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Vets forced to put down more than 100 horses at horror farm

November 23rd, 2013 (1)
In South Wales, RSPCA inspectors found 400 animals in a neglected state on one site. In a separate case a horse owner was jailed for neglecting his ponies. Evan Lloyd Evans was jailed for nine weeks after nine ponies ...

Study: Some Horses, Riders have ‘Co-Being’ Relationship

November 23rd, 2013 (1)
The stories I was blessed to read from submissions to Habitat for Horses photo contest this summer really struck a chord with me. The horse and human each were lifted by each other in ways that human to human ...

Horse and rider see America close up

November 22nd, 2013 Comments Off
Who has not wanted to take a trip across the US by horseback? Alex McNeil has been doing so in order to raise awareness on Land Conservation. Alex’s horse, Pepper, is a Tennessee Walker who looks as sweet as ...

Legislators push to ban horse doping

November 22nd, 2013 Comments Off
Horse doping – as pointed out in the article – masks injuries allowing them to become worse, puts both horse and rider at risk, and takes away victory from those who deserve it. This should have been stopped long ...

TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

November 21st, 2013 Comments Off
A protracted legal battle between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office ended at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 when a settlement was signed. From: The Horse By: Eric Mitchell The complaint filed by ...

Wild Horse Management Suit Bucked by Judge

November 21st, 2013 (1)
39,000 acres….120 horses equals not enough land??? ~ HfH From: Courthouse News Service By: Annie Youderian (CN) – The government’s decision to rein in the wild horse population on Montana’s Pryor Mountain did not violate environmental law, a federal ...

Online Auction Planned To Determine New Foal’s Name

November 20th, 2013 (1)
I just had to mention that the article below points out that the National Park Service already has programs in place that use contraceptives in mares – with the Assateague program successfully in place since 1988. The use of ...

Lawmakers silent on horse bill

November 20th, 2013 (7)
US Rep Marsha Blackburn regarding anti-soring bills says: “…and could potentially eliminate the entire industry and thus the entire breed.” What a ridiculous statement. The silence of our US Lawmakers allows hers to be the only voice heard. Call ...

A dangerous horse is tamed by love, pain lifts

November 19th, 2013 (1)
As the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle once said: “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” Jessica Morthole is a strong ...

Horses seized in welfare initiative

November 19th, 2013 Comments Off
While no one likes the idea of government telling them what they can and can’t do, the tough Irish laws about horse passports and approved equine property sounds perfect to me considering that most of the seizures we do ...