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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SMART BOONS No Doubt About It, He’s The ‘Real Deal’

No doubt about Smart Boons; he’s the ‘real deal’ from every angle. Make yourself a checklist of exactly what you want in a sire, and then start checking the boxes. Pedigree? Peptoboonsmal, out of a Smart Little Lena Mare. Check!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Therapeutic Options With Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatments

During summer Olympics, some of the world’s finest equine athletes compete in various equestrian events. These are some of the elite performance horses attended to by team veterinarians. Many of these veterinarians utilized veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic in their treatment regimens for these outstanding athletes.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home

We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with selling the house and not having to spend thousands of dollars on a moldy basement re-do? Oh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes! Well, it’s hard to blame them: they want to make the most of their home investment, too.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fitting the Sale Horse: It Pays to Prepare

Horses consigned to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales in Reno, Nev., are in one of the most important competitions of their lives, as they try to win a buyer willing to pay their maximum value. When sifting through hundreds of sale horses, a savvy shopper looks closely at conformation and pedigree. 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Managing Sweet Itch - Allergic Reaction to the Bite of the Midge Culicoides

Sweet itch is the common name used to describe an allergic reaction to the bite of the midge Culicoides. These tiny terrors don't look any more threatening than fruit flies but for horses allergic to the saliva in their bites they start an agonizing cycle of itching, rubbing, hair loss and skin breakdown.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ariat Sponsors PBR Bull Rider Luke Collins

North Carolina Rancher Joins the Ariat Athlete Roster - Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western and English footwear, apparel and accessories, has announced the sponsorship of Professional Bull Rider (PBR) athlete, Luke Collins. Collins represents Ariat’s western footwear and apparel lines.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Improve Your Horse Show Diet

Let’s talk about horse show food.  If you’re like many competitors, you wake up long before dawn and skip breakfast on your way to the show grounds. You grab a cinnamon roll from the concession stand when your stomach reminds you it’s 10 a.m. After riding through lunch, you might pick up a plate of nachos and a soda to tide you over through an afternoon of classes...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Peace of Mind

Property insurance protects you from unforeseen events – as long as you’ve bought the right policy. Kathleen Baxley, senior farm underwriter at Agri-Risk Services in Stilwell, Kansas, says owners of equine facilities should notify their insurance agents if they are dealing with people who might not have horse experience, because that might change the coverage.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Great Pine

Larry Rose of Ohio started squirreling away money in a savings account when he was 15, the year he won the open honor roll title in trail. He wasn’t sure what he was saving for, but if the opportunity knocked, he wanted to answer.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Cleaning a Stallion’s Sheath During Breeding Season

Question: How often should a stallion’s sheath be cleaned during the breeding season? We consulted the experts at the American Association of Equine Practitioners for answers. Answer: Cleaning a stallion’s sheath during breeding season is an important part of proper management. The horse should be teased so that he achieves an erection, and washed with warm water. Do not use soaps or disinfectants...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

What Recovery? Nearly 11% of U.S. Homeowners Are Still Underwater

If you watch the news, you’ve heard about the recovering housing market—prices are up, inventory is low, mortgage interest rates are below 4%, and more people have jobs... Yet, more than 10% of homeowners are still underwater. To be exact, 5.4 million, or 10.8% of all mortgaged properties, had negative equity in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report from CoreLogic, a California-based data provider.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

W.F. Young Acquires Leather Therapy® Brand and Product Portfolio

Makers of Absorbine® Add Leather Care Line to Portfolio of Trusted Horse Care Brands - W.F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine® products, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Leather Therapy® brand and complete product portfolio. The company is proud to welcome the line of quality leather care products to its family of trusted brands.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

W.F. Young Introduces New Bigeloil® Quilted Poultice Leg Wraps and Hoof Pads

Innovation from Bigeloil® offers an alternative to the mess of traditional clay poultices – The traditional practice of poulticing horses’ legs and hooves has proven to be an invaluable treatment for general heat and stiffness, withstanding the tests of time.  Now, Bigeloil® brings its years of expertise in muscle and leg care to poultice with Bigeloil Quilted Poultice Leg Wraps and Hoof Pads. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Absorbine® Introduces Enhanced Showsheen® Detangler Gel

New Formula with Argan Oil of Morocco Detangles Manes and Tails Like Never Before – ShowSheen® has long been trusted as the world’s top-selling grooming aid that nourishes, conditions, and detangles to bring out a healthy glow in every horse. With that same quality and dependability in mind, Absorbine® has developed new ShowSheen® Detangler Gel.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 Cactus Reining Classic - “Eleven Great Years and Counting”

It was the eleventh anniversary of the Cactus Reining Classic at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. To say that the show has come a long way since its premier in 2005 is undoubtedly a king-sized understatement. Amanda Brumley and the Brumley Management Group, LLC rescued the show and the WestWorld dates, stubbornly struggled through the first, few tough years, and have worked hard to help it grow more successful annually ever since.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bamacat and Woody Be Lucky top Houston NCHA Mercuria Finals

The first draw in the NCHA Mercuria Open Finals, during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was the ticket for Bamacat, shown by Austin Shepard for the Bamacat Syndicate. The 6-year-old stallion, sired by High Brow Cat, won the qualifying go-round with 224 points, then came back with a 223-point win in the finals.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Breedings to ONE TIME PEPTO and GUNNATRASHYA Selling to Benefit John Hoyt, Legendary Performance Horse Trainer

Breedings to One Time Pepto and Gunnatrashya have been donated to a benefit auction for Legendary Horseman, John Hoyt, by Jeffrey and Sheri Matthews, of Matthews Cutting Horses.  Jeff Oswood, of the Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, TX, has donated the chute fees, as well.

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April Events Schedule at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

South Point Arena and Equestrian Center features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. Check out the list of Events for April!

Getting Back On Track

In 2000, Swedish doctor Erland Beselin began experimenting with the pain relieving capabilities of ceramic textiles — inspired by the ancient Chinese practice of applying heated marble stone and baked clay to aching muscles. Combining this ancient therapy with modern scientific textile technology, Beselin created a range of products, under the brand name Back on Track, to help people, horses and dogs achieve a more active and comfortable lifestyle.

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