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Horse Dies In Infuriatingly Avoidable Accident At Churchill Downs

May 24th, 2014 (10)
From: Deadspin By: Barry Petchesky Unless you reject the idea of horse racing, you have to accept that horses break down and are destroyed. It’s an unfortunate part of the sport, and lots could be done to minimize fatalities, ...

Horse owners urged to take National Health Survey

May 23rd, 2014 (2)
This is taking place in the United Kingdom but is an excellent idea. Hopefully a report will be published once all the data is collected. ~ HfH From: The Horse & Hound By: Martha Terry Leading equestrian organisations are ...

Part III – Rescued Horses Perfect Match for Equine Therapy Programs

May 23rd, 2014 Comments Off
This is the third part of an article that is being published for the first time on Habitatforhorses.org. You can view Part I here and Part II here. This is being presented in three parts as it goes into depth ...

Military Horses Saluted As Humanitarians of Horse Stars Hall of Fame

May 23rd, 2014 (4)
Starting today, many Americans are off from work for the long Memorial Weekend holiday. While honoring the men and women who have served our country, let us also honor our horses that have served our country in wartime as ...

U.S. Senate Committee to Horse Slaughterers: You’re Not Welcome Here

May 22nd, 2014 (4)
From: The ASPCA Wonderful news for horses: Earlier today, May 22, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an anti-horse slaughter amendment to the 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill by a vote of 18-12. The Landrieu-Graham Amendment, introduced by Senators Mary ...

Study: Human Interaction Shapes Horses’ Negative Emotions

May 22nd, 2014 (1)
It only makes sense. When training a horse – in fact with any interaction with a horse – you need to understand and appreciate the horse’s point of view. Some basic horse behavior facts can be found on our ...

Iron County calls BLM announcement to only remove 200 horses a “joke”

May 22nd, 2014 (8)
Do not forget that Iron County sent their letter to the BLM in response to the Cliven Bundy incident. The local officials there only want a handful to no wild horses – something more akin to a zoo perhaps. ...

Highland Township woman works to eradicate horse abuse

May 21st, 2014 Comments Off
From: The Oakland Press By: Sharon Greene The abuse and suffering of the Tennessee Walking Horses in “performance training” barns continues and has now been well-documented in the media. The beautiful, natural and smooth gait of this gentle and ...

Horse soring preliminary hearing transcript recovered

May 21st, 2014 (1)
From: The Daily Times By: Iva Butler The court recordings for Larry Joe Wheelon’s horse soring case have been recovered and the criminal proceedings against him will resume June 9. Wheelon, two stable hands and a farrier are charged ...

Thousands lose sleep over horse’s birth

May 21st, 2014 (2)
We certainly lose sleep when one of the mares we care for is giving birth. There is nothing quite like watching a new life come into this world – especially when its a horse. ~ HfH From: CNN By: ...