Wild & Feral Horses
September 04, 1998
Hisan, a seven-year-old gray Caspian mare made history at the Memphis Zoo August 15 by giving birth to Xerxes, the first Caspian horse born in a U.S. zoo.
Named after predecessor of King... Read More
July 10, 1998
The week of July 1 saw the completion of the third phase of the gather of BLM horses in the Agency Draw area where all 50 animals tested negative for EIA. Previously, in the East Bonanza Horse Management Area only one horse o... Read More
July 02, 1998
In an effort to improve health and safety conditions for wild horses, Bureau of Land Management Director Pat Shea recently announced new requirements for large trailers that transport the animals from holding facilities to... Read More
June 05, 1998
Ancient history caught up with modern times as the Memphis Zoo welcomed two new members into its Zoo family—Caspian horses.
The Memphis Zoo is the only zoo in the United States to exhibit these small horses and is one of only six... Read More
April 09, 1998
Since the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been charged with managing wild horse populations on public lands. The management policy must often obtain a... Read More
March 20, 1998
Eleanor Green, DVM, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Large Animal Sciences, and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, has been selected as a distinguished... Read More
January 30, 1998
The New Mexico Racing Commission has suspended trainer Joe Meyers for five years after he was accused of stuffing a sponge into a horse's nostrils. In action that effectively extends the penalty to a lifetime ban, the... Read More
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Q. I've just adopted a wild horse and have heard that they often don't need shoes. She is in a quarter-acre dry lot connected to a 10-acre irrigated pasture for turn-out. Do we need to shoe her?