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Trail Obstacle Problem Solving – Master the Water Box

Photo by Cambrie Caldwell Photography

The water box is a fun obstacle that’s a crowd-pleaser at competitions. But it can be tricky to train a horse to calmly walk through it—let alone do a 360º turn inside! If we break down these scary parts, it makes it easier for horses to overcome. We start everything …

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Keep Your Confined Horses Happier

Locate your confinement area so your horse will have interaction and stimulus from the world around them. Photo by Kim Roe

Winter can be a challenging time for riders and our horses. Shorter days with inclement weather can make finding time to ride a challenge. Horses confined in paddocks or dry lots during winter still need something to do. Increasing turnout time, allowing social interactions between horses, and providing sufficient forage …

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The Ups and Downs of Stallion Ownership – Insight on Promoting, Standing, and Devotion to a Special Stallion

Photo by Shelly Brown

I first saw the versatile Arabian stallion Kalaloch+ at a working equitation show in 2019. I was so impressed by his movement, temperament, and beauty that I friended his owner Shelly Brown on Facebook so I could keep up with both of them. I’ve since learned that he’s been a …

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Baroque Feathered Farm, Raising Gentle, Willing, and Versatile Gypsy Vanners

Janelle Braun’s broodmares prove themselves as working horses. Photo by Jessica Farren

Article by Cole Peak   “The big thing that sets us apart from other breeding programs is that our mares aren’t just for breeding,” says Janelle Braun, owner of Baroque Feathered Farm, as she leans against the wall of her tack room in Carnation, Washington. “We ride them.” Janelle, whose …

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December 17, 2020 – Equine Influenza in Los Angeles County, CA

Source: Attending Veterinarian Number Confirmed: 2; Number Suspected: 25; Number Exposed: 120; Facility Type: Boarding Facility; Age: 18; Gender: Mare; Breed: Welsh Pony; Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/10/2020; Clinical Signs: Cough, Fever; Confirmation Date: 12/16/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated; Age: 16; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Welsh Pony; Onset of …

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December 10, 2020 – Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic in Los Angeles County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 2; Number Exposed: 66; Facility Type: Boarding Facility; Age: 14; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Saddlebred; Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/13/2020; Clinical Signs: Afebrile, Unable to Evacuate bladder, Urine Dribbling; Confirmation Date: 11/18/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Notes: Update …

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