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Horse's Agreed Value vs. Horse's Actual Cash Value

How to Find Your Best Equine Insurance

When considering purchasing equine mortality insurance you may come across different terms related to your horse's value. These include “agreed value” and “actual cash value” (fair market value). So what's it all...
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Patricia Elder: Riders from the Far Side of 40

It Sneaks up on You [Riding on Far Side of 40]

It sneaks up on you. First, it’s only the little things, like the new guy at the feed store carrying your grain out and putting it in the truck for you… and calling you Ma’am. Or the breeches that you used to love no...
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Monica Thors Horse Cruelty Case

Thors Gets Second Chance in NJ Animal Cruelty Case

Monica Thors A New Jersey judge gives an animal cruelty defendant the chance to have felony charges brought against her dismissed. Monica Thors, 57, of Mullica Hill must complete one-year of diversion, altho...
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Rebecca Rigdon hacked email wire fraud

Online Fraud when Importing Horses

A horse shopping excursion to Amsterdam left a California dressage trainer the victim of online fraud for hundreds of thousands of dollars when importing horses. What can you do to protect yourself? ...
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Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

UPDATE: Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Update Thirty-four-year-old Ericka K. Smith, who also goes by the name Ericka Benman, is now serving her time in an Oklahoma prison. A judge sentenced Smith to serve 63 months in prison for fraud of almost $1.5 milli...
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24 horses killed in barn fire CT

UPDATE: Two Dozen Horses Killed in Connecticut Barn Fire

Twenty four horses perished on Dec. 27 in one of the nation’s worst barn fires in recent history. The early-morning blaze at the Patricelli family’s Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT, impacted the main barn, where two d...
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Johnson & Johnson Heir Focus of USEF Investigation - VIDEO

UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson Heiress Suspended by USEF for Bad Behavior

USEF investigates Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton. See the video of her attempt to kick her horse in the stomach during Hampton Classic....
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Easy to make horse recipes

Pony Cookies with Love

Peppermint Kisses for Ponies Christmas means family, friends, and all of this puts me in the mood to bake, even for my ponies. A half cup flour, a quarter cup oats, apple, and lots of love go into these homemade Pepper...
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UPDATE: Scott Langton Death Ruled Suicide

Death Investigation Closed Update October 30, 2017 Florida authorities have ruled the death of former veterinarian Scott Langton a suicide. The District Nine Medical Examiner's office states Langton's cause of d...
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Florida's Langton Charged with Drugging, Raping Teen

Florida's Langton Charged with Drugging, Raping Teen

Teen helped in home, vet clinic Florida authorities arrested and charged former equine veterinarian Scott Langton, 42, with felony sexual battery of a teen. Langton's former teenage worker is accusing him of drugging ...
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

How you can help Horses saved from rising floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey last month remain unclaimed by their owners. As a result, they could end up at auction this week and this may be just the beginning. A Coll...
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Oklahoma Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

Details still emerging Oklahoma officials confirm an equine infectious anemia (EIA) disease investigation led to the euthanasia of a Bryan County horse. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODAFF) has placed ...
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Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

For equestrians trying to justify those monthly horse expenses to their horse show dads (or moms), there's good news. Horses are helping golfers improve their performance and consistency on the golf course....
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Protecting Your Child in the Stable

Equestrians, Are You Wearing Your Riding Helmet Correctly?

As a plaintiff attorney, calls to my office have increased from injured equestrians or family members of injured riders. Often they question whether their head injuries are the result of a failed helmet design. Find out if...
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Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

Dayle Kountz: Probation for Horse Cruelty

Two-time animal cruelty offender A Montana judge sentenced the owner of Kountz Arena to probation Thursday for felony animal cruelty. Bozeman's Dayle Kountz kept his stallion Young Doc Bar alive after an accident w...
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Miniature Horses Head of the Class in Maryland

Miniature Horses Head of the Class in Maryland

A Maryland school district approved guidelines allowing the use of miniature horses as service animals aligning it with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...
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EIA Confirmed in North Carolina Mule

EIA Confirmed in North Carolina Mule

Deadly disease North Carolina Ag officials confirm a mule tested positive for the deadly Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) last week. A veterinarian pulled blood from the 14-year-old female or mollie mule located in J...
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Hurricane Harvey Horses Endure as Irma Eyes Florida

Horse farms accepting evacuees from Florida [click the link to see available stabling for Florida horses] may require a current negative Coggins. Take your horse's Coggins along with proper identification and vaccination...
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Equine Infectious Anemia Deadly for 6 Kansas Horses

Kansas Confirms 2 More EIA Positive Horses

Officials confirm two more horses in southwestern Kansas have tested positive for an incurable, infectious disease. ...
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Pollyana is available for adoption

Vince Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Virginia judge sentenced Nottoway County horse farm owner Robin Vince to spend a year in jail for felony animal cruelty...
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