Monthly Editorial

Pony Ride Owner Sues Animal Rights Activists for Defamation

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A small business owner who operates pony rides and a petting zoo is fighting back against the animal rights activists who convinced the city council to cancel her annual contract next May

Tawni Angel, the owner of Tawni's Ponies, and her husband filed a lawsuit  in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Marcy Winograd and Danielle Charney, plus twenty other defendants, claiming defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Managing the Health of Your Horse for a Healthier Wallet - Part 3

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We have come pretty far in the last few months in organizing a management plan that will result in a healthier horse and save us money at the same time. This month we are going to talk about ulcers and how to limit your horses’ risk of getting them.

Many horses today suffer from ulcers. Once your horse has them, you have no choice but to pursue treatment that is both time consuming and expensive.

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Should You Breed Your Mare?

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Consider these 13 critical questions before you venture into the world of horse breeding.

The joy and excitement of a newborn foal and the feeling of satisfaction that comes from seeing a horse you bred excel are two of the most rewarding events a horse owner can experience.

The old horseman’s axiom “Breed the best to the best and hope for the best” is good advice but even when followed faithfully does not provide all the answers.

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The Proud-Cut Gelding

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A horse-breeding mystery: Find out if your gelding might actually be a cryptorchid stallion.

You acquired him last winter to be a pasture companion for your mare. He was a 5-year-old horse that supposedly had been gelded as a yearling. The two horses got along well all winter, but when the mare came into season in the spring, the new horse began exhibiting behaviors much more like a stallion than a gelding.

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Spotting Success at Gerardot Performance Horses

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GeradotHorse dreams never die. They linger until they are fulfilled and more often than not, they become a family affair. For Judy Gerardot and daughter Jennie Shrout, each claims the other brought them into the horse business—a business that has become a huge success.  “We got started in this when Jennie got into horses in the eighth grade,” says Judy. Jennie is quick to clarify, “Actually, it was my mom’s dream.

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