Liz Brown

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Second Pack Horse Cruelty Trial Begins

Two men found guilty of animal cruelty last year for allegedly overworking and neglecting four horses during a two-month pack trip in the mountains of Montana are back on trial this week, following their district court appeal.

Craig

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Alberta Wild Horse Shooting Arrests Made

Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a pregnant mare near Sundre, Alberta, last year.

Jason Nixon, 29, and Earl Anderson, 40, both from the Sundre area, have been charged with killing cattle and careless use of a firearm. More than 30 wild horses have been shot in the area since 2002.

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Man Accused of Hanging Horse to Plead Not Guilty

A man accused of starving and then hanging a 27-year-old Appaloosa plans to plead not guilty at his next court appearance Jan. 25, at which time a trial date will also be set.

David Whiffin of Vancouver Island faces charges of killing cattle, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal, and failing to provide the necessities of life. Clayton Cunningham, also of Vancouver I

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Cold Weather Horse Care Review

Winter has an icy grip on most of the United States, and with even sunny Florida facing record freezing temperatures, horse owners across the country need to keep a close eye on their herds to prevent cold-weather related ailments.

In cold weather, horse owners should be thinking “water, water, water,” said Jean T. Griffiths, extension horse specialist at Cornell Univers

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Horses Abandoned on Mountain Find Homes

Two horses that were abandoned on the side of a mountain in British Columbia last Christmas have found permanent homes.

Just before Christmas last year, snowmobilers discovered the pair of horses trapped in chest-high snow in the mountains near McBride, B.C. For the next week, snowmobilers dug the horses a path to freedom in temperatures that dipped as low as -22 F. (Read:

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Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

Abandoned horse Solo Vino

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Horses Abandoned in Trailer, Driver Charged

Seven horses that were abandoned in a trailer on the side of the road in Edmonton, Alberta, last week are doing well in foster care and are waiting to be claimed by their owner. Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer has been charged under Alberta's Animal Protection Act.

On Sunday night, Edmonton police received a complaint about an abandoned truck and trailer near an

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Stolen Horse Recovered; Max Home With 14-Year-Old Owner

A horse that was stolen from his Eastern Illinois home more than a year ago has turned up in Springfield, Mo. The paint gelding, named Max, was reunited with his 14 year old owner this week.

Kaitlynn Bilskie never gave up hope in finding her barrel racing partner, said her stepfather, Keith Caughran. “This has just been an amazing miracle,” he said.

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Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.

“We plan to develop this technology to identify horses,” said Bobby Varma, director of business development for Sarnoff Corporation.

Sarnoff was commissioned to build the scanner by Global Animal Management, a company that plans to bring this

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Old Horse Sanctuary Needs Barn Fire Recovery Help

America’s oldest equine sanctuary is asking for the public’s help following a barn fire that destroyed their winter supply of hay.

No horses were harmed in the fire at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in southeastern Pennsylvania, but the bank barn will require massive repairs and 4,000 bales of homegrown hay were lost, according to administrative manager Susan Gutshall.

“We try to be

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Wild Horse Shootings: Crime Stoppers Video Prompts Tips

A televised re-enactment of wild horse shootings in Alberta has prompted tips from the public on the crimes, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

“We’re following up on some tips we’ve received,” said Cpl. Tina Millard of the Sundre RCMP.

Crime Stoppers produced the film in response to the shooting of three more horses, including a pregnant mare, whose bodies were

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Expert and Novice Riders See Jumps Differently, Study Says

Training unmounted riders to look at jumps the right way could enhance horse and rider performance and prevent jumping accidents, suggest researchers who recently published a study on rider visualization.

Researchers from the United Kingdom and Ireland found more advanced riders were significantly better at recalling important points of focus in a picture of a jump than were nonriders an

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Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises Funds for Herd Health

This year’s Chincoteague Pony swim and auction raised $94,100 for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 150 ponies were rounded up yesterday for today’s annual sale, the proceeds of which are used to help maintain the wild herd and run the fire department.

This year, bidders bought 70 ponies at an average price of $1,344.29, according to Suzanne Taylor, executive

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