equine welfare

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Overcoming Fears With A ‘Diamond In The Rough’

Last month when Queen Satin (who shows under the name Satins Angel) donned a swanky new cooler, bouquet of flowers and a blue ribbon on her bridle after securing top honors in the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, it was virtually unimaginable that just several years prior she […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: To The Rescue In Puerto Rico

America has been hit hard by natural disasters over the past few months, but few places, if any, have felt Mother Nature’s wrath more than Puerto Rico. On September 20, in one fell swoop, everything collapsed. Not just trees, homes and other structures, but power grids, communications channels and dependable food and water sources. Not […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Llama’ In Waiting

It was on August 2, 2012 that Alysse Jacobs first heard his name. She was working in Horsemen’s Relations for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) when a name on the entry list caught her eye. Making his first start was a Todd Pletcher trainee by the name of Notacatbutallama. “The name was so ridiculous […]

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Can Microchips Save A Horse From Slaughter? It Depends

With horse slaughter remaining a hot topic in the equine welfare community, many horsemen are seeking a way to keep their horses from that fate when they no longer own them or if they are lost or stolen. Microchipping would appear to be the logical solution. But despite what you read on the Internet, no […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Barrel Of Surprises

To look at Pat’s Paradise without his tack, you’d be hard-pressed to guess where his specialty lies. Standing every bit of 17.1 hands tall, Pat’s Paradise is a long, leggy dark bay gelding that looks as though he’d be right at home galloping over long distances on the cross-country course or springing over fences. What […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: California Safety Initiative A Model To Follow

Racing in California has a lot of problems. In the last 10 years, Bay Meadows near San Francisco and Hollywood Park near Los Angeles have been closed for development. Land on which most racetracks, farms and training facilities sit is more valuable for other uses, whether residential or business. A 2011 increase in takeout designed […]

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Study Suggests 1.2 Million Homes Available In U. S. For Unwanted Horses

A survey recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Animals suggests that there could be an estimated 1.2 million potential homes for unwanted horses throughout the United States. Orchestrated by a team from the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals and headed up by animal behaviorist Dr. Emily Weiss, the survey set out […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Applying Lessons From Harvey To Hurricane Irma

Just as Texas and Louisiana are making the transition from rescue to recovery, our friends in Florida are buckling in for the test of their lives. It has been said that when nature is at its worst, humans are at their best. If Harvey has given us anything, it is a guide of how to […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The ‘Perfect’ Jockey Intermediary

Megan Fadlovich has ridden her fair share of Thoroughbreds, and she’s probably ridden your fair share and mine as well. Based in northeast Ohio and riding on the Mountaineer–Presque Isle-–Thistledown circuit, Fadlovich has been riding races since 2010. In that time, she has earned a reputation not only as a tough and determined race rider […]

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Durenberger: Time To Change The Way We Think About The Public And Thoroughbred Welfare

The time has come to get comfortable talking about animal welfare. That’s one of the takeaways from a presentation at the 17th annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Wagering Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this week. Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, attorney, veterinarian, and racing official, suggested racing insiders and fans are in the minority of […]

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