Monthly Editorial

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Fights for a Cure

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May 1-4, 2014, the 16th Annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, California brought premiere equestrians, exquisite breeds and a lot of hope to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. The Fiesta is a charity show, raising funds for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. This multi-breed event plays host to a vast range of classes, a Saturday Night Spectacular like no other, and a chance for Andalusian owners and riders to gain much needed exposure on the west coast.

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Horse-Training Basics: Leading Without Resistance

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Lead your horse with ease and lightness with these horse-training tips.

If you can lead your horse in a halter with ease even at a trot, he will be much simpler to show in halter classes or to trot during a veterinary exam or inspection. By the end of this exercise, your horse won’t stay with you because he is forced to do so, but because he understands it’s a comfortable place to be.

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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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