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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

High-Point English Horse

The 2014 World Show was all good for All Rise, and he captures the High-Point English Horse title. It’s never too late to try something new, and for All Rise, the 2014 APHA World Championship Show was the perfect place to put his newfound skills to the test.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Super Gelding

MJ Watch Yer Six tops the Super Gelding standings with two world champion titles at the 2014 APHA World Championship Show.

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 APHA World Championship Show Generates More Entries, Big Money & Top Competition

The American Paint Horse Association recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its annual APHA World Championship Show, which took place November 5–15 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Alpha Equine - The Cutting Edge of Breeding

Breeding a champion horse is part art and part science. At Alpha Equine in Granbury, Texas decades of experience in the art of breeding are paired with cutting edge technology in a state of the art facility to create the perfect program for producing the next generation of champion equines.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Selling Potential Asset, Pleasure and Halter horses in the Pro Horse Services December Online Auction

The December Online Auction produced by Professional Horse Services, LLC will offer a great group of horses. Mike Jennings announces “We are excited to offer Steve Heckaman’s stallion, Potential Asset, AQHA High Point Performance Halter Stallion, Superior Western Riding. He is also a proven sire of Pleasure and All Around horses. He is a full brother to Gota Lota Potential, the sire of Lazy Loper.”
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Celebrates National Finals Rodeo in True "Vegas Cowboy Central" Spirit with Non-Stop Rodeo Promotions

LAS VEGAS – South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa plays home to the rodeo world in true Vegas Cowboy Central fashion during National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Las Vegas’ largest rodeo event of the year, with a full lineup of live entertainment, Western art and gift shows, NFR viewing parties, buckle presentations for NFR winners, rodeo events and more Monday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 14.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Horsemanship Intern Training With Richard Winters

I currently have a young intern on my ranch who is helping me with the day-to-day operations of our horse business. He's an eager young man with a good attitude and is also a hard worker. However, he lacks experience with horses and horsemanship principles. That's all right. That's why he's here. It has reminded me that we are not all born with the horsemanship knowledge that is often times taken for granted.

Risks of Shock Collars and Fences

There are many options available for new pet owners when it comes to training the new member of the family. The most controversial method of training is the use of shock collars or shock fences. Many stories and photos have surfaced in the media recently showing animals who have been harmed by these devices.

It’s in the Drag

Arena care is important for horse health and show success.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Care

One of the main differences Jim Kiser of Kiser Arena Specialists compensates for between an outdoor and an indoor arena is moisture content.

Choosing Footing for Your Outdoor Arena

Many outdoor arenas demand footing that will please a lot of people. From western pleasure to speed events, all-purpose arenas must have safe, durable footing that will hold up without being too deep or too slick.

Bob Kiser, owner of Kiser Arena Specialists, points you in the right direction for footing material you can use for just about any event.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The Tad Lucas award is one of the Rodeo Hall of Fame’s most prestigious awards in honor of “The First Lady of Rodeo.” In order to be recognized for this achievement, recipients must exemplify talent, courage, spirit, and compassion while upholding and promoting our great Western heritage.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

World Champions, Producers and Show Horses Highlight August Online Auction

Professional Horse Services, LLC will offer more than 90 horses in the August Online Auction, which will close over two days, August 20 and 21. Bidding will open at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 18. Links to the Online Auction Catalog can be found at

Halter Horses offered in the Auction include World Champions, World Champion Producers, Show Horses, prospects and broodmares representing Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and Palominos.

Entries Still Accepted for Congress Sale & Appaloosa World Sale!

Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC, announces “We are still accepting entries for two major show horse auctions, the Congress Super Sale & Appaloosa World Sale. You can offer your horses to the top owners and exhibitors in the industry because they are held in conjunction with the top shows in the business.” Entries will be accepted into early September.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Managing During Drought

Written by Doug Thal, DVM, DABVP, Courtesy of AAEP
Several areas of the country are currently experiencing drought. Abnormally dry conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.


Horses on productive pastures tend to exercise naturally as they graze; this constant moving and foraging is beneficial for their digestive health.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 Tips for Fighting Fungus-Infected Fescue

Written by AAEP

Tall fescue is a grass which grows on over 35 million acres of land in the United States. As many as 700,000 horses may graze fescue pastures or be fed fescue hay each year. Many of these pastures contain fescue that is infected with an endophytic fungus that is toxic to horses. When the horse ingests the grass, it is steadily poisoned by alkaloids produced by the fungus.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Pinto World Championship

Thousands of people came to the Pinto World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue their dreams of big wins and big titles. Many have been working hard and preparing themselves and their equines for the opportunity to share the stage with fellow PtHA members and 2014 PWC exhibitors. These exhibitors demonstrated the finest level of horsemanship and sportsmanship while exhibiting the many talents of their Pintos.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Ask the Vet: EPM

Question: My Thoroughbred gelding is 24-years-old and has Cushing's Disease and now we suspect EPM. He is being treated for both. What are the odds of a full recovery from EPM - I mean will I ever be able to ride him again?

Answer: According to current research information, around 70% of horses treated for EPM with appropriate medications and protocols will respond and return to their previous performance levels. Your horse is suffering from two separate diseases, however; so his return will depend on how readily each affected system (hormonal, or endocrine, and neurologic) is able to respond to treatments.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blister Beetle Poisoning

Written by Benjamin Espy, DVM
Many horse owners feed alfalfa hay to supplement their horse and is a very efficient source of protein and calcium. Alfalfa hay requires very specific growing conditions and is primarily harvested in the western United States. Even if you are using alfalfa that has been harvested months or years previously, your horse is still at risk for blister beetle toxicity.

The blister beetle (Epicauta) is highly toxic to sheep and cattle, but primarily to horses. As little as four (4) to six (6) grams of blister beetles can be deadly to an 1100 lb. horse. Blister beetles swarm in alfalfa fields and are drawn into bales by accident. Even small parts of these beetles are toxic to a horse. Whole insects need not be present to be dangerous.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

AjPHA Youth show their personalities in Youth Team Tournament

During the first day of the 2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, nine teams from around the world participated in the Youth Team Tournament. They showed their home state and country pride with coordinating outfits during the team events as well as arena antics that showed that although they took the competition seriously, they aren't afraid to laugh at their own mishaps and successes.

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