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Equestrian Sport

Olympian Poggio a former pack horse
The horse Amy Tryon will ride at the Olympics in the graceful, precise sport of equestrian isn’t Best in Show. More like Best in Tow. Poggio II was a pack horse, from The Seattle Times. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Congress to Act on Horse Slaughter
H.R. 6598, the Conyers – Burton  Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 (the bill which now replaces the AHSPA – HR 503 & S. 311), is scheduled for a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Thursday, July 31st at 9:30 a.m., from Kaufman Zoning. Read more >>

MERS Team Rescues Horse
A team of firefighters and volunteers pulled off an amazing rescue of  a horse trapped in potentially deadly heat about 20 feet off the ground in Jefferson County, Mo., from MyFox St. Louis. Read more >>

Industry News

Back Country Horsemen of America Stands Up for Land Issues That Affect Horseback Riders
Did you know that some wilderness management agencies are trying to restrict the use of horses on public lands? from the USEF. Read more >>

Human Interest

Riding On, Despite Paralysis
A riding accident inspires a horse trainer to help others up and into the saddle and he proves a lot of people wrong in the process, from WEAU. Read more >>

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