Feel Good Sunday: The Advocate, the Guard and the Force of the Horse at Christmas — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Excerpt from the book “Straight from the Horse’s Heart” by R.T. Fitch A Christmas Story for the Wild Ones Reprint from December 11, 2010: He checked the time again. Not an easy maneuver as he had to take his right glove off, shove up the left cuff of his parka, peel back the wrist band […]

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California panel finds no criminal activity linked to horse deaths at Santa Anita Park — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy, CNN A task force that looked into scores of horse deaths at California’s Santa Anita Park found no animal cruelty or criminal activity, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Thursday. The number of horses that were being euthanized or dying after accidents at the famed facility gained […]

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‘Time For A Revolution’: Gary Stevens Calls For Support Of Horseracing Integrity Act — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Paulick Report The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release Monday: Gary Stevens, a Hall of Fame Jockey and a long time member of the Water Hay Oats Alliance, is calling for reform. “It’s time for a revolution to save our sport. And it has to happen ASAP! I believe good […]

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Volunteers Race to Save Horses as Easy Fire Flames Rage in Simi Valley — KTLA

Volunteers raced to save horses evacuated during the Easy Fire as flames raged nearby Wednesday morning. Ventura County Animal Services put out a call for help for volunteers with horse trailers who could get the large animals to safety. They asked those people who want to help to text 805-469-0896 with a picture of their…

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Slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada — Tuesday’s Horse

In a phone call to the CFIA, we were told that just under 24,000 U.S. horses were slaughtered in Canada in 2018. See the overall numbers of horses slaughtered in Canadian plants for 2008 through 2016 here. Also in 2018, we found that nearly 66,000 U.S. horses were transported to Mexico for slaughter. TAKE ACTION […]

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ELE Personal Development & Wellness: Equine Therapy – The Healing Power of Horses —

Equine Therapy is the practice of interactions between horses and humans to promote wellbeing and assist with building confidence, self-esteem, personal growth and a greater understanding of self. It is used to treat a number of mental and physical ailments including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and eating disorders, often in combination with more traditional…

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