Monthly Editorial

Heat Stroke

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heat strokeThe body maintains its normal temperature in hot weather by moving heat through the muscles and out through the skin. Blood also removes heat as it circulates through the body and releases it through lung tissue, skin and expanding blood vessels. This is why our own vessels and the horse’s blood vessels may appear larger and more distended during hot weather.

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Arabian Regional Championships

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Region I - Del Mar, California - May 28th-June 1st

The Arabian Horse Association’s Region I championship show brought some of the regions top horses and trainers “where the turf meets the surf,” to beautiful Del Mar, California.

This year Region I pulled out all the stops and added many great events to their show calendar. This included a free wine tasting event during the halter classes. Diane Powers catered a “Fiesta in the Barn Aisle”. This brought together all the exhibitors and trainers for a fun opportunity to enjoy great food and company.

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Equi Cool Down Announces Cool New Products for the Comfort of Performance and Recreational Horses

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equip cool downAs most equestrians know, when their horses give their best, whether inside the show ring, in a training arena, or out on the trail, they usually work up quite a sweat.  And just like human athletes, horses deserve a well-earned break and way to cool down and relax after a hard work out.  However, for horses, the chance to cool down isn’t just something they enjoy, it’s something they absolutely need.  Now it is easier than ever for equine athletes to get the cool relief they need thanks to an innovative new line of products from Equi Cool Down.  These amazing products are made from a patent-pending textile technology that uses an advanced hyper-evaporative material.  When activated by applying water, the wrap will drop up to 22 degrees colder than the outside temperature, providing for gradual, non-invasive cooling.

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69th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Wraps Up Three Weeks of the Finest in Equestrian Entertainment and Competition!

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Del Mar Horse ShowThree weeks of the finest in equestrian entertainment and competition came to a close on May 4, 2014. Many of the nation’s most decorated riders and horses come here year after year, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of fans.

Our first of three shows, Western Week, April 17 – 20,  kicks off with many exciting competitions and talented riders and horses. Bob Avila, of Temecula, CA, excelled again this year. He took home four perpetual trophies in the PCHA Reining Division.

Tom Foran, of Burbank, CA, made his mark as well, scoring four PCHA Open Reining perpetual trophies.

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Vaccine Storage and Handling

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Vaccine StorageProper storage and handling of vaccines is critical to their efficacy and safety.

Per manufacturers’ instructions, aseptic technique is to be followed when handling and administering vaccines. Vaccine administration sites (skin / haircoat, mucosa) are to be clean. Each animal should be vaccinated with separate new needles for each vaccine product to avoid cross contamination of products and possible adverse reactions and to reduce the possibility of spreading blood-borne pathogens

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