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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Feeding and Managing Pregnant Mares: Prenatal Nutrition

by Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Many broodmares are in the last half of gestation at this time. The latter part of gestation is one of the most important development periods in the life of a foal when the foal is developing in the uterus of the mare.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Understanding Equine Insurance: Guidelines You Should Consider

Whether a horse is purchased for personal or business reasons, ownership represents a significant investment of time, money and resources.

While no one likes to think about the potential for tragedy, horses seem to be prone to illness, accidents and injury. Should some peril befall your horse, nothing may ease the emotional burden, but wise planning can help reduce the economic impacts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ready to Roll

The rollback consists of three separate maneuvers – a stop, a 180-degree turn and a lead departure. The rollback should be one continuous, fluid motion.

However, this is easier said than done.National Reining Horse Association $3 million-dollar rider Craig Schmersal describes some of the techniques he uses at home to ensure precise rollbacks.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Time Has Come! The Competition Is Set! We’ve Broken Tradition!

The Las Vegas Wild Card Reining Challenge Returns in 2017 with over $115,000 in Added Money.

The first Wild Card Reining Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada was held May 25th through the 29th, 2016. Hosted by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Equestrian Center, the “Wild Card” was specifically created to offer young reining horses more time to receive the training they need to begin long and sound careers in the demanding sport of reining.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sweet PDZ Adds A Coop Refresher To Its Market Leading Brand

From the makers of the leading horse stall refresher on the market, Sweet PDZ, comes an exciting new product specifically marketed for backyard chicken keepers – Sweet PDZ Coop Refresher.

This new granular product provides the same superior ammonia eliminating capabilities as the stall refresher, but is now available in a “chicken” labeled package and size that is ideal for use in chicken coops.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Washington's Most Expensive Listing Is a $28M Cattle Ranch on Vashon Island

by Courtesy of Realtor.com

Seattle is no stranger to luxury real estate—typically waterfront mansions bought and sold by executives at Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, and Microsoft. So it’s no shocker that Washington’s most expensive listing is located just outside Seattle.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Feeding and Managing Pregnant Mares: Prenatal Nutrition

by Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Many broodmares are in the last half of gestation at this time. The latter part of gestation is one of the most important development periods in the life of a foal when the foal is developing in the uterus of the mare.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Las Vegas Wild Card Reining Challenge Returns in 2017 with over $115,000 in Added Money

The Time Has Come! The Competition Is Set! We’ve Broken Tradition! The first Wild Card Reining Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada was held May 25th through the 29th, 2016.

Hosted by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Equestrian Center, the “Wild Card” was specifically created to offer young reining horses more time to receive the training they need to begin long and sound careers in the demanding sport of reining.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Record Win for Phil Rapp

by Courtesy of National Cutting Horse Association

NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Phil Rapp, cutting’s all-time leading money earner, with more than $8.8 million, won the 2017 Houston NCHA Mercuria World Series Open Finals on Saturday, March 4, with 227 points on Dont Stopp Believin, by Dual Rey.

It was Rapp’s tenth win in a Mercuria Finals, a record number for the series. In addition, Dont Stopp Believin LTE $224,933 is out of Dont Look Twice, who won the Mercuria Finals eight times, a record number for an individual horse.

Dont Stopp Believin is the first Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting winner out of a Mercuria winner.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Locked On Trail

by Kelsey D. Hellmann

At first glance a printed trail pattern can make the whole class seem very overwhelming. Deciphering between the dotted lines, dashed lines and where those looping solid lines go is enough to ensue a headache after reading.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

So So Good and Sarah Finkle


by Kelsey Hellman

Competing with horses as a youth exhibitor can be both exhilarating and disappointing for those showing. In the youth divisions, the competition can be very tough with the vast majority having their hearts set on the coveted title of World Champion.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Rodeo Vogue – Turquoise & Sterling Silver


by Janzen Jackson

Turquoise or sterling jewelry is not something new, but it has been on a major rise lately in western fashion.

Hunting for the newest maker or the oldest pawn pieces to spice up your next look and to hold on to for years to come— I shop new and old jewelry every day adding to my ever growing collection. Turquoise doesn't have to just be for those big events or nights on the town. Modest pieces are great to have on hand for day to day wear as well. I’m excited to share with you my secrets and tips when it comes to all things turquoise and sterling, from the buying to styling process and everything in between.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Western Riding Log with Kellie Hinely


by Kelsey Hellman

Many beautiful western riding runs have been ruined by that pesky solitary log that appears in each of the four different AQHA approved patterns.

When most of the rider’s focus is keeping their lines true, and getting solid lead changes, taking the strides to and over the single log can throw off the entire run when the rider and horse are not full prepared. Just like getting down the timing of lead changes preparing for the log takes ample amounts of practice and patience.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Silver Dollar Rises and Shines Again in 2017


by Delores Kuhlwein

The show circuit goes above and beyond for another stellar year. Want to get away? Every year, more and more exhibitors and their horses are discovering the allure of Silver Dollar Circuit as more than just a horse show; it has become a destination.

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