“Prior to attending the Makeover, I had a strong bias against off-the-track thoroughbreds. My opinion was that they were hot headed, broken, hard keepers… the list went on. However, by the time I had watched the Makeover finals, I was hooked.”
“For coaching to create a horseman instead of just a rider, instruction has to be centered on caring for horses first.” Collegiate blogger Haley Ruffner shares her thoughts in this editorial on what she sees as a necessary change in catch riding competitions.
Congressman Walter Jones, who passed away on February 10, was a champion for America’s horses, both wild and domestic. Joanna Grossman of the Animal Welfare Institute pens this tribute, detailing Jones’ legislative contributions to horse life.
If you’ve seen links going around about a number of Thoroughbreds going up for internet auction, wonder no more — they’re the equine bystanders of a longstanding fraudulent scheme called “Silver Pool.”