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Call for horses to be protected from mosquitoes

A leading veterinarian in the U.S. advises that horses should be protected from mosquitoes to in order to protect the horse and people from West Nile virus, especially during the heavy infection season in mid to late summer.

Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

London Colney - Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.

Horses at risk from pesky shrews

A species of shrew, common to Europe, has been identified as the host of a virus that can be lethal to horses. Scientists have called for the shrew population to be controlled.

Top race trainer Asmussen investigated in abuse of horses

Racing Hall of Fame nominated trainer Steve Asmussen, a two-time Eclipse Award winner whose stable has included Breeders' Cup Classic champion Curlin and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, is under investigation for allegedly abusing horses.

Animal rights groups concerned about Spanish festival (video)

Each year in the central Spanish town of San Bartolomé de Pinares near Ávila, a historic and centuries-old festival is held, where around 100 horses and their riders jump over roaring bonfires in the streets.

Photo Essay: Horses yesterday and today Special

Horses are used for many different activities, Thoroughbreds for racing, Morgans and quarter horses for working cattle and Arabians for ranch work and endurance activities.

Pythagoras, Parxiteles, Anthemius — Performance by Lauren Brincat Special

Sydney - Ten women on horseback rode along Art Gallery Road to their final destination in front of the bronze statues of men on horseback guarding the Art Gallery of NSW, in a symbolic standoff with the two statues of males on horseback.

Op-Ed: Horse slaughter plant in New Mexico causes uproar

Roswell - Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico is set to open a horse slaughter plant on April 29, subject to approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The first horse slaughterhouse to open in the US since 2007 is not without controversy.

Pastor claims that stroking horses can cure homosexuality

Raymond Bell is a Christian pastor at the Cowboy Church of Virginia, and he says that pet therapy with horses can cure homosexuals of their "addiction" to people of the same sex.

Obama's 'horses and bayonets' zinger tops online debate buzz

Monday night President Obama responded to Mitt Romney's criticism of the U.S. Navy's decreasing amount of ships by saying, "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed." A Twitter meme was born.

Sights & sounds of Feria in Fuengirola, Spain (video) Special

Fuengirola - Running from October 6th to 12th, the annual Feria de la Virgen del Rosario in Fuengirola is full of color, sights and sounds.

13,000 horses face slaughter if Ont. racing industry collapses

Toronto - The horseracing industry in Ontario, Canada is struggling and some believe it will face a complete shutdown next year. If that happens, a government panel believes as many as 13,000 horses would be killed.

Op-Ed: Is it time to ban chuckwagon racing?

Calgary - There are more calls to ban chuckwagon races after yet another crash at the Calgary Stampede. This time three horses were killed and one was injured.

Up to 45,000 wild horses face slaughter by the U.S. government Special

Thousands of America's iconic wild horses may be headed to slaughter at the hands of the U.S. government; some herds may face extinction. Oil, mining and cattle interests are driving down the wild horse population and the space left for them to roam.

Review: Odysseo - Spectacular, and spectacularly hollow Special

Toronto - Odysseo is Cirque du Soleil for the horsie set. It’s the latest creation from the people behind the 2003 hit Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human And Horse, that ran to popular acclaim in Toronto’s Distillery District.

PETA demands action after horses are killed filming HBO drama

Los Angeles - Following the death of two horses during the filming of Dustin Hoffman’s new HBO drama series “Luck”, animal rights group PETA have called for a review of animal safety rules.

22 show horses killed in devastating New Jersey barn fire

Lafayette - Yesterday 22 show horses perished in a mysterious fire that destroyed a barn in a rural section of New Jersey, located approximately 55 miles northwest of New York City.

Video: Lifeboat rescues horse after fall from cliffs

Wales - Volunteers from the Cardigan Lifeboat station rescued a horse which had fallen from a cliff in Wales onto a rocky cove. The rescuers led the frightened animal through the rough waters of Ceibwr Bay to a nearby beach where it was reunited with its owner.

Horsing around at Sundance: Director Cindy Meehl's perspective Special

Park City - With the 2012 Sundance Film Festival just weeks away, Cindy Meehl, winner of the 2011 Sundance Audience Award for "Buck," shared her perspectives on her film and on her experience at Sundance.

Horse meat may soon be available for human consumption in U.S.

After the U.S. Congress lifted a ban on using Federal funds for horse meat inspection, horses could soon be slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption. However, animal rights groups are protesting the decision.

Horse racing at Truro Raceway Special

Every Sunday in June horses and those who work with them compete in races at Truro Raceway, a Nova Scotia track which first saw action in 1875.

Atlantic Horse Fair: horses and much more Special

Truro - Admiring the horses, learning, and shopping for equine-related items were all part of the Atlantic Horse Fair, which was recently held in Nova Scotia.

Horses die in anti-gay arson attack

Mcconnelsville - Eight horses, including a week-old foal, died in a fire which is thought to have been part of an anti-gay hate crime in Ohio.

More than 300 animals seized from Alberta ranch

East Coulee - The Alberta SPCA seized more than 300 horses and cattle, and found a dozen dead animals, during an investigation at a ranch.

Two horses dead following 2011 Grand National

Aintree - Two horses are dead following the 2011 running of the four-and-a-half mile Grand National, and an animal welfare organisation is comparing the race to bullfighting.

Carolina Cup Runs for the 79th Time Special

Deep in the heart of South Carolina just to the northeast of Columbia is a small little town of Camden and each year in the spring it plays host to a southern tradition, the Carolina Cup.

Passion for horses: ‘Puro Caballo’ equestrian center, Casablanca Special

Casablanca - Located in the Casablanca Valley, a major wine-producing region of Chile, Puro Caballo (Just Horses) highlights the beauty and nobility of the Chilean Horse, historic equestrian traditions and fine local gastronomy.

Canadian researchers generate pluripotent stem cells from horses Special

Montreal - Researchers in Toronto and Montreal are opening a new line of defense in treating degenerative conditions by using pluripotent stem cells from horses.

About 250 abandoned horses run through Welsh town

Bridgend - There are reports that about 250 stray horses are running loose in an area of Wales, and that some of them are starving.

Horses die in parade ring at Newbury races

Newbury - Two horses died in the parade ring before the first race at Newbury on Saturday, and racing was called off amid speculation that the animals were killed by an electric shock.
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The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
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Originally horses of war  these Arabian  Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength...
Originally horses of war, these Arabian, Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength and athletic agility that have transformed them into living forms of equestrian art. When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years, viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history. The horses were also on display for public viewing throughout the Festival day.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
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These horses and riders represented Crime Stoppers in the parade. They wore red and white for Canada...
These horses and riders represented Crime Stoppers in the parade. They wore red and white for Canada Day, with the horses even having maple leaves on their rumps.
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Chardonnel  left  and Ladytese are two of the standardbreds who helped teach many people to ride and...
Chardonnel, left, and Ladytese are two of the standardbreds who helped teach many people to ride and care for horses while at Morning Star Acres. They died this summer at the ages of 25 and 20.
Morning Star Acres
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Heading to pasture at sunrise.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.
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The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
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THE JOUST - The Original Extreme Sport: The famous Hanon-Lee jousting knights with their costumed st...
THE JOUST - The Original Extreme Sport: The famous Hanon-Lee jousting knights with their costumed steeds, authentic weaponry, and noble knights in shining armor highlight this action-packed jousting extravaganza
Georgia Renaissance Festival
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An injured horse and hungry horse at the Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch.
An injured horse and hungry horse at the Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch.
Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch
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School children wave and applaud the arrival of the horses on the steps of the Art Gallery of New So...
School children wave and applaud the arrival of the horses on the steps of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and wait for the horses to arrive.
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A carthorse field in rural Hertfordshire on a warm day in April 2011. However ozone is easily carrie...
A carthorse field in rural Hertfordshire on a warm day in April 2011. However ozone is easily carried by the wind, meaning many rural areas will also be affected by smog.
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Cup goers await the first race of the day.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
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The horses approach the Art Gallery of NSW. Lauren Brincat can be seen on foot on the right of the p...
The horses approach the Art Gallery of NSW. Lauren Brincat can be seen on foot on the right of the photo with red shoes.
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Grazing horses in a field near Ballina  Ireland.
Grazing horses in a field near Ballina, Ireland.
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Rescue of horses on A36 motorway in France. Screen shot from France 3 news
Rescue of horses on A36 motorway in France. Screen shot from France 3 news
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The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck s...
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, ON.
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Luminarias festival in Spain
Luminarias festival in Spain
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The horses stop in front of the Art Gallery of NSW in the ‘stand-off’.
The horses stop in front of the Art Gallery of NSW in the ‘stand-off’.
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A blackbird helps itself to worms while two horses wearing their autumn coats graze in the October s...
A blackbird helps itself to worms while two horses wearing their autumn coats graze in the October sun surrounded by golden and yellow-coloured trees.
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Food  a staple at the Cup  right along side beer  wine and mixed drinks.
Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.
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