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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Take the 2015 American Horse Publications 2015 Equine Industry Survey!

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this survey is to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry. In addition, it seeks to gather information regarding the most important issues facing the industry. Please note that when we use the word "horse," we are referring to all equids (horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thoroughbred Makeover Open For Entries with $100,000 Incentive

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) officially launched the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover today, announcing a projected $100,000 in cash and prizes to the top placed horses in ten equestrian disciplines.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Still Looking to Refinance? Better Act Fast

In terms of refinancing, 2014 was pretty close to a dream, with rates hovering in the vicinity of 4%. But even though this year is coming to a close, there’s still good news: Even if you haven’t refinanced yet, you haven’t missed the boat.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fannie, Freddie and FHFA Detail Low Down-Payment Mortgage Program

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their regulator provided details on Monday for a low down-payment mortgage program, which could open homeownership to thousands of cash-strapped borrowers.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ask the Vet: Tendon & Ligament Injuries & Rehabilitation

Question: My 18-year-old horse tore 60% of his deep flexor tendon. We are five months into recovery. Will he ever be able to jump again or do these injuries have a tendency to tear again?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Get a Loan Preapproval

Few experiences are more frustrating than falling in love with a home that’s for sale and then discovering you can’t afford to buy it. The majority of first-time buyers need to finance their home purchase, and a consultation with a mortgage lender is a crucial step in the homebuying process because you need to understand your purchasing power before you begin to look at homes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ask The Vet: Orthopedic Surgery

Question: Is it recommended to do surgery by cutting the flexor ligament in a horse that has an 11 degree rotation of the coffin bone?

Clinton Anderson Training Tip: Horse Playing With The Bit

It's very normal in the beginning for a young horse to mouth and play with the bit when he's first introduced to it. He's just trying to figure out what the new piece of equipment is. When I put a bit in a horse's mouth for the first time, I like to practice groundwork with the mecate bridle so the horse gets used to feeling the bit in his mouth, and at the same time...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Horse-Training Tips for a Sour Horse

Competition can place tremendous stress on performance horses and their riders. Nervousness at competition, poor preparedness or conditioning, and poor horsemanship can all cause a horse to go sour.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Junior Working Cow Horse

A Lil Dab Will Do is all it took for Robert Chown to bring home the gold in junior working cow horse for the L&K Barker Family Trust at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show.

Cold Weather Tips for your Pets

As the temperatures begin to drop, many pet owners worry about their pets spending time outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping the four-legged members of your family warm and safe during the winter months.

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