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Horses Affected by California Wildfires

Hundreds of horses and livestock evacuated
Claudia Cahill returned home from Switzerland on Sunday, switched on the television and learned that the Marek wildfire was bearing down on the Lake View Terrace horse ranch that stabled her beloved Doonesbury, from the Los Angeles Times.  Read more >>

Large Animal Emergency Evacuations Continue as Campus Closes for Classes Tuesday
As of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, between 15 and 20 stalls for horses and other large animals have opened at Pierce College’s Emergency Evacuation operation at the campus Equestrian Center, from Pierce College.  Read more >>

Protecting Animals from the Fires
As people are dealing with the effects of the local wildfires, there are also organizations making sure the four-legged victims are being looked after. Especially since there are so many horses in the fire-stricken neighborhoods, from LAist.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Headway Made at Wild Horse Summit
America’s wild horse herds could be wiped out within five years according to range scientists and horse advocates, from Las Vegas Now.  Read more >>

New York eliminates steroid use from state’s horse racing industry
New York toughened its steroids policy for racehorses Tuesday, following the lead of the two other states that hold Triple Crown races, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Rule change rescinded
National Reining Horse Association reconsiders mandatory professionals’ membership, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

Education

Horse center provides lessons
The annual Barn Riders tryouts took place at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona last week, giving students with or without horseriding experience the opportunity to work closely with the famed Arabian horses, from The Poly Post.  Read more >>

Off the Beaten Trail

Man killed in Romania by drunken horse
Traffic police tested a horse for being over the alcohol limit after it went out of control and killed an elderly man in the southwestern Romanian county of Gorj, the Ananova news agency said on Tuesday, from RIA Novosti.  Read more >>

Racing News

Curlin Will Defend Title in Breeders’ Cup Classic
After months of indecision, the owner Jess Jackson said Tuesday that Curlin, the reigning Horse of the Year, will start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita in Southern California, from The New York Times.  Read more >>

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