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Two Horses Buried in Manure Recovering Slowly

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Health & Medical, Horses, News|Tags: , |

March 4, 2020, Massachusetts (USA): It took nearly two hours to dig two neglected horses out of stalls filled with manure. On February 5, the Massachusetts Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA - Angell) authorities responded to an alert about two neglected horses received from a local animal [...]

16 Horses Die After Eating Blister Beetles

February 8th, 2020|Categories: Events, Health & Medical, News|Tags: , , , |

Recently a Wisconsin horse farm lost 16 horses and more than 100 others showed signs of distress after eating blister beetles. The horses were fed alfalfa hay purchased at auction from South Dakota. Necropsies performed on each horse confirmed the cause of death: the diagnosis supported when beetles were found within the remaining hay. Lyle [...]

Diminutive Drama – 72 Miniature Horses in Limbo

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Breeds, Events, Management, News|Tags: , |

In June 2018, Shirley Kittleson, a 72 year-old veterinarian in rural Minnesota, received a call from the local Humane Society, “could you take in six dozen miniature horses?”. The Humane Society and Watonwan County officials seized the herd of 72 following an anonymous tip asserting mistreatment. The horses owner, Michael Johnson a third generation horse breeder, [...]

One-Eyed Race Horse Retired to Old Friends

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Breeds, Events, Features, Horses, News|Tags: , , |

January 20, 2020, Georgetown, KY (USA): - Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed 2017 Kentucky Derby contender and graded-stakes-placed Patch. The 2014 son of Union Rags out of the A. P. Indy mare Windyindy, Patch was donated to the non-profit organization by owner Calumet Farm following his three-season racing career. [...]

Six Horses Survive Inhumane Massacre

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Horses, News|Tags: , |

January 14, 2020, Eastern Kentucky (USA): In late December, a pregnant mare and her yearly colt were found unharmed near an abandoned Kentucky strip mine, the site of a recent bloody massacre. Located in eastern Kentucky, the area has served as an unofficial home for free range horses for years. In early December, twenty horses were [...]

Endangered Ass Born at St. Louis Zoo

September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

July 30, 2019, St. Louis, MO (USA): Staff at the St. Louis Zoo recently announced the birth of Tobias, a Somali wild ass born July 30. The critically endangered species are a member of the horse family, seven at the St. Louis Zoo including his mother, Tukia and father Hirizi. Tukia came from the San Diego [...]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Molly

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

August 7, 2019 Calgary, Alberta (CAN): The 50th Annual Pioneer Acres Show did not disappoint featuring horses, carriages and heritage tools like a grain-grinder. But this year’s hands down hit wasn’t one of the main events, it was a mule named Molly. This was the fourth year Molly and her owner Joe Jeffray attended the show, [...]

Injured Donkey Stranded On Island for Years

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

August 5, 2019, Mariposa County, California (USA): An injured wild donkey has been stranded on a small island on Lake McClure for nearly three years. A concerned group of volunteers recently organized her rescue when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stepped in and shut it down to allow it time to interpret the law. [...]

Mule Wanders into Airport Terminal

August 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 24, 2019 Tel Aviv, Israel: Miniature horses at the airport are an unusual sighting, some working as therapy horses to help stressed travelers, many airlines allow miniature horses to fly as service animals. But this recent airport equus seemed intent on traveling solo. A mule recently wandered into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport mingling in the [...]

Man Blames Horse for Break In

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

July 23, 2019, Pasco County, Florida (USA): A Florida man accompanied by a horse was arrested for breaking into a home. He blamed the horse. The 52-year-old man rode the bay mare named Angel to a home under renovation. Unbeknownst to the intruder, the property was wired with video surveillance which showed him walking around the [...]