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NRCHA Derby Champions Crowned in Paso Robles, California

Courtesy of National Reined Cow Horse Association Humble is not a word you would expect to hear from a competitor with three horses qualified for the clean-slate finals of the Open Derby but, that is

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Ask the Vet: Equine Skin Tumors

Answered by, Elizabeth Carr, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVECC, CVA, Michigan State University Courtesy of AAEP Question: I have a grey 5-year-old Arab/Azteca mare. She is greying pretty slowly and I am wondering if horses that grey

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Too Hot for House Hunters? 5 Home-Selling Tactics That Sizzle During Summer

Courtesy of Realtor.com Summer is peak season for home selling—but also for barbecues, vacations, and long, lazy beach days. In other words, there are lots of things to distract even the most diligent would-be buyers.

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Salt or Electrolytes?

Courtesy of SmartPak Salt (also known as sodium chloride or NaCl) plays an important role in normal nerve and muscle function and can help encourage your horse to drink, making it critical for his well-being.

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Pinny-Eared Horses

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship When we see horses being worked and their ears are pinned back, we often assume the horse is cranky or upset. While that can certainly be the case, it’s not always

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Keep Your Cool: Dealing with Challenges of Summer Heat

Courtesy of Farnam’s Stabel Talk If your horse could vote for a favorite season, he wouldn’t pick summer. That’s because, overall, horses fare better in cooler weather. Heat and humidity present definite challenges for horses

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Hot Weather Care for Horses

By Hayley Donahue, DVM Courtesy of AAEP As summer continues, owners need to consider management practices needed to help their horses get through the hot weather. It is important to understand the normal physiology of

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Fire Extinguisher Training: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher So You Don’t Get Burned

Courtesy of Realtor.com Fire extinguisher training is something everyone should know, but many ignore. But let’s face it: If you have no clue how to use a fire extinguisher—or check that it’s still in good working

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Does your dog have poor potty manners?

No matter how well-behaved your pet is, chances are that your pet has inappropriately urinated at least once in its life. But before blaming Fido or Fluffy for bad behavior, ask yourself how often you

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Olivia Barden Named 2018 IEA National Sportsmanship Award Winner

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), awards a student rider the National Sportsmanship Award each year. This year’s award was presented to Olivia Barden, a Senior from

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Bidding Closes for July Internet Auctions on Wednesday and Thursday

“Bidding is open now for the 2 July Internet Auctions from Pro Horse Services.  ThePleasure Broodmare and Prospect Internet Auction, which features the Magnuson Farm Broodmare and Prospect Auctionwill close on Wednesday evening, July 11th,”

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HE WILDEST RIDES OF 2018 – DRA Releases Most Epically Magical Rides of the Year

The National Dude Ranch Association (DRA) has over 10,000 trail rides throughout the Western United States and Canada. Travel across National Forest, BLM, private acreage and hundreds of miles of waterways that traverse high and

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July Internet Auctions Feature Magnuson Farm Broodmare & Prospect Auction

“The Magnuson Farm Broodmare and Prospect Auction is a highlight of the Pro Horse Services Pleasure Broodmare and Prospect Internet Auction, which is the first of the two auctions and will close on July 11th,”

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The 2018 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is June 28 – July 8 in Bryan-College Station, Texas.

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an international event held every two years and hosted by different countries.American Quarter Horse youth competitors from around the world are flocking to Bryan-College Station, Texas, June

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1st Hunter Norman Memorial Bulls & Ranch Broncs Attracts Large Crowd in Colorado

Nearly 500 spectators, 51 competitors, local business owners and countless family and friends turned out in large numbers to attend the 1stHunter Norman Memorial Bulls & Ranch Broncs event on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. With

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NEW Yearling Sale HUNTER UNDER SADDLE Stakes Session Added to Congress Super Sale

OQHA adds a NEW Hunter Under Saddle Yearling Sale Stakes session for the 2018 Congress Super Sale, based on the success of the inaugural Western Pleasure Sale Stake sale session and 2 year-old classes, as well

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Apply for an AQHA Internship

If you’re a hard-working, enthusiastic college student looking for an exciting internship in the horse industry, we have three internship opportunities each semester at AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo, plus an international internship each summer. Our

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GET REWARDED FOR BUYING YOUR FAVORITE SUPPLEMENTS!

Courtesy of Farnam Introducing the Horse Care Loyalty Rewards Program for Farnam®, Vita Flex® and Horse Health™ Products Supplements If you’re like most horse owners, you have a few favorite equine supplements that you regularly feed

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IEA Holds First Annual Semi-Final Competitions With Sights Set on National Finals in Oklahoma City

In 2017, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) adopted a new structure for their Western Program. This restructuring included new Regional assignments across the nation as well as a new Western Zone, headed-up by Zone Administrator,

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News from the NRCHA Derby

NRCHA Derby Non Pro Limited Champions Crowned in Paso Robles, California The final day of competition at the 2018 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, California, wrapped up on Sunday, June 17,

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AQHA Summer Checklist

Check out AQHA’s top-12 suggestions for a fun summer with your American Quarter Horse. What are you and your American Quarter Horse going to do this summer? (Journal photo) The sun is shining, the grass

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RESULTS FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL MAY “WYO” SALE

MAY 19 marked the Saturday of the 35thAnnual Sale held by the Smith family and Dr. H. B. Bartlett.  In combination with the Annual Fall Sale this was the 52ndsale.  An active group of bidders

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Working with Your Veterinarian

By Ben Espy, DVM, DACT Courtey of AAEP Keep your own records. Whether you are trying to schedule routine work or an emergency visit, your veterinarian relies on you to be all of their senses when

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Who Owns Radiographs?

By Norman W. Rantanen, DVM Courtesy of AAEP My vet took some X rays of my horse’s legs. I paid the bill in full, but when I asked for the X rays, he said they

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Ask the Vet: Equine Dentistry

Answered by, Reece Myran, DVM, Pooler, GA. Courtesy of AAEP Question: Based on canine treatment of some deep pockets with doxycycline gel, I am wondering if this can be used in horses to help clear up

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Stall Rest: How to Stay Sane?

By, Erin Malone, DVM Courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension Your vet has prescribed stall rest. You know it is needed; however, you can only envision the worst: a restless unhappy horse, a destroyed stall,

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Pick-Up-Feet Cue

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship Are you one of those horse owners who has to use both hands to pull your horse’s hooves up off the ground every time you want to pick them out? You’re

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Farnam Introduces Two New Supplements Formulated Specifically for Senior Horses

Today’s horses are enjoying longer, healthier lives, thanks to improved health care and advances in veterinary medicine. Because aging digestive systems aren’t as efficient at absorbing nutrients, most senior horses will benefit from a supplement

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Ear Care for Pets

Hot, humid days are rapidly approaching as summer slowly begins. The season means finally diving into the neighborhood swimming pool, children on summer vacation running through the streets, and grass lawns growing at seemingly breakneck

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Dive Into a Lone Star Swimming Hole

Courtesy of Travel Texas As summertime arrives and wildflowers bloom in Texas, many flock to a place that’s cool. Most Texans take advantage of the sunny weather by taking a dip in one of the

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