Article and photos by Kailey Sullins, courtesy of Barrel Horse News Under a cloudless sky on a sunny spring day, not a bird chirped or a whisper of wind could be heard. It was quiet; too quiet. The Weather Channel had been warning for a week of the probability of a tornado. When Mary Ellen […]
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce that Abigail Brayman, 18, of Charlestown, Rhode Island, was awarded the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Grant. The Washington International Horse Show will run on October 24-29, 2017, at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) in Washington, D.C.
In the past, when a horse’s gait has felt off or lacking in its usual impulsion, it was often assumed to be an issue of lameness. Now however, thanks to the improved diagnostics readily available at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) and other top clinics around the world, veterinarians are able to more accurately pinpoint the problem area. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not always in the legs or hooves. With increasing frequency, the horse’s neck is being diagnosed as the root of the issue.
As of December 1, 2017, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will require horses and ponies to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant chip to compete in classes that require United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) registration.
The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Ben Asselin, Mario Deslauriers, Eric Lamaze, and Ian Millar placed fourth in the $400,000 BMO Nations’ Cup held Saturday, September 9, as part of the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, AB.
Following the presentation of the Hall of Fame Committee’s recommended nominees, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors and past Hall of Fame inductees voted to approve Vaughn Zimmerman for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2018.
200 Stalls Available for Horses in Potential Path of Hurricane
Equine organizations offer disaster relief funds
Fresh off a trip to the USEF Dressage National Championships where three of her KWPN horses competed successfully in the Young Rider and Young Horse divisions, KC Dunn is now busy preparing her Timbach Farm in Depauw, Indiana to welcome more than twenty entries from across the Midwest as part of the 2017 KWPN-NA keuring tour.
Learning to recognize the symptoms and identify the causes of choke in horses,will help you respond appropriately to get your horse comfortable and out of trouble. Choke is when pieces of food get lodged in the horse's esophagus. For a horse, choking is not as much of an emergency as it is for a human, since the windpipe is not blocked and the horse can still breath, however it is very uncomfortable for the horse.