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Larger riders mean larger horses on Western trails

Larger riders mean larger horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.

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Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman is suing federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officials over the seizure and sale of more than 800 horses he owned, claiming his rights were violated.

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Horses seized

Horses seized

Volunteer veterinarian Tahnee Szymanski evaluates the teeth of a horse seized by the Broadwater County Sheriff's Department and Department of Livestock Tuesday. There were 29 horses and five goats seized Tuesday from Rocky Acres Rescue and Sanctuary on grounds of neglect.

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Deputies seize 29 horses after neglect reports

Deputies seize 29 horses after neglect reports

HELENA — County and State officials removed 29 horses and five goats from a horse rescue and boarding facility in Broadwater County after complaints of neglect.

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Equestrian program therapeutic for riders, Boys and Girls Ranch youth

Equestrian program therapeutic for riders, Boys and Girls Ranch youth

Mary Mitzel kicked up a small cloud of dust as she weaved around a handful of people and raced up to a small milk chocolate-colored horse tethered to the wall.

December 01, 2013 6:30 am Photos

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Hunters reminded to get horses inspected

The Montana Department of Livestock is reminding hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.

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Equine bloodhounds win by a nose

An Appaloosa gelding named Joker took 2 minutes and 20 seconds earlier this month to find a carefully hidden volunteer in a 13-acre, semiwooded field near Terrebonne, Ore.

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A memorial to the 19 horses killed

A memorial to the 19 horses killed

A memorial to the 19 horses killed in the High Plains Stables is displayed at Warfield Park on Alkali Creek Road.

April 23, 2013 4:40 pmLoading…
19 horses killed in the High Plains Stables fire

19 horses killed in the High Plains Stables fire

Shelley and Marissa Van Atta deliver flowers and a scrapbook memorial to the grave site of the 19 horses killed in the High Plains Stables fire one year ago. Marissa's horse Dante was among the victims. The grave is at Warfield Park on Alkali Creek Road.

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Shelley and Marissa Van Atta deliver flowers

Shelley and Marissa Van Atta deliver flowers

Shelley and Marissa Van Atta deliver flowers and a scrapbook memorial to the grave site of the 19 horses killed in the High Plains Stables fire one year ago. Marissa's horse Dante was among the victims. The grave is at Warfield Park on Alkali Creek Road.

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Park horse use

Park horse use

Horse use in Yellowstone National Park is being analyzed. Several public meetings are scheduled to outline the public's concerns.

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Yellowstone to analyze impacts of horse use

Yellowstone to analyze impacts of horse use

Over the past 15 years, the number of riders entering Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry on guided horseback rides has increased by about 50 percent from an average of around 3,000 to an average of around 4,500, while the number of overnight riders has averaged around 5,500 over the pas…

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Morning scene

Morning scene

Horses greet the sunrise near Stevensville on Thursday morning.

January 16, 2013 12:15 pmLoading…
Feature photo: Sunrise in the Bitterroot Valley

Feature photo: Sunrise in the Bitterroot Valley

Winter's clouds help create a dramatic backdrop for horses grazing in a snowy field near Stevensville.

January 16, 2013 12:15 pmLoading…
Four-legged feats performed at the circus

Four-legged feats performed at the circus

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus animal trainer Catherine Carden's elephants, dogs and horses demonstrate that humans aren't the only mammals who can perform entertaining feats.

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Rancher Leachman's animal cruelty trial continued

The trial of a Billings-area rancher accused of multiple counts of cruelty to animals for mistreating a herd of horses has been rescheduled.

August 16, 2012 4:52 pmLoading…
Jane Nibler

Jane Nibler

Red Lodge veterinarian Jane Nibler, left, checks the condition of some of the horses owned by Wendy Rehard, of Luther. Last February, 26 starving horses were moved from Luther to a ranch near Red Lodge where they were fed and rehabilitated.

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Sasha Hyland, of the Montana Awarness, Education and Equine

Sasha Hyland, of the Montana Awarness, Education and Equine

Sasha Hyland, of the Montana Awarness, Education and Equine Rehab Association, left, and Billings pilot Brandie Emmett prepare for an early morning flight from the Billings airport to search for livestock missing in the Dahl fire near Roundup on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

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Investigation of High Plains Stables' fire that killed 19 horses complete

Investigation of High Plains Stables' fire that killed 19 horses complete

The investigation of the fire that killed 19 horses at the High Plains Stables on April 23 is complete.

July 24, 2012 8:01 pmLoading…

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