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Monday, December 21, 2015

Two AQHA Professional Horsemen in the Stands at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas Were No Doubt Very, Very Happy Friday Night

AQHA World Champion Slick By Design has notched another laurel: winning Round 2 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Jason Martin and Charlie Cole of Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, Texas, own Slick By Design, the barrel-racing winner of Round 2 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “Slick’s” rider, Michele McLeod, was probably just as excited.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Top American Quarter Horse Named at World Championship Ranch Rodeo

When DMAC Dow Jones, a 2004 red roan son of Hesa Peptospoonful, was named Top Horse and Top American Quarter Horse of the 2015 World Championship Ranch Rodeo, his owner and rider, Buster Frierson, was quick to give credit where credit’s due.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stop the Cycle of Addiction: Give to Horses Healing Hearts This Holiday Season

Dear Horses Healing Hearts Friends and Supporters: At a recent Horses Healing Hearts session, we were discussing addiction. Miss Rhonda, our director of children's programs, asked the kids "What is addiction? Can anyone explain it to me?"

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jorst Begins Olympic Quest with Top 8 Finish at U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, Adds New Star to Stable

America’s dressage darling Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nev. kicked off her quest to qualify for the U.S. Dressage Team by traveling across the country to compete among America’s top-ranked horse and rider combinations.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Top American Quarter Horse Named at World Championship Ranch Rodeo

When DMAC Dow Jones, a 2004 red roan son of Hesa Peptospoonful, was named Top Horse and Top American Quarter Horse of the 2015 World Championship Ranch Rodeo, his owner and rider, Buster Frierson, was quick to give credit where credit’s due.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Warming Up for a Horse Show

When I ride a horse, I want him supple from his nose through his hips. I want to be able to move my foot or lightly lift my hand and have my horse instantly move his hip, rib cage, or shoulder.
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saddle Up for the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Grab your Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats for the Kick-off Party to the National Finals Rodeo! Saddle up for the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 2 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sun Circuit 2016

The 2016 Sun Circuit will be January 9-17, two weeks earlier than usual. This time slot places it prior to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction and the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament that are also held at West World.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Protect Our State’s Horse Heritage: Save the Horse Racing Industry in Texas

Here in Texas, we take great pride in our state and all that it’s known for—our warm people, hot summers and hottest salsas; our wide-open spaces; our storied history; business opportunities; food; music; ranches and farms; and of course, cattle and horses.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scott Stewart Collects Sixth WCHR Professional Finals Title Aboard Reality

Allison Joyce Earns First Major Finals Win in ARIAT Adult Medal; Maloomian and Invincible Collect $2,500 WCHR Adult Amateur Challenge; Cloe Hymowitz Takes First Round of $10,000 North American Jr./AO Challenge Cup.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Equine Athlete Care at Its Finest

Conditioning and Rehabilitating Equine Athletes. Fossil Creek Equine Center is the newest state of the art equine conditioning and rehabilitation facility in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

IEA Alumni wins ARIAT Adult Medal Finals

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is proud to announce the impressive achievement earned by one of their alumni members. IEA Alumna Allison "Allie" Joyce of Medway, Massachusetts, earned top honors at the 2015 Capital Challenge Horse Show held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, by winning the ARIAT Adult Medal Finals, the most prestigious adult medal finals offered in the United States.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

IEA Youth Equestrian Finals Set At Kentucky Horse Park

The 2016 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky April 20-24, 2016. After four years apart, the IEA Hunt Seat and Western disciplines will be reunited for the Finals competition.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The International 2015 - Back to the Future

The third week in September marked the return of The International to Denver, Colorado after a six-year hiatus. This innovative Reining event offered opportunities for all levels of horses and riders to compete for significant prize money and incredible awards in the Mile High City.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Triple Crown Nutrition®, Inc. Named Official Feed Sponsor of the U.S. Eventing, Show Jumping, and Dressage Teams

Triple Crown Nutrition is proud to announce a new partnership with The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Triple Crown Nutrition is now the Official Feed Sponsor of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, the Herm├Ęs U.S. Show Jumping Team, and the U.S. Dressage Team.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Elite Rodeo Athletes Announce FOX Sports Deal

Multi-Year Agreement That Will Launch With Beginning of ERA Tour, March 2016. Today, Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) makes rodeo history, officially unveiling a deal with FOX Sports that will telecast the entire ERA season and World Championship event in 2016.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Try a “psycho clinic” to boost your competition confidence this horse-showing season.

One of my riders was on course at an important competition. She was in the air, over a jump, when – boom – out of nowhere, she gets hit in the chest by this massive Mallard duck!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Texas Quarter Horse Association To Hold Aqha Introductory/Open All Breed Horse Show With Free Clinics October 23-24

The Halter and Performance Committee of the Texas Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that TQHA will be holding an AQHA Introductory Show that will include all-breed open horse show classes and free clinics. 
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Rebuilding After Your Loss - Settlement of Your Insurance Claim

Once your loss has been reported to your insurance carrier and an adjuster has assessed the damage, an evaluation of your loss will be sent to the carrier for settlement of your claim. 
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ready, Set, Haul

If you’re a horse owner, sooner or later you’re going to want to haul your horse somewhere, whether it’s to a show, out for a trail ride or even to a vet or farrier appointment.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

“Tread” Carefully When You’re Hauling to Go Horseback Riding

When was the last time you took a really good look at the tires on your horse trailer? While air pressure is very important, it’s not the only thing that counts when it comes to tire safety.
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Don't Bore Your Horse To Death

Once your horse understands an exercise, it's important to move on. There's nothing horses hate more than being forced to do the same exercise every single day.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pets like Camping, too!

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, camping during the springtime can be a perfect weekend getaway.  However, if you don’t want to leave your four-legged friends behind while setting out on your adventure, try bringing them along.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Be Mindful Of Yourself To Curb Anticipation In Your Horse

If you're having trouble with your horse getting ahead of you, stop and assess the situation. Without realizing it, you may be unintentionally giving your horse "pre-cues" to a maneuver.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beating The Spook On The Trail - Redirect Nervous Energy

If your horse does spook at something, put his energy to good use. If it's an object you can ride around, circle your horse as close as you can to it, and every one and half circles, turn him into the object and head off in the new direction.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Keep Your Cool

How to manage horseback riding in the heat. Performance horses are still expected to deliver an optimum performance, even as the weather gets hot.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Clear Water Tabs

Clear Water Troughs is a new company that has a product which will reduce cleaning duties for your horses’ water troughs. Our tablet will slow the growth of algae (which turns your trough and water green) keeping your trough cleaner, longer.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September And October Event Schedule At South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Home Improvements: 5 Upgrades to Consider

Your options are nearly endless when it comes to home improvements - 5 Upgrades to Consider. While many homeowners have their minds set upon a major overhaul (i.e. a five-star kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and gadgets), there are other home upgrades that can be completed in a more timely and efficient manner.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ask the Vet: Equine Dental Care

Question: I have a 4-year-old gelding pony and I noticed he has black discoloration in the center (chewing surface) of the upper and lower incisor teeth. Does the black area on the tooth indicate the teeth are not healthy?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Clinton Anderson Training Tip: Use What You Got

When it comes to training your horse, your imagination is your greatest tool. The more creative you can be in your lessons, the more interested your horse will be in his job.

Friday, August 7, 2015

ACTHA Announces the Great American Trail Horse Festival

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced a first of its kind trail horse celebration, honoring the diversity of all of America’s trail horses.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sell your Paints, Appaloosas and Quarter Horses in the Congress Super Sale

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association and Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC are inviting owners of Paint, Appaloosas and color breed horses to sell in the 49th Annual Congress Super Sale, to be held on SATURDAY, October 17.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Cutting Edge for Animal Welfare

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), producer of the world's richest equine events outside of racing and a leader in animal welfare, recently unveiled a custom-built horse ambulance to be available on-site at all major NCHA events.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Clear Water Tabs

Clear Water Troughs is a new company that has a product which will reduce cleaning duties for your horses’ water troughs. Our tablet will slow the growth of algae (which turns your trough and water green) keeping your trough cleaner, longer.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Grey Area - AKA The Hoof

As horse owners, farriers, trainers and veterinarians, we all know about the ever increasing foot ailments that horses endure. We have all heard the saying, “No foot, No horse”. Do we really live that approach in our day to day lives with our equine companions?

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