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Dreaming of a Career With Horses? Live Your Passion as an Equine Veterinarian

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vet schoolDo you own or ride horses, or simply admire the beauty of the horse? Do you enjoy the biological sciences? If so, a career as an equine veterinarian may be the perfect profession for you.

A World of Opportunity

From world-class equine athletes to a child’s pony, equine veterinarians ensure the health of a variety of horse breeds across a broad range of disciplines.

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Karl Cook and Farrari Race to the Win in the $25,000 Markel Insurance Grand Prix

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Karl CookKicking off the spotlight classes at Showpark Summer Festival, the $25,000 Markel Insurance Grand Prix welcomed an impressive 51 entries to compete for the top prize.

With both green and seasoned horses in the class, course designer Linda Allen built a technical track that asked many questions at the 1.40m height. Featuring 17 efforts in a time allowed of 90 seconds, the intricate track required both speed and endurance from competitors to jump clean while staying within the tight time.

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Exercises for Trail Rides

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trail riding article

The Certified Horsemen Association shares great exercises for you and your horse while on the trail.

With the change in the weather, it’s a great time to get out of the arena and enjoy the trail. We all know that there is no better way to spend the day than just being out in nature with our horse and maybe spending time with friends. I often see people riding past my house to get to the state park. I have often observed these riders talking or even texting on their cell phones while riding along the trail.

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July 4th Marks Team USA Win in Youth World Games

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The Youth World Games wrapped up on July 4 with Team USA taking their second consecutive win, appropriately timed on Independence Day.

The week started with hunt-seat equitation, with Nadja Deniffel winning the class for Team United, a group made up of the alternate riders from various teams. Team USA placed second, with Andrea Nelson competing.

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Divorce and Pets

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Pets can provide unbelievable companionship and unconditional love for adults and children.  Animals such as dogs, cats and horses are considered personal property for divorce purposes and unfortunately can also be the subject of domestic violence.

In a divorce, pets must be awarded as part of the property division and therefore will usually go to one spouse or the other.  However, spouses can choose to co-own the pet going forward and create a visitation schedule for the pet.

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