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10 Tips for Picture-Perfect Pony Portraits

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You’ve already got a bracelet with your horse’s name, a bumper sticker telling the world how much you love your pony, and heart-shaped doodles all over your notebook with your horse’s name inside. There’s just one thing missing: a portrait of your favorite four-hoofed friend. But before you decide to hire a professional photographer, you might want to consider taking the photos yourself. Check out these tips from SmartPak’s staff photographer, Kristi, to help improve your images so you can get that picture-perfect portrait of your pony that you’ve been dreaming of.

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Feeding the Horsemen’s Re Union Colts

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feeding re-union coltsThe 2014 Horsemen’s Re Union event in Paso Robles gave horse enthusiasts an opportunity to watch some of the world’s best horsemen and horsewomen take a two year old and a three year old horse from the halter to a comfortable start under saddle in six days. It never ceases to amaze me how comfortable these young horses can be with a human on their back when it is presented to them in the proper way.

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Who Owns Radiographs?

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radiographsMy vet took some X rays of my horse's legs. I paid the bill in full, but when I asked for the X rays, he said they belonged to him and not me. Is this correct? If I'm charged for the X rays, why can't I have them?

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Tips for Controlling Infection in Your Horses

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Controlling Infection in HorsesWhen you ask most horse owners about controlling infection in their horses they say “Oh you mean do I vaccinate and worm my horses?”  Certainly immunization of horses with vaccines to prevent or reduce the severity of infectious diseases is a very important part of any infection control plan. However, it is important for horse owners to realize that vaccination is only one part of a complete infection control plan for their horses.

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Here Comes the Cavalry

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War Horses“War Horses: Bred to Serve” will open May 14 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

On May 14, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum will debut its newest exhibit, “War Horses: Bred to Serve.”

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