BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

Eleven horses die at Wheatland corral; BLM says strangles impacting about half of 2,750 animals By Brendan LaChance | Oil City News | 12th May 2022 CASPER, Wyo. — Eleven horses have died of Streptococcus equi, also called strangles or equine distemper, at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral that houses about 2,750 horses and burros, according… Continue reading BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

The next best thing is to be honest about it. By Elizabeth Banicki | Guardian Online | 5th May 2022 As horse racing returns to the spotlight with the 148th Kentucky Derby, a respectable future for the sport that prioritizes equine welfare remains the longest shot of all Moments after crossing the wire second in… Continue reading Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

We came across a Paulick Report article that has a “where are they now and what are they doing” list of Kentucky Derby winners. We chose five. Funny Cide (2003) When Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) won the 2003 Kentucky Derby, he was the first gelding to do so since Clyde Van Dusen (Man o' War)… Continue reading Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

$78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

Wild mare and foal. Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal.

CBS Denver Channel 4 Investigates. By Katy Weis. In 2021, it cost $78 million in federal taxpayer money to care for nearly 60,000 wild horses and burros that were rounded up out of the wild and moved into holding facilities run by the Bureau of Land Management. Some horse advocates say that’s a waste of… Continue reading $78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Everyone is talking about this, so we will too. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike was clearly "jacked up" on adrenalin (or perhaps something else), and could easily have gotten loose and harmed himself or others. So action needed to be immediate and successful. Insofar as punching the horse is concerned, we will let you view… Continue reading Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

Famous wild horse Picasso running amid the sage.

As death toll rises to 119, national mustang advocates are demanding an investigation into the horses’ lack of vaccination. More than one-quarter of West Douglas herd has died. THE COLORADO SUN | 3rd May 2022 In little more than a week, the outbreak of equine flu has killed more than one-quarter of the 450 West… Continue reading Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

AUTHOR: ASSOCIATED PRESS RELEASE | 3 May 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set [emphasis added] to become the regulator for anti-doping and… Continue reading Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

By Courtney Maum | The Guardian | 27 April 2022 ON A BALMY DAY in early October, I found an aged polo pony named Abuelita panting in a locked stall, her matted hair bearing the mark of the saddle that had recently been on her, a gash across her cheek. Her legs were trembling from… Continue reading I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

Hearing officer O. Peter Sherwood recommended April 27 that trainer Bob Baffert receive a two-year suspension from the New York Racing Association for repeated medication violations involving his horses in other jurisdictions. The suspension—which would apply only to NYRA's three racetracks, Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course—must still be approved by a three-person… Continue reading Hearing officer recommends 2 yr NYRA ban for Baffert

85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado

UPDATE 04.29.22: 95 wild horses now reported dead. A virus likely responsible. FOX 31 Denver. The Cañon City facility, located 115 miles south of Denver, is under voluntary quarantine due to the outbreak, the Bureau of Land Management said in a news release. The facility is home to 2,550 wild horses rounded up from rangelands.… Continue reading 85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado