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Leland Neff Comes Clean: A Work of Art

Leland Neff Comes Clean: A Work of Art

Ten minutes after his interview with Rate My Horse PRO Leland Neff posted to the search’s Facebook that a missing horse was found. We obtained information suggesting Neff had not been disclosing the truth about his 2...
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Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Fundraising is an activity and established profession guided by standards of conduct, and is regulated by state and federal law. When donating your gift to a equine rescue or any horse charity you have rights, do you know w...
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Boarding Stable Owner Guilty of Tax Evasion

Boarding Stable Owner Guilty of Tax Evasion

The owner of Stepping Stone Farm in Connecticut pleaded guilty this week to federal tax charges. Juliana Cole Weber waived her right to indictment and entered the plea before a US District Judge....
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STATE OF GEORGIA vs. KENNETH JOHN ACEBAL

Georgia Dressage Trainer Waives Jury Trial

The horse trainer charged in connection with an FBI child sex sting waived his right to a jury trial today. Kenn Acebal will now face a judge who will preside over his bench trial....
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Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

A Circuit Judge ruled in favor of the defense yesterday when he dismissed the charge against former Olympian Darren Chiacchia. According to Judge Hale Stancil, his decision was bound by the recent ruling made by the Fl...
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Veterinary Compounding Not under FDA

Court Rules Veterinary Compounding Not Under FDA Control

A Federal Judge ruled in favor of Franck's Pharmacy when he denied the Food and Drug Administration's petition for an injunction. Franck's is the compounding pharmacy responsible for a mistake that led to the death of 2...
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USEF Considers Reinstatement for Criminal Horse Trainers

USEF Considers Reinstatement for Criminal Horse Trainers

The USEF is considering reinstating two of the horse industry’s notorious criminals. Virginia hunter jumper trainers Keg Berlin and Josh Cardine were convicted of fraud in 2004, and served time in federal prison....
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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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volunteer steals from St. Clements horse show NY

Horse Show Volunteer Accused of Theft

Saratoga Springs Police have arrested Charles D. Walling for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the St. Clements Horse Show. According to police, Walling was a horse show volunteer from 2005 until mid 2011....
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Is it safe to ride your horse while pregnant?

Horseback Riding while Pregnant: Yes or No?

Over the years, many women have asked me, “Is it ok to exercise, as well as, ride my horse, during pregnancy?” Many expectant mothers, have pondered this question, debating whether they continue riding while pregnant, ...
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Hurricane Prep for Horse Owners

As the east coast braces for Hurricane Irene, horse and stable owners should be in full gear preparing. The National Hurricane Center says a Hurricane Watch, which indicates a possible hurricane within the next 48 hou...
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The Eighty Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman The 1950s have been called by some as the worst decade for horses. One plain grey gelding was used as a workhorse for the first eight years of his life. Broken down with harness sores his owner sold the gelding...
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Equestrian Writer Guilty in Mom's Death

It has been eight months since the beating death of 87-year-old Claire Herman. Today, her son, equestrian writer Peter Herman pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault, and endangering an elderly person. The district ...
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Horse Trainer May be Headed back to Prison

“All I did was slap her on the ass. When can I move on from this?” A statement attributed to a registered sex offender and horse trainer Robert L. Johnson. It was given in testimony by his probation officer in cour...
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Chiacchia Ordered to Wear GPS Monitoring Device

Florida Court May Influence Chiacchia Sex Case

A Florida Appeals court recently overturned the conviction of a woman who had been found guilty of not telling her partner that she was infected with HIV. Why? Her partner was a woman. The "law does not apply to he...
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Robbie Hunziker CJF Forges in Calgary for Blacksmithing Competition

Forging for a Win in Canada for World Champion Farrier Title

Olympics of Blacksmithing Six tons of coke (fuel made from coal) and 1,300 linear feet of steel bar stock, but only one farrier will be named the 2011 World Champion. The world's top farriers are competing this week...
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Equine Sales Contract Essentials

Equine Sales Contract Essentials

The horse industry is often a handshake business, and even high-end horses are often purchased and sold without the benefit of a contract. What is essential in an equine sales contract to protect yourself?...
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Brett Ingraham Fair Play Farm Animal Cruelty

Fair Play Farm Owners Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Fair Play Farm Convicted of animal cruelty the owners of Fair Play Farm were sentenced to two days of jail time and restitution. The Maine couple, Brett and Alexis Ingraham, must also have limited contact with hor...
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Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

There are several risk factors associated with eating disorders. Sports that focus on the individual are highly suspect, including equestrian sports - where appearance and elegance in the saddle are important....
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Flexibility Training for the Rider

Flexibility Training for the Rider

Riders who possess strong, supple muscles move more comfortably with their horse as one unit, whereas inflexible riders, who exhibit muscle tension and stiffness, produce similar responses from their horses, often interferi...
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