LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Anita canceled live racing on March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department.
MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there.
In response to the ongoing and evolving pandemic pertaining to COVID-19, the Casey Tibbs Foundation regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Casey Tibbs Match of Champions in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The decision to cancel the PRCA sanctioned Bronc Match, which was scheduled for Ju…
Horse racing is quickly learning it is not totally immune to the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on other sports, and now it’s grappling with the risks of continuing operations.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox and his stable crew.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Based on extensive research conducted by Kemin Industries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved the use of chromium propionate as a source of chromium in horse diets. With this new approval, chromium propionate is now approved …
For the first time in 75 years, the Kentucky Derby will not be a part of the first Saturday in May.
Drayden Van Dyke hopped off Charlatan after winning the sixth race by 10 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on March 14 and celebrated by trading elbow taps in the winner’s circle. No traditional post-race handshakes during the coronavirus pandemic.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — War Emblem, the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, died March 11 at age 21.
There have been several reports of winter ticks showing up on horses in South Dakota. Winter ticks, also called moose ticks, are unlike other tick species because they are active during the winter months. The primary hosts of winter ticks include moose, elk, deer, and other large wild game. …
Interested in a wild horse or burro but not sure if you can afford it?
RALEIGH, N.C. — A horse that roamed the beach for decades on North Carolina’s Outer Banks died on March 6.
More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, have been charged in what authorities described on March 9 as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders’ Cup is increasing purses for three of its races, including a $1 million boost that will make the signature Classic worth $7 million starting with this year’s event at Keeneland.
Question: Is there a recommendation regarding time between feeding grain and working a horse (e.g. riding or groundwork)?
Over centuries, horses have been extensively bred for athletic characteristics, such as an ability to sprint short distances, pull heavy loads, or compete in endurance races. The intense selection for these performance traits has resulted in horses with enhanced muscle mass and improved phys…
As horse owners start thinking about the 2020 show and trail riding season, biosecurity should be front and center. Biosecurity refers to a set of practices horse owners can take to prevent and reduce the spread of disease. Biosecurity plans are especially important when traveling to and fro…
Thirteen-year-old Abigail Bolli credits an Arabian horse for saving her life.
STAPLES, Minn. — With stairs to climb, the alphabet and colors to learn, bubbles to blow and a friendship with a pony to grow, Willow Hines showed her strength during hippotherapy training.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Hay may be for horses, but — now more than ever — so is hemp.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — The Rottweilers’ barking woke Brena Kramer in the darkest part of the January morning, but it was when they fell silent that she got worried. They were chasing something.
Could dental pain be the culprit for your horse’s behavioral problems? A recent study published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science established a link between common equine behavior problems and abscessed cheek teeth. Periapical infections or abscessed cheek teeth are common in horse…
Valley City, N.D. – The North Dakota Winter Show will feature a new event this year: The Battle of the Border.
The shortage of horse quality hay in Minnesota has many owners purchasing hay from outside Minnesota and the Midwest. Along with this comes the risk of purchasing alfalfa hay infested with blister beetles. While rare, beetle-infested hay can cause health problems and death in horses and othe…
Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
GIBSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some professional development coaches prefer their fees paid in apple slices.
The 72 rescued miniature horses in Shirley Kittleson’s barn don’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
Like many rodeo participants, saddle bronc driver Chet Johnson grew up around the arena. The Wyoming native began riding competitively in high school before turning pro at age 19.
Double Bar J Cowboy Church in Huron, S.D., and Wagon Wheel Cowboy Church in Aurora, S.D., will be hosting their third annual Team Roping Clinic at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds at the Beef Complex with Mr. Speed William, eight-time world champion team roper and Cowboy Hall of Fame member.
The South Dakota Horse Council recognizes a person each year who has been instrumental and/or influential to the South Dakota horse industry. The nominator should submit the form available on the South Dakota Horse Council website www.sdhorsefair.com detailing the number of years the nominee…
In the practice paddock at the National Western Stock Show’s freestyle reining competition, a cowboy shouted good luck to the Night King while Elton John rode warm-up circles.
Valley City, N.D. – The week of the North Dakota Winter Show is a type of family reunion for Bobbie Jo Manikowski.
MAUSTON, Wis. — Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson thought she was set for the winter.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Jan. 7 that could require more safeguards for racehorses after dozens died in recent years at a Southern California track.
Question: How do we know when its time to stop grazing our pastures in the fall? Can my horse just remain on the pasture all winter (like wild horses), or will that hurt my horse and/or pasture?
Social media is an ever-present part of daily life and for researchers, may be a useful platform to increase potential participant pools for web-based surveys. In 2018, the University of Minnesota (UMN) equine Extension program developed and administered two web-based surveys through the UMN…
Most universities and equine nutritionists encourage horse owners to have their hay tested. However, most horse owners need help interpreting the results of their analysis. Below is a list of some of the primary components commonly analyzed for in hay, and a basic interpretation of each. Kee…
“I grew up wanting to be a bull rider. ‘Eight Seconds,’ the story about Lane Frost, that was my go-to movie. I wore out several copies of that movie.”
Technically, it’s Gabriella Siefkes’ horse that earned the awards, but it’s a bit hard to tell whether Eljomar Gai Reyna ++ held as much emotion in the news as Siefkes. Reyna, as she is called in everyday conversation, is likely just as interested in her next meal as she is the paper that be…
2019 All Around Awards
The recent horrific shooting of 15 horses at a strip mine site in eastern Kentucky has sparked nationwide outrage among animal advocates, boosting the reward for information in the case to more than $15,000.
“Is he here yet?”
They rounded-up a posse and nabbed a thief accused of stealing horsepower.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Helena’s Ty Erickson and Miles City’s Haven Meged locked up world championships on Dec. 14 at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center.
A young girl in pink Santa’s helper elf ears emerged from the shadows of a small barn, guiding a miniature horse down a muddy path toward a small jump.
FARGO, N.D. — An investigation report sheds more light on what happened to an Alberta woman who died recently after a horse trampled her at the North Dakota State University Equine Center.
Dogs, and even cats, are often used as therapy animals to help those in need of emotional, physical or behavioral support. One family, however, has found success with Manes and Miracles, a horse therapy program.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jesse Wright is no stranger to success at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 102nd Annual Convention in Sioux Falls, Nov. 22-23, 2019. Agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards were part of the two-day event.
FARGO, N.D. — The woman who the Fargo Fire Department said was trampled by a horse at North Dakota State University's Equine Center has died, according to her friends and colleagues in Canada, where she is from.