Sale of Tennessee Walking Horses at Kentucky Horse Park proceeds quietly

WRITTEN BY JANET PATTON Cross-posted from The Lexington Herald-Leader at Kentucky.com After online drama and official angst, the Kentucky After Christmas Sale of Tennessee walking horses opened quietly at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday. Jerrold Pedigo, president of the sale, said the crowd was a little lighter and the early prices were a little… Continue reading Sale of Tennessee Walking Horses at Kentucky Horse Park proceeds quietly

Kentucky Horse Park to allow sale of Walking Horses

Tennessee Walking Horse inspected by USDA at National Celebration. Image by John Partipilo/The Tennessean.

This is no surprise. The horse industry in Kentucky is no better than it is in Tennessee. They are deluded if they think they have a stellar international reputation except with the like-minded thinkers who abuse horses that they attract. And there are plenty in the horse industry to be had around the world who… Continue reading Kentucky Horse Park to allow sale of Walking Horses

Kentucky Horse Park may host sale that could include “stacked” horses

Horse soring inspection. HSUS image.

We are not big fans of the Kentucky Horse Park as they promote and host rodeos and what we view as other abusive equine events. Look what they are getting up to now. Below is an introductory excerpt from a detailed article by reporter Janet Patton for the Lexington Herald-Leader. "A controversial breed might be… Continue reading Kentucky Horse Park may host sale that could include “stacked” horses

Equine-related therapies a focus for Univ of Ky doctoral candidate (US)

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com Margi Stickney, MS, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion and Kinesiology in the University of Kentucky's College of Education, has been interested in the therapeutic benefits of animals since her early days as a graduate student at UK. As a lifelong horse person and volunteer at Central Kentucky Riding… Continue reading Equine-related therapies a focus for Univ of Ky doctoral candidate (US)

Rescued equines find new start at horse park (KY)

God bless John Nicholson. God bless Kentucky Horse Park. Here's why. Cross-posted from the Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky.com Doomed horses now part of education, adoption program By JANET PATTON When the Kentucky Horse Park trumpets new equine arrivals, they tend to have famous names like Funny Cide, a Kentucky Derby winner, or Cigar, who won just… Continue reading Rescued equines find new start at horse park (KY)

The great Alysheba returns home (US)

Alysheba could have slipped through the cracks after being exported to Saudi Arabia in 2000. But Saudi King Abdullah returned the 24-year-old horse to Kentucky last week as a gift, stipulating only that he be well cared for and that fans have ready access to him. Alysheba's recent arrival at the Kentucky Horse Park, where… Continue reading The great Alysheba returns home (US)

Endangered breeds gather in rare show at Horse Park (Ky)

By JANET PATTON | Lexington Herald-Leader | 6 Sept 08 | jpatton1@herald-leader.com ------------------------- Horses are a common sight in Kentucky, but the horses visiting the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend are so rare that even equine aficionados might never have seen them. The horses and ponies at the "Festivale of Endangered Equines" include breeds so… Continue reading Endangered breeds gather in rare show at Horse Park (Ky)