Eagala Military Designated programs have teams of licensed mental health professionals and certified equine professionals who work in partnership with horses to provide services.
Horse industry advocates met with more than 30 federal lawmakers and two Administration officials representing the U.S. Forest Service to advocate for passage of the industry's top legislative priorities.
BLM's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is expected to consider the issue of surgical sterilizations as a fertility control option for curbing wild horse populations on the range.
The BLM currently spends 73% of its budget to roundup and remove horses from the public lands and zero percent of the budget to implement humane management.
Controversial "Path Forward" would put horses and burros in jeopardy by encouraging mass roundups of the wild equids.
Passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act is even more urgent in light of the report involving Justify's failed drug test prior to the Triple Crown races and his subsequent victories.
Horse advocates voiced their support for equine welfare legislation including Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, and Horseracing Integrity Act.
Last year, approximately 80,000 American horses (domestic and wild) were trucked to Canada and Mexico for slaughter for human consumption.
The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a roundup of approximately 500 California mustangs beginning September 5, 2019.
Safety measures newly enacted this year include a panel to review horses entered to race, medication reforms, and random testing for horses stabled in Del Mar.