WAVERLY, Iowa — The Waverly draft horse auction moves fast, with several people poised around the ring ready to yell as soon as a hand starts to rise. The auctioneer’s voice blares over the loudspeaker and prices ascend into the thousands for each horse that enters.
In a changing world of new farming machinery and updated technology, some people still prefer literal horsepower.
EWING — In some ways, Steve Meyer’s job isn’t much different from that of a child welfare counselor, except he works for the federal Bureau of Land Management and his clients have four legs.
The Illinois State Fair Friday increased biosecurity practices in one of its standardbred horse barns after learning that several horses in the barn may have been exposed to a horse at Balmoral Park in Chicago that was exhibiting symptoms of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), a contagious disease …