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NRCHA On The Go & In The Know

Welcome to the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s monthly schedule update! Each e-newsletter will include information about NRCHA-approved shows with at least $15,000 in added money; NRCHA Judging Seminars; reined cow horse clinics; and other

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Training for Quick, Correct Barrel Racing Turns

Courtesy of American Quarter Horse Association Top barrel racer Stevi Hillman breaks down how she rides her horses around the barrel, avoiding hurry but focusing on quickness. As I work around the barrel, I teach

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Teaching a Horse to Ground Tie

By Mike Major with Abigail Boatwright Courtesy of American Quarter Horse Association Ranch horse training tips for how to teach a horse to stand still Maybe you’re training a horse to ground tie so you

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Successful Boarding Operation

Courtesy of PennState Extension To have a successful horse boarding operation, your facilities must make a favorable impression on your clients. For the comfort and convenience of your clients, you should provide ready access to

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Strange Things That Can Stop a Home From Ever Selling

Courtesy of Realtor.com Ever wonder what could keep a home from selling? Just ask a listing agent. They’ve seen some doozies. Listing agents, as the professionals who help prep a home for sale, are often

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Preventing Lyme Disease In Pets

We all know that pets are prone to getting fleas and ticks, but did you know that these pesky parasites could transmit dangerous diseases to your pet? Maria Esteve-Gasent, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas

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Organic Gardening Tips

Organic gardening has been around for centuries. It’s certainly not new, but gardening without artificial additives has made a comeback in recent years. And there is a good reason – organic vegetables are healthier and

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Farnam Invites Horse Owners to Enter the “No Fly Zone”

If you’re looking forward to warm weather riding, but dreading fly season, it’s time for a different approach. Farnam wants to change your view of fly season permanently, starting with the “No Fly Zone” Sweepstakes.

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Needle Grass and Horses: What You Need to Know

By Larri Jo Starkey Courtesy of American Quarter Horse Association Spear grass, Texas winter grass, needle grass – whatever you want to call it, this native grass poses a health risk to your horse Lurking

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Helping Your Horse Move to a New Barn

Courtesy of SmartPak Let’s face it- moving is rarely fun! And just like for you, moving can be really stressful on your horse. For those of us that board, and even those that keep their

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Equine Pasture Grazing Problems

Courtesy of Penn State Pasturing Horses Is The Most Economical And Easiest Way To Feed The most difficult thing about pasturing horses is their grazing behavior. Horses have two grazing habits that can make pasture

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Does Writing an Offer Letter to the Seller Help? Not Always—Here’s Why

Courtesy of Realtor.com You’ve spent months—perhaps years—searching for the perfect house, and you’ve finally found it. But you’re not alone; there’s a very strong chance that other home shoppers are vying for it, too. So how can

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A Horse That Plays With the Bit

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship It’s very normal for young horses to mouth and play with the bit. They’re just trying to figure out what the new piece of equipment is. When I put a bit

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Ask the Vet: Internal Parasites

Answered by, Martin Nielsen, DVM, Ph.D., Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky Courtesy of AAEP Question: How often should I do fecal egg counts? I manage a boarding/lesson/show barn with 27-30 horses on the property.

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South Texas Horse Show Series Show Results

South Texas Horse Show Series 2019 off to a good start, great turn-out especially in our youth divisions 11 entries in our /walk/Trot 10 & Under class. Had great weather, if you have attended our

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Tractor Supply’s Spring Paper Clover Program Raises $917,954 for 4-H Youth Nationwide

Donations collected during two-week campaign will send 4-H youth to camps and other hands-on programming  Hundreds of 4-H youth from across the country will have the opportunity to participate in valuable hands-on learning experiences as

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FORMER SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO ARENA DIRECTOR RECEIVES PRCA AWARD

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association recently announced that Guy Elliott, former Arena Director, will receive the Ken Stemler Pioneer Award during the 2019 ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony this August in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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News from the National Reined Cow Horse Association

Non Pro Limited Achievement Award The National Reined Cow Horse Association Merit Award Program was created to recognize elite equine athletes that steadily succeed throughout their reined cow horse show career. Merit awards are determined

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May Internet Horse Auction Closes May 2

“Bidding for horses in the May INTERNET Auctionwill close on Thursday, May 2nd, beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern time,” states Mike Jennings of the Pro Horse Services, LLC., which produces the auction.  “This auction features

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Utah State University Annual Production Sale Features Top Performance Prospects and Broodmares

“Buyers can bid on prospects and broodmares by some of the leading stallions in the Cutting, Reining and Cow Horse industries,” announces Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC that is providing the bidding platform

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THE RUN FOR A MILLION OFFERS EVEN MORE FOR EXHIBITORS

THE RUN FOR A MILLION has expanded the competition to include even more exhibitor opportunities including $100,000 Open Shoot Out, $50,000 Invitational Freestyle, $50,000 Non Pro Championships, and Rookie Non Pro Championships. For more information

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Ask The Vet: Equine Reproduction

Answered by, Terri Van Wambeke, DVM, Oregon City, Oregon Courtesy of AAEP Question: My 6-year-old mare has significant discomfort with ovarian follicles and has responded well to Regumate, which she has been off for 18 months.

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Troubleshooting a Spook

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship If your horse does spook at something, put his energy to good use. If it’s an object you can ride around, circle your horse as close as you can to it,

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Senior Horse Care: Your Older Horse’s Changing Diet

By Cynthia McFarland Courtesy of Farnam’s Stable Talk Life for senior horses — and their owners — has greatly improved from what it was in years past, thanks to advances in veterinary technology and equine nutrition.

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Round out the MVPs: That’d be minerals, vitamins, and proteins!

Courtesy of SmartPak Vitamins, minerals, and proteins are all critical components of your horse’s diet, but depending on how much and what type of forage and grain your horse is receiving, his diet may well

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Protect Your Pets From Coyotes And Other Wild Animals

Although most wild animals mind their business and don’t bother humans, some wild animals, such as coyotes, can wander into human environments and cause harm to pets. “It’s pretty amazing how much damage coyotes can

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Help Horses Recovering From Diarrhea

Courtesy of Kentucky Equine Research Potential causes of diarrhea, often referred to as colitis, runs long. If your horse suffers a bout of colitis, what feeding strategies can you use to help repair the gastrointestinal tract?

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Facts about Equine Infectious Anemia Testing

Courtesy of  Penn State Extension Obtaining an EIA testing result on an equine does not prevent the horse from contacting the Equine infectious anemia disease, but identifies equine that have the potential to be “carriers”

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Colic in Horses

Although horses have historically been known as working livestock, today they are often referred to as companion animals. More and more people are seeking to own pet horses, making large animal veterinary medicine even more

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AQHA Microchip Pilot Project

Courtesy of American Quarter Horse Association AQHA launches pilot project, beginning with education about the benefits of microchipping. Regardless of where you live or what you do with your American Quarter Horse, the advantages to

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