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Equine Welfare

Drought, economy bring fears of horse neglect
Drought and turbulence in the economy might lead to increased reports of horse neglect in coming months, said the director of equine protection for The Humane Society of the United States, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Rep. Whitfield named ‘Horseman of the Year’
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield was named Saturday as the first recipient of the “Horseman of the Year” award by The Humane Society of the United States, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Britain: Worry over slowdown in pony sales
Poor sales of Dartmoor Ponies at the annual drift auction could mean more animals being slaughtered this year, from the BBC.  Read more >>

Cautionary Tales

5-Year Old Girl Dies After Falling Off Horse During Riding Lesson
A 5-year-old girl died Thursday after falling off a horse while taking riding lessons at an equestrian center in unincorporated San Mateo County near Redwood City, Calif., according to the sheriff’s office, from KTVU.  Read more >>

Boy Rushed To Hospital After Horse Falls On Top Of Him
A 9-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after a horse fell on top of him Friday evening, from WOAI.  Read more >>

In Other News

Did Horse Run Off with Moose?
Part of the search posse saddled up, others hiked trails on the hunt for a missing horse, from WCAX.  Read more >>

They compost horses, don’t they?
Composting dead horses is being promoted as a new and green way of disposing of their carcasses, from HorseTalk.  Read more >>

Celebrities and Horses

Jordan glams up Horse of the Year show
Busty glamour model Katie Price has swapped her G-strings for jodhpurs and dazzled the sober world of dressage at the Horse of the Year Show, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

Angelina Jolie’s horse bed
Angelina Jolie has splashed out $65,000 on a horsehair mattress, from China Daily.  Read more >>

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