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Plastic Pollution Could Place Horses And Riders At Risk

Written by Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:39
A warning from the Environment Agency Plastic granulate, sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire’s horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law. Plastic granulate is a waste material derived from the recycling of cable sheathing and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). It’s being marketed…

Horsey Uber

Written by Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:40
An Amish resident, Timothy Hochstedler, from the small village of the Colon in Michigan has launched his own ride-sharing service with his horse and buggy, and he’s calling it “Amish Uber.” He charges people $5 per 'taxi' ride and said so far the business has been a hit. For someone immersed in a culture that is resistant to modern technology,…
Two thoroughbred mares have been left with brutal cut injuries to their genital areas after the assault in Hyndburn, Lancashire, last week. The horses' injuries were discovered by their shocked owners on Friday morning and are now being investigated by police. One of the horses, aged 31, was in the stables during the attack while the other, aged five years…
A group of men worked to corral a horse that was running free in the Redding area of California on Monday as the Carr Fire burned nearby. At first they managed to get a hold of her and bring her to the side of the road, but then the horse took off running again. An undisclosed number of horses have…
As thousands of Californians continue to flee from a raging deadly fire, one retired US Marine is running towards the flames to save stranded horses. Tucker Zimmerman has rushed into a new battle, as a volunteer rescuing stranded horses and other livestock. “I’m just the guy who moves stuff around,” The “stuff” he speaks of refers to the panicked horses…
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