Fire survivor and a possible Olympian: A horse named Neville

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by MARY PILON AIKEN, S.C. — The horses’ straw beds were ablaze, with the rest of the barn, when two men rushed in against the flames and black smoke to try to save the 11 horses inside. “It was horrific,” said Boyd Martin, the trainer. “Basically, you could… Continue reading Fire survivor and a possible Olympian: A horse named Neville

The Palio of Sienna tries to censor Italian Horse Protection Association

The Palio of Siena is trying to censor IHP October 31st, 2011 We have just launched the petition “Stop using animals in the Palio” (at http://www.nopalio.it -- click UK flag far upper right for English) and they are already trying to censor us. The Palio Promotional Association (Consorzio Tutela Palio di Siena) has sent us… Continue reading The Palio of Sienna tries to censor Italian Horse Protection Association

Buzkashi – The National Sport of Afghanistan

You have seen the acts of abuse routinely carried out against horses in North American and European sports. Here is a rare look at Buzkashi (referred locally as "goat grabbing,") the National Sport of Afghanistan, where what they term horsemanship is brutal and often savage. Images by Richard Dunwoody from his Facebook Page who recently… Continue reading Buzkashi – The National Sport of Afghanistan

Action Alert! Michigan racing Thoroughreds (US)

To: All who respect and care about the welfare of racehorses By: JO ANNE NORMILE, Founder of CANTER Your immediate help is needed for Michigan's Thoroughbred racehorses! CANTER MICHIGAN received the Catalyst of the Year award in 2001 by the Michigan Horse Council for "Significant contribution to the Michigan horse industry", and positive publicity on… Continue reading Action Alert! Michigan racing Thoroughreds (US)

Why Are Event Horses and Riders Falling and, Sometimes, Dying?

Equestrian News Release GAITHERSBURG, MD--The recent deaths of top three-day event horses and serious injuries to riders are causing many to question why they are occurring--and, more importantly, how to keep them from happening again. Equine deaths from cross-country falls include Frodo Baggins and The Quiet Man at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in April.… Continue reading Why Are Event Horses and Riders Falling and, Sometimes, Dying?