This week’s Jefferson award winner learned a love of animals growing up in Wyoming. So it’s not hard to understand why she didn’t hesitate when she found horses in trouble here in the Bay Area.
A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.
California horses are supposed to be protected by law from slaughter for human consumption. Yet many still end up in the slaughter pipeline, including thoroughbreds. That’s why some race tracks are taking protective action.
Americans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.
In the walking and performance horse industry, there is some controversy over the use of a technique known as “soaring.”
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An American Canyon girl died Monday while horseback riding outside city limits in unincorporated Napa County, a sheriff’s captain said.
The owner of a dog that chased and attacked a United States Park Police horse at San Francisco’s Crissy Field appears to have won a partial victory in his fight against an order to put the dog down.
In this modern, mechanized age, it’s easy to forget the living, breathing beasts of burden Americans used to love so much. Horseback riding allows the every day city dweller to live dormant cowboy dreams and connect with nature directly. Return to the days of cowboy yore at some of the best horseback riding places in the Bay area.
A former Olympic-level equestrian faces an animal cruelty charge for allegedly starving at least one of her horses.