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Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue is located in Cameron, Ontario, Canada – approx 2 hours NE of Toronto, just 10 minutes North of Lindsay. This Equine Rescue was started by Claire Malcolm in 1997 to help save horses and ponies from slaughter, and take in any unwanted horse or pony and find them a new, […]

Most equine veterinarians, at least those who are American Association of Equine Practitioners members, work with nonracing performance horses during their years of training and competition. These animals compete in a wide range of athletic activities encompassing everything from rodeo to dressage to endurance riding. To better assist its members, the AAEP has developed guidelines […]

By Bob Seeley AKRON, Ohio – What’s the last thing you might expect to see walking the halls of a hospital? If you said a horse, you’d be wrong if you were at Akron Children’s Hospital Thursday morning. Petie the pony visitied patients at their bedsides to warm the hearts of children and their families. […]

If you’re lucky enough to be in Derby and feel that your horse is in need of a bit of relaxation, then Derby College could have the answer for you – horse Pilates. On Saturday 17th September, Derby College’s Equine Centre at Broomfield Hall played host to a special Pilates workshop for riders and horse […]

By: Eric Ristow, newsnet5.com PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – It was an unusual rescue in Florida when a blind horse was in a yard grazing when it accidentally walked into a pool. Read more here There is also a video.

World Horse Welfare is bringing together a group of distinguished scientific experts in a bid to develop recommendations that will help address key welfare concerns currently facing horses being transported long distances across Europe to slaughter. The leading international horse charity has arranged the meeting of experts in London on Wednesday 15 June 2011, during […]

By Mary C. Stachyra: Centreville firefighters fashioned a sling system from ropes on their rigs and using muscle power managed to pull a 25-year-old exhausted horse from a muddy stream where it had been stuck for hours on Thursday. The horse, Prides Medicine Man, turned up missing at the Thursday morning feeding in a fenced […]

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Two years of skin grafts and physio finally sees Suki get her coat back ‘She’s a fighter but it was hard getting her to the take the antibiotics’ After two years of gruelling treatments and skin grafts, these pictures show the amazing recovery made by a horse that suffered 70 per […]

By ANNE LINDBERG PINELLAS PARK The whirring sound of the drill and the acrid smell of a tooth being ground are common in dentist offices. * But this is no ordinary dental clinic. The patient weighs upwards of 1,000 pounds, has a powerful bite and an even meaner kick. The “clinic” is a specially outfitted […]

The sick and the lame went first as animal rescue workers moved 116 horses from a Fulton County farm to a Mountain Home barn on Tuesday. The horses were seized Thursday after a search warrant was served at the 6644 U.S. Hwy. 62 home of Rodney Kankey following the discovery of sick, injured and starving […]

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by Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – A court in the northwestern German city of Muenster has banned a man from tattooing his pony with the logo of rock band the Rolling Stones. The court came to the pony’s emotional rescue after the owner shaved off a patch of its hair and pre-tattooed a pattern on […]

By Abigail Sniegocki Georgetown — Truly amazing things can happen beneath the roof of a barn. This was proved on Aug. 27 when The Essex County Sea Horses, a horse 4-H club based out of Topsfield, volunteered a day to help out with New England Equine Rescues. The Sea Horses has about 18 members ranging […]

By Cleon Wall SOUTH JORDAN — A few horse owners spent the night at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park after a wildfire in Herriman forced them to evacuate. Susan Tibbits said, “My horses are here, and what else am I going to do with these animals?” She said it wasn’t easy gathering up her […]

by Louise Clarke THE LATEST horse to arrive at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) in Rojales, has injuries so shocking that the vet called to treat her said she doubts that any other vet has ever seen such a sight. A horrific injury to the little pony’s leg has left a gaping wound, and […]

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Neglected horses all over the country are being saved by a group in Lubbock County. We will take you to the horse refuge rescue out in Lubbock County. Some horses that have been brought to the refuge were on the verge of death before they were rescued by the Gypsy Heart […]

By Joy Slagowski When he is perched atop an old Indian pony all of Timmy Stangler’s troubles seem to disappear. Timmy, a 3-year-old from Peoria, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last fall, and his weekly chemotherapy treatments take a lot out of his little body. Riding Tyrone pony has become his reward for undergoing […]

Thursday, March 11, 2010 DURHAM — The public is invited to the Equine Protection of North America’s third “Party of Gold” fundraising event on Thursday, March 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 580 Bay Road in Durham. The goal is to raise money to use in caring for the rescue group’s horses through […]

By Christy Krueger Once a year, volunteers of the non-profit Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary invite the public to kick up their heels and join them for a rippin’ good time at its “A Very Special Horse Event” fundraiser. Previously held on Tucson’s far Southeast side, the event moved in 2009 to Brandi Fenton Memorial […]

By Glen Werling Bluffton Fire Department ice rescue personnel were dispatched to the Dave Fillers residence on 350N this morning after a horse became stuck in a pond. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:49 a.m. to 2765W-350N after receiving a report of the horse being in the pond. They requested the assistance of Liberty Center Fire […]

Two years ago, the future could not have looked bleaker for Morris the pony. He was neglected and nearly blind, with cataracts in both eyes. He had been abandoned by his owner at a livery yard. Morris had some friends, however. Noticing his stall was not being cleaned and Morris was never being turned out, […]

by WABI-TV5 News Desk A woman in Otis has made it her life’s work to help children with special needs learn life skills. She’s starting a new therapy program using horses. And folks in the community are rallying to help her. Jennifer Cammack is on a mission. By her side, are Maggie the quarter horse, […]

They’re very tough boys, they’re very macho. Most of them have gang affiliation, have trauma or abuse issues, abandonment issues,” explains Tamara Lamprecht Vasquez, Clinical Supervisor for the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Treatment Center. “To get them out here softens them. They shed that hard exterior and show their true personalities which they have spent […]

By Kathy Lehr The four surviving thoroughbred horses, along with a donkey and a miniature horse, taken from a Bethel farm on December 28, 2009 in an alleged animal cruelty case, are eating well, their energy is returning, and they are getting frisky, according to veterinarian Dr. Brenda Specht, overseeing the care of the animals […]

BY JENNIFER LEBOVICH AND CURTIS MORGAN A massive force of federal, state and county agents early Tuesday hit an isolated pocket of West Miami-Dade County suspected to be at the center of Miami’s black market in horse flesh, an illicit trade exposed by nearly two dozen grisly horse killings. It was a major operation, with […]

By Sarah Briggs Birdsall Horse Rescue and Sanctuary Inc., the most recently recognized tax-exempt horse rescue facility in western New York, is on 26 acres of farm in Bloomfield. Named after Ruby Birdsall, its president and farm manager, the organization was founded in 2008 by Birdsall; Harriet Rubins, vice president and executive director; Kirk Miller, […]

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by Neil Clarkson Appaloosa mare Pearl was the last remaining horse in a three-storey barn ablaze in Pennsylvania. Burning embers rained down in her smoke-filled stall as firefighters played water on the blaze in a bid to control it. The North Strabane Fire Department was put in charge of large animal rescue and they were […]

By Amy Mathieson A horse that went missing following a day out with the Southdown Bloodhounds has been found safe and well, three days later. Lily, a 15.2hh bay roan with a large white blaze and white socks, went missing on Sunday (6 December). The meet was at Stocks Farm, Privett, and Lily bolted before […]

By Ira Kantor Defying the neigh-sayers, a formerly abused gelding found himself hot to trot despite the wintry conditions yesterday while on display at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s “Giving Tree” open house. Battling the odds and the frigid chill, Sammy, 16, was on hand – or rather hoof – with Santa Claus himself […]

Credit: AL-Tubaiykh Beautiful, absolutely grand horse!

By Susan Dudasik SALMON, Idaho- It’s time to create an outfit for the Halloween Costume class, but what? A knight, princess, or movie character? Let your imagination soar, but whatever you decide, there are things you must do to have a safe costume. First, never assume your horse will tolerate even a simple costume. I […]

by Lee Ross Horses, music and hot dogs all contributed to the carnival-like atmosphere at Walkin N Circles Ranch in Edgewood on July 11. An estimated 1,100 people showed up to the sixth annual Hug a Horse Celebration, a free event with pony rides and free cowboy hats for the kids, a horse training show […]

by TOM HASSLINGER Good Samaritans have offered to help the young horse owner by paying his vet bills, giving him money, even to replacing his horse. “It’s kind of hard,” Aaron said Tuesday, the day an article on his sick horse Scamper ran in The Coeur d’Alene Press. “It’s all overwhelming. I’m not sure what […]

By Carol Lawrence There was the Alzheimer’s patient who uttered her first words in years: “She’s beautiful.” And there was the elderly man who never said a word but managed a wide grin. They are just two of many reasons Ginny Mills does what some might find unthinkable: She takes her miniature horse, Peanut, to […]

By Alex Lewis A HORSE stuck in a lake in Colney Heath was rescued after a two-hour battle yesterday morning. The chestnut mare, stuck in the muddy bottom of a ten foot deep fishing lake off Richardson Close, was spotted at 6.30am by a passer-by who alerted firefighters and the RSPCA. Animal collection officer Sarah […]

BY ALDRICH M. TAN • THE DESERT SUN • AUGUST 13, 2009 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have made a financial donation to an Indio-based horse rescue organization, it was announced today. The donation will help the Coachella Valley Mounted Rangers shelter horses, said Annette Garcia, the organization’s spokeswoman. Full story here

Written by Lee Ross Thursday, 16 July 2009 10:28 Horses, music and hot dogs all contributed to the carnival-like atmosphere at Walkin N Circles Ranch in Edgewood on July 11. An estimated 1,100 people showed up to the sixth annual Hug a Horse Celebration, a free event with pony rides and free cowboy hats for […]

by Terry Brown July 01, 2009 12:00am LOTS of little dogs go flat out, but not flat out like Berry the chihuahua. When 900kg of clydesdale is your paddock playmate, finding a horseshoe isn’t always so lucky. takes more to get Berry down at heel, though. She’s got so many lives, she should have been […]

Southeast Michigan is home to thousands of horses but many of them are losing their homes along with their owners. Real estate agents visiting foreclosed properties have found horses left behind that were turned loose to fend for themselves or worse, left in stalls and corrals. People riding on bridle trails in recreation areas report […]

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