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July 11, 2018

A horse named Justice (formerly Shadow) is suing his former owner for neglect, seeking $100,000 in damages to pay for future veterinary care.  The Portland, Oregon Animal Legal Defense Fund is representing Justice and argues that he suffered “extreme pain, distress and...

June 28, 2018

According to some statistics, Florida is home to 500,000 horses, placing our state third in total number of horses behind Texas and California.(1).   Ocala, in Marion County, is widely recognized as “The Horse Capital of the World,” and Wellington, in Palm Beach County...

August 26, 2016

A former licensed jockey was bitten by a horse while visiting a ranch in Ocala.  He sued the owners of the ranch, alleging negligence.  The owners of the ranch responded that Florida's Equine Activities Liability Act (codified in chapter 773 of the Florida Statutes), i...

December 15, 2015

Volunteers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse serve their communities with pride, dedication, and on horseback.  Brevard Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, introduced the Mounted Posse back in July 2013.  Posse volunteers must provide and maintain their own horse...

December 15, 2015

The Manatee County Sheriff's office recently seized five allegedly maltreated horses from a property belonging to the Napier Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, a Florida rescue that was the subject of an animal cruelty investigation in 2014.  The sanctuary operators...

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