The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

Every year, in the central province of Avila in Spain, locals honour San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony). Saint Anthony is a patron saint of animals and locals celebrate him in the traditional festival of Las Luminarias. The night before the festival, dozens of locals ride horses through bonfires to honour the saint. Is this how… Continue reading The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Embattled trainer Amber Cobb, already suspended by the Delaware Racing Commission for her mistreatment of a filly in her barn, has been banned from training and racing at the five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing. The Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing issued a statement this week regarding Amber Cobb on Friday:… Continue reading Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

Major change needed to prevent future pentathlon issues

by Eleanor Jones | Horse & Hound | 16th Aug 2021 The scenes witnessed during the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics must never be allowed to happen again, it has been widely stated, as the world governing body has pledged to make changes. H&H reported on 6 August, when German Annika Schleu was seen in tears as her ride… Continue reading Major change needed to prevent future pentathlon issues

What to do about horse abuse: Abolish or reform?

Are we abolitionist or reformers? It is a question often asked. Here is where we stand, and have from the beginning. We are strongly on the side of abolishing every type of horse abuse, not just reducing it to a level tolerable to the human view and which is typically labeled as “reform.” If you… Continue reading What to do about horse abuse: Abolish or reform?

Kaley Cuoco offers to buy Olympic horse hit by German coach

Kaley Cuoco, pictured above, is not through with this incident. She has offered to buy Saint Boy, the horse reportedly hit by both coach and rider. Page Six reports: Kaley Cuoco is disgusted by the allegations that a German coach punched a horse, Saint Boy, during the 2020 Olympics. Cuoco, who has been an equestrian since childhood, slammed… Continue reading Kaley Cuoco offers to buy Olympic horse hit by German coach

The dark side of Bob Baffert’s reign

“No horse loving person like Bob or his entire team accepts the reality of a horse death with anything other than sadness and despair,” the lawyers said in their statement. “In each instance, the death is investigated. Every investigation over the past 20 years has reached the same conclusion: no rules or regulations have been… Continue reading The dark side of Bob Baffert’s reign

France investigating 150 attacks on horses as speculation turns to Satanic cultism

Horses being tortured and killed in France could be due to some ritual or internet challenge (representational image). Reuters.

FORBES | CHRIS O'BRIEN | 29 Sept 20 Who is mutilating France's horses? France is facing an unprecedented wave of attacks on horses across the country that has left investigators baffled and farmers anxious about the safety of their animals. More than 150 horses have been mutilated in a series of seemingly random incidents. The… Continue reading France investigating 150 attacks on horses as speculation turns to Satanic cultism

Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

White horse in profile on a gloomy day. Reuters.

BREAKING NEWS BBC NEWS10 Hours Ago Police release suspect in Alsace French police have released a suspect detained during an investigation into a series of mystery horse mutilations across the country in recent months.The 50-year-old had earlier been arrested at his home in Alsace. He was detained after a sketch was issued of the man wanted… Continue reading Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’