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Horses News

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by T. G. Branfalt Jr. (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 10 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

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.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 20 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 17 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 10 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Candace Calloway Whiting - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 12 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Bearak - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 5 comments
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A couple of horses in the standardbred under saddle class have a quick visit before entering the rin...
A couple of horses in the standardbred under saddle class have a quick visit before entering the ring.
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Reflection in a horses eye.
Reflection in a horses eye.
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The Cleveland Police Mounted Unit provided security at The Hooley Street Fair at Kamm s Corner s in ...
The Cleveland Police Mounted Unit provided security at The Hooley Street Fair at Kamm's Corner's in West Park, Ohio - the horses and their riders proved very popular with the crowd. The horses were calm and allowed thermselves to be petted by child and adult alike.
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Internet  hoax  claiming dozens of horses were in danger of euthinization turned up to be a reality.
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Internet "hoax" claiming dozens of horses were in danger of euthinization turned up to be a reality.
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Several horses took part in the parade.
Several horses took part in the parade.
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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 sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz  using found objects
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A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz, using found objects
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The 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup  won by the mighty Kauto Star from his great rival and companion Denman...
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The 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup, won by the mighty Kauto Star from his great rival and companion Denman.
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Cardigan Lifeboat crew rescues horse that fell off a cliff in Wales.
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Cardigan Lifeboat crew rescues horse that fell off a cliff in Wales.
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Morgans were breed for the US military and ranch work  they are still used for ranching today.
Morgans were breed for the US military and ranch work, they are still used for ranching today.
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Morgan stallion  at dawn.
Morgan stallion, at dawn.
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A horse affectionately known as  Large Marge  after making her recovery.
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A horse affectionately known as "Large Marge" after making her recovery.
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Luminarias festival in Spain
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Luminarias festival in Spain
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A team of Clydesdales pulled a wagon in the parade.
A team of Clydesdales pulled a wagon in the parade.
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Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
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Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
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Percherons
Percherons
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Bureau of Land Management
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Heading to pasture at sunrise.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.
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This photograph was taken with a Fuji S9100  my very first digital camera.
This photograph was taken with a Fuji S9100, my very first digital camera.
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