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2 years 4 days ago

Horse survives 70 mph fall

Talk about defying the odds: a horse fell off a trailer moving at 70 miles per hour down I-25 near Walsenburg...and survived. MJ Anderson was driving down the highway when a people in a truck pulled up alongside her vehicle and motioned to her that the door to her...

2 years 4 months ago

Therapeutic Riding program to continue

The City of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation Program has received $31,000 in grant funding to continue the program for injured service members and veterans in Colorado Springs; $11,000 from the United States Olympic Committee‘s U.S. Paralympics division through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and $20,000 from...

2 years 8 months ago

Resort owner faces horse neglect charges

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - An owner of a remote western Colorado resort faces criminal has been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals over allegations of neglected horses. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that 63-year-old Larry Gene Parks was arrested last week. The investigation began November 1st when the U.S....

3 years 2 months ago

Three horse events postponed due to virus

The Colorado State Fair has postponed three upcoming horse show events because of equine herpesvirus or EHV-1. Nine horses in Colorado has contracted the disease and there are 22 suspected cases. Two horses have been euthanized. The Zamora Roping competition was scheduled over the weekend but has been...

3 years 2 months ago

Horse events cancelled at arenas throughout state

The outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) throughout the Western U.S. and Canada has prompted decisions to close arenas and shut down horse shows throughout the state. The Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, Fremont County's Pathfinder Regional Park and arena near Canon...

3 years 2 months ago

Horse herpes apparently spread from event in Utah

The Colorado Department of Agriculture confirms six cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state as of this afternoon. Five of the those horses had recently attended the National Cutting Horse Association's Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah. One horse apparently received the infection from a horse that had...

3 years 2 months ago

Equine herpes virus kills three horses

DENVER (AP) - Officials say Colorado has three confirmed cases of a fatal horse virus. The state agriculture department said Tuesday that test results are pending on another nine showing signs of the disease. One of the infected horses was euthanized after showing severe neurological symptoms. Colorado is...

4 years 3 days ago

Accident leaves horses on I-25

A fast and violent storm swept through Colorado Springs causing a makeshift stock show on southbound I-25 near Bijou. "There was so much rain in such a short amount of time, the road was unable to drain all of the rain." explains Lt. John Akers with CSFD. According to...

4 years 2 months ago

Horses save horse shot with crossbow

A horse shot twice with a crossbow by unknown vandals in England survived after four fellow mares spent three hours taking turns - to lick the wound clean, The Sun reported Tuesday. The 20-year-old horse, Zeta, was in critical condition after one of the arrows bounced off her rib,...

4 years 2 months ago

Large animal rescue training scheduled

Pueblo Animal Services is hosting a Large Animal Rescue Course on May 14 and 15, at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. The purpose of this class is to educate first responders, animal control personnel and horse owners in the safe rescue of large animals from emergency situations such as trailer...

4 years 2 months ago

Starving horse found in Pueblo County

Pueblo Animal Services say they believe a very thin horse was intentionally abandoned in Eastern Pueblo County last week. The horse, now called "Stony" was found by a landowner on Doyle Road on Tuesday, April 27 th , who said their fence had been cut apparently to let the...

4 years 2 months ago

World's tallest horse is nearly 6-foot-11

Big Jake might be taller than any other horse in the world, but his owner Jerry Gilbert describes him as a gentle giant. The 9-year-old Belgian gelding is the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at one quarter inch short of 6-feet, 11 inches. That's 2.75 inches taller...

4 years 2 months ago

Teeny tiny horse weighs 6 pounds!

A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal. The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches tall when he was born Friday in Barnstead, N.H. Those proportions fit a human baby just about right but...

4 years 3 months ago

Rabies confirmed in horse in Arapahoe County

A horse in eastern Arapahoe County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The Agriculture Department is encouraging livestock and pet owners to discuss animal health concerns, including the rabies vaccine, with their local veterinarian. "The department would like to stress two very...

4 years 4 months ago

Family is proud of their dwarf horse

It's not often that a horse gets called the family pet, but when that horse is just 18-and-a-half inches tall, it's only natural. 2-year-old Lizzy is a dwarf miniature horse and one of the smallest in the world. "She is just a wonderful little girl. She kind of runs...

4 years 9 months ago

Stinky blue-green algae blamed for dog deaths

Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people. Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and...

4 years 10 months ago

College closes as Southern Calif. fire nears

A college threatened by a 13-square-mile wildfire closed Wednesday as flames burned in hills above the campus. Moorpark College in Ventura County posted the closing announcement to its 2,500 students on its Web site Wednesday morning. County fire spokesman Bill Nash said the fire did not weaken overnight...

4 years 10 months ago

Rabid horse euthanized in El Paso County

A rabid horse was euthanized at a veterinary clinic in Peyton, in eastern El Paso County. Both the El Paso County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Agriculture confirm the case of rabies. "Rabies infection in horses is rare," said Public Health Director Kandi Buckland, R.N., M.P.A. "We anticipate...

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