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Outbreak of lethal herpes strain claims five horses in Galveston

February 9th, 2015 (1)
So far none of the horses at our rehabilitation ranches have shown symptoms of the Equine Herpes Virus 1. We are staying very vigilant since we care for at-risk horses. Since this is happening almost in our backyard – ...

Sunday Funny – Cute Horse Video

February 8th, 2015 (2)
Most of the time compilation videos are not all they promise. This one pretty much hits the mark – very funny, great for a Sunday afternoon. Just wish there was some music with it…. with the exception of the ...

Video – Rare Wild Horse of Abaco in Need of Saving

February 8th, 2015 (7)
The Spanish Barb horses are famous for their fiery spirit. The Abaco barb is rare for their unique coloration – including splashed white. There is now only one Abaco barb left alive in the world – a mare named ...

BREAKING NEWS Important Meeting for All Horse Owners Around Santa Fe, Texas

February 7th, 2015 Comments Off
IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL LOCAL GALVESTON COUNTY TEXAS HORSE OWNERS Town Meeting regarding EHV-1 sponsored by Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, Boehringer Ingelheim and Santa Fe Equine Associates, PLLC Sunday, February 8th at 4:00 p.m. Ed Pickett Hall/Galveston County ...

(Video) Horses in Galveston County test positive for Herpes Virus

February 7th, 2015 (3)
The deadly EHV1 is right in Habitat for Horses’ neighborhood. We are using extreme caution to prevent infection to the horses rehabilitating from abuse and neglect at our ranches. For now, no visitors will be allowed to see the ...

BREAKING NEWS At least one horse dead from highly contagious virus

February 6th, 2015 (2)
EHV-1 has a bad reputation in Texas and throughout the US. When it struck recently in Utah, every horse was tracked down and quarantined until declared well, and that extreme effort stopped the spread of this highly contagious virus. ...

Captured Wild Horses Finally Freed In Stirring Video

February 6th, 2015 (5)
While it is sad that Black Jack and his herd were captured at all, it is wonderful that they are now living free of harm in a sanctuary. Such beautiful and magnificence. The video is wonderful. ~ HfH From: ...

(Video) Dear Horse, Please keep out of the water…

February 5th, 2015 (1)
More strange than funny – there seems to be more horses involved with water accidents in the news these past 6 months. Not just troughs and cisterns,as in these 2 articles – horses falling in pools, wells, and creeks ...

Texas Tech’s longest-serving horse, Midnight Matador, dies after surgery

February 5th, 2015 (3)
Very sad! Midnight Matador was well-known to many Texans. Texas Tech’s mascot since the 1950’s has been the Masked Rider. The horses that carry their mascot have always been held in great esteem. Midnight Matador represented Texas Tech from ...

Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1 Virus)

February 4th, 2015 Comments Off
To keep our readers aware of the potential for another outbreak we offer this article for general information, then ask that you search the web for information specific to your location. Knowledge is the best tool for helping horses ...