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New Holland horse-sale site a hub of controversy

May 6th, 2014 (3)
Kill buyers abound throughout the United States. Hundreds of thousands of American horses being shipped each year overseas to slaughter houses – the person who first knowingly makes money off these horses misery is the kill buyer. Most of ...

Dramatic video rescue: Wild horse pulled from British Columbian Creek

May 5th, 2014 (3)
Simply amazing video of a wild filly caught in rushing waters of Trout Creek River in Canada. ~ HfH From: CTV News Vancouver Dramatic video has surfaced online of a wild horse being rescued from a dangerously fast-moving creek ...

Reader View: Placitas, you are being robbed

May 5th, 2014 (2)
It is terrible to think of people luring wild horses onto private property to deliver them into some horrible fate – most probably a kill-buyer’s hands. With so many thousands of horses going off to slaughter houses in Mexico ...

Walking-horse industry not ending abuse

May 5th, 2014 (3)
We see violation after violation at Big Lick shows… yet nothing is done. Self regulation of the Walking Horse industry will only achieve more horses being abused. ~ HfH From: Kentucky.com By: Teesa Bippen Soring is illegal. Soring is ...

Mini-horse rescued from sinkhole in South Chatham

May 4th, 2014 Comments Off
We are so happy that Norton the Mini-horse is ok! You can only imagine the panic when his owner saw a sink hole suddenly open up underneath him. ~ HfH From: Cape Cod Online By: Eric Williams SOUTH CHATHAM ...

From Kentucky Derby to dinner plate: how to end the horsemeat pipeline

May 3rd, 2014 (6)
We need to get SAFE Act passed to stop kill buyers from sending thousands of horses overseas to slaughter. Write your representatives yourself or sign a petition to help get the SAFE Act passed. The article below discusses how ...

Study shows wild horse herds with functional social structures contribute to low herd growth

May 3rd, 2014 (3)
It only makes sense. You disrupt horses’ social structure, threatening their herd’s viability, they respond by producing more horses. If you understand how horses interact with each other, manage them according to their needs (and not our human needs), ...

The Ranch at Big Bend

May 2nd, 2014 (1)
Smokey Culver is more than a cowboy poet…he helps us out at Habitat for Horses doing a variety of tasks including gathering horses to bring back for rehoming. In this case, Smokey joined Thom – our Ranch Manager – ...

Can we please stop calling wild horses invasive?

May 2nd, 2014 Comments Off
As we have said before here on Habitat for Horses, cattle are the invasive species NOT horses. Horses biology developed here for a very long time before cattle every roamed the West. Anytime someone in the news uses the ...

Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses

May 2nd, 2014 (8)
Angered by the amount of money the BLM used to attempt to remove illegal cattle in Nevada, Utah ranchers now demand that over half of the wild horses in their area be removed – the total numbering around 1800. ...