How do I give my horsemanship patterns a polished look that can win? What are the first things that catch your eye as a judge?
Diarrhea can be a common problem for horse owners, but how do we know when it is serious? What are some of the causes? How do we treat severe cases and what are the complications to watch for? Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Peter Heidmann of Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, FL, has the answers […]
Following a successful event for his offspring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce that the legendary stallion and NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Gunner (AQHA Colonels Smoking Gun, APHA Colonels Smokingun) is unofficially the newest Nine Million Dollar Sire. He is only the third sire to reach this milestone.
Breyer® will join the Kentucky Horse Park in honoring the 100th birthday of the legendary Man o’ War with a new Classics® portrait model of the racing legend. Man o’ War (March 29, 1917 – November 1, 1947) is widely considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
When choosing a horse, many riders shy away from buying a mare. Why? Mares are thought of as being moody, difficult to manage during their heat cycles and hypersensitive toward their environment. But mares can also be dependable, brave and devoted mounts with a little bit of understanding.
Dear Dr. Lowder, I have a 9 year old Saddlebred gelding that had his sheath swell up after his fall vaccines and a sheath cleaning. It swelled so bad that the skin on the prepuce area cracked and bled.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce its newest unofficial earner of the Million Dollar Sire milestone, Hollywoodstinseltown. The 2004 AQHA Palomino stallion, owned and bred by David Silva, Sr. joined this elite club after his offspring’s great success at the 2017 National Reining Breeder’s Classic (NRBC). Together, Hollywoodstinseltown’s offspring unofficially earned over $52,000 throughout the event.
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Many horses rely entirely on hay for their forage needs. Is hay nutritious? Not very. Hay is dead grass; it no longer contains many of the vitamins, omega 3s and omega 6s, it once had as living pasture. It does, however, contain protein, carbohydrates, and minerals, and is a significant source of energy. But does it have enough to maintain health? Testing will help remove the guesswork out of diet planning.
It doesn't bother Dawn Santo to be described as an adrenaline junkie. The Park City, Utah, resident is a former alpine ski racer who traded in her ski poles and bindings for a western saddle and a pair of spurs. Yet her goals on horseback are the same: know your course, go fast and be accurate.
Award-winning photographer, Arthur Frank, provides a stunning look into thoroughbred racing with photographs taken in the United States, France, and Ireland along with a powerful introductory essay by New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape in this new book simply titled Horse Racing.