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Reining Horse's Death Investigation Continues

Reining Horse's Death Investigation Continues

The six-year old quarter horse was purchased by Martha Torkington in June. The mare was in the training program of Mark Arballo and his girlfriend, Patrice Hohl, of Arballo Reining Horses. The pair worked out of The ...
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John Byrialsen Speaks Amid Abuse Allegations

John Byrialsen Speaks Amid Abuse Allegations

Dutch breeder John Byrialsen breaks his silence days after he was exposed for allegedly neglecting his horses. Byrialsen spoke with the local Dutch station TV Midt-Vest telling his critics he is an animal lover....
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18 Peruvian Pasos Seized by Colorado Authorities

18 Peruvian Pasos Seized by Colorado Authorities

A herd of 18 peruvian pasos was seized from a former Colorado horse breeder Tuesday. Authorities served a search warrant leading to their removal from the Morrison property of Gary Norman....
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Horses Seized from Ohio Horse Rescue

Horses Seized from Ohio Horse Rescue

After months of investigating animal cruelty allegations, officials in Ohio served a warrant on Serenity Horse Rescue leading to the seizure of more than 100 animals. The non-profit rescue was founded in 2006 by Shula Wo...
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Hearing Officer: Seizure of Burnell Horses Warranted

Independent Hearing Officer Rules Second Seizure of Jill Burnell's Horses Justified

A new ruling states Marin Humane Society Animal Services in California was justified in the seizure of two mares from Gray Fox Farm. Jill Burnell is the owner of the warmblood breeding farm....
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Hearing Officer: Seizure of Burnell Horses Warranted

Taking Responsibility for Horses

The stories plague the news - horses left to suffer without sustenance until someone swoops in and saves them. Some will be lucky, for others it will be too late. Horse breeders dedicated to improving horse welfare are joi...
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KY State Senator Cited for Violating HPA

KY State Senator Cited for Violating HPA

Kentucky state Senator Robin Webb was cited for violations of the Horse Protection Act. Two of her horses were found in violation of the "scar rule," which led to their disqualification at an October horse show, accordi...
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Bounty Offered in Horse Killing

Bounty Offered in Horse Killing

Authorities need your help to find the shooter who killed a horse over the weekend in California. Using a high-caliber rifle, officials say someone shot Delta Fox, a 17 year-old warmblood gelding, while he was in a Santa...
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STATE OF FLORIDA VS SHIRLEY A ROTH

Shirley Roth: Fugitive Charge Dismissed

The fugitive charge has been dropped against western pleasure trainer Shirley Roth. Roth is accused of abusing a client's stallion at the Reichert Celebration in Texas early last month. The two year-old quarter horse na...
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STATE OF FLORIDA VS SHIRLEY A ROTH

Affidavit: Shirley Roth Horse Abuse Allegations

"All the injuries are a result [of] excessive abusive training practices," according to Alan Donnell, DVM. He is the veterinarian that treated the quarter horse, Kissin The Girls, at the Reichert Celebration in Texas....
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STATE OF FLORIDA VS SHIRLEY A ROTH

Shirley Roth Arrested for Alleged Horse Abuse

A pleasure horse trainer accused of abusing the stallion, Kissin The Girls, during a Texas show has been arrested in connection with the incident. Shirley Roth, of Florida, was picked up last night by Marion County Dep...
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Shirley Roth Suspended from AQHA

Shirley Roth Suspended from AQHA, NSBA for Allegedly Abusing Horse

The American Quarter Horse Association and National Snaffle Bit Association have suspended Ocala horse trainer, Shirley Roth, after an alleged incident at the Reichert Celebration in Texas....
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TWH Celebration Changes Testing to Detect Soring

TWH Celebration Changes Testing to Detect Soring

The controversial Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced Monday it is changing the testing protocol utilized to detect the abusive practice of soring....
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$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

The soring of gaited horses is an illegal but still common practice among the criminal underground of gaited horse show competitors. The Humane Society of the United States is working to help bring violators to justice th...
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Cesar Parra: Upgraded Abuse Charges Possible

Olympian Cesar Parra Escapes Prosecution for Horse Abuse

Former Olympic dressage rider Cesar Parra will not face criminal prosecution for horse abuse in Hunterdon County. The Hunterdon County SPCA issued summonses in relation to a training session that occurred at Parra's f...
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Former Horse Rescuer Forfeits Rights to Horses

Former Horse Rescuer Forfeits Rights to Horses

Former horse rescuer Sara Johnson forfeited her ownership of her horses and other animals yesterday. She admitted in court she didn't provide proper care for her more than 50 animals. View never before seen photos of the ...
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National Snaffle Bit Association Steps Up Penalties for Horse Abusers

National Snaffle Bit Association Steps Up Penalties for Horse Abusers

The National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) has announced stiffer penalties for horse abusers including fines and suspensions....
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Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

California trainer and dressage Olympian Gwen Stockebrand is being investigated by Sonoma County Animal Control for allegedly neglecting two of her horses....
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