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Soring article has new legal case and refs[edit]

Could someone with experience in editing equine pages take a look at the Talk:Soring page, please?

Briefly, there is a section on the soring page for legal cases, and the McConnell case is covered at length. The McGartland case is not covered at all, but it is currently in the news.

I have listed two RS news pieces with relevant quotes about the McGartland case. I could write a description and insert the refs, but i feel that a regular equine editor would be handier at the task. Thanks.

-- catherine yronwode, not logged in) (talk) 05:29, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Animal sanctuaries supporting equines[edit]

Recognising that there's only a partial overlap in interests here, I'd like nevertheless to put in a request: Among the animal sanctuaries listed in the List of animal sanctuaries there are a number which support horses. Any help in improving (or, in many cases, starting) these articles would be most welcome.

I am particularly disappointed that when I tried to start an article for Willows Animal Sanctuary, Fraserburgh, Scotland (a Scottish charity since 1999, much of that time as an Animal Assisted Therapy unit catering to the local authority,[1] as well as an animal rescue operation) it was speedily disposed of because (even after sorting copyright issues, and with several secondary source refs) apparently its notability was not established. If there's somebody out there who's better at getting the right 'slant' who'd like to have a crack at it I'd be most grateful. Here are some other refs...[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Yadsalohcin (talk) 21:45, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Yadsalohcin, I would be willing to help. How about we start it as a draft, say Draft:Willows Animal Sanctuary, so more than one person can work on it and get it in hood shape before moving to mainspace? I think it's notable, the main thing is to try and be neutral (you can't look like you're promoting stuff via Wikipedia, even charities). White Arabian Filly Neigh 23:23, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
White Arabian Filly Neigh great start, many thanks. I have no connection with the place and was not intending to 'promote' it, but I can see that sometimes in one's haste to start an article it might look that way... Yadsalohcin (talk) 06:41, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, the main thing is to use news or other sources, not press releases or that type of thing. I'll check Google News later. White Arabian Filly Neigh 22:49, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Those Canadians...[edit]

Hola, me again. As I said, I started getting an overview and doing minor rearrangements in the German Wiki - which, at the moment, is fixing redlinks. Stumbled across the Canadian horse, but there are also links to the Canadian Pacer (as far as I learnt, a sub-sepcies of the former?) and the Canadian Sport Horse, using this picture. Turns out, that horse is registered as a "Canadian Warmblood" with the FEI... [1] I'm seriously lost. Are those all the same, are they different, different breed registries or... just creations from our side, maybe some mis-translations? Would be happy bunnies if anybody had any info :) Best wishes, --Fallen Sheep (talk) 00:03, 3 March 2017 (UTC) (Eh.)

Fallen Sheep, the breeds reported by Canada to DAD-IS are these – obviously not all specifically Canadian. Canadian Pacer is reported as extinct, which is probably why that's a redirect (for now, at least). As you can see, neither Canadian Sport Horse nor Canadian Warmblood is listed. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 10:44, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! That seems to be a good source, too, muchas gracias. Fallen Sheep (talk) 12:36, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
It's a source that's as good as the data reported to it. Most countries do a pretty good job, but don't get Montanabw started on the reporting of US horse breeds! It looks as if the Canadians actually do know what horse breeds they have (or had); I had a quick look at the website of that Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, but didn't see anything to suggest that it constitutes a breed – it seems to be a place to register warmblood horses of various breeds that have been bred in Canada. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 15:25, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
A comment: My copy of Simon & Schuster's guide to horses says the Canadian Horse is a stock or working breed, ridden by cowboys and similar to the Quarter Horse. There seems to be a Warmblood or sport horse breed from every country. I know the American Warmblood is basically just a cross of a bunch of different things right now, although at some point in the future it may become pure (after all, all breeds started with crosses). I'd bet Canadian Warmblood is in a similar position. White Arabian Filly Neigh 16:36, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
There’s another whole debate over whether some of the warmbloods are “breeds” or not. I also question if a "Canadian Hunter" is really a breed, either. But, on WP, if they have a breed registry or breed society, or listed in some reliable source, they are a breed. Justlettersandnumbers is probably right, the Pacer is extinct, but even the Canadians have some really bad reporters — Palomino is not a breed!  ;-O I must say that the Lac la Croix Indian Pony looks interesting though. Anyone want to do up that article? Montanabw(talk) 07:36, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Man o' War at 100[edit]

Anyone else interested in upgrading Man o' War for his 100th anniversary? Starting to see some good articles to use as source material. I'll dive in as soon as I finish my current round of updates on Dan Patch. Jlvsclrk (talk) 06:23, 3 March 2017 (UTC)


Does anyone know what this horse disease might be called in modern times? Every source I find on it is from like, the 1800s. I don't know a thing about horses or horse medicine but I would very much like to de-orphan this page, either by linking to it or merging it elsewhere. ♠PMC(talk) 07:51, 14 March 2017 (UTC)