A new video tackles the abusive practice of soring and is exposing some of the gaited industry’s dirty little secrets.
This illegal and abusive practice is utilized by unethical trainers and owners in place of training. Pain is used to artificially accentuate the horse’s gait. This happens by creating a painful sensation as the horse’s hoof hits the ground so the horse lifts its legs quicker and higher.
The Humane Society of the United States paid a $10,000 reward to the person that provided the evidence that led to spotted horse trainer Barney Davis’ conviction. Davis was sentenced to a year in prison.
Two days later, a federal grand jury indicted four men including top Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell. Their trial is scheduled for May.
An Oregon horse named Justice is suing his formerly abusive owner to recover costs of more than $100,000. The Animal Legal Defense Fund says, if successful, the suit would establish that animals have a legal right to sue the... Read More
Excessive use of whip Update June 8, 2017 The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal finds Irish show jumping rider Kevin Thornton guilty of horse abuse. It comes after the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse Flogas Sun... Read More
ISPMB’s Herd Allowed up to 40 Horses South Dakota officials reached a settlement with the operator of the purported charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB). The disposition allow... Read More
“She’s dead anyway” Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the death of a horse at New Holland Sales Stables. Individuals described as “kill buyers” allegedly kicked the down horse’s f... Read More
Marc Hammrich, DVM determined Karen Sussman neglected the ISPMB horses. "... many of the horses were emaciated and in poor body condition due to [a] lack of proper feeding going into this year's winter." ... Read More
The Big Lick’s Ban The USDA announced changes to the Horse Protection Act that may prove monumental toward ending the abusive practice of soring. The new rule bans the use of stacks, chains, and other cruel devices. It... Read More
South Dakota officials have postponed the auction of up to 650 mustangs. It is the latest turn after mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman allegedly starved her horses prior to the authorities involvement. ... Read More
South Dakota authorities announced the new auction location for horses seized from purported mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman. It comes after Philip Livestock Auction received threats making a change of venue to Fait... Read More
Animal welfare issue A South Dakota prosecutor confirms no charges will be filed against a wild horse sanctuary operator accused of neglecting hundreds of horses. At least 30 horses allegedly died due to Karen Sussman’... Read More
A South Dakota judge authorized the impoundment of at least 650 wild horses from Karen Sussman Tuesday. She operates the feigned charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB).... Read More
Claims of more than 30 wild horses dying horrific starvation deaths fall upon the South Dakota charity International Society for the Protection of Mustang and Burros. WARNING: This article contains graphic images and video. ... Read More
Update A Thoroughbred mare believed to have had her lip tattoo cut out has been identified by DNA testing. The Jockey Club provided DNA testing revealing the mare’s name is Annabel Lee. She is an 8-year-old Florida ... Read More
Horse welfare proponents are fighting to get help for horses at a Canadian stable that bills itself as an equine sanctuary. Although, the Ontario SPCA said late last week the remaining horses are in “improved overal... Read More
Former Olympic hopeful turned criminal after the insurance horse killings, George Lindemann, Jr., appears in the DNC WikiLeaks emails. Do you know the players involved in the horse killing insurance scheme that still walk am... Read More
Disturbing questions persist after Canadian equine sanctuary Whispering Ridge Equine Sanctuary is exposed regarding allegations of animal cruelty. WARNING: This article contains graphic images and video. User discretion is a... Read More
Sudden Death The abandoned mare that recently made national headlines after she was adopted by Jon and Tracey Stewart has died. Lily passed peacefully Sunday surrounded by those that loved her, according to a statement on Th... Read More
Bufflehead Farm Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife are giving a recently discarded mare her forever home at their New Jersey animal sanctuary. Lily was reportedly shot more than 100 times with paintballs although we now know ... Read More
Animal cruelty investigators are looking for the person that shot an aged mare more than 125 times with paint balls and they're asking for your help. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the person's ... Read More
A convicted animal abuser is under investigation after 40 horses were seized from a Virginia property, officials say. A search warrant executed at Robin Vince's Nottoway County farm revealed the remains of four horses and a ... Read More
California authorities say they are investigating an animal cruelty case after a horse and dog died after being fed tainted horse treats. Necropsy results show the animals died of oleander toxicity.... Read More