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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Versatile Success

by Kate Sanchez

Addison Coutts is just a senior at Springs Charter School in Temecula, CA, but she’s achieved more in the horse-show pen than some people twice her age!

An extremely well-rounded young lady, Coutts lives just outside of wine country in Temecula where she continues to follow in her mother’s horse-loving footsteps, a passion that’s been present since Coutts was a very young girl.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Family and Horses First

by Kate Sanchez

There’s much that goes into showing horses, but for Carol Elder of the Fallbrook and Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta areas, in CA, everything about the experience involves family. Whether it’s raising or showing horses, Elder and a variety of family members do it together for the most enjoyable experience possible.

For the horsewoman, even her earliest horse experiences revolved around family. “My parents purchased a flashy yearling for my first horse when I was in third grade”, she shares.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Metalic Al Wins Big

by Sally Harrison

Metalic Al, ridden by Tom Shelly for Metallic All LLC, Los Olivos, Calif., scored 225 points on Saturday, September 2, to win the ICHA Futurity Mercuria World Series Open Finals in Nampa, Idaho.

Eazee E scored 220 points under Tatum Rice for second, while QB Cat, shown by Clint Allen, and Metallic Rebel, with Beau Galyean, each scored 219 points to split third and fourth-place money.

Metalic Al, a 7-year-old son of Metallic Cat and $90,000 NCHA Futurity Sale 2-year-old graduate, earned $10,970 for his win, increasing his lifetime earnings to $143,195.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Making Their Mark

by Delores Kuhlwein

Select Amateurs from California and beyond reach for the top at the 2017 Adequan® Select World Show

Select: se·lect \ sə-ˈlekt \. Adjective. 1. of special value or excellence: superior, choice

Select Amateurs are in a league of their own, and they proved their excellence once again at this year’s 2017 Adequan Select World Show.

Over 540 exhibitors and more than 730 horses from United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Belgium graced the site of the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, ready for a chance at 44 world championship titles.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Lasting Impression

by Kate Sanchez

To know the story of “Tim the Trail Man”, one must first understand where it all began. It’s a story dating back to right after World War II, when his father relocated to central California.

Little did everyone know that this would be the start of an extensive career for one of the very best trail course designers known; a man who would shape, and re-shape the way trail classes everywhere are performed today.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Best Home Improvement Ideas to Try This Fall

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Sometimes, the very best home improvement ideas come down to timing. And what better time for a refresh than the arrival of fall.

In addition to being a great season to go apple picking and admire the foliage, it's also the perfect time of year for making a number of home improvements. Here are some timely projects to tackle this fall.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ask the Vet: Preparing for Rehabilitation

by Answered by, Terri Van Wambeke, DVM, Oregon City, OR Courtesy of, AAEP

Question: My veterinarian advised placing Nanric ultimate wedges on my laminitic mare with no radiographs or a plan of action discussed. The veterinarian abandoned treatment with no follow-up only advising me to keep the horse on stall rest 24-7. After a month, the smell coming from the wedges made obtain expertise from another veterinarian. The wedges were removed only to reveal both front hooves had small holes in the soles at tips of frogs. Radiographs were taken that same day, which showed minor rotation. We are now into month two, treating these holes at great expense. Were the wedges used properly?

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