Rescue & Welfare


A Seaside Surgery

When a rescued colt requires delicate surgery in Mexico, the best location is outside in the ocean air. | MORE


Jim Wofford: 50 Shades of Bay

Why Jim Wofford thinks the horse ­industry’s looming troubles are fodder for the bestseller list. | MORE


The Equitarian Initiative: Help for Horses in Need

The Equitarian Initiative is a new nonprofit organization with a mission to provide care for the world’s hard-working animals and education for their caretakers. | MORE


BCS: What Body Condition Scores Mean

With this 9-point scale developed by Don Henneke, PhD, there's no need to guess about a horse's weight losses and gains. | MORE


Jim Wofford: The Times They Are a-Changin’

Scientific studies show there is no place in horse sports for tight nosebands and unstable ­galloping positions. | MORE


Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training at Eastern Kentucky University

At Eastern Kentucky University's Technical Large Animal Rescue Training, sponsored by USRider, students learned the safe way to save horses and livestock in dangerous situations. | MORE


Raising an Orphan Foal

When a foal loses his dam, he’ll need help to grow both physically and mentally. Here’s how to meet those challenges. | MORE


Understand the USEF Equine Drug Testing Rules

If you compete in rated shows, here’s what you need to know to keep your horse healthy and maintain a level playing field. | MORE


Readers React: Letters About “Star”

In the October 2011 installment of This Horse Life, Sue Copeland brought up a touchy subject: drug testing. Readers reacted strongly to the sad story about a young cutting horse named “Star.” Here’s a selection of those letters. | MORE


Horse Abuse and Point-of-View Blindness

Do you think for yourself, or let others think for you? We all want to believe we think for ourselves. But our thought process is constantly being filtered | MORE

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