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National animal rescue buys NYC-area farm for retired carriage horses Just say “hay!” A national animal rescue group is buying a Westchester County farm to provide a home and permanent sanctuary for retired carriage horses and other neglected farm animals. The nonprofit group, The Gentle Barn, kicked off its local expansion plans for the hamlet… Continue reading In the News

$20K reward for info on killings of 5 wild horses in Nevada

by The Associated Press | 4 Oct 22 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed five wild horses in eastern Nevada late last year, the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday. BLM officials said the National Mustang Association pledged to double… Continue reading $20K reward for info on killings of 5 wild horses in Nevada

Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

The SAFE Act stalled in a Congressional committee earlier last week, which means horses are still not safe from entering the slaughter pipeline. Slaughter for human consumption. Why do we continue supplying people with meat from our horses when a reportedly eight out of 10 Americans oppose it? "The reality of horse slaughter is horrific… Continue reading Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

Viral video showing what happens to horses during hurricanes shocks viewers

Via Newsweek » A video that sheds light on what happens to horses during hurricanes has gone viral on social media and upset thousands of viewers. Sam J. Hobbs, a Florida horse owner, posted the video to TikTok on Tuesday, writing: "[I] braided my info in my horse's mane [and I'm] leaving him outside for… Continue reading Viral video showing what happens to horses during hurricanes shocks viewers

Fascinating facts about horses

In the beginning The horse belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or wild horse. The first horse, Hyracotherium (Eohippus), appeared in the Eocene. It is the earliest member of the family equidae, which includes all extinct horses and the modern genus Equus. The wild horse… Continue reading Fascinating facts about horses

How the Queen’s love of horses impacted the equestrian world

During her seven decades on the throne, the effect of The Queen’s love of horses extended not only to her family, but also to the equestrian world at large. First published in Horse & Hound on 10 June 2021. FROM early childhood our Queen was a horse-lover, but no one could have foreseen the immense contribution she would make… Continue reading How the Queen’s love of horses impacted the equestrian world

Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

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By Gregg McQueen | Manhattan Times News | 8th Sept '22 Central Park horse carriage drivers are pushing for a new stable and better safety measures in the wake of a highly-publicized collapse of a horse last month. Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, the union representing 130 carriage drivers in the city, has released… Continue reading Drivers unveil plan to improve horse drawn carriage industry

Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported

Thank you everyone for keeping Ryder's story alive. At last, someone is reporting on Ryder's condition and pointing out what we all saw immediately. Thank you New York Post.—TH The NEW YORK POST reports: The struggling carriage horse that collapsed on a busy Manhattan street earlier this month was malnourished, underweight — and much older… Continue reading Collapsed NYC carriage horse Ryder was malnourished and older than reported

Social isolation detrimental to the health of horses

EARTH.COM » » Isolated horses become stressed with weakened immunity by Chrissy SextonEarth.com staff writer recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE provides new evidence that social isolation is detrimental to the health of horses. According to the researchers, horses that are housed alone exhibit stress-related behavior and weakened immune systems just days after being relocated to individual stabling. … Continue reading Social isolation detrimental to the health of horses

Horse named Sugar goes viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work

Sugar has become an unlikely symbol amongst those seeking an alternative to hustle culture. A horse named Sugar has gone viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work. In a post shared to Twitter, the animal can be seen lying down in the grass in the sun, apparently at ease with life. “Meet… Continue reading Horse named Sugar goes viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work