For many horse owners, the answer to the age-old question (or should we say “old age” question) about when to start a senior feeding program, isn’t always the same. Some horse owners say a good approximation is 15 or 16. Others might feel the magic number is 20, while some may never switch to a senior feed. Although the calendar might say it’s time to start treating your equine partner as an elder statesman (or woman), deciding what age a horse becomes a senior varies. If you know what to look for, your horse will tell you when it’s time. Here are some telltale signs it’s time to consider switching to a senior feed.
By Eleanor Blazer
"He was only in the pasture for three hours yesterday afternoon," Concerned Horse Owner told her vet. "I thought he would enjoy some fresh green grass."
The big bay gelding had laminitis.
Opening of the final phase of ticketing for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. This is a definitive stage where the Organising Committee puts individual tickets on sale to the public. Based on the number of messages and calls already received, this is a much-awaited stage and one likely to be a great success. So to Normans, horse riding fans and extravaganza enthusiasts wishing to attend the largest equestrian competition in the world in Normandy from 23 August to 7 September 2014, now’s your chance!
Cowboys and cowgirls from across the world gathered at AT&T Stadium for their chance at the $2 million dollar payout. Underdogs, legends and world champions competed in seven events on Texas Independence Day. As promised by President and CEO Randy Bernard, $2 million, in total prize money was paid out. Each RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN event champion received a $100,000 paycheck along with a prize package totaling more than $27,000 (a Polaris RANGER, a custom Cactus trophy saddle, a Bohlin Buckle and a Browning Gun.)
On February 27, history will be made for Israel in the PBIEC’s International Arena in Wellington. Show jumpers Danielle Goldstein, Elad Yaniv, and Joshua Tabor make up the Israeli team that will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup for the first time ever. While teams from around the world come together in Florida to compete for the Cup and $75,000, the event marks an even bigger prize for Israel: A milestone in the country’s progression towards a competitive status in equestrian sports.
Following up on the successful debut of the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships last year, USHJA is pleased to announce the venues and dates selected for 2014. Dates and locations of the 2014 Regional Championships are:
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