Pony’s death draws notice to medication in the show ring (NYT)

Horse with show ribbon. Tumblr image.

Cross-posted from The New York Times Story Link >> WRITTEN BY WALT BOGDANICH Early on the morning of May 26, Kristen Williams and her daughter, Katie, arrived at a barn on the grounds of the Devon Horse Show, where elite competitors in full dress have entertained spectators for the last century on Philadelphia’s Main Line.… Continue reading Pony’s death draws notice to medication in the show ring (NYT)

I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please

I'll Have Another wins the 2012 Ky Derby. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images.

Written by JANE ALLIN News of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, undergoing extracorporeal (outside the body) shock wave therapy (ESWT) on his back shortly before the race drew some speculation as to the objective of this strategy. Apparently there was nothing wrong with the horse, at least according to his owner, Paul… Continue reading I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please