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New evidence that horses reliably produce more snorts in favorable situations could improve animal welfare practices, according to a study published July 11 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mathilde Stomp of the Université de Rennes, France, and colleagues. Assessing positive emotions is important for...

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A few of our volunteers have opted to bring some of the more challenging equine cases to their homes to give them individualized care, attention and love. Not just the old ones, but also those who, for whatever reason, strike a resonating chord when their...

Op-Ed by Jerry Finch NOTE: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted a report to Congress with recommendations on how to “manage” the wild horse population on public lands. One of those recommendations includes a suggestion to kill at least 10,000 wild horses and burros....

More than once I’ve hiked my boot up on the fence and grumbled about the way people treat horses during the training process. I can tell endless stories about how we used to do it “back in the day” and chances are I can get...

“How can my donation help?” Here's an interesting example of our expenses - loading 15 round bales at a time to truck back to the ranch. When the grass isn't growing, and it hasn't been because of the lack of rain, these 15 bales might last...

Twenty years ago, I shook hands with a Galveston Police Officer named Howard Picard. That handshake sealed an agreement that the land next to his home would be transformed into a home for Habitat for Horses. It was ours, leased for $1 a year. We had...

That’s what 30 tons of feed looks like! Over 300 hungry horses and donkeys scattered around 400 acres, each one needing at least 6 pounds of high quality feed each day, means it’s time to get really creative. Let me start out by saying that Habitat for...