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Oklahoma horse toll hits 150, cataloguing under way - Featured, News - Horsetalk.co.nz

Oklahoma horse toll hits 150, cataloguing under way - Featured, News - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Photographs and details of markings being kept in the hopes horses can be identified.
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Rescuing Holly | Toronto Star

Rescuing Holly | Toronto Star | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Star joins race to save drugged mare unfit for human consumption from food-slaughter pipeline.
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35 horses from Orr Family Farm found alive

35 horses from Orr Family Farm found alive | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
My Soapbox for Equestrian Writings (by Liz Goldsmith)
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Miracle Horses Survive Oklahoma Twister

Miracle Horses Survive Oklahoma Twister | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Tuesday's tornados killed a lot of pets and other animals. Many people lost their cattle and horses when the tornadoes tore through their pastures and farms.
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The way to a horse's heart is through food, study shows - Featured, Training & Husbandry - Horsetalk.co.nz

The way to a horse's heart is through food, study shows - Featured, Training & Husbandry - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
The motivational power of a tasty treat far outweighs the pleasure of a rub on the withers.
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It just goes to show -- the carrot is more effective than the stick. And more effective than a pat on the neck!

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BALTIMORE: Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com

BALTIMORE: Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness - Horse Racing - MiamiHerald.com | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Illinois Derby champion Departing played together as foals in the lush pastures of Claiborne Farm in central Kentucky.
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Horses as Farm Equipment

Horses as Farm Equipment | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Once a mainstay of farming, horses are back, as clean and organic as the crops they plow.
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How to Buy a Horse and Not Get Taken for a Ride | Rate My Horse PRO

How to Buy a Horse and Not Get Taken for a Ride | Rate My Horse PRO | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
A lawsuit filed against Heritage Farm in New York alleges the stable and co-defendants, who were working on a buyer’s behalf, withheld key info.
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Good advice on how to navigate the complicated -- and not always above board -- intricasies of buying a horse.

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Fake horse yard a cover for underground dope operation - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

Fake horse yard a cover for underground dope operation - News - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Barked yard and stalls in Canada were all fake, hiding a sophisticated dope operation.
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FBI raids Another Chance 4 Horses in Berks County

FBI raids Another Chance 4 Horses in Berks County | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Federal investigators raided a horse rescue operation in Berks County on Tuesday.
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It's about time. This organization is dubious at best. It gives all horse "rescues" a bad name.

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Allie Conrad — OTTB Angel

Allie Conrad — OTTB Angel | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Parklane Hawk (OTTB) winning the 2012 Rolex Kentucky CCI****.
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An inspirational story for all OTTB lovers. When you see what $500 and a lot of patience can get you at the New Holland sales . . .

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USA's Laura Kraut wins Beijing Masters - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

USA's Laura Kraut wins Beijing Masters - News - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Nine make jump-off from 35 starters in Birds Nest competition.
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Horse slaughter house to open soon in New Mexico - NBC News.com

Horse slaughter house to open soon in New Mexico - NBC News.com | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to...
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Star investigation: Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system | Toronto Star

Star investigation: Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system  | Toronto Star | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
The horse “passport” Canada relies on to keep toxic meat off dinner tables around the world is open to fraud and error, a Star investigation has found, confirming the findings of an international audit.
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How you can help horse owners in Oklahoma

How you can help horse owners in Oklahoma | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
The massive tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma has left at least 24 people dead and hundreds injured -- but it has also killed or displaced thousands of animals. Below is a list of ways that you can ...
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Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation

Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms.
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Tornado lashes through horse farm, killing 75-100 animals

Tornado lashes through horse farm, killing 75-100 animals | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
An estimated 75 to 100 horses were killed when a massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, reported Yahoo News.
The horses were located at
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How terribly sad.

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Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
As the NBC story points out, even though wild horses are protected by an act of Congress, they have powerful enemies. The power of the people is what's needed now to overcome the special interests allied against America's mustangs.
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Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show Raises $10,000 For Thoroughbred Placement Resources | The Chronicle of the Horse

Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show Raises $10,000 For Thoroughbred Placement Resources | The Chronicle of the Horse | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
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How American drugs corrupted England’s Sport of Kings - Featured, Features - Horsetalk.co.nz

How American drugs corrupted England’s Sport of Kings - Featured, Features - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
The first illegal substances in horse racing crossed the Atlantic more than a century ago.
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So, horse doping was brought by American trainers? Somehow I doubt that.

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Acclaimed racehorse forced to retire with bad knees finds success as best-selling painter selling more than $20,000-worth of his abstract works

Acclaimed racehorse forced to retire with bad knees finds success as best-selling painter selling more than $20,000-worth of his abstract works | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Metro Meteor, a 10-year-old thoroughbred, was forced to retire from the racetrack but has found a second career as an accomplished - and highly lucrative - painter.
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Steps urged to preserve terracotta warriors, horses - Focus - Horsetalk.co.nz

Steps urged to preserve terracotta warriors, horses - Focus - Horsetalk.co.nz | Equestrian Happenings | Scoop.it
Better environmental controls needed to protect the 1500-plus relics, say scientists.
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