Over the years, people have often asked questions about specific problems they were encountering with their horses and we've tried our best to provide them with the answers they sought. More importantly, however, we try to encourage people to change the way they think about horses in general. Yes, there are specific fixes to specific problems, but a better solution is a "fix" to all our problems. The magic fix is to build a real partnership with our horse.
In an action-packed February - one of the busiest months of the season for professional rodeo contestants - 100 percent of the athletes who were invited to RFD-TV's The American, presented by Polaris Ranger, have signed a letter of commitment contract to compete on Feb. 28 in AT&T Stadium.
Presented by The Dutta Corp. in association with Guido Klatte, the Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series (AFU25GPS) returns to the Winter Equestrian Festival for its sixth season, offering a total of $170,000 in prize money and showcases top young talent in show jumping sport.
With the holidays, we've had family in and out and all about. This actually means less riding time for myself, unless someone specifically wanted to ride. I did have a niece out who hadn't ridden in a few years, although her sister is an avid rider. We talked her into joining Jenn and I, just so we could ride. Yeah, I do that.
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Alfalfa can be an excellent addition to most horses’ diets, even for those who are insulin resistant (IR). I often recommend feeding it because it boosts the overall protein quality of a grass-hay diet and, in general, enhances the horse’s muscle tone, immune system, and overall health. But some people just don’t want to feed alfalfa; they believe it causes laminitis. And after years of working with horses, it appears that it may, in fact, lead to laminitis in some horses. I found this to be very puzzling since alfalfa is low in sugar and starch, even lower than most grass hays. Its high protein content, however, makes it more caloric, which can be a problem for IR horses who need to lose weight. But I always included some, albeit a small amount.
NRHA recognizes and honors Million Dollar Earners in the Sire, Rider, and Owner categories and there is a family/entity who has achieved the much sought after honor in all three categories. Smart Like Juice, Jose Vazquez and Smart Like Juice Inc. comprise the family of overachievers. Now we celebrate Smart Like Juice ascending to Three Million Dollar Sire status!
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