EQUINE BLOG

Trailering With Safety in Mind

As a horse owner, it’s likely that it will be necessary to trailer your horse at one time or another. Whether it’s a short distance to nearby trails or several hours’ drive to a competition, with a bit of care and attention, you can safely get your horse to where you’re going and minimize the […]

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Lord of The Rings Shadowfax Superstar Horse Unexpectedly Dies

The Death of a Legend – San Diego, California (April 12, 2014) – Blanco, the angelic white horse who was the primary equine actor to play Gandalf’s mythical steed Shadowfax in the blockbuster Lord of The Rings movies The Two Towers and The Return of The King, had to be euthanized last week. One of […]

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Dr. Getty Advises: Horses Need Salt Year Round

Regardless of the weather, horses require a daily supply of salt. In cold seasons, salt helps promote enough water consumption to prevent dehydration. In warm seasons, salt replaces what is lost from perspiration. A full-sized horse requires at least one ounce (two level tablespoons or 30 ml) of salt each day for maintenance; this much […]

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The Real Cost of Horse Ownership

It is often said that if you ask a question to ten horse owners, you will get ten different answers. However, one thing we can all agree upon is that horses are expensive! Affording the initial purchase cost is the least of expenses.  Calculating the maintenance over the horses’ lifetime is a more realistic look […]

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Horse management tips for cold temperatures

By Holly Wiemers   LEXINGTON, Ky., (Jan. 23, 2014) – Bitter cold temperatures have been a theme this winter, and are now here again. Experts at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offer tips for managing horses during extremely cold weather. While the ideal time for cold weather preparation is in […]

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Top Clinicians Scheduled to Appear at Expo Pomona

February 7-9, 2014 at the Fairplex Horse enthusiasts will bring their quest for knowledge when the best minds in the horse industry appear at the nation’s ultimate equine exposition, the Horse Expo Pomona, Friday through Sunday, February 7-9 at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona.  Attendees will go back to their barn with a […]

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A Home for Every Horse Introduces the Equine Comeback Challenge

  A Home for Every Horse, along with Purina Animal Nutrition, WEST NILE-INNOVATOR® Vaccines, STRONGID® Paste, Tractor Supply Co., and WeatherBeeta, introduces 10 rescues horses and 10 trainers in the 2014 Equine Comeback Challenge Boulder, Colo.— A Home for Every Horse (AHFEH) is excited to announce its first showcase event, the 2014 Equine Comeback Challenge. […]

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Guidelines for Choosing Child’s Riding Lesson Program

LEXINGTON, KY. – “Now  that the holiday gift-giving season is behind us, it’s important for parents or grandparents who gave a child the gift of riding lessons to know what to look for in choosing the right lesson program for their child,” warns Wayne G. Hipsley, Chairman of HorseSafetyUSA.com. Remember, your child’s safety and well-being […]

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Congress Blocks Domestic Horse Slaughter

  WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2014) — The spending bill passed this evening by the Senate, and that cleared the House yesterday, includes a provision that halts any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption on U.S. soil. The legislation, which President Obama will sign in the coming days, forbids spending by the U.S. Department […]

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Equine Vaccine Tips and Strategies

If you own a horse, one of the most important things you can do to maintain health is vaccinations, but it can also be a costly endeavor.  Everyone seems to have a strategy or recommendation, but the question is ‘what is right for your horse?’.  Well, that depends on many factors including location, exposure to […]

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