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A Little Support Can Go A Long Way: Mobility Care And Rehabilitation

Veterinarians are making strides in learning more and more about man’s best friend, thanks to recent discoveries in the field of canine health, but a lot of questions still exist when it comes to mobility

On The Road Again

When we start hauling our horses to shows, trail rides, breeding farms, races and all kinds of other equine events there are certain precautions and preparations that we need to make of our equipment and

Managing Established Horse Pastures

The best way to make your pasture more productive is to divide your pasture area into a few small paddocks. Horse’s are selective grazers. They tend to eat the forage they prefer and disregard other less

Top Planning Tips for Building a Riding Arena

Building your own personal or commercial riding arena can be a very exciting time. Just like planning to build a stall barn, there are some important elements to consider before design and construction can begin

Should You Use Joint Supplements for Horses

There are a number of things horse owners can do to protect joints, keep horses sound and discourage soreness. Many owners opt to give a joint supplement. In fact, products marketed to target joint health

Ask the Vet: Nutrition for the Horse

Question: How can we help horses with proper nutrition and supplements to prevent ulcers? Too many horses are receiving omeprazole. How can we prevent ulcers? Answer: I certainly share your concern over gastric ulcers, and

Colic: Minimizing Its Incidence And Impact In Your Horse

Colic is the number-one killer of horses. The good news is that most cases of colic are mild and resolve with simple medical treatment, and sometimes with no specific treatment at all. Less than 10

Advantages of an Aisle Barn

Horse owners and ranchers understand better than anyone the value of having a quality, well-designed barn to house your animals. A good barn will not only provide shelter for livestock, but also improve the look

Make Hay Deliveries Easier

When you own a barn full of horses, hay deliveries are an essential (and often constant) part of life. While some hay farms or feed stores will deliver hay directly to you, it is often

Transportation of Horses

Horses are designed to have the ability to stand for long periods of time. Nevertheless, while traveling they will need periods of rest approximately every 3-4 hours. The time it takes to fuel your vehicle

What if You Don’t Have a Roundpen

In a perfect world, we all have a facility that meets our requirements to train our horses year-round. Reality is far from perfect, though. I’ve been there myself, some of the situations and conditions I’ve

Congress Super Sale – A Last Chance to Enter

“The last chance to enter ends on September 15th to be included in the catalog for the 56th Annual CONGRESS SUPER SALE. This is a live auction to be held on October 15th at the

Congress Super Sale – Still Accepting Entries

“Entries are still being accepted for the 56th Annual CONGRESS SUPER SALE. This is a live auction to be held on October 15th at the 2022 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.  Enter

$10,000 Added Sale Incentive for Congress Ranch Horse Sale

$10,000 has been added by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as a Sale Incentive purse in the 2023 Congress Ranch Riding Futurity for 2-year-old horses offered in the 2022 Congress Ranch Horse Sale.  Entries are

Top Planning Tips for Building a Riding Arena

Building your own personal or commercial riding arena can be a very exciting time. Just like planning to build a stall barn, there are some important elements to consider before design and construction can begin

Ask the Vet: Broodmare Practices for the Healthy and Subfertile Mare

Question: Can pasturing one gelding with a group of mares stimulate them to come into heat? Answer: When addressing heat (AKA estrus) in mares there are two broad categories: 1) estrus induction (AKA manipulation) and

Foundation, Footing, And Flooring

Before you start building your new barn from the ground up, start with the ground and below. There are three parts to the underside – the foundation, the footings, and the flooring. Foundation and footings are

Weaning Your Foal

Weaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit longer. After 4 months of age, the foal’s nutritional requirements exceed that

Reducing Wasted Hay

Chances are that your hay bill is one of your highest bills in caring for your horse. The last thing anyone wants to do is to waste hay, especially when the cost of hay is

Buying a Horse

There will be at least three parties involved in the sale of a horse. The primary parties involved include the buyer, the seller, and the horse. However, in some cases there will be secondary parties

Top 3 Methods of Fly Control: Prevention, Reduction and Management

There are thousands of species of flies in the United States. While only a select number of these species are common nuisances, the disruptions they cause to your horse’s normal feeding and pasturing routines can

Use Voice Commands With Caution

I don’t encourage people to use a lot of voice commands, especially in the Fundamentals level of the Downunder Horsemanship Method. It’s far more important to develop an awareness of your body language and learn

A Guide To The Equine Pre-Purchase Exam

You’ve found the perfect horse! Before sending the money, you wonder, should the horse have a pre-purchase exam? Julia Gloviczki, an ambulatory veterinarian at Rood & Riddle in Saratoga, New York often sees buyers decide

Some Angels Have Fur: Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

We all know that death is an inevitable part of life and pet ownership; however, the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one, including pets, is never easy. Although some pet owners

Seeing Spots

While shiny bays and gleaming chestnuts have always been the standard in the equine show ring, some of today’s equestrians are looking for something a little more “avant-garde” to help them stand out among their

Make a Sound Investment

Your horse’s joints are under stress, even if you can’t see the impact yet. Joint injuries and degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis can cause serious soundness problems. Sometimes they’re even career-ending. But fortunately, along with the

Explore Off the Beaten Path With this Unique New Mexico Vacation

With varied terrain from open meadows to high peaks, Ponderosa forests to 500ft deep canyons with crystal clear streams, the Gila National Forest is comprised of 3.3 million acres of Wilderness and National Forest land

Clark Willingham to Receive National Golden Spur Award on Oct. 15

Ranching and Livestock Industries Present Top Award to Texas Native  Clark S. Willingham has been named the 2022 National Golden Spur Award recipient in recognition of his dedication to the ranching and livestock industries. “This

Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Returns Into Reno September 14-18, 2022; Reno Snaffle Bit Sale Featured September 17

The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Scooter Kat, will return to Reno, Nev. for the sixth annual futurity and horse show Sept. 14-18, 2022 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center. Continuing the tradition of

2022 Cascades Cutting Horse Futurity

Have you ever sat in your living room watching Yellowstone and the Dutton Ranch hands working horses, wishing that you could watch these cowboys and cowgirls work their magic LIVE? If the answer is yes,