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Horses Graze On Top Of Their Stable At Argentina Polo Farm

A farm in Argentina is taking a new approach to grazing their horses. Architecture firm Estudio Ramos designed a modern stale that not only boasts clean lines and an open-air concept, but a seeded roof, allowing horses to graze from above. Located in La Pampa in central Argentina, Figueras Stable is owned by professional polo […]

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Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Bill To Designate Equines As Livestock

The Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee today unanimously passed a bill that would designate equines as livestock, an action that if approved will provide tremendous benefit the entire horse industry. Securing livestock classification of horses and equine has been among the top policy priorities of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), since being founded in 2004. […]

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Final Wish: Paralyzed Veteran Says Goodbye To Favorite Horses

A paralyzed Vietnam veteran, Roberto Gonzales is one of the only disabled licensed horse trainers in the state of Texas. When he entered the hospital to deal with a back wound recently, doctors discovered that he also needed treatment for his failing liver and kidneys, reports WALB News. Taking a turn for the worse, Gonzales […]

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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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Scaled-Down Scottish ‘Kelpies’ Arrive for New York’s Tartan Week

Two 10-foot-tall horse sculptures will be featured in New York City’s Bryant Park to celebrate Tartan Week, a month-long celebration honoring the city’s Scottish heritage. The steel sculptures are a scaled-down version of the 100-foot-tall monument, entitled “The Kelpies,” created by artist Andy Scott for a park in Falkirk, Scotland. Scott told WCBS 880 that […]

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Skijoring: The Equine Sport That Almost Made the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are without an equestrian event these days, but a recent article by Slate magazine points out that there was one horse-related activity that almost made the cut. Skijoring, the Nordic sport in which a skier is pulled over a cross country course by a horse under tack, began in the 1800s as a […]

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California Drought Creates Desperate Situation for Horse Owners

Unusually dry weather in central California is beginning to take a toll on ranchers and horse farmers, according to a CNN report on Thursday. Horse owner Harold Kelly admitted to borrowing money to feed his animals hay during a part of the year when they could normally rely on pasture. Others have reached the end […]

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New York State Horse Council Steps in to Support Carriage Horses

As the political battle surrounding New York City’s carriage population continues, the New York State Horse Council issued a statement of support for the carriage drivers and their plight on Monday. NYSHC president Marsha Himler said in the statement that the carriage horses are subject to more regulations regarding their care than almost any other […]

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Former Boxer Holyfield Recalls Assault on a Horse

Former boxer Evander Holyfield, who is a contestant on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother, recently apologized for discussing an incident in which he says he punched a horse in the face. Holyfield recounted to his roommates on a recent episode of the show that after being dumped by a horse (who he alternately refers to […]

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