Horse Care

Tips To Recognizing Legitimate Horse Rescues

In June, 159 horses were seized from Scarlet’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Camp County, Texas. A 501(c)(3), the organization, based on 45 acres, was managed by Deanna Tierney. Local media covered the seizure extensively, and Horse Nation reported on how horse lovers can help horses in need, like those who were taken from Scarlet’s Legacy, […]

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EEE In Florida: 18 Horses Dead

At least 18 horses in Florida have been euthanized because of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), reports the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. These following counties have been affected since February 2019: Bay, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Desoto, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Levy, Madison, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam and Washington. The following counties had horses that […]

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Machine Used To Flush Wounds Of Injured Soldiers Saves Horse

A piece of medical equipment designed to flush the wounds of severely injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan has saved the life of a horse in Hampshire, England. April, a Welsh Cob, has her hoof nearly severed after getting it trapped in barbed wire. Taken to Seadown Animal Hospital in Hythe, April’s leg was severely […]

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New Kentucky-Bred Award Tops 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover Special Offerings

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced a full slate of new and returning special awards will be offered at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover takes place October 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Inc. (KTOB) are sponsoring […]

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SF Bloodstock Donates $100,000 To Co-Sponsor New Vocations’ Indoor Arena

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that leading owner, SF Bloodstock, has donated $100,000 to co-sponsor the program’s indoor arena. SF Bloodstock joins co-sponsor Stonestreet Stables, who were the first to pledge their support, and Fasig-Tipton, who are co-sponsoring in honor of the late Bill Graves. “There’s nothing’s more important than life beyond the […]

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Saving For The Future: Bourbon Lane Creates Retirement Fund For Its Racehorses

Bourbon Lane Stables has been concerned with aftercare since its inception. Mike McMahon, founder and co-owner, announced on August 3 that the entity has created a 501(c)(3) retirement fund to help defray the costs of caring for the partnership’s retired racehorses. Bourbon Lane Stables already follows the horses it has sold or had claimed; this […]

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Applications Now Being Taken For 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Awards

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2020 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2020 shows is open through September 30, 2019. Shows should apply […]

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Additional Cases Of Anthrax In Texas Horses

On July 29, three additional anthrax cases were reported in Texas. Two horses in Crockett County and one in Uvalde County had been diagnosed with anthrax on July 22, reported the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). To date, there are 14 areas with confirmed cases of anthrax in five Texas counties: Crockett, Kinney, Sutton, Uvalde, […]

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Cool It: Dry Ice Use Illegal At International Competition

The international governing body of horse sport, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), is warning equestrians about the hazards of using dry ice on horse’s legs. The organization became aware of the possibility of dry ice use after a video surfaced of Spanish rider Arkaitz Arakistain Aristi’s endurance horse standing with his front feet submerged in tubs […]

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Not Just Playthings: Plastic Bones May Teach Anatomy To Future Veterinarians

Veterinarians in training may have a new way to learn equine anatomy: plastic bones. Using equine cadavers to teach students is cost-prohibitive: Preserving the bodies is expensive and the equipment to do so is also costly. Many schools now utilize only photos and text, as well as lectures, to disseminate information and keep costs down. […]

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