Texas Animal Health Commission - It's the same song, yet another verse for naturally-occurring anthrax cases in livestock and wildlife in Val Verde and Crockett Counties in Southwest Texas. A little rain, a lot of hot weather and the invisible, spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis has resurfaced, putting unvaccinated livestock and grazing wildlife at risk in the area.
Many horse breeders handle newborn foals to make them easier to train later, using a method called imprint training. The very young foal is able to soak up a large amount of information because prey species (deer, horses, geese, etc.) are neurologically mature at birth. Very soon after birth or hatching, the young can fend for themselves, follow their mother, and flee from danger. Their senses are fully developed. The horse's critical learning period occurs during first days of life. "Learning is swiftest, most persistent, and most profoundly affects the horse's attitude and personality, if acquired during this period," explains Dr. Robert M. Miller, the California veterinarian/horse breeder who developed the method of imprint training during the 1960's.
by Laura Wagner
There are several things to consider when you are taking up the task of learning to ride a horse. Whether this is a new endeavor for you or you've been working at it for a while, showing up prepared for your lesson will get you started on the right foot with your instructor.
Phoebe Alwine and Zenith Dance were named the Equis Boutique Children's Jumper 15-17 Division Circuit Champion at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) held from January 13 through April 3 in Wellington, FL.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce that we are accepting internship applications for the 2016 NRHA Derby. What better way to celebrate the 50thanniversary than to join our stellar team during this milestone year? With it being the 50th anniversary of NRHA, the 2016 Derby will certainly be an event for the books. Apply today to be involved in what is sure to be an unforgettable show.
Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and her feisty 13 year old bay mare Lintea Tequila rode a stunning class to claim the top spot in the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Miami Beach, equestrian enthusiasts and beach-goers packed the grandstand and lined the arena to watch the stars of show jumping battle it out as the 2016 season got underway.
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