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Horse illness not found beyond Saratoga track
Horse Welfare News Tuesday 27 March 2012
New York regulators say a highly contagious bacterial infection that shut down racing at Saratoga Raceway hasn't been found at any of the state's other harness tracks. The Racing and...
Racehorses, riders continue to be put at risk by drugs, lax regulation
Horse Welfare News Monday 26 March 2012
At 2:11 p.m., as two ambulances waited with motors running, 10 horses burst from the starting gate for a 300-yard contest at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, 6,900 feet up in New Mexico's Sacramento ...
US horse industry suffers six years of hyperinflation
General Equestrian News Monday 26 March 2012
Horse-keeping costs in the United States have risen well beyond the rate of inflation in the last six years, analysis by the Equine Welfare Alliance reveals. The hyperinflation has added to ...
Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council Convenes
Horse Welfare News Monday 26 March 2012
The voluntary certification of equine rescue, retirement, and rehabilitation facilities was a major focus during the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council’s meeting in Frankfort on Marc...
Ann Romney’s horse headed to Dressage World Cup
Dressage News Monday 26 March 2012
Ann Romney already has one champ in her household: Rafalca, one of her many dressage horses. The U.S. Equestrian Federation confirmed this week that the 15-year-old mare and rider Jan Ebeling (Rom...
How the Quarter Horse Won the Rodeo
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter Horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeo...
Earliest Horses Show Past Global Warming Affected Body Size of Mammals
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
As scientists continue developing climate change projection models, paleontologists studying an extreme short-term global warming event have discovered direct evidence about how mammals respond to...
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes
General Equestrian News Friday 23 March 2012
If there was a 'Just So' story for how the zebra got its stripes, I'm sure that Rudyard Kipling would have come up with an amusing and entertaining camouflage explanation. But would he...
Pony Club quartet reaches U.S. meet
Pony Club News Wednesday 21 March 2012
The Yakima River Pony Club turned in a strong performance at the United States Pony Club Inland Empire Region Quiz Rally on March 10 in Walla Walla. The event drew competitors from 10 Pony C...
Equestrians invited to take survey about how they care for their horses
Horse Welfare News Wednesday 21 March 2012
There are more than 40,000 horses in New Jersey, and American Horse Publications (AHP) wants to know how horsemen use and care for them. AHP has launched its second Equine Industry Survey to...
Tennessee considers bill to allow horse slaughterhouses
General Equestrian News Tuesday 20 March 2012
The Tennessee legislature is considering a bill that would "encourage" the location of horse slaughterhouses and processing plants in Tennessee. The bill would also make it difficu...
Kristen Stewart - Nervous Horse Rider Kristen Stewart
Celebrity/Rider News Tuesday 20 March 2012
Kristen Stewart is ''terrified'' of mounting horses after she fell off one when she was nine years old and broke her elbow. Kristen Stewart is ''terrified'' o...
Selection process for U.S. Olympic equestrian team begins Wednesday in Wellington
Show Jumping News Tuesday 20 March 2012
With no clear favorites, the United States Equestrian Team selection trials for this summer's London Olympics show jumping team begin this week at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival...
Attention for the wrong reasons
General Equestrian News Monday 19 March 2012
With each passing day, New York racing gains more and more attention -- for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined the outcry over the rash of breakdo...
7 malnourished horses rescued in Anderson Co.
Horse Welfare News Monday 19 March 2012
Authorities in Anderson County have rescued seven horses they say were found malnourished and near death. The rescues happened earlier this week. Deputies say the owner of the horses had fal...
67th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Kicks-off f 2012 with Style
Showing News Friday 16 March 2012
67th Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show gets off to a fashionable start to lead into the show's open on March 21, 2012. This USEF designated Heritage Competition is an array of breeds and disci...
‘Ecosanctuary’ Plans for Wild Horses Add Tourism to the Mix
General Equestrian News Friday 16 March 2012
This was prime horse country once, in the old Western working way of bridles, bits and sweat. Leather tack from those days still hangs, cracked and preserved in the arid dust, on the wall of the 1...
HBO's 'Luck' canceled because racing deaths unacceptable
Eventing News Friday 16 March 2012
HBO’s "Luck" was canceled for the same reason real horse racing is fading away: nobody watches, and the modern American public won’t stand for the death of animals in a spect...
Training Tip Tuesday - What Do We Really Mean By “Forward”?
Dressage News Wednesday 14 March 2012
This week's Training Tip is brought to you by ShowChic (formerly Sho Clothes). OK, we all get told at some time that our horses are not Forward enough. I certainly did when I went to train wit...
Horse racing's Jockey Club ponies up with rebranded website
Celebrity/Rider News Wednesday 14 March 2012

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