Hurricane Cowboy rescues abandoned horses from Florence floodwaters

By Kelly Avellino | September 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM EST - Updated September 26 at 6:01 AM HENRICO, VA (WWBT) — He’s been named the “Hurricane Cowboy.” Patrick McKann, of Henrico, is leading an effort to rescue horses, cows and other farm animals left suffering in the flood-torn Carolinas. McKann said so far it’s… Continue reading Hurricane Cowboy rescues abandoned horses from Florence floodwaters

Haunted barn benefits horses

DETAILS Diamonds in the Rough Haunted Barn Every Friday and Saturday in October 8pm-11pm Admission is $8 per person Concessions will be available for sale Get directions to 19251 Bobwhite Road, Windsor, VA WRITTEN BY TRACY AGNEW Cross-posted from the Suffolk News Herald Source Link >> People looking to get spooked for a good cause… Continue reading Haunted barn benefits horses

Permit allows Va. owners to move horses throughout SE US for 6 months

Three horses in a travel trailer. Image-TheHorse.com.

Cross-posted from The Horse.com Virginia horse owners have a new opportunity to travel with their horses throughout the southeastern United States for six months using the new Equine Interstate Event Permit (EIEP), according to Richard Wilkes, DVM, state veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Effective immediately, horse owners can elect… Continue reading Permit allows Va. owners to move horses throughout SE US for 6 months

Horses a $1.2 billion industry in Virginia, study finds

Written by BRIAN McNEILL While the number of farms in Virginia decreased between 1997 and 2007, the number of farms with horses climbed to 13,520 from 10,972, helping to stave off what would have been a far greater loss of Virginia's farmland. The trend is among the key findings of a new study on the… Continue reading Horses a $1.2 billion industry in Virginia, study finds