Meet Topaz, Heavenly Horse Haven's adoptable animal of the week

(March 20, 2020) — My Valley News of California writes: Topaz is a mare with a history, and before she landed at Heavenly Horse Haven, her future was quite murky. Topaz. Heavenly Horse Haven. Anza, California, Riverside County. “She came from San Diego Animal Control as part of a cruelty case,” ranch owner Gina Perrin… Continue reading Meet Topaz, Heavenly Horse Haven's adoptable animal of the week

Horse tripping now illegal in 12 States

A State law in Oregon banning horse tripping events in rodeos went into effect January 1, 2014. Google image.

AMBUJA ROSEN, an independent journalist in California, writes the following eyewitness account: "Your are in the front row. A bony Arabian mare stands so close you can see the scars on her flanks, and the terror in her eyes. Three men on horseback swoop down on the mare, chasing her with swinging lariats, until she's… Continue reading Horse tripping now illegal in 12 States

Animal protection group accuses Sheriff’s Dept of misconduct over arrest, harassment at rodeo

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) PRESS RELEASE Graphic Footage of Animal Cruelty Released Jordan Valley, OR (May 21, 2013) -- SHARK has uncovered disturbing ties between the Malheur County Sheriff’s Department and the Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo. These ties may explain why Malheur County Sheriff officers not only violently arrested SHARK volunteer Adam… Continue reading Animal protection group accuses Sheriff’s Dept of misconduct over arrest, harassment at rodeo

Activist violently arrested for filming at Oregon Rodeo; call to action for the horses

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) PRESS RELEASE Jordan Valley, OR – On Saturday May 18th, 2013, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) volunteer Adam Fahnestock was peacefully sitting monitoring the Big Loop Rodeo when rodeo personnel and a Malheur County Sheriff’s Deputy approached him. After a very brief conversation, the deputy suddenly grabbed Fahnestock… Continue reading Activist violently arrested for filming at Oregon Rodeo; call to action for the horses

Horse tripping banned in Phoenix (Arizona)

We adore Congresswoman Thelda Williams, who is a true hero for horses. What Williams is finding out is that trying to protect horses from abuse, such as horse tripping in her home state of Arizona, is a long and frustrating process. Thankfully our hero -- or more to the point -- the horses' hero, is… Continue reading Horse tripping banned in Phoenix (Arizona)

Council to vote on anti-horse-tripping ordinance (Phoenix)

By MICHAEL FERRARESI - The Arizona Republic - Oct. 22, 2008 --------------------------- The Phoenix City Council will soon vote on a proposed ordinance that would impose jail time or fines for those involved in the underground rodeo event of horse-tripping. Animal rights advocates compare the equestrian subculture, where participants are awarded points for intentionally for… Continue reading Council to vote on anti-horse-tripping ordinance (Phoenix)