Latest Horses News

5 horses stabbed or shot in past month in the Carolinas

Nov. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five horses have been stabbed or shot in parts of South Carolina and North Carolina over the past month, leaving some owners working with their neighbors to sleep in shifts to make sure their animals are protected. The attacks have happened in Spartanburg and Greenville counties in...

SC horse found to have virus that can be deadly to humans

Nov. 19, 2019 9:27 AM EST

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A horse that died in South Carolina this month tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that can be deadly to humans. The Island Packet reports the 5-year-old gelding’s body was found near a herd of wild ponies on Nov. 8 on St. Helena Island. The state veterinarian...

Nearly 300 wild horses captured in central Idaho

Nov. 12, 2019 12:26 PM EST

CHALLIS, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 300 wild horses have been captured in central Idaho as part of a plan by federal land managers to reduce the number of wild horses roaming the area to about 185. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says that 295 wild horses were rounded up over seven days ending Monday in the...

Wild horses causing problems at state park get adopted

Nov. 9, 2019 11:51 AM EST

EMINENCE, Mo. (AP) — A herd of seven wild horses that were causing problems at a Missouri state park have been rounded up and adopted by Missouri horse lovers. Visitors to Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence were feeding the horses, raising concerns that someone might be seriously injured, the Springfield...

Veterans in Connecticut prison getting help from horses

Nov. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EST

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prison inmate Daniel Elliot says he didn't feel comfortable talking about his problems until he met Hank and Sparky — who happen to be horses. Elliot suffered a traumatic brain injury during an accident while serving on an attack submarine in the Navy. He is serving...

At least 3 horses found dead on Creswell property

Nov. 5, 2019 8:51 AM EST

CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say least three dead horses were found on the property near Creswell where 61 horses were seized last week. The Register-Guard reports a newly filed search warrant affidavit made available Monday in Lane County Circuit Court found that some of the horses that were...

The Latest: 70% of Southern California wildfire contained

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities say they have now contained 70% of the wildfire northwest of Los Angeles known as the Maria fire. They say firefighters are being helped by the cooler temperatures and lighter winds. Crews are checking...

A Kansas farm is giving second chances to abused animals

Nov. 1, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Like Dr. Dolittle, Lisa Loyd seems to know exactly how to communicate with her rescue animals and make them feel safe and secure — even after they've endured years of abuse. Along with more than 100 animals, two kids and her husband, Dustin, Lisa lives off a dirt road on 30...

Sheriff: Severely neglected horses removed from property

Oct. 30, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say several severely neglected horses have been removed from a property south of Eugene. The Lane County Sheriff's Office says the horses were removed Wednesday by county Animal Services and other community partners from the property near Creswell. The sheriff's office...

Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

Oct. 28, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past — a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 — is dying and must be cut down. People in the Ascutney neighborhood in the Connecticut River town of Weathersfield and the state of...