Hay: To Soak or Not to Soak?

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In areas or seasons where pasture is unavailable, horse owners turn to hay to make up for their horses' loss of grazing time. But choosing the right hay for a particular horse can present challenges. When feeding hay to horses, many questions arise: What kind, how much, should I buy processed hay, and finally, should I soak the hay for my horse? Soaking hay provides owners with the ability to alter some physical characteristics as well as the nutrient content of their hay if purchasing the ideal hay is not a feasible option.

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Foal Growth

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A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your very eyes. From birth to age 2, a young horse can achieve 90 percent of more of its full adult size, sometimes putting on as many as three pounds per day.

Genetics, management and environment play significant roles in determining individual growth patterns. Through research, we also know we can influence a foal’s growth and development – for better or worse – by the nutrition we supply.

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FEI moves to protect Olympic interests

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The push by the FEI to create an Olympic Council is part of a strategy to protect the place of equestrian sport in the Olympic programme, it has been revealed. The FEI Bureau made the decision during a teleconference late last week to seek backing for the council.

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Does An Equine Activity Liability Act Apply? Take Our Test

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State equine activity liability laws generally, but not always, apply to equine activity "participants" who are “engaged in an equine activity” at the time of injury. Over the years, cases have addressed whether people injured on the grounds of an equine activity qualify as “participants.” Let’s take a look at two noteworthy cases addressing the issue and find out whether you agree with the courts.

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Dedicated Member Earn APHA Distinguished Service Awards

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Sharon Avery of Fallon, Nevada, earned the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from APHA in honor of her outstanding participation and support of the Paint Horse breed on the local, regional and national levels.

Each year, APHA awards the Distinguished Service Award to a nominated person. Criteria for consideration include being an APHA member in good standing for 15 years; has owned a Paint Horse; has been involved in regional association leadership;

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