Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

We cannot remember the last time we were so happy to post something. There has not been much happy news to post. We found the following encouraging. The door may be about to shut on Baffert. The title above says it. The article is written by the excellent Tim Sullivan reporting for the Louisville Courier-Journal.… Continue reading Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident

What will it take for the city of New York to get on board with the idea of doing away with the carriage horse trade there? There was recent news of yet another accident. "A carriage horse in New York City had a terrible accident during their first time pulling a carriage. The operator lost control after… Continue reading NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident

Book: Girls and the lives of horses

New York City mounted police officer to little girl: "don't say it."Little girl: "don't say what?"Horse cop: "I want a horse." It would not be the first or the last time he heard that. Horses are magnets for females in our culture, perhaps even more than pro sports are for males. Jean O'Malley Halley, sociologist… Continue reading Book: Girls and the lives of horses

Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

via Press Release WASHINGTON (Oct 1, 2021) — Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) today introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to prohibit the intentional injury to the hooves and legs of performance walking horses such as Tennessee’s iconic walking horses. The measure was co-sponsored… Continue reading Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

Baffert makes his last stand

by John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times Now 68, Baffert is seeing his livelihood and reputation under attack after a series of medication infractions have made him an outcast to some in the industry and a pariah to many more outside of it. He's the person few in the business want to talk about, but everyone… Continue reading Baffert makes his last stand

Wild horse wipeout still on the move

"There are a lot of videos and photos of Red Desert free roaming wild horses available online, which is a good thing because very soon none of us will be seeing them live and in person anymore," writes Wyoming News. "The Bureau of Land Management is attempting the largest horse roundup in its history –… Continue reading Wild horse wipeout still on the move

BLM to round up half of Wyoming’s wild horses

Wyoming Wild Horses free on the open range, where they belong.

For those of you who are devoted to saving America's wild horses living on public lands, you may have heard this news. It is devastating in the wake of the Sand Wash Basin tragedy. This may be equally tragic if not more so. Nicole Pollack, reporting for The Casper Star Tribune, writes: The Bureau of… Continue reading BLM to round up half of Wyoming’s wild horses

Bureau of Land Management will move back to D.C., reversing Trump-era decision

WASHINGTON DC (09.17.21)— Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said that the department plans to rebuild and strengthen the presence of the Bureau of Land Management. These changes, which will be done in coordination with Congress, will improve the function of the bureau, assist BLM’s over 7,000 employees across the U.S., maintain and increase access… Continue reading Bureau of Land Management will move back to D.C., reversing Trump-era decision

PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

PETA writes on their website: PETA has been inundated with tips over the past two years alerting us to unethical and illegal activities in horse racing. This is why we now offer a whistleblower hotline for workers who have witnessed or know about cruelty to animals or other illegal activities involving horses used for racing… Continue reading PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands

The Bureau of Land Management has begun a helicopter-assisted wild horse gather in the Four Mile Herd Management Area north of Emmett to help prevent the degradation of public lands. The BLM says there should be roughly 37-60 wild horses in the area, but there are currently about 210, including the 2020 foal crop. "The… Continue reading Removal of wild horses causes degradation to public lands