Category Archives: Horse Welfare

Helping Equines in Bushfires February 2014

Evacuation, assistance available, welfare groups, social media networking, volunteering, etc. Any useful information related to horses and other equines caught up in bushfires that we haven’t linked to here yet, please let us know.  National  DART – Disaster Animal Response … Continue reading

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Off The Track: New Careers in Mounted Security for Ex-Racehorses

A group of former racehorses have found new careers as security mounts in NSW. The horses attend race days, music festivals and other events, and they also visit aged care and special needs facilities where they are much loved by … Continue reading

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Horse Welfare Events Jan and Feb 2014

Happy New Year! Coming up in the next 2 months there is the Australian Brumby Challenge, Large Animal Rescue events, a racehorse welfare demonstration and opportunities for volunteers to help out at a working bee or volunteer day. A somewhat quiet … Continue reading

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Horse Stories: Jimminy ~ Orphan of an Aerial Cull

This is the story of a foal named Jimminy. He was the only horse remaining after a 2008 cull of 662 horses at Frazier Downs south of Broome in Western Australia. If you’ve guessed that this is a sad story, … Continue reading

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Horse Welfare Wrap Up October 2013

Here is our monthly wrap up of news articles and other posts related to horse welfare and equine rescue, in Australia and around the world. This month the NSW bushfires saw multiple horse rescues and other animal welfare organisations working … Continue reading

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Serious Concern Over Images of Injured and Deceased Horses from Aerial Cull in Western Australia’s Kimberley

Distressing photographs have emerged of injured and deceased horses from an aerial cull of around 7,000 wild horses in Western Australia’s Kimberley. Those who have been following the story of the wild horses of Lake Gregory and surrounds over the … Continue reading

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An Each Way Bet for Horses in Need ~ 2013

Betting on the Melbourne Cup this year? Want to support the horses that make it all possible? It’s easy! Here’s a simple way to have a little something each way for horses in need:  Step 1. For the Win – Donate … Continue reading

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New Bitless Equestrian Association Places Priority on Horse Welfare

Have you heard about the new Australian equestrian association for riders and drivers of bitless horses? Many horse people these days will know someone who has taken to riding or driving their horse in a bitless bridle, or perhaps they … Continue reading

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Helping Equines in NSW Bushfires ~ October 2013

The horse community is already supporting fire affected people with their equines and other animals. Links below will be updated as we find out more about various organisations helping those in need, plus social networking sites collating information. Links cover … Continue reading

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Horse Rescue and Equine Welfare News Wrap Up September 2013

Animal welfare investigations, brumby news, racehorse welfare, new careers for standardbreds off the track, emergency rescue and more.  Animal Welfare Investigations and Cruelty Cases Update on a well known case involving a large number of horses at Candelo in NSW, … Continue reading

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