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Kristen Kovatch

Kristen Kovatch

‘Silver Pool’ Investment Fraud Actually Put Money Into Racehorses

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.”

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Kristen Kovatch

Race Horse to Ranch Horse: Minor Milestones

After a year of riding in the open pasture with her OTTB, Kristen Kovatch achieves a minor, yet important milestone. Riders battling demons of confidence, this one’s for you.

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Kristen Kovatch

New Netflix Movie ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo.’ Tells True Story of Amberley Snyder

Amberley Snyder’s story of barrel racing after an accident left her paralyzed from the waist down has inspired thousands of followers on social media — and now her story will reach a brand-new audience thanks to Netflix.

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Kristen Kovatch

3 Truths About Winter Horsekeeping

You can be as prepared as you want, but you still won’t actually be prepared.

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Kristen Kovatch

UPDATE: New York State Bill Would Outlaw Overnight Tethering & Penning

UPDATE: As of February 6, 2019, the bill’s language has been updated to specify that it concerns working and non-working dogs living outdoors. Horse owners can breathe a sigh of relief!

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Kristen Kovatch

‘Luxury Vegan Tack’ & the Ethics of Leather

Robert Dover’s recently-announced “luxury vegan tack” line to offer synthetic options for riders seeking animal-free products. Kristen Kovatch discusses: what are the ethical and environmental implications of traditional and synthetic leather?

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Kristen Kovatch

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act Reintroduced Today in Congress

Identical to bills introduced in previous sessions of Congress since 2013, the SAFE Act would outlaw the export of horses for slaughter on the basis that horse meat is a health hazard, based on the medications horses receive.

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Kristen Kovatch

Proposed New Jersey Law Could Add New Safeguard to Horse Auctions

The bill (S-455) was introduced by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and would require horse auctions to publish online identifying marks of horses 72 hours prior to sale, including microchips, tattoos and brands.

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Kristen Kovatch

ICYMI: City of Light Takes Pegasus World Cup, Bricks and Mortar Wins Turf

The third running of the Pegasus World Cup crowned City of Light the victory, while the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf went to Bricks and Mortar. Catch the recap and replays here!

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Kristen Kovatch

2019 Pegasus World Cup Need-to-Know Guide

The third running of the Pegasus is tomorrow!

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Kristen Kovatch

Fact Check Friday: Horse in the Hay Ring

TL;DR: yes, it’s a real photo, and it CAN happen to you. Hay Chix explains how, and how

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Kristen Kovatch

Animal Legal Defense Fund Appeals Dismissal of Horse’s Lawsuit

Justice the horse sued his abuser in Oregon court due to ongoing pain and suffering, but a circuit

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