Horse Care

Our Mims Hits The Big Screen For A Good Cause

One Day, a film chronicling the life of racing champion Our Mims and the Thoroughbred retirement sanctuary that bears her name, premiered to rave reviews on Friday, October 9 at Equus Run Vineyards. In attendance at the premiere, which was held as a fundraiser to benefit Our Mims Retirement Haven, were a number of racing […]

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Parx Racing Enforces Zero-Tolerance Slaughter Policy

According to a story by the Off Track Thoroughbreds blog, Parx Racing has imposed sanctions on the last owner of a horse that was found at an auction being bid on by meat buyers. Sam Elliott, director of racing and racing secretary at Parx, said that officials there had revoked stabling privileges from Mario Arriaga, the […]

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Veteran Belterra Pony Has Eventful Last Day Of Work

Most individuals on their final day of work get to take things easy. That wasn’t the case for Nugget, the beloved pony of Belterra Park’s outrider Kim Jordan. Before he was celebrated in the winner’s circle to cheers after the feature race, he proved that he still had the skills to get the job one. […]

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Snowboarder Saves Horse From Certain Death

  While snowboarding in Chile to celebrate his 21st birthday, Rafael Pease came across what he at first thought was a rock. As he got closer, he realized that the mound was not a rock at all: It was a horse that was trapped in the deep snow. Named Garbanza, the horse was allowed to […]

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New Vaccine Approved For Prevention Of Leptospirosis In Horses

Any veterinarian who works with large numbers of broodmares has faced it: the elusive Leptospira bacteria that causes leptospirosis and remains mysterious in the equine despite being well-understood in other species. Until this week, the horse was one of the only remaining domestic species with no specific vaccine to protect against infection. The Food and […]

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Canadian Horseback Couple Told They Can’t Get Fries With That

A couple in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada, recently learned that their drive-thru transportation of choice is no longer legal. For more than 25 years, Jackie Siemens and Kenny Rach rode their horses through the city, spending many Saturday nights cruising through one of the many drive-thru restaurants in town to grab dinner. City officials say that […]

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Unusual Patron Visits Illinois Wal-Mart

The newest greeter at the Wal-Mart in Johnsburg, Ill., is not your typical retiree: she’s only 9 years old. She also has four legs. Serebella, a Falabella miniature horse, recently took a trip off the farm to continue her training as a therapy horse. She walked the store with owner Carol Swinford wearing pink sparkly […]

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Heart Condition Can’t Stop Top Dressage Horse From Returning To Work

A world-class dressage horse treated successfully at the University of Florida for an irregular heartbeat has rediscovered his rhythm and returned to international competition. His proud trainer, Kelly Layne, a member of the Australian team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Germany and now a Wellington, Florida resident, is thrilled with Udon P’s comeback. […]

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Special Delivery: Papa John’s Creates Special Offer To Help Retired Racehorses

In advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held October 30-31, 2015 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Papa John’s Pizza yesterday announced a partnership with Breeders’ Cup and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) to support Thoroughbred aftercare. This unique partnership was announced at Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, Ky., a TAA-accredited […]

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