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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

“The Power Of Your Intuition”

Do you believe in intuition? Do you follow your “gut feelings?” Paying attention to your thoughts and following where they lead is something some people live by.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Moving Forward

Have you ever said, “Well, moving forward, let’s __________ .” You let go of anything that holds you back. You look to what you want to create next. You focus on progress, a move in a positive direction.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Redesigned NFR Mobile App

Las Vegas Events announced it has launched the new mobile application for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Rodeo fans will now be able to fully plan their rodeo experience in Las Vegas, which runs from Dec. 1 - 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ask the Vet: General Health

Question: What are the pink splotches just below the coronet band on my paint horse\'s rear hooves. Yes both hoof walls have them. One is streaked horizontally, and the other hoof is more of a splot.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rusty Green Reaches NSBA Million Dollar Milestone

Rusty Green hits career milestone that only one other rider has achieved - winning one million dollars in lifetime earnings in National Snaffle Bit Association-sanctioned events.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

Keeping your pet safe from harmful food or plants is an important part in every pet care routine. That’s why Dr. Leslie Easterwood, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recommended all horse owners keep their fields clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Renovated Thomas & Mack Center to Include The ‘Shoe, a Bold New Fan Hospitality Area

In 2015, the Thomas & Mack Center underwent a multimillion dollar renovation that included new seats, a wider concourse, upgraded restrooms and more concession stands.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Local Mounted Archery Competitors Win in Asia

"It is Official we will be going to Korea to represent the United States in the World Martial Arts Masterships on the CIMAC Team to compete in horseback archery there and we will also be competing in Mongolia in the Asian Championships,"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Snaffle Bit Futurity

Duals Lucky Charm and Kelby Phillips Win Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship. Saturday, October 1, was the long- awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals day.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pet Talk: Cat Food for Thought

Anyone who owns a dog or a cat knows that they will typically eat anything they can get their paws on. While it is not harmful for a dog to eat a cat's food, it can be potentially hazardous for a cat to eat a dog's food.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Never Rake Your Lawn Again: Leaf Control Made Easy

Here’s the best news you’ll read all day: You should never rake your fall leaves again. That’s right, leaf removal is a waste of time, effort, and money (if you hire someone to do it).

Sunday, November 13, 2016

What are the Benefits of Early Christmas Gift Shopping?

I know people complain about those people that buy their Christmas presents in the January sales but there is something to be said for getting organised. It really depends on two main factors - time and money.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Keep an Eye on Body Condition of Horses Through the Winter

Horses can lose a significant amount of weight during a hard winter. It takes a lot of energy to stay warm in severe weather, and owners may not notice their horses losing condition if the process if gradual.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage

There are many options for suitable floors in a horse facility and the fitness of a horse's legs and feet can be greatly affected by the type of stall flooring chosen.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cold Weather Care

It is hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. The good news is that horses are inherently well equipped to handle practically anything that winter can dish out as long as they have a way to get out of the wind.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

7 Do-It-Yourself Upgrades To Your Barn

These seven upgrades are functional, cost effective and can enhance your property value. These projects can be accomplished by most do-it-yourself-ers and the results will be appreciated by both the two- and four-legged users!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Training Tip with Clinton Anderson: A Staple Exercise

Lunging is one of the most used and abused exercises in the horse world. You can go to any horse show or training facility to see what I mean. Often you'll see someone in the middle of an arena lunging a horse on a 60- or 70-foot lead rope.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Horse-Training Methods for Desensitization

Help your horse get used to being touched around his ears, eyes and mouth with these horse-training tips. The head is a very delicate area, and many horses show confidence problems when touched here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pet Talk Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative myelopathy is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord that begins in older adulthood and progresses slowly until dogs are no longer able to walk unassisted.

The cause of the disease is associated with a mutation in the SOD1 gene.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sort It Out

Ranch sorting grows in popularity as a horse-showing event among American Quarter Horse owners.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Creep Feed Knowing When And How To Creep Feed Your Foal Is Key To Their Health And Development.

You can help solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year. Creep feeders allow foals to become accustomed to eating solid foods before weaning time, reducing stress.

Plus, Gwen McBride from The Equine Research Centre at the University of Guelph in Ontario, says that to supplement growth in nursing foals, creep feed provides the nutrients that aren’t found in adequate amounts in mare’s milk – i.e., calcium, phosphorus and trace minerals such as copper, manganese, zinc and iron.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ask the Vet? What is Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock wave therapy or ESWT (extracorporeal shock wave therapy) is a non-invasive treatment that can be used as a regenerative therapy to facilitate healing.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

NRHA Welcomes First 11 Million Dollar Sire: Topsail Whiz

Always in a league of his own, Topsail Whiz has made yet another milestone in the world of Reining. The late Topsail Whiz has now become NRHA’s one and only 11 Million Dollar Sire. Less than two years after hitting the 10 Million Dollar Sire Milestone, the legacy of Topsail Whiz lives on.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"When Your Horse Gets Antsy"

It's a natural instinct. When your horse gets nervous and starts "antsing" around, you try and calm him by looking down at him, petting him on the neck and loosening the reins.
A loving look, a pat on the neck and a release of the reins are three responses that would seem to take the pressure off of him, right?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sort It Out

Ranch sorting grows in popularity as a horse-showing event among American Quarter Horse owners.

Two riders, two horses, two pens, 11 head of cattle - and only 60 seconds to work. Sound like fun? Ranch sorting became an AQHA class in 2007, and it continues to grow in popularity.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Andalusian World Cup To Offer Record Prize Money and Other Awards

What do all these horses and riders have in common, other than being beautifully turned out for one of the top Iberian horse shows in the world? Prize money!
As the top competitor in their respective divisions, each of them  returned home from last year's Andalusian World Cup (AWC) with substantial prize money, in addition to trophies, product baskets, or other awards.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

You can help solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year. Creep feeders allow foals to become accustomed to eating solid foods before weaning time, reducing stress.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Youth Earn College Cash From The 2016 Farnam Breeders Trust Scholarship Program

Showing Breeders’ Trust-enrolled Paint Horses really paid off for two exhibitors.
AjPHA members Mollie Coffin and Lauren Zaddack each received a $1,000 FarnamBreeders’ Trust Youth scholarship from APHA and Farnam Horse Products; additionally, an APHA regional club of their choice each receives $500, courtesy of Farnam.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ApHC and dac® Bring 2016 World Sale Back to Auction Ring

After trying different avenues the Appaloosa Horse Club Sale Committee has made the decision to bring their World Sale back to the live auction ring.
The 2016 World Sale will be presented by dac® and takes place on October 26th in conjunction with the World Championship ApHC Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pet Talk: Boarding Your Pets

Many people associate the summer months with traveling and fun in the sun. While some people consider their pet a travel companion, other pets may be better left at home. How can you decide the best option for your pet?
Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offered some insight.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Healing the Bowed Tendon

When people say a horse is "bowed" or that it has a "bowed tendon", they are generally referring to the tearing of the superficial digital flexor tendon in the middle of the cannon bone region.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Andalusian World

With the 2016 Andalusian World Cup only three months away, plans for the country's largest Iberian horse show are ramping up quickly -- so quickly that the show's organizer, Andalusian World, has issued a multiitem announcement covering show news.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Do You Really Know What the Equine Infectious Anemia Testing or “Coggins Testing” is?

Each year many horse owners have an Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or Coggins testing performed on their horse.
Obtaining an EIA testing result on an equine does not prevent the horse from contacting the Equine infectious anemia disease, but identifies equine that have the potential to be “carriers” of the disease. Most horse owners accept that obtaining the testing result is just an added expense on their veterinarian bill. They pay for the testing so that they can participate in horse events or travel across interstate lines.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Seven Hidden Dangers Common in Every Barn

In their natural state, horses tend to lead consistent, uncomplicated lives. However, even in the very best barns with the most conscientious owners, modern horses are often subjected to unnatural stresses that can pose serious health risks, from colic to gastric ulcers, and beyond.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Diet Adjustments Provide Relief for PSSM Horses

Among light horses, polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) primarily affects Quarter Horses and members of related breeds such as Paints and Appaloosas.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

AQHA Adds Show Rules

Effective June 1, 2016, judges may disqualify exhibitors for any equipment or attire that would give an unfair advantage
According to Rule SHW 300.2, AQHA judges have the authority to require the removal or alteration of any piece of equipment or accoutrement which is unsafe, or in his opinion would tend to give a horse an unfair advantage or which he believes to be inhuman.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Realtors Reveal: 5 Home Buyers From Hell—and How You Can Avoid Being One

As most people beyond kindergarten age come to realize, you can learn just as much from seriously bad behavior as you can from good. What better way to familiarize yourself with the fine points of not being a complete jerk than to see one in action?

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 30th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22 - 25, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Friday, June 17, 2016

AQHA Adds Show Rules

Effective June 1, 2016, judges may disqualify exhibitors for any equipment or attire that would give an unfair advantage. According to Rule SHW 300.2, AQHA judges have the authority to require the removal or alteration of any piece of equipment or accoutrement which is unsafe, or in his opinion would tend to give a horse an unfair advantage or which he believes to be inhuman.

Andalusian World

With the 2016 Andalusian World Cup only three months away, plans for the country's largest Iberian horse show are ramping up quickly -- so quickly that the show's organizer, Andalusian World, has issued a multiitem announcement covering show news.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Healing the Bowed Tendon

When people say a horse is "bowed" or that it has a "bowed tendon", they are generally referring to the tearing of the superficial digital flexor tendon in the middle of the cannon bone region.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NRCHA Stallion Stakes

National Reined Cow Horse Association Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Arizona, claimed the 2016 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Championship riding SJR Diamond Rey (Dual Rey x Shiners Diamond Girl x Shining Spark), a 2012 gelding bred and owned by NRCHA Corporate Partner San Juan Ranch.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ground Control Horseshoes

Graphic Designer and horse rider, Kristy Watson, of Bergheim, Texas found herself at a crossroads 17 years ago. Her favorite Appaloosa, Hickory, had injured himself by kicking his hind hoof, fitted with a metal horseshoe, into his front leg.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Making Horse Shows Fun for Kids

How to help youth succeed in the horse-showing ring while having a great time.

AQHA Professional Horseman Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, makes sure that showing is both fun and educational for youth.

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