equine welfare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Turning For Home’ And Still Going Strong

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that’s being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we’re switching […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Equine Hostages?

As we reported earlier this week, a case in Texas exemplifies the growing business of “kill” buyers purchasing horses at public auction for inflated prices and then advertising them on social media in order to extract “bail” from equine rescue advocates who want to prevent horses from going to slaughter in Canada or Mexico. In this […]

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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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Smart Whips Could Catch What Human Eyes Can’t

There are a few things you count on in horse racing regulation and one of them is that whip rules will always be up for debate. Animal welfare groups and some race followers claim the presence and use of the whip alienates potential racing fans. Jockeys come down on both sides of the issue – […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Better One Start Early Than One Start Too Late’

This summer as Chip Tuttle watches the last horses race around the Suffolk Downs oval, he will likely be reminded of a gutsy gelding that left the Suffolk Downs backside long ago, and who was and still is a true war horse in every sense of the word. The track, which is scheduled to cease […]

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What Exactly Is ‘Good Horsemanship’ And How Is It Quantified?

Following an international study, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has determined that there are 14 elements that create good horsemanship. Initiated after a comment by Steve Guerdat at an FEI Sports Forum, the FEI Educational and Standards department was determined to see if the concept of “horsemanship” could be quantified. Guerdat’s comment stressed that the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned

The past several years we’ve closed out the final installment of the Aftercare Spotlight by focusing on resolutions that equestrians and horsemen (and women!) can contemplate adopting as their own. It’s also one of the few times during the year (some years the only time) that I press pause on covering other horses, people and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much To Offer’ Well Beyond Racing

The best teachers are those whose lessons not only stick, they last a lifetime. They have wisdom to share and they convey it in a way that’s easy to receive, often simplifying what might otherwise be complicated or overwhelming. For former polo player and current CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Eric […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Puerto Rico’s Equine Recovery In Transition

Over the past few weeks, as the best horses in the world were competing and selling for millions of dollars on the sport’s biggest stages, our friends in Puerto Rico have been making progress in their recovery from Hurricane Maria. As far as they’ve come, there is still so much that needs to be done. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Cherishing Land And Horse

For anyone looking for a feel-good horse to get behind this Breeders’ Cup weekend, here’s a mare who just might fit the bill. Her name is Cambodia, and while she was never expected to even look through a starting gate, she’ll be breaking from one on Saturday in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and […]

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