parents--Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa--cheered her on. Jessica bested 237 riders over two rounds of competition, and a... Read More
October 10, 2009
Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, was chosen to deliver the Frederick Smith Lecture at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress held... Read More
October 03, 2009
Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.
The 8-year-old gelding is currently... Read More
September 15, 2009
The iconic photograph of Patrick Swayze and his chestnut Egyptian Arabian stallion Tammen graced many a barn's tack room in the 1990s. If you're looking for a new copy, posters of Swayze and Tammen are still available via the Arabian Horse... Read More
September 11, 2009
August 15, 2009
July 05, 2009
In the event of accidental deaths, natural disasters, or disease outbreaks involving large numbers of animals, the carcasses will need to be handled quickly, safely, and with attention to public health and environmental impact.
Th... Read More
June 28, 2009
In categories including horse news, equine-related newsletter, and horse video, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com were honored at the awards program for the annual seminar of American Horse Publications.... Read More
April 14, 2009
Brereton C. Jones' homebred Thoroughbred champion Proud Spell has been retired from racing and bred to Indian Charlie, who stands at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. The breeding took place April 11.
Proud Spell, who was voted 2008... Read More
April 06, 2009
In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.
The... Read More
March 21, 2009
American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold.
The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Greener Pastures program to reunite breeders... Read More
March 11, 2009
The first foal produced by champion and classic winner Rags to Riches was born on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 pm, at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. Rags to Riches, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, had a Giant's Causeway filly.... Read More
March 08, 2009
An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.
According to an article on
January 19, 2009
Combined driving champion Jamaica has been named the 2008 Horse of the Year by Farnam/Platform and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). Jamaica was selected from among all USEF breeds and disciplines as the nation's most exceptional horse for... Read More
January 19, 2009
The University of Florida has the first Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program for crimes against animals. ... Read More
January 16, 2009
Weird things happen to horses. So says Erin Ryder, News Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/TheHorse.com. Ryder scans international headlines daily to bring readers of TheHorse.com the most up-to-date information on... Read More
November 27, 2008
Although they aren't literate, 14 horses are now involved in teaching reading to the 360 students at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo.
The project, devised by Sheryl Robinson, the school's principal, and local horse... Read More
November 24, 2008
Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.
Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More
October 29, 2008
The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money--something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.... Read More
October 18, 2008
Reprized, a full brother to 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and sire Prized, was euthanized Oct. 16 at Bill and Debra's Backlinie's D&B Farm near Morrison, Fla.
"It's a tough loss," said Bill Backlinie. "He was D&B Farm ..... Read More
October 14, 2008
Horses evacuated from fire zones in Ventura County, Calif. are residing in temporary holding facilities at the county fairgrounds while firefighters battle the latest round of wildfires sweeping the region.
According to Capt. John Alford of... Read More
October 10, 2008
The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society recognized Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), as an... Read More
August 30, 2008
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More
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