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One Step Closer to Eliminating Horse Soring

A major victory was achieved yesterday for anti horse soring activists. Soring is the use of heavy pads, chains, nails, and chemicals on the feet of Tennessee Walking Horses in order to achieve the “big lick” – an unnaturally high-stepping… Continue Reading →

Steuart Pittman: Giving thoroughbreds a second chance

The $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, sponsored by Thoroughbred Charities of America, gets underway tomorrow at The Kentucky Horse Park. We thought this would be a good time to repost our interview with the man behind Retired Racehorse Project and The Makeover,… Continue Reading →

Wild horse shot to death in Arizona

Arizona law enforcement is searching for the individual responsible for shooting at wild horses in the Pirates Island district of Salt River on Friday. On Saturday, a 6 month old foal was found dead, having been shot in the neck… Continue Reading →

Sharp Decline in EU Imports of Horse Meat from Canada

Animals’ Angels, an investigative agency dedicated to animal rights, has announced a sharp decline in horsemeat imports to the European Union and Switzerland from Canada. The organization reports that from January to August 2016, horse meat exports to France, Belgium,… Continue Reading →

Major Victory for Wyoming’s Mustangs

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public lands… Continue Reading →

Horse Rescued During Hurricane Matthew Needs Adoption

WRAL.com reports that a horse called Bob was rescued from Cumberland County Animal Control when flood waters overran the facility. The 6-year-old horse is in need of a home and can be adopted for only $125. For the complete story… Continue Reading →

Irish Rider Being Investigated After Horse Dies at GPA Jump Festival

Irish rider Kevin Thornton is under investigation after a horse in his care, 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse Flogas Sunset Cruise, died at the GPA Jump Festival in Cagnes-sur-Mer France over the weekend. Allegations of excessive whipping have been circulating, prompting… Continue Reading →

Florida Veterinarians Offer Advice & Assistance in Advance of Hurricane Matthew

Residents are bracing for impact as Hurricane Matthew churns toward Florida and coastal areas of the south. In advance of the storms arrival, The Palm Beach Equine Clinic has issued the following press release to horse owners: Hurricane Matthew is… Continue Reading →

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

A lawsuit has been brought against the Bureau of Land Management seeking to halt a planned October 18th roundup in Wyoming’s Checkerboard region. Below is the announcement from the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign: The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign… Continue Reading →

Update on BLM Vote to Euthanize 45,000 Wild Horses

On September 9th, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted that euthanasia is a viable option for 45,000 “unadoptable” wild horses. Since that time, public outcry has been rampant and over 200,000 signatures have… Continue Reading →

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