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
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 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
20 Graves with bones protruding through dirt: Authorities Texas authorities seized more than 45 horses Tuesday from a woman claiming to operate a Thoroughbred horse rescue in Hill County. The Hill County Sheriff’s Depa... 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