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The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned   from a Horse By Vincent Mancarella “He’s an aggressive horse,” she said, “He attacked someone and ran them out of the round pen.”   This was my introduction to the horse that I...

Rep. Salmon Lauds Forest Service Abandonment of Horse Roundup Dec 11, 2015 Press Release Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after word that the U.S. Forest Service was abandoning plans to round up the Salt River...
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Positive Diagnosis update in Ten Colorado Counties Tips for Shows & Fairs, Livestock Owners and Veterinarians Contact: Veterinarians and Livestock Owners:  State Veterinarian's Office, (303) 869-9130 Media:  Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us BROOMFIELD, Colo. - As of 12/2/2015, the Colorado Department of...

The Valley Equestrian News is your online resource for all things equine! Get your regional, national, equine health, law, entertainment and latest breaking news, photos and videos straight from the horse industry compiled and presented at the VEN website! YOUR one...
Recreational Trails Program Reauthorized Grassroots efforts from equestrians played important role in making sure RTP was included in the FAST Act (Washington, DC)- Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America’s...
Making Wooden Christmas Toys I’M CALLED A WHAT? Some of the fondest memories and joys Are of constructing wooden Christmas toys. “Open Your Heart” programs, I remember, Sponsored year after year in December. The American Legion sponsored the program. I was behind schedule and in a...
Everyone needs loyalty, love, and at times healing. Lucky is the soul who finds all three In the Heart of a Mustang. A synopsis by author M. J. Evans followed by a review by Ley Bouchard, VEN Publisher A boy is told that...
Devon Kane Qualifies for U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions and Plans to Develop Rising Stars in 2016 Wellington, FL (December 7, 2015)— As South Florida’s 2016 dressage show season approaches, international Grand Prix competitor Devon Kane has chosen to devote her...
Lexington, Ky. - Thirty-two top U.S. saddle seat riders will converge on William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., on Saturday, December 5, for the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Trials, attempting to earn a spot on the 2016...
Children's Bullying Book Sales Support Horses Healing Hearts Wellington, FL - Dec. 3, 2015 - "Be One of a Kind...Advice From a Princess" tells the tale of a young horse who struggles to be accepted and is bullied by her...
Dancing with the Horses! Reach Out Ranch is setting for Equus Film Festival's "Earth Poem"  You never know what a cup of coffee will lead to.  An idea to bring dancers together with horses in a shared landscape came to fruition...
$10,000 'Innovation Grant' Awarded To University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada By Horses and Humans Research Foundation   Research Team to Determine If Horses Distinguish Between Neurotypical and Mentally Traumatized Humans Chagrin Falls, Ohio, December 2, 2015 - Horses and Humans Research Foundation...
The Six Breaths of Compassion By Katherine Windfeather-Thompson My old broodmare’s last foal had been born straight and correct, but during the weaning period, her left foreleg began to bow out at the knee in an odd twist, the cannon bone...

Let’s Get Real Here By Katherine Windfeather-Thompson For many years now, I have observed that there is a growing number of programs all across the country that are actively using horses as therapy for physically and psychologically challenged people. I have...
What it Means to Change The Course of the Universe By Katherine Windfeather-Thompson Some years ago, when I was moving from the lifestyle of the racetrack as a licensed horse trainer, to the diverging and far less traveled path as a...
Moral Responsibility, Spirituality, and the Horse as an Industry By Katherine Windfeather Thompson In January of 2011, there was an event held in Las Vegas, Nev., called The Summit of the Horse. I was not able to attend due to my...
Things to Look Out for in IRS Audits of Horse Activities By John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for violation of the public trust, failing to...
What Every Horse Needs, Period. By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such products do in fact improve horses’ health and condition, there...
Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches New Website Washington, D.C.—November 23, 2015. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new website at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org. In addition to general information about the UHC and the unwanted horse issue,...
Music Calms Horses’ Emotional State Research Reflection by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Researchers from Poland set out to determine the effect of music played in the barn, on the emotional state of race horses. Many horse owners have found that music...
Dealing With a Horse That Bites or Kicks By Charles Wilhelm What causes a horse to start biting or kicking? What can we do about it? A horse will bite or kick most frequently in an enclosed area like a stall,...

Feeding Treats By Charles Wilhelm, Ultimate Foundation Training, "It's never, ever, the horses fault." While I am not against feeding treats, I do think it is more appropriate and safer for treats to be put in a bucket rather than be...