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Record Violations Cited At Shelbyville Walking Horse Celebration

From: Nashville Public Radio By: Blake Farmer USDA inspectors disqualified a record number of walking horses at this year’s National Celebration in Shelbyville, according to a Celebration spokesman. A preliminary report from the Department of Agriculture says nearly 16 percent of all horses that were inspected were disqualified from competition because of evidence of “soring” Full Article

Horse killer gets 3 months: a ‘wrist slap,’ family says

From: Chesterfield Observer Claiming that “it was never my intent to hurt anyone,” a Cosby High graduate apologized last week in Chesterfield Circuit Court for shooting and killing a ...Full Article

NYC Council speaker says vote on carriage horse ban may not happen this year

From: The Republic NEW YORK — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon. Mayor Bill de ...Full Article

Five Days Left – Become a Sponsor Today!

This November 19th at 6:30PM, AREA of Houston, TX will host the 3rd Annual Habitat for Horses Greener Pasture Event. A wonderful evening of entertainment including Shake Russell and ...Full Article

Oregon’s top court brings ‘personhood’ for animals closer

From: The Oregonian By: Guest Opinion – Steven Wise On Aug. 7, in State v. Fessenden, the Oregon Supreme Court decided that the Oregon and U.S. constitutions allow a ...Full Article

Don’t let Tennessee’s Walking Horse be a dying breed

From: Times Free Press The dust is finally settling from the 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and what may have been the worst attended in recent decades of ...Full Article

Act now on horse deaths

From: Timesunion.com THE ISSUE: New York state’s horse racing industry is slow to address horse deaths out of the Saratoga Race Course season. THE STAKES: Undervaluing the casual fans’ ...Full Article

Hurry! There are still excellent spots open on our 2015 HfH Calendar

Just in case you missed our 2015 Habitat for Horses Calendar Announcement – we have reposted it below. However, several spots are now taken. See below for spots taken ...Full Article

Time Running Out – How You Can Help the Anti-Soring Bill Get Passed

From: Horseback Magazine A Letter From Keith Dane, President of HSUS Dear Friends As most of you know, I’ve been working for decades (as have many of you) to ...Full Article

Technical Large Animal Rescue (Video)

While some of us at Habitat for Horses had received training in large animal emergency rescue several years ago, it’s time to get the new employees trained. Early Monday ...Full Article