Latest Horse Articles & News

2009 Tom Quilty Gala Fundraising Dinner
April 14, 2009

The Victorian Tom Quilty Gold Cup Committee are holding a gala dinner to raise funds for the 2009 Tom Quilty Endurance ride scheduled for September.

Legal Challenge To AI Thoroughbred Breeding
March 24, 2009

A leading Australian racing figure is mounting a legal challenge to the Australian Stud Book’s ban on the AI breeding of Thoroughbreds.

Olympians Jump Into Dressage
February 16, 2009

Melbourne, VIC, 16th February 2009 – Olympians Heath Ryan and Mary Hanna will be jumping back into the action by taking part in this year’s Performance Sales International Dressage and Jumping With The Stars (DJWTS) to be held 26 – 28th March.

Researchers Identifying Genetic Mutations In Horses
February 13, 2009

The international Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR), established by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), is making major inroads into determining the location of genes that cause specific disease traits in horses. The ECGR is a worldwide research project led by University of Minnesota equine professors Jim Mickelson, PhD, and Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, with 32 scientists from 18 elite academic institutions throughout the nine countries collaborating.

Aussie Horsemen Join Forces
February 11, 2009

Aussie horsemen and women are joining forces against the international marketing giants of the horse industry by working together through a new online marketing initiative that has been developed by Shane Ransley from All of our Australian horsemen and women are standing together to showcase their educational products and develop a website that will have all of Australia’s available horsemanship, past and present together in one accessible location for all to see.

Supreme Horsewear Support All Welsh Auction For Fire Appeal
February 9, 2009

Supreme Horseware will donate 10% off all sales made this month to Bushfire Appeal!

Emergency Help For Gaza’s Vital Working Animals
January 21, 2009

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is funding over US$10,000 of veterinary supplies to assist local animal aid groups as they respond to the Gaza conflict's brutal effects on working and companion animals.

No Heimlich For Horses
December 17, 2008

Wrapping your arms around a 2,000-pound Percheron, or even a 900-pound Arabian, might not be possible unless you are Hulk Hogan. Even at that, you might have a hard time locating your mare's belly button so you can place your hands slightly above it for compressions.

No Accolades For Horses That Don't Make The Grade
December 8, 2008

The Melbourne Cup winner will inevitably be revered by the nation but the RSPCA is urging punters to spare a thought for the thousands of horses that don't make the grade.

The Incredible Rescue Of Katrina's Horses
September 26, 2008

On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nation's worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever.

Recently, a happy ending to one of those rescues has been doing the rounds via email. The story of Molly The Pony and her artificial leg. It’s a feel good story that gives you faith in the goodness of life.