Horse Care

Free Webinar On Caring For The Senior Horse Feb. 22

Join My Horse University for the first free “brown bag lunch” online webinar titled Caring for the Senior Horse on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. EST.  The old adage “you’re only as old as you feel,” is especially applicable to horses. Many senior horses have productive careers well into their twenties. Research suggests that the […]

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Son Of Zenyatta Slated To Compete In 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

Cozmic One, out of the famous race mare Zenyatta and by Bernardini, is poised to try to win more than just races: Next he will compete in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover with 16-year-old rider Isabela de Sousa up. The Thoroughbred Makeover highlights off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers; riders vie for $100,000 that […]

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Turfway Park: No New EHV-1 Positives; Two Earlier Cases Remain In Isolation

Update on EHV-1 cases at Turfway Park from the Kentucky State Veterinarian: Both of the horses that had tested positive yesterday have since been removed from the grounds and are in isolation at a private facility. The horses that had moved from the quarantine barn prior to restrictions being implemented have all been sampled and […]

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Battling Guttural Pouch Mycosis: A First-Hand Account

Foozie is my farm clown. The 17.2-hand Thoroughbred gelding likes to steal hats and lead his pasture mates around by the halter. As gentle as he is big, Foozie also can be a handful at times. So when he stopped his playful antics, I knew something must be wrong. Foozie became lethargic, just moseying up […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Giving The Horses Of Penn National A ‘New Start’

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred industry has received much critical press in recent years on a variety of fronts, including that of aftercare and welfare. So often in this industry or any other, the good can get overshadowed by the bad. In the coming weeks, we will be spotlighting some of the good being done on behalf […]

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Texas Case Reveals Tricky ‘Business’ Of Horse Slaughter Rescue

Sonny Ellen of Bryan, Texas, is 82, a bail bondsman by trade for nearly a half century, and a lifelong horse owner. Two weeks ago, Ellen said he was blindsided when he got a call from Mindy Willis, his trainer at Sam Houston Race Park, saying track management told her Ellen had been banned for […]

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Delta Downs, Fair Grounds Issue Ban On Horses From Turfway Park After EHV-1 Positives

Due to recent positive tests for Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) at Turfway Park in Kentucky, Delta Downs has issued a temporary ban on horses stabled at that racetrack from entering its stable area. This action is being taken to ensure the health and safety of Delta Downs horse population and will serve the best interest […]

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Turfway Park Update: Two Additional EHV Positives Reported Tuesday

One barn remains under quarantine at Turfway Park after a horse was euthanized as a result of the equine herpesvirus (EHV-Type 1 wild strain). On Feb. 6, the following was released by Rusty Ford of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office: Testing of samples collected yesterday (2/5) on the 26 horses housed in the quarantined barn have […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Hats Off To The Horses’ Fundraiser Continues With Touch Gold

The online fashion auction “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” continues with another beautiful handcrafted Derby chapeau going on the virtual block to raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. This is the ninth year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner Sally Faith Steinmann […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Waters Now Smooth For Rough C’s Ahead

About a year ago, Rough C’s Ahead got more ink after a ninth-place claiming run than most allowance horses do in their whole lifetimes. The Marvin Davis trainee struggled home last in his third career start at Fair Grounds on Dec. 29, 2016 and was listed for sale on social media by Thompson’s Horse Lot […]

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