(Kelly R. Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D., Equine Nutritionist - Purina Animal Nutrition)
Starved horses can be a product of owner ignorance or economic hardship. Regardless of the reason, a horse may end up in a debilitated state. The goal for the new caretaker is to help the horse return to good health and appropriate body weight as quickly and safely as possible. For responsible caretakers of a starved horse, there are two immediate considerations:
East Dorset, Vermont - The prize list for the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival is now available online. Show management looks forward to another spectacular year of competition from at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, and is thrilled to announce that electronic entries will again be accepted thanks to a continuing partnership with Equestrian Connect.
Just like horses, pastures need proper nutrition. Fertilizer can provide the nutrients which the soil may be lacking. But, what do the numbers mean?
Commercial fertilizer products will have three numbers, for example: 23-10-22. The first number represents the nitrogen content; the second the phosphorus, and the third is potassium. Each of these ingredients provides a specific nutrient needed by the plant.
The race for the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour crown is set to sparkle in Cannes with the world’s equine stars taking centre stage. Only weeks ago, Hollywood superstars were in the spotlight in the glamorous French Riviera town, but this weekend top international riders and horses are on parade.
The preliminary rounds are complete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif. The herd, rein and cow work prelims not only determine who will advance to the clean-slate finals on Saturday, June 14; they also decide the champions in the Open Novice Horse, Level 1 Limited Open, Amateur, and Non Pro Limited divisions.
The first leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, is complete for Non Pro competitors at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif.
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