The legal definition of horse soring under the Horse Protection Act (HPA), passed by Congress in 1970, is a sad list. Sad, because these practices were, and are still widely used to create the “high lick” on gaited horses. Although these practices are illegal, they persist.
Information about horse slaughter including links to laws, slaughter statistics, news, and resources to you get involved to end the export of US horses for slaughter in Mexico, Canada, and Europe.
Hats off (but riders, still wear your helmets) to the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) for continuing its “Now, That’s a Walking Horse!” grants and recognition rewards program for responsible and compassionate horse owners who train, care for, and humanely train, use, and care for Tennessee walkers.
The program is open to all flat-shod, registered Tennessee walking horses being used in ways other than traditional show-ring rail classes.
Stoughton, MA – When a barn roof collapsed in Stoughton Massachusetts this morning, a call for help was put out over social media asking for folks with horse trailers and space to please provide emergency shelter for thirty-three displaced horses.
No horse was killed during the roof collapse, however, due to high winds and dangerous cold, the barn owners had to shore up the roof and leave the trapped horses inside until they had a place to go.
As cold as it is in Massachusetts today, this video of how once again the equine community came forward to help a “family” member in crisis is absolutely heart warming.
Rosemary Farm’s main mission is to provide sanctuary for horses. They have shown a long-term track record of being responsible about the number of horses in the care so that those they do help are always well cared for and, as you can see in the case of Molly, don’t shy away from a “hard” case.
What: Fun, fundraiser for Equine Rescue Center
Date: Saturday March 21, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Where: The Morgan Hill Grange, 40 E. 4th Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Your donation of $10 includes a tri tip sandwich, choice of green or mac salad, a drink and a cookie. $5 kids meal includes a hot dog, drink, and a cookie.
Come enjoy the car show, buy a raffle ticket, and just enjoy being other people who love horses. All your donations and proceeds from this event benefit ERC and will help horses in crisis and in rehabilitation.
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – For Kim Kolloff, winning her first Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) championship was not just about beating some of the best horses and riders in the country. It was about winning over her health, winning over her psyche and proving to herself that it was and is possible.
Thirty years ago, Kolloff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and riding became extremely difficult and painful. Now, thanks to the help of new experimental stem cell injections and her own tenacity and incredibly positive outlook, this year marks the first year since her diagnosis that Kolloff is able to compete consistently.
WELLINGTON FL – February 9, 2015 – The USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic is returning to Wellington on February 16, 2015 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and encourages all auditors to attend this unique event. All spots are filled by amateurs and juniors who are active USHJA Zone 4 members and Bobbie Reber, International hunter and equitation judge and trainer, will be the clinician.
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – Ray Ainsworth travels the country helping riders and owners better communicate with their horses, and on February 28 – March 1, 2015 Ainsworth is bringing his Transformation Tour to Wellington, Florida.
If we stopped feeding prison inmates it would be considered torture. If we purposely starved any human to the bring of death it would be considered a willful, intentional criminal act — not simply neglect. Yet, we barely wrist-slap people who starve their horses to death. This is Benny’s story – he is one of the lucky ones because he found healing of his body and soul with Last Stop Horse Rescue.
Kaidu had high hopes that his warrior daughter would find a husband worthy of her, but Khutulun seemed bent on being somewhat of a career woman and showed little interest in settling down. To appease her father, and, perhaps to have some fun, the warrior princess confidently devised a clever plan — a contest: any man who wished to marry her could only win her hand by first defeating her in a wrestling match. If the suitor lost, he would forfeit his horse to her.
Last Chance Corral, Athens, Ohio, was established in 1986. This equine charity has an A+ rating as a reputable equine charity. Main focus: horse rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and nurse mare foal rescue.
Ranchers in Wyoming and elsewhere graze livestock on federal lands across the West and are charged a grazing fee ($1.35 per Animal Unit Month) that is a fraction of market rate. The public lands grazing program operates at a staggering loss to taxpayers, who pay $125 million annually in grazing subsidies – or more than $1 billion over the past decade, according to a new report released this week. Ranchers see federally-protected wild horses as competition for cheap, subsidized grazing on public lands and are increasingly vocal in demanding their removal.
Trisha Loomis, barn manager at Camelot Farms, leads a horse to the feeding stable on December 30, 2014. Three horses at the St. Helena Island farm have died in recent weeks and another is critically ill. A Michigan State report found that the feed the horses have been eating is contaminated with Monensin. Monensin is a polyether antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces cinnamonensis.
Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastrotec must have an approved new animal drug application to be legally marketed in the United States. Gastrotec is not approved by the FDA. As a consequence, Tristar has ceased all production and sales of Gastrotec and is recalling the product.