horse safety

‘No Breakdowns’: New Rillito Equine Wellness Program Gets Positive Results

One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet. The program was a resounding success as there were no horse breakdowns during 96 races at the meet this year. “A couple years ago as Rillito was opening for the season […]

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Disaster Planning, Racing Surfaces Among Topics At Annual Welfare, Safety Summit

The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., will update the industry on findings in areas such as equine injury statistics and jockey safety as well as touch on other points of interest including the integrity of racing and the role of […]

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Spring Safety Tips For Hauling Your Horses

Spring is often the time that horse people start getting their horses off of the farm for both competitions and recreational riding. If you prefer hauling your horse(s) yourself, taking some time to do a spring assessment of your horse trailer before hitting the road can keep both you and your horse safe. Checking tire […]

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Safe Travels: Questions To Ask Your Horse’s Hauler

When you send your horse on a cross-country trip, you trust the shipper will take good care of it and deliver it safely to its destination. But once that horse is out of your sight, things may go horribly wrong if you haven’t taken time to check out the shipper. Horse transport companies range from […]

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Teenager Rides Horse To Safety, Escaping Wildfire

In an effort to escape a growing wildfire, a 16-year-old saddled up her Quarter Horse and rode through bumper-to-bumper traffic in Alberta this week. Jada Polem and her family were forced to evacuate their home near Fort McMurray and were able to secure a trailer for two of the family’s three horses. When it became […]

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events From Calendar, Citing Welfare Concerns

The FEI distributed the following press release this week: Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI […]

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Welfare Summit: Data, Transparency Critical To Improving Safety

The fifth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., with an emphasis on the ongoing need to collect data and make it available through transparency initiatives, industry conferences, and continuing education in order to enhance safety. The two-day conference in the Keeneland sales pavilion once again brought together a […]

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NY Task Force: ‘Perfect storm’ led to Aqueduct fatalities; overhaul needed

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his office has received the findings and recommendations of the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety and that the state will undertake an unprecedented series of reforms to promote equine safety at New York racetracks. The Task Force was appointed at the request of the Governor’s […]

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