Sisters complete Boston Marathon on horse back

Sisters Jess and Tanya Halliday finish Boston Marathon on horseback. CBS News Boston.

CBS BOSTON (22 Jun. 20) — Two sisters who were unable to complete this year’s Boston Marathon due to the coronavirus pandemic found a unique way to cross the finish line — and send a message. Jess Halliday and her sister, Tanya Halliday, were planning to run the Boston Marathon for the Cam Neely Foundation.… Continue reading Sisters complete Boston Marathon on horse back

Ancient equestrian tactics used against modern foe

Close up image of mounted patrol police horse. SHUTTERSTOCK.

Horse patrols are being brought back all over the world to help police forces support social restriction orders

Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

GLOBALNEWS.CA (May 1, 2020 — Another meat processing plant in Alberta has been affected by COVID-19, with one employee at Bouvry Exports testing positive earlier this week. Bouvry Exports processes a variety of meats, including beef, bison, elk, and horse. Its location just off Highway 3 near Fort Macleod, Alta. processes approximately 1,000 animals each week.… Continue reading Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

Horse owners struggling during pandemic

Black horse peers out from his stall window. Free Image.

As we watch the news for issues that impact the well-being of horses during the pandemic, there is some that looks like good news, such as the cancellation of events where horses are abused, injured and even killed. And then there is the news that looks not so good. One in particular that has been… Continue reading Horse owners struggling during pandemic

Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century

Bucking bronco horse ejects cowboy. Globe & Mail. Calgary Stampede rodeo. 2015.

'It was mandatory' The Calgary Stampede will not go forward this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. This year's event was scheduled for July 3-12, but was deemed unworkable given the ban on large gatherings and the need for physical distancing. "This is very, very tough. Stampede is such an important part… Continue reading Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century

Horse racing off and on

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

Horse racing is continuing in many parts of the world despite the Coronavirus threat. However, more race venues are beginning to cease racing. While these track closures continue, there is great concern about what racehorse owners will do with horses who are not racing. It is a costly enterprise maintaining a racehorse, and no one… Continue reading Horse racing off and on

Santa Anita cancels horse racing on orders from Health Dept

John Henry statue at Santa Anita Race Park. Unattributed image.

L.A. County Health Dept suspends horse racing due to COVID-19 outbreak ART WILSON reporting for the SUN writes: Santa Anita was forced to temporarily suspend racing by the Los Angeles County Health Department on Friday, less than an hour before its scheduled first race. The track had been closed to the public since its March… Continue reading Santa Anita cancels horse racing on orders from Health Dept

Governor’s office says Santa Anita can continue racing during coronavirus pandemic

Remember when Governor Newsom was all for closing down Santa Anita? Newsom has backtracked quite a bit, but nothing like he is doing now. Let us not trick ourselves into believing it's all about racetrack personnel. Where was his concern then? In an article dated March 20, 2020, entitled "Governor's office says Santa Anita can… Continue reading Governor’s office says Santa Anita can continue racing during coronavirus pandemic

Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

Calling all Americans. Do you have a Republican Representative in the U.S. House? If so, help boost Republican support of the SAFE Act by asking your Representative to cosponsor H.R.961. Here's why. There are 435 voting members in the U.S. House. 218 equals a majority. As of this writing the SAFE Act has 228 cosponsors. However, in… Continue reading Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September

Churchill Downs Aerial Shot. WDRB.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — As a global coronavirus pandemic spreads, Churchill Downs Inc. says it will move the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby to Saturday, September 5. The late-summer Derby would mark the first time the race isn't held the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was postponed to June during the waning… Continue reading Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September