Stories tagged: Horses
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
7 horses euthanized after herpes outbreak in Woodinville
A state veterinarian said seven horses have been euthanized after contracting a form of equine herpes at an equestrian center in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Appeal seeking Idaho horse herd sterilization is dismissed
A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses in Idaho.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Ranch’s clients learn resilience through therapy with horses
Animals give us unconditional love and that’s good therapy. Longmire Ranch in Touchet, operated by Tracy and Shane Longmire, offers equine-assisted resilience-building.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Yakima Valley visitors touring wineries with horses
Blending the old frontier with the new-age West, several local people are saddling up – or hitching up – to give folks a different way to sip wine.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Meet Glacier National Park’s first female packer
Jill Michalak bucks convention at Glacier, where she is first female packer in the program’s history
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Spokane County mosquitoes, horses test positive for West Nile virus
The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed West Nile virus is present in local mosquitoes Tuesday, and said five horses in the county have been sickened.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wild horses expensive as adoption interest wanes
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
Thu., April 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Fire Department about to replace its last 5 horses with motorized fire truck
The Spokane Fire Department soon would be without horses, and the savings were big.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Horse meat and genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by customs agents in Virginia
Customs and Border Protection agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 42 pounds of horse meat and horse genitals hidden in juice boxes, officials said Thursday. The incident happened …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Cowboys on ice pull skiers with horses
While skijoring behind dogs is becoming more popular in cross-country skiing venues, getting towed around an oval track, through slalom gates and over jumps by a spirited horse takes the …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
Police remove five horses from Moscow property
Five horses belonging to a Moscow woman were taken into protective custody Tuesday by the Moscow Police Department after a lengthy investigation and a series of Facebook posts about the …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Horse named Say wins thrilling Spokane Derby at interstate fair
From our archives, 100 years ago Horses provided most of the thrills at the Interstate Fair. First, Spokane’s polo team rode hard against the North Fork team, although it came …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
West Nile virus strikes 10 horses in Inland Northwest
Veterinarians this month confirmed 10 cases of West Nile fever in horses in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Volunteer equine mounted patrol works to prevent crime
Spokane Sheriff’s Department volunteer mounted patrol unit takes its horses to the mall
Wed., June 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Plans to spay wild horses draws scrutiny
A plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses has prompted backlash from a nonprofit horse group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District said it plans to …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
‘Eventing’ competition tests persistence of riders, horses
Eventing is the Ironman of horseback riding. For three days in a row, the rider and horse test their skills first at dressage, then at cross country jumping, before finally …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Horses comfort people with early onset dementia, their caregivers
By grooming, walking and petting the animals, patients with early-onset dementia and their caregivers learned to tune into the horses’ evolving moods and needs. They also learned the intrinsic value …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members up for adoption
Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members will be available for adoption this weekend in Boise.
Sat., March 12, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Motors replace horses at another fire station
3/12 From our archives, 100 years ago
Sun., March 6, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Lind: Shoemaker arrested in scheme to burn down store
From our archives, 100 years ago Several arsonists were foiled in the act of trying to burn down the hardware store at Lind.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Cheney horses’ tails partially cut off
Two horses had their tails cut off in unusual attack Sunday
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 11:28 a.m.
100 years ago in the region: UI cancels football season; Jury deadlocks in murder trial for founder of Cusick
From our archives, 100 years ago Football was canceled at both the University of Idaho and Moscow High School for the remainder of the season.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires
DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …
Tue., June 2, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
Chalk mural to commemorate horses slain by U.S. Army
A community art project in Huntington Park will pay tribute to roughly 900 horses that were slaughtered in an act of aggression by the U.S. government against Native American tribes.
Fri., May 8, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Colville correspondent reported that agents of the French government were on the Colville Reservation, buying up horses to replace those killed in the …
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Canadian military authorities were seeking to obtain 3,000 Inland Northwest horses to send to the British cavalry service.
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Joe Rudersdorf, Spokane’s dogcatcher and “humane society” officer, announced a plan to prevent the abuse of horses by wagon drivers going up the South …