Genetic study of Arabian horses challenges some common beliefs — Tuesday’s Horse

by Cornell University | June 2020 A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries found that some populations maintained a larger degree of genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary to popular thought. An international team of scientists was led by the University of Florida’s Samantha Brooks, […]

Genetic study of Arabian horses challenges some common beliefs — Tuesday’s Horse

Over 20 Horses Rescued from Illegal Florida Slaughter Farm — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: WCJB.com Over 20 horses have been rescued from an illegal slaughtering farm in South Florida by a local rescue operation. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, a complaint saying a horse was quote “in distress” and couldn’t get up as well as buzzards and horse bones scattered across the ground had led to […]

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Free-roaming horse Jenny cheers up German lockdown town — Tuesday’s Horse

Y! YAHOO NEWS (May 3, 2020) | FRANKFURT am MAIN (AFP) — Every morning white mare Jenny leaves her stable to stroll through her Frankfurt neighbourhood. Bringing trams to a halt and smiles to people’s faces, the free-roaming horse is brightening up the coronavirus lockdown for many. “Everyone else has to live with coronavirus restrictions […]

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Some fear Kentucky horses could end up in the slaughterhouse — Tuesday’s Horse

Some horsemen’s associations suggest that the 2008 recession is giving some legitimate concern to fears an equine welfare crisis looms. WHAS TV | by Chris Williams (Apr. 29, 2020) — The Kentucky Derby is not the only horse related event stuck in the barn. Some horsemen’s associations tell WHAS11’s Chris Williams they’re worried that the […]

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Horse owners struggling during pandemic — Tuesday’s Horse

As we watch the news for issues that impact the well-being of horses during the pandemic, there is some that looks like good news, such as the cancellation of events where horses are abused, injured and even killed. And then there is the news that looks not so good. One in particular that has been […]

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Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN — Tuesday’s Horse

» SIGN PETITION HERE « The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced on April 23, 2020, that it will hold a “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show at its 30,000 seat outdoor arena on May 21-23, 2020. The Celebration is located in the City of Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN. Record […]

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Chicago bans horse-drawn carriages — Tuesday’s Horse

City Council votes to pull horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Chicago by year end CHICAGO (Apr. 24, 2020) — Horse-drawn carriages in Chicago will be a thing of the past after City Council voted 46-4 Friday to ban them by the end of the year. For years, animal rights activists and some aldermen have tried […]

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Starving horse becomes safe and happy — Tuesday’s Horse

First Taste of Freedom This horse was so hungry that she stuck her head in an electric fence looking for food. But now she’s gotten plenty to eat and feels like a whole new horse. Today she’s about to find out she has a whole field of grass to run in!

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Santa Anita kills its 11th racehorse since December — Tuesday’s Horse

We changed NPR’s published title which was “11th Racehorse Dies At Santa Anita Park Since December,” to the title above. Here’s why. It’s subtle, we know, but when reports say a racehorse dies or has died at a racetrack it sounds like it couldn’t be helped, or that the horse was somehow at fault. This […]

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