NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Medina Spirit's KY Derby Participation 'Folly' Scientist says horse should not have been allowed to run after treatment with Otomax. THE BLOODHORSE reports: (28 June 22, 1:04 pm) — Dr. George Maylin, a New York scientific expert who tested post-race urine from Medina Spirit  after the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs and reported… Continue reading NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Update on Ukraine horses

Finally, some news. Not much . . . but some. Charity Foundation set up HorseTalkNZ reported on 3rd March :— The newly established Belgian-registered Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation, led by the federation’s secretary-general Mykhaylo Parkhomchuk, aims to help horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. It will also provide counselling and… Continue reading Update on Ukraine horses

Ukraine horses in the news

There is not much news about horses in the Ukraine, but we did find a bit. Support for Ukraine equestrian community A FEI Solidarity relief fund of 1 million Swiss Francs (£813,760) is being allocated to help the equestrian community in Ukraine. The FEI is liaising closely with the Ukrainian federation and neighbouring countries to… Continue reading Ukraine horses in the news

The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

Every year, in the central province of Avila in Spain, locals honour San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony). Saint Anthony is a patron saint of animals and locals celebrate him in the traditional festival of Las Luminarias. The night before the festival, dozens of locals ride horses through bonfires to honour the saint. Is this how… Continue reading The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

France introduces new law to licence horse owners

New laws in France that aim to combat animal abuse have been welcomed by the equine sector and will include a “knowledge certificate” for horse owners. It is one of three new laws that aim to improve equine welfare. Private horse owners not already licenced under a governing body will be required to undertake education… Continue reading France introduces new law to licence horse owners

Giving thanks for horses

Two quotes from poems of thanks, one by the celebrated poet Robert Duncan which many of you know, and one by our staff. Happy Thanksgiving. by ROBERT DUNCAN “Where in this wide world can men find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with power and strength… Continue reading Giving thanks for horses

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

Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary

As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the moment offers a reminder of the role a St. Louis-based company played in paying tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives that day — all through an ad that only aired once. The 60-second commercial, which appeared on YouTube… Continue reading Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary

Time and temperature limits in new UK horse transport laws

When you read some of the statements in this article, you wonder if those using horses are ever truly concerned about the horses if it does not at the same time accommodate them.—TH via Horse and Hound (UK) The equestrian industry has welcomed changes on journey times and conditions for horses in new animal welfare… Continue reading Time and temperature limits in new UK horse transport laws

Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat

According to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the CHDC and provided to VICE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) banned shipping draft horses—a breed that can weigh more than a thousand pounds. Canadian Horse Defence Coalition image.

Canada exports thousands of horses each year to Japan, a market where some consumers enjoy the meat as a raw delicacy. According to the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition, in 2020 1,606 horses were live-shipped to Japan for slaughter, down from 2,800 in 2019. This translates to about $11 million in revenue in 2020 and $17… Continue reading Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat