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Therapist Vera Lijistrand and patient Wade West share a moment during his speech therapy session on Dooleys Blue Lake. Journal photo.

Horseback Riding with a Higher Purpose

American Quarter Horses help to create a better quality of life at Skyline Therapy Services.

Photo by Kelly Smith

?Scribbles?: A Horse Rescue That Beat All The Odds

Saved from slaughter, Scribbles' amazing story will warm your heart and hopefully bring more happy endings to other horses in need of rescue.

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Horses Healing Hearts Brings Smiles to Children

Horses Healing Hearts helps children raised with addiction in their home by working with horses.

Quarter Horses have brought some calm to the storm for Jacob, as well as many others. Journal photo.

Horseback Riding for the Soul

This Warrior Wellness program and its American Quarter Horses serve those who served their country.

Roy Exum

The Humane Society of the United States Honors Roy Exum as Humane Horseman of the Year

Journalist Recognized as a Champion for Tennessee Walking Horses and the Horse Protection Act

2012 International Equestrian Award Winners Announced by PATH Intl.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Award Winners were honored November 2, 2012, at the annual PATH Intl. Awards Banquet.

EQUUS Foundation & Animal Planet Provide Hope for Horses and Humans

"Rescue, Re-Train and Re-Home," is the tagline selected by the EQUUS Foundation for its participation in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) matching campaign at

Preserving our trails for the future is possible with a little planning. (Journal photo)

Being a Good Steward

Horseback riding can be even more enjoyable when you're helping protect and share the land.

PATH Intl. Attests to the Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship

the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) wishes to offer some clarity and perhaps a re-introduction for some to the organization and the work it does on behalf of those with special needs.

Red Bucket Equine Rescue Finds Homes for Abused, Abandoned, Neglected Horses

Orange County Donors Step Up, Help Secure New Ranch Following Eviction

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Rescue Me: Sox for Horses, Inc. Walks the Talk

Adopt or give generously to those who have made it their life?s mission to rescue and re-home animals.

Bert, a Diamonds in the Rough rescue

Rescue Partnership Gives Horses a Second Chance

July 11, 2012 ? With the recent economic challenges, horses have been one of the silent victims of the downturn. All across the country, horse owners are voluntarily surrendering their animals, putting a huge burden on rescue organizations. But out of this crisis, some organizations have partnered with veterinary clinics and become a safe haven for these animals.

Dr. Newman's touching memoir about the dogs in his life led to his proposal for Gracie's Law, legislation that has meaning for everyone with horses and pets.

Gracie's Law Would Give True Value to Companion Animals

Veterinarian Kenneth Newman's story about the dogs in his life will strike a chord with all animal lovers. His experience has led to a proposal for Gracie's Law--legislation with meaning for everyone who has horses and pets.

Video: How to Change a Life

The Flag Foundation for Horse/Human partnership re-purposes race horses as teachers in the emerging field of equine-guided education.


Learn How To Save Space For Horses in Your Town

Presenters at these ELCR sessions will include methods for protecting horse farms, ranch lands trails and facilities, in addition to providing ways to promote new trails and facilities.

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Retrained Thoroughbreds Help Autistic, Disabled Kids

Joell Dunlap's Square Peg Foundation helps ?square pegs,? the people and horses who don?t fit neatly into a one-size-fits-all society. She has found that working together, horse and rider teams help one another in critical, life affirming ways.


Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Thirteen-year-old Lacey Jo Edge helps with the Unwanted Horse Coalition and Operation Gelding.

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) Expands Foster Care Options

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) announces a new way to virtually sponsor retired Thoroughbreds.

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American Horse Council

Millions of Americans enjoy recreational and trail riding each year. The American Horse Council (AHC) works to make sure that equestrians have access to America?s public land now and continue to have access in the future.

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What Every Horse Lover Should Know About Purchase of Development Rights (PDR)

There are tools available to help protect our precious farms and hay fields for riding. One such tool is a Purchase of Development Rights program, also referred to as PDR or PACE programs (purchase of agricultural conservation easements).

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Conservation Easements: What Are They And How Can Horse Farm Owners Benefit From Their Use?

Conservation easements have been utilized as a primary tool for land protection in the United States for many years. Federal, state and estate tax incentives as well as personal desire to restrict wide-scale development, continues to increase such protection of land and landscapes, benefitting wildlife, recreationists, farmers and equine related industries.

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Horsing Around--Therapy That Is Fun

Equine-assisted therapy. Hippotherapy. Therapeutic riding. These are all terms that have specific definitions, but they share a common goal of helping the disabled become enabled through interaction with horses, whether it?s riding, grooming, touching, or just being near the corral watching.

Vanishing Mustangs: the U.S. Native Species Could Become Extinct

Joe Camp discusses how the wild horse is also at the very heart of a range war, with his demise as the ultimate goal. It all has to do with control of public lands across the western states.