Double-Decker Trailers May Finally Be Banned For Equine Transport

The crusade to end the transportation of horses in double-decker trailers was first introduced in a federal bill in 2008, but 2020 may finally be the year it gets off the ground. Called the Horse Transportation Safety Act, the bill seeks to promote animal welfare and public safety by prohibiting the transportation of horses across […]

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Feeling Blue? Signs And Symptoms Of Depression In Horses

Though the signs of depression in humans are well understood, equine caretakers sometimes miss the exact same expression of mood in horses. Domestic horses can live in a state of chronic stress, whether from living situations, social interactions, physical exertion, training methods, feed schedule or physical health. Similar to humans, a depressed horse may seem […]

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ASPCA Offers Grant To Help Offset Transportation Costs Of Adoptable Horses

The ASPCA Help a Horse Homeā„  Equine Adoption Challenge was created in 2013 to provide a day of recognition for equine organizations that help home at-risk horses; it also encourages community members to join in their equine adoption efforts. The 2019 event saw great collaboration between organizations participating in the challenge, crossing both state and […]

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Banner Day For Hinkle Farms Highlights Opening Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Selling a pair of seven-figure horses is a fine way for any operation to kick off the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was a true financial and statistical windfall for Hinkle Farms. The Paris, Ky., operation will send 17 yearlings to market from its own breeding program during this year’s sale, meaning having a […]

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Study Shows That Mongolia May Be A Hotbed For EIV Outbreaks

Scientists have discovered that Mongolia may be a hotbed for novel strains of the equine influenza virus (EIV). There are 3.3 million horses in Mongolia that are critical to the livelihood of Mongolian herders; horses provide transportation and food, and play a huge role in the culture of the Mongolian people. With more horses than […]

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