Articles - Equine Welfare

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Support the Caribbean Equine Relief Effort in the Bahamas

The Caribbean Equine Relief Fund is collecting donations to help provide supplies for horse owners in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, in the Bahamas.

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Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

Equine Guelph has developed an excellent set of resources and facilitates training on fire prevention and large animal rescue for first responders.

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The Role of Tradition vs Science in Handling Horses

A group of researchers from Australia recently conducted a study to investigate human interactions with horses, looking at tradition vs science.

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Study Evaluates Impact of Rider Weight Gain on Horses

A study out of Denmark looked at the impact of rider weight gain on horses. The findings were shared at the International Equitation Science Conference.

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Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses

Equine veterinary students from the University of Calgary are now doing rotations at the Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations, just outside the city.

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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The results of a recent poll show that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

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U.S. Passes Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act

In an important victory for Tennessee Walking Horses, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.

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2019 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Deaths Total 6

Six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede. In one incident, the driver who caused the wreck was fined $10,000,

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Horse-Drawn Cart Accidents in PEI Prompt Road Safety Review

For the second time this year, a horse-drawn cart has been involved in a collision with an automobile in Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

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Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding violations of sections of the Health of Animals Regulations.