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Equine Welfare

Hardin considered for horse slaughter
Foreign investors are considering Hardin for a horse-slaughtering plant, according an economic development official who recently toured a potential site with interested parties. From The Billings Gazette. Read more >>

Racing News

Horse owner sparks jockeys’ refusal to ride
After a horse collapsed 20 yards past the finish line during the fifth race at Penn National Race Course on Saturday night, about 25 jockeys huddled and made an unprecedented decision. From PennLive. Read more >>

In Other News

Prized cutting horse found slain in Parker County pasture
A 7-month-old filly bred from a champion line of professional cutters was found dead at it owners’ Parker County ranch Sunday morning from a gunshot wound to the forehead. From The Fort Worth Star Telegram. Read more >>

Dave Bakke: Springfield native dedicated to preserving original American horse
Paul Polechla Jr. wears two hats. “One is my mortar board with the four corners,” he says. “The other is a cowboy hat.” From The State Journal-Register. Read more >>

BLM sets up corrals for incoming wild horses
Traveling north on Indian Lakes Road, you might be consumed by the snow-covered Stillwater Mountains to the east and overlook the number of corrals and horses nestled in the desert landscape miles away. From The Nevada Appeal. Read more >>

Pennsylvania’s Devon Horse Show Receives USEF Heritage Competition Status
The Devon Horse Show, a historic Pennsylvania equestrian event that has become a part of the fabric of the American showing scene, is the fourth American horse show to be honored with the United States Equestrian Federation’s designation as a USEF Heritage Competition. From USEF. Read more >>

Paso Fino Horse Association to Move to the Park
At its Annual Membership and Board Meeting, the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Board of Directors approved the relocation of its headquarters and outsourcing of selected administrative functions to the United States Equestrian Federations headquarters in Lexington, KY. From Kentucky Horse Park. Read more >>

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