Monthly Editorial

14 NRHA Events Approved for APHA World Show Qualification

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For the 2014 and 2015 APHA World Shows APHA has approved 14 National Reining Horse Association-approved shows that will count toward APHA World Show qualification requirements. 

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10 Tips for Reducing Your Horse's West Nile Risk

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Since first being recognized in the United States in 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) has posed a serious threat to horses and humans alike. In the equine population, the virus is transmitted when a mosquito takes a blood meal from a bird infected with WNV, then feeds on a horse.

While many horses exposed to WNV experience no signs of illness, the virus can cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. In some cases, especially in older horses, WNV can be fatal.

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ID Bracelets

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If a rider competing in eventing falls and suffers a head injury, EMTs on the scene will know right away if that rider has had any other recent head injuries, if she has any allergies or if she is on any medications. If the rider is unconscious, they don't have to wait until someone can find the rider's emergency contact person to get that information.

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Why Jamie Lee Curtis Knows What’s Good for Your Horse

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As a spokesperson for Dannon’s Activia Yogurt, actress Jamie Lee Curtis might have some ideas on what’s good for your horse. “How’s that?” you ask. She understands the benefits of probiotics for a healthy digestive system. Although some might think prebiotics and probiotics are unnecessary in horse feed,

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Time to Ride Campaign

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Bringing in new riders is an ongoing challenge for the horse industry. Kids are overbooked with other sports and extra-curricular activities. Adults are hesitant to invest time and money into a new hobbie. More people are living in sprawling suburbs and away from farms and equestrian-friendly lands.

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