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50-Year-Old Accusations Lead to a Lifetime Ban

George Morris, 81, was a legend in equestrian sport

(Newser) - A giant of equestrian sport has been banned for life over sexual-misconduct allegations dating back some 50 years, the New York Times reports. The expulsion of George Morris, 81, was announced Tuesday. "No matter how big a figure is in their sport, or how old the allegations, nobody is... More »

PETA Calls for '3 Strikes Rule' After Latest Horse Death

Mare put down after hurting legs at Santa Anita Park, 35th horse to die since December

(Newser) - Yet another horse has died at Santa Anita Park, adding more fuel to the fire on why the racetrack in Arcadia, Calif., is still running. Per FOX 5 , GQ Covergirl, said to be a 5- or 6-year-old mare, hurt both front legs during training Friday, and the veterinarian on the... More »

Kim Jong Un's Putin-esque Pics Invite 'Wonder,' Speculation

North Korean leader's ride on a horse up a sacred snowy mountain could portend big news—or not

(Newser) - In his downtime, Russian leader Vladimir Putin likes to appear, often shirtless, in photos engaged in various manly activities, including fishing and horseback riding . Now North Korea's Kim Jong Un is getting into the act, shown in a series of new images riding a horse up a sacred snowy... More »

70-Year-Old Wins Grueling 'Death March'

Bob Long beats the odds by winning a long, Mongolian horse race

(Newser) - Bob Long is 70—and just won a punishing 10-day horse race across the Mongolian steppes. That makes him the oldest rider to even finish the race, the New York Times reports. "It's nothing," says the Idaho native. "You just ride 650 miles on a death... More »

Barron Trump Gets Rather Large Gift From Mongolia

Horse named Victory will stay in the country

(Newser) - It's a "Victory" for President Trump's youngest son, Barron. The White House says Mongolia's government has gifted the 13-year-old with a horse, which has been named Victory. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says the Trumps are "very grateful" for the horse, which will remain in Mongolia.... More »

Famous Horse Barn Burns

(Newser) - Flames have destroyed a famous horse barn on Chincoteague Island in Virginia. News outlets report firefighters were called Tuesday night to the Misty barn at the Beebe Ranch, per AP . Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company spokeswoman Denise Bowden says flames were shooting 30 feet into the air when firefighters arrived. More »

Horse No. 24 Dies at Southern Calif. Racetrack

Commander Coil was euthanized after rare shoulder injury at Santa Anita Park

(Newser) - Since Christmas there have been 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park. Now, make it 24. A statement from the Stronach Group, which owns the track, notes that Commander Coil, a 3-year-old gelding, was put down after an unusual shoulder injury sustained during training Friday morning—the first horse death... More »

23rd Horse Dies After Racing Resumes at Santa Anita

Facility closed for changes after rash of deaths

(Newser) - A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita has led to the 23rd equine fatality since Christmas at the Southern California track. Arms Runner injured his right front leg and fell in the Grade 3 race on turf Sunday, two days after Santa Anita reopened... More »

He Couldn't Save Farmhand's Horse. The Farmhand Retaliated

Douglas Holley gets 105 years in prison for planting pipe bomb under veterinarian's bed

(Newser) - A northwest Louisiana farmhand has been sentenced to 105 years after being convicted of planting a pipe bomb under the bed of the man and wife he worked for in retaliation for the man's failure to save his horse. "I'm going to remove you from normal society,... More »

In Venezuela, a Grim Fate for Vet School's Horses

3 found butchered in recent months amid high inflation, scarce food

(Newser) - Rafael Toro, a student at Venezuela's top veterinary school, suspected something was amiss when a beloved horse called Miss Congeniality didn't greet him at the fence one recent morning along with others in the campus' small herd. The bay-colored mare had earned her nickname for helping disabled students... More »

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 »

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