In “The Sand Pounders,” a novel set on the Oregon coast, author M.J. Evans combines her love of horses with the drama of a nation headed to war.
Opinion: Outlaw the slaughter of horses for human food
The horsemeat industry is inhumane to horses, and potentially dangerous for people.
FDA: Colorado-based firm’s alfalfa cubes may kill horses; recall announced
Manzanola Feeds warns that certain batches of alfalfa cubes may contain bacteria that cause botulism, a fatal paralytic disease
Can skijoring, one of Colorado’s favorite extreme sports, go mainstream?
Story by Olivia Prentzel and Photography by Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun SILVERTON — On a freezing day in late February, a racer clicks into his skis along Notorious Blair Street, ready to race. He tightly grips a cotton rope that’s tethered to a cowboy’s saddle, anticipating a sharp jolt before the horse sets off […]
Federal government is planning more wild horse roundups this year than ever before
By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the American West. Bureau of Land Management Director […]
It took volunteers 8 days to wrangle 6 abandoned horses from Colorado’s rugged backcountry near Dolores
DOLORES – While many were ringing in the New Year, a team of volunteers in Dolores and Montezuma counties were engaged in an eight-day effort to save horses abandoned in the backcountry of southwest Colorado. The Dolores County Sheriff’s office received a call Jan. 1 from a remote subdivision near Groundhog Reservoir reporting that six […]
Feinstein wants probe into how many wild horses end up in slaughterhouses as Western drought forces roundups
By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses. The California Democrat also wants the federal Bureau of Land Management to reevaluate […]
Federal land managers plan 50% more wild mustang roundups due to Western drought
By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev.— Federal land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more horses than they originally planned this year on rangeland across the West because of severe drought conditions. The emergency roundups that began Sunday and Monday target about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. […]
Bureau of Land Management stepping up safeguards for wild horse adoptions
By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Federal land managers say they’re tightening protections to guard against illegal resale of adopted wild horses captured on U.S. public land for slaughter, but mustang advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending $1,000 incentive payments to adopters. Nada Wolff Culver, the Bureau of […]
Horses escape from Eagle County Fairgrounds, lead motorists in chase on I-70
By John LaConte, The Vail Daily Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jacob Best encountered one of the most unique situations he’s seen in 15 years of duty in a high-speed horse pursuit on Interstate 70 near Eagle Friday night. The horses escaped from the Eagle County Fairgrounds, where the annual fair and rodeo was wrapping up […]