Equine Herpes—Revisted

A Vet Talks About the Equine Outbreak By  Dave Sauter, DVM   This year, Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) became one of the most infamous infections in horses, both inside and outside the horse owning population. The outbreak that began with horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association show between April …

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A Primer on Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing, Managing, and Preventing EMS By Dr. Wendy Mollat   As a horse owner, you’re probably familiar with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) by now. While the clinical signs of the syndrome have been around for decades, it’s only recently that researchers have given more definition to this condition. Below is basic …

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Forging Ahead

EHV and the Show Season   Canceled. Postponed. We haven’t made a decision yet. We’ve heard all of these over the last few weeks with regards to the status of horse shows due to the EHV-1 and EHM situation. Add to that the poor weather and I think its safe …

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Outback Grand Prix Quilted Vest Review

by Karen Pickering   I’ve been wearing this vest for several months now. The paisley lining is attractive and comfortable. The micro suede fabric exterior is resilient and water resistant. The vest washes well and is virtually wrinkle free if removed promptly from dryer. It has a tailored look with …

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Least Toxic Weed Control Options

Managing Weeds Doesn’t Have to Be Such a Chore By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Midsummer and it’s high time to talk about weed control. Getting a handle on weeds is the most cost-effective, chore effective way of dealing with these persistent nuisances. Firstly, good pasture management is the …

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Flax Plus by Herbsmith

  Herbsmith Inc. is proud to introduce their amazing formulas in a new, easy-to-administer option! They’ve combined their same reliable solutions with the many well-known benefits of flax: Improve the appearance of the horse’s coat, contains Omega 3’s that support joint health, the cardiovascular system, and the skin/coat. Great taste for …

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The Secret Lives of Horse Trailers Part 2

Wheel Bearings, Races, and Seals, OH MY! By Leigh Goodison Grieve   In the last article on horse trailer safety and maintenance we discussed tires and wheels. If the wheels of your trailer are the legs, then certainly the wheel bearings, spindles and axles are the heart—without them, you don’t …

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Granny’s Still Got It

A Look at Baby Boomers and their Equine Fascination By Allison Trimble   With the baby boomers starting to retire, a large portion of the non-pro performance horse competitors are between 55 and 65. Many of these people are new to the sport. Most had some horse experience as kids, possibly …

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Bring Back the Fun!

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How To Keep Riding Challenging and Still Have Fun   by Mark Bolender “Am I doing this right?” is a phrase I hear often from students. It’s very natural (and important) to learn proper riding technique, but many people get bogged down by details and they forget the reason they …

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