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Horses teach inner-city kids to ‘get right back on’

From: USA Today These high school students are fulfilling a dream that once seemed out of reach. Students at inner-city KIPP DC charter school are learning not only how to ride horses but also important life lessons. Read Original Story Habitat for Horses recently lost 100 acres of grazing land needed to feed our rescued Full Article

Banned substances on sored horses undercut compliance claims

The members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee were convinced by the Big Lick crowd that horses walking around could accidently get banned substances on their lower legs. ...Full Article

Panel: Equine Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

Changes to benefit race horses are long past due. Too little attention historically has been focused on the drug and other abuses these horses face. Race horse are asked ...Full Article

Horse owners warned of toxic striped blister beetles

From: Maryville Daily By: Linda Geist Mu COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some ...Full Article

Horse cruelty charges stand against Maryville trainer Wheelon

Larry Joe Wheelon is a trainer reknown for training Tennessee Walking Horses to do the Big Lick. Mr. Wheelon’s attorneys accused animal activists of unfairly protesting against his torturous ...Full Article

Unsung Hero (Video)

I was reminded of this video when a man donated needed equine supplies to Habitat for Horses after his beloved horse of many years passed on. The video is ...Full Article

The Jockey Club to restore integrity to horse racing

From: Saratogian In a move that he threatened last March, The Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps announced on Sunday at the 62nd Annual Round Table Conference on Matters ...Full Article

Eat, Bray, Suffer: An Egyptian donkey’s tale

Forced to work long hours, whipped where their wounds lie open, these poor animals deserve a better life than the cruelty they now exist with. This excellent article explores ...Full Article

Casey: BLM fails to protect horses, burros from heat

The BLM at their Palomino Valley facility keeping making promises of improvements. Yet each time one is made, it is of limited usefulness to all the horses. These horses, ...Full Article

Breaths of truth: Horse whisperer’s actions carry deeper message

On Sundays we try and post at least one good story. Here is the story of how a man has combined his faith with his passion for horses. ~ ...Full Article