by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Day in and day out, your horse eats the same thing. Boring ... yes. Unbalanced ... definitely. You’d like to add some fresh fruits to his diet, especially this time of year with all the summer variety available, but he’s already on the chubby side and you’re afraid of giving him too much sugar.
The Kentucky Horse Park has long been known throughout the horse world as a destination for equestrian events, including the popular Pony Finals competition held each year for hunter/jumper enthusiasts. Now these picturesque grounds have also become the home of yet another national showcase for pony power – in dressage.
Racer’s Edge is on RFD-TV, hosted by Dena Kirkpatrick proudly celebrated its 16th episode last week with a special finale music video of Dark Horse, by Brice Long. You know Brice Long as the co-host of RFD-TV’s weekly Western Sports Weekly, but what you may not know is Brice is a renowned Nashville songwriter.
As equestrians, we expect a lot from our performance horses. Sometimes pain and inflammation of their joints can happen right before a show or competition. Before administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), it’s important to know the rules specific to your particular association or show.
By Western Horseman Magazine
For decades, cowboys have lived by an unwritten code of ethics that guides how they work, and how they interact with and treat livestock, their horses and other cowboys. Much of it stems from respect, common courtesy and an understanding of how to get the job done. Below are a few important, time-honored codes.
Two National Reined Cow Horse Association Premier Events will be held simultaneously next year, as the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors voted to schedule the 2016 Hackamore Classic in conjunction with the reined cow horse industry's largest and most prestigious event, the 2016 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity.
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