FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides among military veterans.
Pence joined members of the nonprofit organization BraveHearts during a Saturday ride in Fort Wayne aimed at raising awareness about the suicide issue.
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials hope to catch and put up for sale or adoption about 600 wild horses roaming on about a 440-square-mile (1,140-square-kilometer) management area in north-central Nevada.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials took to an internet town hall Tuesday to promote certain treatments for COVID-19 and discourage use of the anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin.
Ivermectin has a limited scope for human treatment, sometimes prescribed for worms, scabies and head lice.
DENVER (AP) — The federal government is launching an emergency roundup of more than 780 wild horses in a drought-stricken area of Colorado despite a last-minute appeal by Gov. Jared Polis to pause the operation so that what he called more humane options to control the size of the herd can be considered.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An equestrian supply store in Nevada has sold out of a drug primarily used to deworm horses that vaccine skeptics are peddling as a remedy to the coronavirus.
V & V Tack and Feed no longer has any of the drug, Ivermectin, KTNV-Las Vegas reported on Wednesday.
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — The sound of the helicopter propeller thundered across the horizon as it dipped down toward mustangs dotting the golden brown plain. The horses burst into a gallop at the machine's approach, their high-pitched whinnies rising into the dry air.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.
POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) — The world’s tallest horse has died in Wisconsin.
The 20-year-old Belgian named Big Jake lived on Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette. Valicia Gilbert, wife of the farm's owner, Jerry Gilbert, said Big Jake died two weeks ago but declined to give the exact date of death when The Associated Press reached her Monday via Facebook.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing rounding up more than 500 wild burros in the desert north of Lake Mead.
The feral donkeys are stripping the land of vegetation and could die off if the population isn't managed along the Arizona-Nevada line, the agency said.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — If you’re looking for some fresh local vegetables for your next summer salad, you need look no further than your own backyard. Or, more accurately, Fred and Karen Schubert’s backyard.
Webster, Fla. (AP) — The white hieroglyphs running down the mustang’s big, brown neck, and the necks of all the horses like him, tell some of the story — if you can decipher the code.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 60 horses have been seized from a ranch in Montana after police believe the animals were being neglected, authorities said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state veterinarian said two new cases of an illness that could kill horses have been found in Shelby County.
Two horses in Tennessee's most populous county recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia, and their stable is under quarantine while other horses get tested, state veterinarian Samantha Beaty said in a news release.
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will reduce the wild horse population east of Prineville to a level that horse advocates say could lead to the herd’s elimination.
The most recent count of wild horses on the Big Summit Wild Horse Territory of the Ochoco National Forest puts the population around 130, but the Forest Service estimates it at closer to 150, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan on Sunday celebrated its new state holiday honoring the native Alabay dog breed.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov established the holiday to be observed on the same day that Turkmenistan lauds its Akhla-Teke horse, a breed known for its speed and endurance.
In the midst of south London's hustle and bustle, only a 10-minute walk from a subway station, is a school where children are encouraged to horse around.
The Ebony Horse Club is an urban riding school for children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is recommending that the state's horse owners take certain precautions with their animals after a horse in Alburgh tested positive for equine herpesvirus.
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife commissioners have banned motorized watercraft from a lake near Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana at the request of residents worried about growing pressures from people moving into the area.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 54-year-old Reno man they say killed a horse on his property to prevent animal control officers from seizing the malnourished animal.
Forrest John Smith was booked into the Washoe County Jail Thursday for suspicion of willfully maiming, torturing or killing an animal.
CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — An animal advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the deaths of five horses found in southern New Mexico.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming.
The federal agency seeks to allow between 1,500 and 2,165 wild horses on five herd management areas in the Red Desert outside Rock Springs.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has entered its final stages of public comment in its plans to remove or sterilize more than 300 wild horses in eastern Arizona.
The federal agency has given the community near Heber until late April to weigh in, the Arizona Republic reported Saturday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They locate survivors in collapsed buildings, track down fugitives, foil drugs and explosives smugglers and help control rowdy crowds. All in exchange for food and lodging — and an occasional pat on the head.
MADRID (AP) — A virulent outbreak of equine herpes in eastern Spain has forced European equestrian events to be canceled across the continent.
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports said this week that it canceled events in 10 European countries until March 28.
ZAP, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of feeding moldy hay and denying water to numerous horses that wound up dead or sick has been charged with felony animal cruelty.
Mercer County deputies found 15 dead horses and 11 dead foals and fetuses over the weekend on the property of Shanan Weigum, of Zap, located about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) northwest of Bismarck.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed, media reports said Tuesday.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April when the ex-Soviet nation also marks the day of the local horse breed, according to the daily Neutral Turkmenistan.
For many vacationers on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm.