14. February 2013
There has been a recent spike in tame horses being released into the wilds of Missouri. These horses are being released by owners that for one reason or another are no longer able to care for them. While the owners feel that the tame horses will be able to join the wild herds and live out their lives, that is most often not the case. Find out more about this problem and what horse owners can do to help prevent it from continuing from Donald Bradley with the Kansas City Star.
13. February 2013
A program in Utah for inmates training wild horses is helpful for a number of reasons. One of the benefits of this training program is that the horses have a chance at living a life where they are cared for and receiving an adequate supply of food, whereas some wild horses have difficulty finding adequate food and water. Another great benefit of this program is that the inmates learn how to cope with addictions and increase their social skills. Learn more about this great program from kutv.com by clicking here.
12. February 2013
Just like you and me, horses need to have regular dental checkups. Horses' teeth continue to grow throughout their life and are worn down by eating. However, their teeth may not wear down in the manner that they should and may require an equine dentist to correct problems from improper wear. Loretta Sorensen explains how equine dentists do their examination, what problems they look for and how they correct those problems. Click the link above to learn more about how to care for your horses' dental needs.