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Girl, 12, Fatally Crushed by Horse on Family Outing

The California girl's little sister was seriously injured

(Newser) - A young California girl was fatally crushed by a horse this week while out riding with members of her family. According to the Mercury News , police identified the 12-year-old victim as Yolanda Ceja. Yolanda was reportedly on an outing with her family at a Lake View Terrace ranch when the... More »

Couple Finds 'Cow' Remains in Yard—Except It's Not a Cow

Utah skeleton is actually that of a Pleistocene Era horse

(Newser) - When Laura and Bridger Hill started doing yard work at their home in Lehi, Utah, last September to prep for a retaining wall, the last thing they expected was to stumble across Ice Age-era remains. But that's exactly what happened, with the couple telling the New York Times they... More »

Oregon Horse Sues Former Owner for $100K

Money would help pay for extensive medical bills

(Newser) - A horse named Justice may well get his sweet revenge. The 8-year-old American Quarter Horse and Appaloosa cross is suing his former owner for $100,000 with help from a legal advocacy group for animals, the Oregonian reports. Justice is seeking damages from Gwendolyn Vercher, 51, who was sentenced in... More »

Over 2 Dozen Dead Horses Found Decaying on Farm

Sheriff says farmer claimed it was their right

(Newser) - A Maryland sheriff's office says dozens of dead horses were discovered strewn across a farm in various states of decay, the AP reports. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis told the Daily Times of Salisbury that an investigation was launched Friday into the 25 dead horses found on the 2-acre... More »

Nightclub Closed Over Woman on White Horse

The Mokai Lounge loses its license

(Newser) - A bit featuring a scantily clad woman riding bareback on a white horse has prompted officials to shut down a Florida nightclub, the AP reports. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he was revoking the Mokai Lounge's business license. A video went viral Thursday night that... More »

Cops Pull Over Man Riding Horse on California Freeway

The man was charged with a DUI

(Newser) - A man was reportedly pulled over on a California freeway, where police say they found him riding a horse. According to the California Highway Patrol, Luis Perez was discovered on the white steed in Bellflower, where he was stopped. The Placentia man was administered a field sobriety test, which officers... More »

Florida Woman Gets DUI While Riding Horse

Police say Donna Byrne had a BAC of .161

(Newser) - A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk, the AP reports. Polk County Sheriff's officials said someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her... More »

Restaurant Gets Angry Response After Serving Horse Meat

Chef says it was sourced from a sustainable horse farm in Canada

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh restaurant is causing a stir after serving horse meat, the AP reports. According to KDKA , Cure Restaurant hosted a special dinner with Canadian chefs Monday. The Quebecois-themed fare included horse tartare. Horse welfare advocate Joy Braunstein says she was outraged to hear that horse was served. Braunstein says... More »

Root for Patch, the Kentucky Derby's One-Eyed Horse

But don't necessarily bet on him

(Newser) - Don't know who to root for in Saturday's Kentucky Derby? Meet Patch, the one-eyed horse and the race's "lovable underdog." ABC News reports Patch—the fourth one-eyed horse to run the Kentucky Derby—is becoming a fan favorite. ESPN's Jeannine Edwards says Patch, who... More »

Video Shows Daring Rescue of Horses That Fell Through Ice

Seven of the 10 animals survived

(Newser) - Dozens of firefighters and rescue crew risked their own safety to save 10 horses that fell through the ice Sunday in Canada—and it was all caught on video , CBC reports. After the horses fell through the thinning ice in northern Alberta, rescuers had to use chainsaws to cut a... More »

Horse Manure Figures in Fight Over Religious Freedom

Two Amish men in rural Kentucky say a law requiring horse diapers is unfair

(Newser) - An unusual clash about religious freedom is playing out in the small city of Auburn, Kentucky: It's all about horse diapers, reports the Wall Street Journal . Two local Amish men have filed a lawsuit against the city, its mayor, and its police chief, accusing them of violating their ability... More »

Abandoned Horse Emerges From Wintry Wilderness

Valentine is OK, but there's now a Wyoming state investigation

(Newser) - Men working for an excursion outfitter in Wyoming were forced to leave behind a 6-year-old horse last fall after a 16-mile trek when she suddenly seemed deathly ill and couldn't move. They left Valentine to get the other animals to safety, and when they went back for her the... More »

Man Arrested for Cruelty After 700-Mile Horse Journey

He rode Trigger from SC to Florida

(Newser) - A South Carolina man's planned horseback journey from Greenwood to Key West ended in Miami Wednesday when he was arrested for animal cruelty. The South Florida SPCA says it received multiple calls about Trigger, the tired and hungry horse being ridden by 36-year-old Christopher Emerson, ABC reports. Police say... More »

Horse Kills Woman During Equestrian Competition

Remember Me fell onto 22-year-old rider Rebecca Weissbard

(Newser) - A 22-year-old woman in New York died Aug. 31 after her horse fell on her during an equestrian competition, the Daily Freeman reports. Rebecca Weissbard was going through the hurdle course at Horse Shows in the Sun in Saugerties for a second time on Wednesday when her horse, Remember Me,... More »

'Piles of Dead Horses' Found on Former Olympian's Property

Bruce Akers was charged with 90 counts of animal cruelty

(Newser) - A former Olympic wrestler was charged with more than 90 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found "piles of dead horses" on his property in Australia, the Age reports. Police discovered the horrible scene at the home of 63-year-old Bruce Akers back in April, but a judge ruled Monday... More »

Woman Dies After Riding Sick Horse

CDC says she was infected by S. zooepidemicus

(Newser) - A 71-year-old woman is dead after—in a rare occurrence—she was infected by a sick horse in Washington state, Live Science reports. The unnamed woman was visiting her daughter's horse boarding and riding center the week of Feb. 21. According to WZTV , one of the horses had an... More »

Inside a Sparkly Horse Head, NZ's Biggest Coke Bust Ever

$14M worth of cocaine found crammed into statue's neck in Auckland

(Newser) - Go big or go home—or, in the case of a bunch of drug smugglers nailed in what New Zealand is calling its biggest drug bust ever, to the big house (aka prison). Per the BBC , New Zealand police found 77 pounds worth of cocaine bricks—with a street value... More »

Jon Stewart's Rescue Horse Dies in Fall

'She went peacefully ... under her favorite tree'

(Newser) - At least Lily had a great last month. A rescue horse recently adopted by Jon Stewart died on Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the farm sanctuary Stewart runs with his wife, Tracey. "Her bones were very frail. She stumbled and fell hard on her neck causing a... More »

$200K Show Horse Stolen, 'Filleted' for Meat: Fla. Cops

Champion jumper was butchered by someone who knew what they were doing

(Newser) - Just a couple of days after two Florida bodybuilders were arrested for starving their horses, an even more gruesome equine crime has been reported in Manatee County. "Your new horse is missing" was the first piece of bad news Debbie Stephens got on Sunday, per the New York Times ... More »

Cops Sorry for Shooting Beloved Pony

30-year-old was stubborn, not injured, Oregon family says

(Newser) - A beloved elderly pony that escaped from his barn stall and went for a stroll one night was shot dead by police for no good reason, according to a furious family in Oregon. A neighbor called police after she found Gir, a 30-year-old American Miniature Horse, lying in her yard... More »

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