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PCQHYA Virtual Show Challenge Fundraiser

The Pacific Coast youth have organized a virtual horse show challenge page. Each week, a new challenge is posted and available to enter. Classes have included versatility, no-stirrup horsemanship, and bareback equitation. Versatility is now

Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Not Approved by NRCHA

The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity received notice from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) on June 23, 2020 that the 2020 show will not be approved.  Regardless, the tradition will continue September 13-20, 2020

2020 NRHA Derby Presented by Markel Breaks Records

The 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby presented by Markel was expecting a subdued look and feel. The Oklahoma State Fair implemented new protocols because of COVID-19. This included increased stall spacing, face mask

Photogenic Quarter Horse Captures 2019 Farnam SuperMask SuperModel Title

When Stephenie Bjorkman decided to enter her horse’s photo in Farnam’s 2019 SuperMask® SuperModel contest, she had no idea how much the competition had grown. “I follow Farnam online and saw the contest; I thought

Horse Back Pain

Nothing frustrates horse owners and veterinarians like back pain in horses. Because of the wide variety of causes—as well as the wide variety of clinical signs and therapeutic options—back soreness in horses can be a

Therapy & Rehabilitation

Scratch N All – TNTticks Scratch Me Silly is a tool that is used in Therapeutic Horsemanship Facilities. It helps to build confidence and courage, and promotes independence in our veterans who are suffering with

When the Outside Matters More Than Ever

Curb appeal: It’s the make-or-break first impression of your home. It either beckons a second look or turns buyers off entirely. And now, in the age of the coronavirus, curb appeal is more vital than

When Can Mom Go Back To Work?

Question: When is it OK to start riding my mare after foaling?  Answer: My initial response is the same as a human obstetrician’s answer would be to a patient who asks how soon she can

Groundwork Exercises To Improve Your Relationship With Your Horse

Groundwork can be beneficial to both you and your horse. Here are a few ways that you can practice anytime. Groundwork is one of the strongest relationship builders between horse and rider that often goes

When a Horse Rears Because he Doesn’t Want to Move Forward

The key to understanding how to fix a horse that is lazy and rears on the trail is to first understand that the problem is just a symptom of a cause. The horse is rearing

Working with Your Veterinarian

Whether you are trying to schedule routine work or an emergency visit, your veterinarian relies on you to be all of their senses when talking to you on the phone. Although most veterinarians have evolved

A Team You Can Trust When It Matters Most

When it comes to equine athletes lameness, injuries, & layups are not something any owner or trainer hopes to face.  As with any competing athlete, the high degree of difficulty and maneuvers the horses perform

Ask the Vet: Immunization

Question: My current boarding barn requires vaccination for Strangles. My horse has been exposed to Strangles several years ago at a former boarding barn, but did not get sick. My veterinarian recommends using the killed virus vaccination if

Combating Pet Cancer

Cancer is a scary subject, especially when a loved one has been diagnosed. Because the first reactions and decisions can make a huge impact on treatment options and outcomes, it is important to be prepared

The Lowdown on High Suspensory Disease (Proximal Suspensory Desmitis)

The suspensory ligament can be divided into three separate regions, all of which can become injured: the proximal (upper) part, the body and the branches. Proximal suspensory desmitis (PSD) or high suspensory disease, is a

THE RUN FOR A MILLION Canceled for 2020

The goal of THE LAST COWBOY and RUN FOR A MILLION is to celebrate and grow the sport of reining. The inaugural RUN FOR A MILLION generated an excitement that spread beyond the world of

2020 ABRA Roping World Show

Attention Ropers! ABRA Roping World Championship Show is July 2-3, 2020, in Tulsa, OK Hosted by the Tulsa Holiday Circuit. World Champion & Reserve World Champion Buckles Open, Amateur & Youth Classes Offered Must show

2020 ABRA World Show

Let’s get ready for this year’s World Show! Come join the excitement, camaraderie, and awards! July 20-26, 2020 Pre-Entry & Stall Reservations Deadline June 15th This year’s show starts Monday, July 20 at 3:00 pm.

Shop Now – Last Call to Enter – 2 June Auctions

“The Internet catalogs are available for buyers to shop horses in the Halter Horse INTERNET Auction and the June INTERNET Auction,” states Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC.   “Now is a good time to

Jud Little Ranch Dispersal set for June 13, 2020

The final offering of genetics from legendary barrel horse breeder Jud Little will go through the sale ring at the Jud Little Ranch at noon on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Springer Oklahoma. Online bidding

TQHA Approved Shows

These upcoming JUNE shows are TQHA approved and eligible for 2020 TQHA State Champion Year End Awards Hunt County Horsemans Association Sulphur Springs, TX June 12-13  Schedule  | More information RQHA SUMMER SHOW (rescheduled from

Heber Valley Horse Sale

ONLINE ONLY! JULY 8-9, 2020

Strong May Auctions – June Auctions Open for Entries

“We are pleased to report that our May Internet Auctions posted strong results.  The first auction, closing on May 2nd, the 18th Annual Penn State Quarter Horse Auction, set a record for the Highest average

What Vaccines Does Your Horse Need?

All horses should receive annual vaccination against the five core diseases. Spring has arrived and we know you’re eager to spend more time with your four-legged best friend. It’s important to make sure your horse

NRCHA Derby Entry Deadlines & Information

The National Reined Cow Horse Association board of directors and staff hope this email finds you well and healthy. After six weeks of trying times and uncertainty, we are pleased to announce more definite plans

Mammary Tumors in Dogs

Many of us know someone affected by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer in the mammary glands (similar to breast cancer in humans) can also occur in both male and female dogs. In fact, mammary tumors are the

Ask the Vet: Emergency Care

Question: I have a 12-year-old Quarter horse gelding that I have had since he was 2. At 4-years-old, I began training him for barrels, which he did quite well. He was very flexible and had excellent turns.

What to do When Your Horse Ignores a One Rein Stop

Here’s a scenario that’s common for a lot of riders: They’re riding their horse on the trail and the horse spooks and takes off. When they do a One Rein Stop to regain control of

The High-Risk Broodmare

Certain conditions will put a broodmare’s pregnancy at high risk of failure, either through abortion, stillbirth, or premature delivery. Owners of broodmares should be aware of warning signs that indicate something is not going well

Choosing the Perfect Horse Boarding Facility

There are many reasons to keep your horse at a boarding stable. Having professional staff around to keep an eye on your horse provides peace of mind that you don’t have if you leave your