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Top Horses Sell in January Auctions

“Over 50 Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Paints are offered in January INTERNET Auctions.  Bidding will close on January 19 and 21,” announces Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “Entries include outstanding show horses, prospects,

Wait and See Won’t Work for Equine Corneal Problems

A corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis), is the most serious eye disease that veterinarians treat. Defined as a lesion in which the outer layer and some of the middle layer of the cornea have been lost,

Meeting Your Horse’s Needs In The Winter Months

Cold weather brings extra responsibilities for horse caregivers.  Proper nutrition, access to water, adequate shelter, regular hoof care, and, depending on circumstances, dental attention, vaccinations, and parasite control are all winter concerns for the equine enthusiast. “Preparing

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Buying a home sight unseen might seem like a massive gamble: plunking down hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of dollars on a property you’ve never set foot in, your fingers crossed it looks just like

Ask the Vet: Preparing for a New Foal

Question: I am an owner of an equine facility. I require my boarders to have appropriate vaccines instructed by our veterinarian. Many of our boarders haul in and out for events, hence exposed to different

Expectant Mare: Assuring the Health and Well-Being of the Pregnant Mare

We often think of pregnancy as a delicate and fragile condition. When it comes to horses, this perception is perhaps due to the mare’s relatively poor reproductive performance in comparison to other domestic animals. However,

Pain Management for Pets

One of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner is knowing how to best care for pets that are in pain. As pets age, it is important to make sure they are living

Why Are Barns Traditionally Painted Red?

The image of a quaint red barn against green grass is as American as apple pie, but where does the tradition come from? Although there are many myths about their rusty hue, early-day barns were

What to Do When Your American Quarter Horse Turns 25

A longstanding AQHA rule requires owners to notify the Association if a horse 25 years old or older is still alive. Many people are living longer, healthier lives these days. 40 is the new 30,

Have a Plan for When Your Horse Spooks

From time to time, your horse is going to spook at objects on the trail. Having a fail-safe approach to handling a spook and remaining in control of the situation will make the incident a

Maximizing Pregnancy Rates with Shipped Semen

Although artificial insemination in horses has been reported since the 18th century, it was not until the 1980’s that the successful shipment of cooled stallion semen rapidly emerged as an integral part of most equine practices

THE IHSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTES TO CANCEL 2021 POSTSEASON

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) board of director members convened virtually Jan. 6-8 for their bi-annual meeting. Among the tallied votes on multiple topics, the decision was determined to cancel the 2021 IHSA postseason,

NRCHA Celebration of Champions

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions, held February 9 – 20, 2021, at the iconic Will Rogers Memorial Center, is home to four elite competitions combined into one spectacular premier event. The NRCHA

BrightPet Nutrition Group Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of MiracleCorp

BrightPet Nutrition Group (“BrightPet”), a leading provider of premium and super-premium pet food and treats, announced today that it has acquired Dayton, Ohio- based MiracleCorp and its portfolio of assets. The transaction will bring together

TQHA APPROVED SHOWS – January 2021

These upcoming January shows are TQHA approved: and eligible for TQHA State Champion Year End Awards SRCHA January Winter Show Fort Worth, TX •  January 7-10 Schedule LEARN MORE BCQHA Mini Circuit Waco. TX •

Cold Weather Colic

The average horse owner is likely well-acquainted with his or her horse’s colic risk regardless of the season, but with cold weather come complicating factors that all owners should prepare for. The No. 1 cause

Ask the Vet: Equine Dental Care

Question: I have a 4-year-old gelding pony and I noticed he has black discoloration in the center (chewing surface) of the upper and lower incisor teeth. Does the black area on the tooth indicate the

The Aging Horse

Old age is not a disease—it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. —Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995) Owners of older horses have generally owned them for a long

Euthanasia: The Most Difficult Decision

Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse. Choosing whether, or when, to end a beloved animal’s

Home Alone: Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Does your dog whine when he sees you heading for the door? Are shredded pillows a frequent welcome home from work? Does your otherwise housetrained pooch have a problem with accidents in your absence? If

Building Your Horse’s Confidence About Trailering

When you begin to teach the horse to load onto the trailer, the first rule is to completely forget about the trailer. Act like loading the horse onto the trailer is the furthest thing from

How Long Does It Take To Build A House?

How long does it take to build a house? It’s a question often posed by people looking to buy an idyllic piece of land so they can construct their dream home from the ground up. If this describes your current

Tips for Making Your Horse’s Stall Safe

Most horses are stabled in stalls at least some of the time during their lives, depending on geographic location, barn, pasture or turnout arrangements, or activity level.  Since horses spend a lot of time in

Ryder Wright Notches Fourth Go-Round Win Of 2020 Wrangler NFR; Kinsel Continues To Impress

Ryder Wright has been on a mission to win his second saddle bronc riding gold buckle. He’s on the cusp of accomplishing that. Wright won his fourth go-round of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Sebastian Petroll Wins L3 & L2 Open Championships Riding Dunit The Walla Way

Sebastian Petroll, of Whitesboro, Texas, says he’s grateful to show a horse with as much try as Dunit The Walla Way. Petroll and the big-hearted filly won both the NRHA Futurity L3 and L2 Open

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging adds Standing Equine Leg CT

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging adds Standing Equine Leg CT (slCT) to their advanced imaging portfolio, offering increased access to CT technology Guildford and Chicago—To help veterinarians improve their ability to quickly and safely diagnose the cause

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT FOR HORSE LOVERS

Please consider joining us in our first ever VIRTUAL event! This event was built for our attendees and the 2020 Western States Horse Expo Exhibitors. THERE ARE 20 SPACES LEFT. We know this is last

Countdown to a Record NRHA Futurity

Just days from move-in, the  55th National Reining Horse Association Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships looks to be a record-breaker – and not just with its historic, first-ever quarter of a million dollar payment

BID NOW on Over 100 Items in Crisis Fund Auction

“Bidding will close on Thursday evening, November 19, for the Annual AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund Benefit INTERNET Auction,” states Mike Jennings, AQHA Professional Horseman and partner in Professional Horse Services, LLC that is hosting

Six Million Reasons to Watch Andrea Fappani Rein

The name Fappani is synonymous with the winner’s circle and this fall was no different for the Italian-born reiner. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) unofficially congratulates NRHA Professional Andrea Fappani for becoming the newest