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Stories tagged: horses

Ask Dr. Universe: How did the first horse change into horses of today

Dr. Universe: How did the first horse change into the horses of today? – Ava, 7, Kennewick Dear Ava,

Mongol Derby is ‘world’s longest horse race.’ A 70-year-old Boise man just won it.

After more than a week spending 12 hours per day on horseback, one Idahoan finished what’s known as the world’s toughest horse race — and set a record doing it.

Her 15-year-old tamed a mustang last summer. Now this Idaho woman is doing the same.

A month ago, Stormy never had been touched by a human. By mid-April, the 2-year-old mustang was asking to have her forehead scratched, though her ears remained pricked and her …

Come sunshine, rain or snow, the Mt. Spokane equestrian team will be ready to ride

It was a chilly night in the barn Monday and the horses of students from the Mt. Spokane High School Equestrian Team made their way through an obstacle course with …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

Volunteer equine mounted patrol works to prevent crime

Spokane Sheriff’s Department volunteer mounted patrol unit takes its horses to the mall

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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.

100 years ago in Spokane: Motors replace horses at another fire station

3/12 From our archives, 100 years ago

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.

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 …

Cheney horses’ tails partially cut off

Two horses had their tails cut off in unusual attack Sunday

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015

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.

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 …