Horsebox towing makeshift trailer with five horses on board stopped by police

WTFF? The Horse & Hound reports: A horsebox towing a makeshift trailer with a combined total of five horses on board was pulled over by police, having been spotted on one of the UK’s busiest motorways. Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit spotted the contraption on the M1 last Thursday (2 September), sharing pictures of the get-up… Continue reading Horsebox towing makeshift trailer with five horses on board stopped by police

Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Three Angels' Farm horses on their way to slaughter. Google image.

An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments. The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines… Continue reading Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Market News Livestock Export Summary, 28,653 horses were shipped for slaughter from the United States to Mexico in 2020, a 46% decrease from 2019 when 53,947 were shipped. 53,947 marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported from the United States… Continue reading Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

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

China to test horses in border areas for African Horse Sickness

A horse in Thailand is isolated behind netting that keeps out midges that spread African horse sickness. WIPAWAN PAWITAYALARP

BEIJING (April 23, 2020) — China's agriculture ministry said on Thursday it will start taking samples from horses along its southern borders to check for African Horse Sickness after the deadly disease was detected in Thailand. The highly infectious condition has killed more than 200 horses in Thailand — the first time it has appeared… Continue reading China to test horses in border areas for African Horse Sickness

African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

The Horse reports: The death toll in the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in Thailand has nearly quadrupled in a little more than a week, reaching 154 deaths and a fatality rate of 94% in horses showing clinical signs, according to reports by the Thai government and the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF). African horse sickness is a… Continue reading African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

Repetitive motion can cause soft tissue injuries in equines

ALBERTA FARM EXPRESS — Soft tissue injuries are not common in horses that live in the wild; these injuries generally occur when a repetitive motion is carried out in an unnatural way. Even small movements done repeatedly can damage soft tissue damage over time, even if the injury starts out as minor. Tendons and ligaments… Continue reading Repetitive motion can cause soft tissue injuries in equines

National Horse Traceability Register working group established after Senate inquiry

Horse in green fields of Australia. Vet Voice.

ABC NEWS (AUSTRALIA) reports: A Senate inquiry into the feasibility of the National Horse Traceability Register for all horses last year handed down 18 recommendations aimed at better managing and promoting animal welfare, rider safety, and biosecurity in the equine sector. The establishment of the working group, agreed upon by ministers at the Agriculture Minister's Forum in… Continue reading National Horse Traceability Register working group established after Senate inquiry

Extreme horse breeding leaves animals looking like cartoons, warn vets

A nine-month-old colt, called El Rey Magnum, was bred by Orrion Farms, a specialist Arabian breeding farm in Ellensburg, Washington, US.

Updated: 10:45 am. This was brought to our attention by some horse lovers in the UK. It is from the Telegraph, written in 2017 by Sarah Knapton and Charlotte Krol, and not covered it seems in the US. It is a trend we are warned that is spreading resulting in some tragic occurrences. The trend… Continue reading Extreme horse breeding leaves animals looking like cartoons, warn vets

The role of horses in working society

Main image for "A Country Built by Horse Power", at Horse Journals.

Civilization was built on the back of a horse. A bit of history The Equine Heritage Institute writes in an article entitled, "The Role of the Horses in Human Societies": "Most people think of history and civilization as being made and created by men, but often, history and the development of human societies and civilizations… Continue reading The role of horses in working society