Marsha S. Himler, President, New York State Horse Council has just released the following Statement of Support regarding the New York City carriage horses:
It is not a question of whether the carriage trade is necessary to New York City or not. The carriage horses are an iconic symbol of NYC; they are part of the cultural heritage not only of NYC, but also of America. They provide economic benefits to the City through tourism and tax revenues. Today’s carriage horses provide a presence and exposure to rural animals not available to many anywhere else.
An omnibus bill pending before Congress this week contains language that will end the possibility of proposed horse slaughter plants opening in New Mexico and Missouri. The last three plants were closed in 2007 under state laws, and Congress had defunded required inspections which made it impossible for them to open in other states until 2011.
The 2014 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) is pleased to announce participation of a large roster of top-tier colleges and universities at its fourth annual competition on March 28-30, 2014 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center (JBEC) in Palm Beach, FL.
Freezing temperatures and deep snow can be extremely problematic for horses with arthritic and mobility issues, according to Laurie Cerny. "If a horse is mildly arthritic during the summer it could become unsound during the winter - especially with equine seniors," Cerny said. "Combine cold temperatures, dampness, and deep snow or mud and a horse's joints can quickly become sore and less flexible."