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Eight Quick Tips for Horsemen

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Check out eight things that will make you a more knowledgeable horseman. Recreational rider, weekend warrior or small-time breeder. Whatever the descriptor may be, horsemen all work for the common goal of improving the lives of horses.

“Knowledge is power,” said Sir Francis Bacon, and he was right.

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EHV-1 Outbreak in Oregon

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One horse has died and four others in Lane County test positive for the neurological form of equine herpevirus type-1.

One horse has died and four others from the same stable in Lane County, Oregon, have tested positive for a neurological form of equine herpesvirus type-1.

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A Critical Horse-Breeding Checklist for Foals

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How do you tell the difference between a healthy newborn foal and one that is sick? Let’s start at the moment of birth and walk through the activities of a normal newborn and the signs that’ll alert you if something is wrong.

 

If the foal is born normally and is breathing normally, don’t rush in and handle him or cut the umbilical cord. The cord will break when the mare stands up, so don’t disturb them until then. The placenta contains close to a quart of the foal’s blood that will be lost if the mare stands and the cord ruptures too soon.

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Lights, Cameras, Action ~ Cactus Reining Classic Style

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Cactus Reining Classic held at WestWorld Scottsdale, Arizona March 5-9, 2014 had every element required for a star-studded action movie; top horses and riders filling each division and leaving nothing on the table day in and day out and a cliffhanger ending to the $65,500 Added Lucas Oil Open Derby Level 4 culminating in a run off to remember between Franco Bertolani on CFR Centenario Wimpy and Jordan Larson on Show Me The Buckles that had everyone in the Equidome and watching online on the edge of their seats.

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Conditioning an Older Horse

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Question: How should I condition my older horse so that he’s fit enough to attend trail rides and clinics this summer? He is 18 years old and has only been lightly ridden once a week during the winter.

For the answer to this question, we sought the advice of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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