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Slaughterhouse Sues New Mexico Officials for Slander

Valley Meat Company, the business that has been fighting to begin slaughtering horses in New Mexico, announced this week that it will sue New Mexico Attorney General Gary King for slander, harassment, conspiracy, and abuse of process. Blair Dunn, attorney for the company, submitted letters to the state’s risk management department citing his intentions. Dunn […]

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NYC Carriage Horse Debate Gets More Political

The long-running debate about the welfare of carriage horses working in New York City has become more political than ever recently, according to Politico. November saw Democrat Bill de Blasio win the mayoral election after voicing his support for a ban on the animals’ work. While it’s unclear how aggressively de Blasio will act against […]

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Auctioneer Dies In Fire Trying to Save Horses

The owner of Meissner’s Auction Service, an auction house well-known to locals, passed away trying to rescue horses from a barn fire at his home in West Sand Lake, N.Y. After a fire broke out on Thursday evening, Keith Meissner, Sr., 60, rushed into the burning barn to save his four horses, according to the Times […]

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Artist Completes World’s Largest Equine Sculptures

Glasgow, Scotland-based artist Andy Scott recently completed the two largest equine sculptures in the world, just eight years after he first sketched out the plans for them. The two 30-meter (98-foot) sculptures sit on either side of a specially-constructed basin on the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. A total of […]

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Man Completes Cross-Country Trek on Horseback

Alex Jess McNeil completed an eight-month journey across the U. S. aboard Pepper, a 5 1/2 year old Tennessee Walker mare on Saturday afternoon. The pair began the 3,800 mile journey on the Pacific coast in Brookings, Ore. in mid-March, and arrived at the Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach, N. H. Despite having had little prior […]

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Tenn. Congresswoman Opposes Anti-Soring Bill

Kentucky Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield introduced H.B. 1518 to curb the practice of soring gaited horses, according to the Huffington Post. The bipartisan Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act aims to amend the current Horse Protection Act to ban the use of artificial tools to create the high-stepped gait on horses like the Tennessee Walking […]

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New Car Inspired by Relationship of Horse and Rider

The car of the future could mime a mode of transportation of days past, according to Toyota. The company is set to reveal a concept car that is operated by shifts in the driver’s balance, similar to those used to direct a horse. The vehicle, called the FV2, will also be equipped with voice and […]

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Are Horses Vicious? Supreme Court to Decide

A Connecticut Supreme Court will soon make a decision on whether to declare horses an inherently vicious species after a hearing earlier in the week. The hearing involves the appeal of a 2010 case between Anthony Vendrella and farm owner Timothy Astriab. Vendrella’s son, who was then 1 1/2 years old, was at Astriab’s Glendale […]

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King of the Hill: Couple Discovers Their Horse on Garage Roof

A couple in Hampton, New Brunswick, discovered one of their yearlings hanging out in a rather unconventional spot this week: the roof of their garage. Archie Downey, who keeps the colt, named Must Win, for his brother Stephen, was able to rescue the horse without issue but snapped a photo of the scene with his […]

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Riders Getting a Kick out of New Equine Sport

A group of horse owners in Montana are organizing around a new equestrian sport, according to a report by the Billings Gazette. Riders, together with horses of several breeds gathered recently in Lockwood, Mont. to play horse soccer, in which horses nose, nudge, and kick a giant soccer ball between cones designating a goal. Rider Chelsea […]

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