Climatologist: Texas On Track For Another Major Drought

According to an article published by the Associated Press, “Texas continues to suffer a serious rainfall deficit and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record, the state climatologist said Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2013).” But look at the map and you’ll see that Texas has it pretty darn good as compared to some […]

Western Stock Show Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

According to the Associated Press, “Colorado agriculture officials have confirmed that a horse used during the National Western Stock Show in Denver tested positive for the equine herpesvirus.” Colorado authorities are encouraging everyone who had horses at the National Western Stock Show get their horses tested. Read the article Denver Post Article   Jan. 29 […]

Are Owners Liable When Paid Workers Get Hurt Riding?

February 2013 – According to the Daily Mail newspaper, “A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer.” This article presents a number of questions concerning the liability of horse operations when it comes to the people […]

100 Horses Seized After 96 Found Dead On Ranch

Jan. 2013 – According to the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has taken more than 100 horses into its care after finding 96 dead horses at a ranch north of New Salem over the weekend.” Read the article

How New Tax Law Impacts Horse Owners

Jan. 29, 2013 – American Horse Council:  Congress’ passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in 2012 and the President’s signing it in 2013 broke the Congressional impasse and got the country past the Fiscal Cliff for now.  We now sit on the bench next to the sign indicating a “Scenic Overlook.”  But […]

Obama Pushes Congress On Immigration

Jan. 29, 2013 – According to Reuters, “President Barack Obama pushed Congress on Tuesday (Jan. 29) to overhaul the U.S. immigration system but disagreement with Republicans over securing the border with Mexico has already begun to sour bipartisan efforts. Under the Obama proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, undergo national security and criminal background […]

State Senator Cited For Violating Horse Protection Act

Jan. 1, 2013 – According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, “A high-profile walking horse proponent and padded horse rider, Kentucky state Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, has suffered an equine black eye. At the North Carolina Walking Horse Association championships in October, Webb was cited for violations involving two horses.” Read the article

2012 Top American Stock Horse Association Mustang Announced

The American Stock Horse Association and the Mustang Heritage Foundation are proud to announce “Maverick” as the 2012 Top American Stock Horse Association Mustang. Maverick is owned by Tony Riley of Denton, Texas, trained and shown by Teryn Muench of Marietta, Okla.

Resolution Time! Weight Loss Plans For Obese Horses

Jan. 2, 2013 – In an article published on The Horse and Bloodhorse websites, “Equine obesity is an increasingly common problem, leading many owners to seek safe weight loss solutions for their horse.” See what the researchers have found

“Cliff” Deal Raises Estate Tax

Jan. 2, 2013 – According to Drovers CattleNetwork, “The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Senate bill on Tuesday night to avert $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.” Here are details:” See the details