Horses http://nhpr.org en Horse Owners Rein In Plan To Limit Trail Access http://nhpr.org/post/horse-owners-rein-plan-limit-trail-access <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire park officials have dropped plans to limit horseback riding to hard-pack trails at least eight feed wide after hearing objections from scores of horse owners.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:32:24 +0000 Associated Press 39599 at http://nhpr.org Horse Owners Rein In Plan To Limit Trail Access A New Life For Retired Race Horses http://nhpr.org/post/new-life-retired-race-horses <p>Horseracing is a rough trade for horses and handlers. There are plenty of sad endings for horses who get injured, or grow too old or too slow for the track. A more pastoral life awaits some standard breeds – those who race pulling those chariot-like carts thanks to Joel Brenneman. He’s a member of the old order Amish community who buys end-of-career racing horses and sells them to the Amish as buggy-pullers. &nbsp;Freelance writer <strong>Andrew Jenner</strong> accompanied Brenneman to the Meadows Racetrack outside of Pittsburgh, and<a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/06/racehorses-amish-buggy/"> wrote about the experience for <em>Modern Farmer</em>.</a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:59:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30946 at http://nhpr.org A New Life For Retired Race Horses The Healing Power Of A Horse http://nhpr.org/post/healing-power-horse <p>Animals have long played a part in human therapy and healing; from dogs trained to assist the disabled, to all manner of animals making visits to hospitals and nursing homes. For one Vermont woman, it’s a horse that’s helped her heal; not from physical ailments, but from the emotional and spiritual scars of abuse. <strong>Sean Hurley</strong> brings us her story.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:49:20 +0000 Sean Hurley 27806 at http://nhpr.org The Healing Power Of A Horse Healthy As A Horse, But Is It Safe To Eat? http://nhpr.org/post/healthy-horse-it-safe-eat <P>Americans largely oppose the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Despite the cultural taboo, the <A href="http://www.latitudenews.com/story/the-shady-trade-in-american-horsemeat/" target=_blank>United States is a key exporter </A>of live horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.&nbsp; Each year, more than 100,000 American horses are killed in North America for consumption abroad. &nbsp;Many American horses are given drugs that are carcinogenic to humans, putting consumers’ health at risk.&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:49:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20711 at http://nhpr.org Healthy As A Horse, But Is It Safe To Eat? Word of Mouth 7.21.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-7212012 <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Part 1: A Horse of Exactly the Same Color and Jumping for Gold...Someday</strong></p><p><em>Produced with Zach Nugent</em></p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9113 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 7.21.2012 A Horse of Exactly the Same Color http://nhpr.org/post/horse-exactly-same-color <p>A new ruling will allow cloned horses to someday compete in the Olympcs. Wait...what?</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:07:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8920 at http://nhpr.org A Horse of Exactly the Same Color How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx http://nhpr.org/post/how-do-you-ship-horse-london-olympics-carefully-and-fedex The elite athletes who travel to London for this summer's Olympic Games will include petite gymnasts, huge wrestlers — and elite horses, which compete in dressage and other events. Getting these strong and delicate animals to the Olympics is no job for an amateur. In fact, it's the job of Tim Dutta, who owns an international horse transport company.<p>"It's quite a logistical feat," Dutta tells <em>Morning Edition</em> co-host Steve Inskeep. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 2363 at http://nhpr.org How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now http://nhpr.org/post/kentucky-2015-derby-winner-could-arrive-any-day-now <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gNm3LRMhtE</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 2155 at http://nhpr.org In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now Equine Feats of Strength http://nhpr.org/post/equine-feats-strength <p>When it is county fair season, what fair would be complete without those equine feats of strength? Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:20:03 +0000 Cheryl Senter 6696 at http://nhpr.org Equine Feats of Strength