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Equestrian Sport

Ahlmann banned for 8 months for failed drug test
German rider Christian Ahlmann was banned Thursday for eight months after his horse tested positive for an illegal drug at the Beijing Olympics. From USA Today. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 Introduced in Senate
On March 26, 2009, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 (S. 727). From DressageDaily. Read more >>

Mont. horse slaughter riles, but may lack legs
Inspection hurdles facing any new horse slaughterhouses in the United States could make moot the fate of a controversial Montana bill that gives the facilities special protections. From Forbes. Read more >>

In Other News

Centered Riding Founder Sally Swift Dies
Born into an era when women
mostly honored their husband’s demands and spent their time taking care
of the family and household, Sally Swift was among the great American
women who broke the mold. From AQHA. Read more >>

Equine Extremists At Winter Fair
Rope tricks, circus tricks and Roman riding are all part of the Sally Bishop Equine Extravaganza happening at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. From Portage Online. Read more >>

Facility hopes research validates equine therapy
Researchers in East Texas have put horses to work on an oversized treadmill in an attempt to measure the therapeutic benefit of horseback riding. From News-Journal. Read more >>

BLM offers dozens of wild horses for adoption
Debby Perkins had always dreamed of owning a mustang — a living, breathing symbol of the American West. From Houston Chronicle. Read more >>

Kentucky Horse Council Feeds Horses Impacted by Flooding in Minnesota and North Dakota
The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), serving as a central coordination point for Kentucky equine rescue efforts to support horses affected by natural disasters, recently purchased feed for horses displaced by the flooding in Minnesota and North Dakota. From USEF. Read more >>

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