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HBO Named in Lawsuit Claiming “Luck” Producers Ignored Horse Abuse

HBO Named in Lawsuit Claiming “Luck” Producers Ignored Horse AbuseHBO/Time Warner(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO has been sued by a former employee of the American Humane Association, who claims she was fired by the group after she complained about the abuse of horses on the set of the cable network's short-lived 2012 series Lu...

Relationship Ranch: Horses Help Couples Heal Broken Hearts

Relationship Ranch: Horses Help Couples Heal Broken Hearts Horses are being used in an unconventional form of couples counseling at a Colorado ranch. (ABC News)(LOUISVILLE, Colo.) -- It's fascinating to watch a man trying to win back the love of his life by talking to a horse.Horse therapy has been used for d...

Canadian Slaughterhouses Reject American Horses

Canadian Slaughterhouses Reject American HorsesTim Flach/Stone/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- American horses are being rejected by Canadian slaughterhouses, according to the Equine Welfare Alliance. The blockage of U.S. horses reportedly stems from a directive from the European Union, which buys much o...

Auction of Horses From Indicted City Comptroller Earns Almost $5 Million

Auction of Horses From Indicted City Comptroller Earns Almost $5 MillionDixon, Ill., Comptroller Rita Crundwell is shown in this undated photo. (American Quarter Horse Association)(DIXON, Ill.) -- An auction of horses that belonged to an Illinois city comptroller indicted for stealing more than $53 million yielded $4.8 mil...

Veterinary Groups Push for Better Protection for Championship Horses

Veterinary Groups Push for Better Protection for Championship HorsesABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Citing allegations of "extremely abusive" practices that persist in the world of Tennessee Walking Horses, two of the country's leading veterinary groups joined forces Monday to urge Congress to modify the Horse Protection Act ...

Whistleblower Who Alleged Horse ‘Torture’ Threatened with Expulsion

Whistleblower Who Alleged Horse ‘Torture’ Threatened with ExpulsionHumane Society of the United States(NEW YORK) -- After speaking out to ABC News about what he called "torture for the sake of a blue ribbon" in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, the director of equine protection for the Humane Society of the United...

Accused Tennessee Show Horse Abuser Pleads Guilty

Accused Tennessee Show Horse Abuser Pleads GuiltyABC News(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- One of the leading trainers in the famed Tennessee Walking Horse industry admitted Tuesday that he abused horses under his care to enhance their performance, the latest step in a case that has renewed controversy over th...

Video Reveals Torture of Horses Trained to Win Championships

Video Reveals Torture of Horses Trained to Win ChampionshipsHumane Society of the United States(NEW YORK) -- Large numbers of the famed Tennessee Walking Horses have been tortured and beaten in order to make them produce the high-stepping gait that wins championships, an ABC News investigation has found."All to...

HBO Cancels ‘Luck’ Following Third Horse Death

HBO Cancels ‘Luck’ Following Third Horse DeathGusmano Cesaretti/HBO(NEW YORK) -- HBO's Luck has run out. The cable network announced Wednesday it has cancelled the freshman horse racing drama after it recently experienced its third horse fatality during production.HBO said in a statement, "While w...

HBO Series "Luck" Postpones Filming After Third Horse Dies on Set

HBO Series "Luck" Postpones Filming After Third Horse Dies on SetTim Flach/Stone/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The death of a third horse on the set of the HBO drama Luck has the network suspending filming with horses for the second time while the accident is investigated.The American Humane Association, which overse...

As Americans Get Bigger, So Do Horses and Saddles

As Americans Get Bigger, So Do Horses and SaddlesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the rugged cowboy country of western Colorado, master saddle maker Bob Klenda has noticed a troublesome trend since he started stitching leather in 1961: The typical horseback rider has a much bigger posterior.&ld...

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