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Indiana law enforcement is investigating a trio of incidents involving horsehair theft.   The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department said that they were first alerted to the incident on November 11th. The horse’s owner said both the mane and tail had been cut. Several days later, another incident was reported.   According to the Hendricks Sheriff’s De...

The 50-year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is this Friday. In memory of the president, the world spotlight is shining again on his final months in the White House and on the days that followed his assassination, including his tragic and iconic funeral procession.   Perhaps the most lasting image from his funeral procession is of his young son salutin...

NewsProduct News21-10-2013
One lucky horse gets titanium horse shoes thanks to the magic of 3D printing. Scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization custom-designed the horseshoes with the hopes that they could improve horse racing performance. By using a 3D scanner, scientists were able to measure the horse’s hooves, and then a perfect shoe was 3D printed and fit...

Horses can’t speak to us, at least not with their voices, but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide us clues to their thoughts and emotions. Kicks, stomps, neighs, even ear direction can be a key indication of horse emotions. Learning to read those signs can help riders to avoid injury. Half of the accidents that occur on horses are due to falls while riding. The other hal...

In 1966, Blair Folck, the owner of National Equine Sales was in an Ohio Quarter Horse Association board meeting when he reported on the Charolais Cattle Congress - which he’d recently attended in St. Louis. He raved about the success of the show and encouraged fellow board members that a horse event of the same magnitude would be equally successful. As a former president of the OQHA,...

There are many ways to ride a horse: chasing cows, trail riding, racing, polo, horse shows, pleasure rides, drill teams, barrels, reining, jumping, endurance and more. Now it seems that soccer has been added to that list and is being played across the U.S. and has got a hoof hold in Montana. If you're like us and have never heard of the sport, here's a brief round-up of the rules: ...

News20-08-2013
            Have you ever thought about your "equine" bucket list? Here are a few ideas to get you started.    ·         Get my horse on the cover of a magazine ·         Do an equine massage class ·&nb...

June 30th at Oakridge Arena - Newark, Notts, sees an invasion of miniature horses, all gathering with one intention, to share the spotlights at the MiniHorseSales UK & USA Day summer show. We have more sparkle and pizazz than ever seen before! This year sees us upgrade to 3 rings, and over 100 classes with some very competitive titles to be won. We have been extremely fortunate to have...

Horse meat was found in burgers in multiple supermarkets throughout the UK. Tesco, Iceland, Lidl, Aldi and Dunnes stores were all confirmed to have stocked the meat which has now been removed from their shelves. The burgers came from Silvercrest Plant County Monaghan. All productions have now been halted as more testing is done. 10 million burgers from these supermarket...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News08-01-2013
49 year old Gary Stevens is making a comeback from his retirement. He had his introductory race back into the jockey world at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.  He's a 3 time Kentuckey Derby winner as well as the winner of 8 breeder cups. After 7 years he is ready to get back into racing.  To hear from Gary Stevens himself about his knee injury, training and getting fit f...

A mysterious crime has been working its way around Taber and surrounding areas in the South of Canada. The numerous numbers of horses that have had their tails chopped off are being looked into. One case where 2 mares were involved, one of which was for sale, where found with about 2.5 feet of hair cut off their tails. This is thought that it will make the horse much harder to sell. It is ...

NewsHorse Welfare News20-11-2012
The Hobbit is part of the Lord of the Rings films, set before any of the films that have been released so far. The filming is taking place in New Zealand, where the animals they need for it are kept at a farm close by. 150 animals that is. None of the animals were killed during the filming process however, horses, goats, chickens and a sheep have died whilst the film is being made - some of...

Francis Kelly caused an uproar from the police when he fed Scottish police horses sausage rolls. Although he was told to stop, Kelly, 41, carried on therefore was charged with breach of the peace. According to the officers, Kelly became angered and aggressive when they told him to stop feeding the horse. Francis Kelly pleads not guilty currently and is due in court in February. His excuse is th...

The Longbranch Stable HORSE DESENSITIZING COURSE consisting of 52 natural obstacles (proberly the largest of its kind in the Nation) is now open to train your horse not to spook.  Our trainer Heidi Herriott (see her TV show on RFD TV) is accepting clients and teaches natural horsemanship, centered riding and horse tricks. e-mail [email protected]  ask for Mr ED 

NewsHorse Welfare News14-11-2012
Over 300 horses have be bought and trained by a Mexican Drug Cartel and are being auctioned in Oklahoma at Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale. Some of these horses that have been auctioned have been bred by top racehorses. 15 people were charged for directing profits from drugs to quarter horses. A large amount of the horses found were at a ranch in Lexington, owned by the brother of two possi...

NewsProduct News09-11-2012
Imagine experiencing the joy of finding your perfect horse... The one that ticks all the boxes - The horse you always dreamed of. Can you already see yourself hacking down those country trails, or winning that rosette? Hunting down, and buying, a new horse or pony can be an amazing ride, but unfortunately, also a very disappointing one. We've all heard horror stories about people who were c...

News09-11-2012
Fort Larned, along with his jockey Brian Hernandez Jr, grabbed the first place position in the breeders' cup. This was a first time win in the breeders' for Brian Hernandez and their trainer Ian Wilkes. "In the post parade, he showed how fired up he was. He was really on his game. When he left the gate, he knew it was business time. Going into the second turn, wh...

Look out for the rising prices on food this winter for your horses. The price of soya have risen so horse owners are being warned to be prepared. The price has risen from as much as £280 a tonne to £400 a tonne. Further price rises are still possible. Wheat yields are also down in somes areas of England, due to too much water affecting the crops quality.  Prices wi...

Presvis is the 'highest-earning British-trained horse of all time'. Presvis was an established 8 years old that was known in Britain and abroad. The horse was retired and settled in France, but he suffered from colic and died. He had travelled 75,000 miles and earnt £4.3 million in prize money from 8 wins.   Read more at racingpost.com Photo by Paolo Camera

NewsHorse Welfare News10-10-2012
Is there a hay shortage?  Horse owners are finding it hard to provide enough food for their horses, therefore leaving them hungry and malnourished. They price of hay has risen, and as we move into winter, it's a worry that this situation is just going to get worse. The number of horses that the 'The Human Society of Huron Valley' are looking after has increased to 12 fr...

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