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The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer's Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive....
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Former reining trainer Mark Arballo left his former customer Martha Torkington’s horse Bella “bitted up” in a curb bit leading to her death.

$160K Settlement in Reining Horse's Training Death

The owner of the reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted reached a $160,000 settlement with her former trainer in the mare's death. It comes months after a California court's mandatory settlement conference seeking resolution....
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Dr. Leea Arnold's recipient mares in the Texas kill pen

Recipient Mares: Breeding Blood Sport?

Arnold Reproduction Center At least 21 recipient mares, formerly owned by The Arnold Reproduction Center, landed in a Forney kill pen late last month. The ‘LA’ brand on the mares’ haunches identifies the busine...
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Despite aggressive veterinary intervention, the coffin bone came through the sole of the hoof. The foot “turned to mush” and Awesome Ashley was euthanized.

Robert Dimitt Waives Prelim in Animal Cruelty Case

Horse Cruelty Case An Oklahoma horse trainer accused of mutilating horses' feet waived his right to his preliminary hearing Friday. Robert Dimitt will stand trial for five counts of felony animal cruelty. Dimitt ac...
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Robert Dimitt Killed Horses by Cutting Hooves Off: Witness

Veterinarian Knew About Dimitt's Alleged Horse Abuse: Exclusive

Why no report? A report obtained exclusively by Rate My Horse PRO exposes a racetrack veterinarian for failing to report allegations of horse abuse by Robert Dimitt prior to his arrest. Tana Pace hired Albuqu...
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30 Quarter Horses Seized in Federal Money Laundering Bust

Drugs and horses A federal investigation led to a major bust including the seizure of over 30 Quarter Horses and more than 100 kilograms of cocaine. Authorities say they arrested 15 people charged in connection with a...
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Dayle Kountz Stallion Left to Suffer with Bloody Stump

Kountz Animal Cruelty Trial On Hold

The trial of a Montana arena owner accused of torturing his stallion is on hold as the defense appeals recent rulings by the court. Dayle Kountz is charged with aggravated animal cruelty and cruelty to animals....
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AQHA Modifies Lip Chain Ban

AQHA Modifies Lip Chain Ban

The use of lips chains at American Quarter Horse Association shows is banned beginning the first of the new year, but the association says a compromise has been reached over the issue. Concerns regarding animal welfare an...
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Brunzell Appeals Animal Cruelty Case

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse was scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. Instead of turning herself into jail, Sherri Brunzell posted a $10,000 appeals bond....
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Convicted Horse Abuser Begins Jail Sentence in Colorado

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse is scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. It comes after a judge denied Sherri Brunzell's request for a new trial this week....
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Robert Dimmitt horse abuse

Hoof Carving Trainer Charged with Additional Counts of Animal Cruelty: Docs

An Oklahoma horse trainer accused of cutting the frog out of horses' hooves to "make them run faster" is charged with two more counts of animal cruelty. That brings Robert Dimitt's felony charge count up to five for his a...
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Oklahoma Trainer Arrested for Mutilated Horses' Deaths

Oklahoma Trainer Arrested for Mutilated, Dead Horses: Sheriff

An Oklahoma horse trainer is facing three counts of felony animal cruelty after multiple horses were found dead on his Sallisaw horse farm, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff. Robert Dimitt was arrested for the all...
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Cause of 14 Horses' Deaths Unknown: Brunzell Trial Testimony

Cause of 14 Horses' Deaths Unknown: Brunzell Trial Testimony

Two veterinarians and the equine rescue director took the stand during day two of the animal cruelty trial against Colorado horse breeder Sherri Brunzell on Wednesday. Authorities seized Brunzell's 10 horses, including D...
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Mark Arballo Sentenced in Reining Horse's Death

California reining horse trainer Mark Arballo was sentenced to three-years probation for felony animal cruelty. During that period Arballo is not permitted to work with horses, while serving his time in North Carolina....
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Skin and Bones Dual Peppy

Testimony begins in Sherri Brunzell Animal Cruelty Trial

The trial of a Colorado horse breeder accused of animal cruelty is underway. Ten horses and four llamas were seized from Sherri Brunzell after they were found living with their former stablemates' decomposing bodies last ...
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AQHA Approves Animal-Welfare Related Rule Changes

AQHA Approves Animal-Welfare Related Rule Changes, Penalties

The American Quarter Horse Association has approved stronger penalties for those who violate animal welfare rules....
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Shamus Haws Case of 10 Dead Horses

Judge Denies Haws' Motion to Dismiss in Case of 10 Dead Horses

A Utah judge refused to throw out animal cruelty charges against horse trainer and clinician Shamus Haws on Friday. Haws is charged with 11 misdemeanor counts after 10 of his his horses died from dehydration, according to...
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Reining Horse Trainer Pleads Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty

A horse trainer accused of causing the September 2013 training death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty. Mark Arballo faces up to three years in prison....
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Skin and Bones Dual Peppy

Sherri Brunzell Horse Abuse Trial Delayed

The trial of a Colorado quarter horse breeder accused of animal cruelty has been delayed. Sherri Brunzell appeared in court on Friday....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Arballo Ordered to Stand Trial for Felony Horse Abuse

A California judge ordered Mark Arballo to stand trial for felony animal abuse on Monday. The charge stems from the death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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