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Monday, August 31, 2015

Horse-Breeding Help: Weaning a Foal

Weaning your foal might be heavy on the heart, but it’s something that must be done. Weaning season is a gut-wrenching time of year.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Therapeutic Options

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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Managing Sweet Itch

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.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Equine Lung and Respiratory Health

“No lung, no horse” is every bit as true as “No foot, no horse.” As with subtle lameness, even minor decreases in lung function can have major impacts on performance. The lung is both remarkably simple and remarkably sophisticated.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ask The Vet - The Pre-Purchase Examination

I am buying a horse and a lameness exam seems a waste of money. What is really important to know and tests be taken when considering buying a horse?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Other Side of Horse Showing

Pamela Britton-Baer chronicles the tale of her first experience judging a horse show. Recently, someone asked me to judge a 4-H horse show.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Mental Guide to Horse-Showing Success

Great coaches in any sport will tell you that getting someone to become mentally stronger is their most challenging task. Teaching physical skills is much simpler because it’s concrete. For example, your riding instructor can easily coach you on seat, leg and hand cues to switch leads.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Redtail Ranch Performance Horses

The Pacific Northwest has a long history in ranching and Loren Macey of Star, Idaho is writing her Redtail Ranch and its horses into the rich history of the region. “Our mission is to breed and produce the finest performance quarter horses in the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Santa Lucia Farm – Dedication to Every Client and Every Patient

Foal season is here! In Santa Ynez, California at Santa Lucia Farm, beautiful new horses are already making their appearance thanks to their full service breeding and foaling facility.

Friday, August 21, 2015

J Five Ranch – Modern Champions Grown In Old West Fashion

At the west edge of Weatherford, Texas, in the heart of cutting horse country sets a place like no other. Beyond the stone walls, and aged timbers framing large iron gates that bear the J5 logo and bright red stars is a tribute to the old west for the modern era.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Is an Assumable Mortgage a Good Idea?

Looking for an alternative to a traditional mortgage? An assumable mortgage is a loan that allows a buyer to take over a seller’s current loan, typically with no change to the terms or interest rate.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Real Estate - Make Sure Your Remodel Has the Required Paperwork

Pushing paper may seem like the least fun thing about a remodel, but like eating your broccoli, you have to do it. Here’s an overview of the basic paperwork you will need.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Results of the Twombly Horse Sale on July 25th

Twombly Performance Horse Sale was held in Cheyenne during the Frontier Days Rodeo on July 25th in front of the train plaza! The previews were held at the Laramie County Fairgrounds just outside of Cheyenne.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Refinance 101: Do These 5 Things, and You’ll Be On Your Way to Saving Thousands

We get it. Refinancing can seem stressful—who wants to crunch numbers and talk with lenders when you already have your home? But there’s something more stressful than refinancing: leaving free money on the table.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Cactus Horse Corrals – In-Stock Innovation

Cactus Horse Corrals of Adelanto, CA is the largest manufacturer of corrals and shelters in the western United States. They don’t just offer corrals; they also supply welded wire fencing, feeders and accessories, mini horse corrals and accessories, wash racks and tie rails, mare motels, and more.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Celebration Quarter Horse Circuit

Summer Celebration Quarter Horse Circuit - A Huge Hit Drawing Almost 4,000 Entries with Cash, Prizes and Fun! The PCQHA approved 6-Judge Summer Celebration Quarter Horse Circuit was a huge success over the fourth of July at the legendary Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WCRHA Star Spangled Slide

The West Coast Reining Horse Association celebrated Independence Day in patriotic style with their Star Spangled Slide show, the fifth and last NRHA Affiliate show of 2015.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What is N0N-GM0 All About?

Every day I have more and more people ask about the use of GMO ingredients in horse feeds. There is a lot of confusion about just what the term means, and if there is a real difference in how feed concentrates and pet foods are made. Here is some information to hopefully clear up the confusion.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics, probiotics, and the combination of the two (called synbiotics) are nutritional supplements marketed to support and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) system in a variety of mammals, including horses.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Horse-Health Highway

Ever wonder how your horse’s digestive system works? What goes on in there? Why is it so sensitive? And why should I divide the feed ration into two or three feedings per day?

Let’s take a closer look to better understand the equine digestive tract:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Horse-Breeding History: Billy Clegg

Billy Clegg, a ranch horse with controversial breeding, passed his looks and ability to his offspring. At the tail end of the Great Depression, a Texan named George Clegg had the nerve to put a price of $500 on a young stallion he owned named Billy Clegg. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fescue Toxicosis

Your grass could endanger your mare’s pregnancy and your horse-breeding program. Tall fescue is the most common perennial grass pasture found in most parts of the eastern half of the United States.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7 House Cleaning Secrets of the Pros

House cleaning is a chore that takes you hours to complete. So you call a cleaning professional to do the task for you, and … BAM!—they zoom right through the task.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

LIFELINE® Can Be A Life Changer

An Incomparable Partner: Those who compete in equestrian sport have a cherished partner: the horse.

These hard-working and talented athletes give of themselves with selflessness and honesty, trusting their caretakers to understand and meet their needs so they can do what they do best.


Monday, August 3, 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.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 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.

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