The successful lease

Leases are a common part of the equine industry. People lease horses for all different uses, including breeding, showing and pleasure, just to name a few. Like many horse transactions, leases often go undocumented, without addressing many of the critical ...Leases are a common part of the equine industry. People lease horses for all different uses, including breeding, showing and pleasure, just to name a few. Like many horse transactions, leases often go undocumented, without addressing many of...

From the Race Track to the Show Ring: Bringing your new horse home

So you've picked out your retiring racehorse and had them evaluated by a veterinarian for suitability and soundness. You've negotiated your price with the owner or agent, and you've made arrangements to bring your new horse home. As exciting as it is, it is important to understand that your new horse is about to go through a tremendous life-change, and it is part of your job to help them adjust and feel comfortable as they acclimate to their new surroundings. In this month's installment, we'll...

Training the Young Event Horse, Part Two

In Part One of our training journey, top event trainer Paul Ebersole discussed the basic skills needed by the young event horse in order to begin competing. In Part Two Ebersole will continue to discuss the basics, and we'll introduce the basics of cross-country. Without question, cross-country is the heart of the sport of eventing. However, in a practical training sense it is only one the phases a horse must master. We've already mastered our flatwork, ...In Part One of our training journey,...

Me and my Dream

Watching wistfully at the riders on TV jumping over jumps, I Looked outsside at my Grandma's horse a Peruvian Paso, Cadencia, wishing I could be just like them. Soaring over those jumps like birds. I Knew IN that instant that was what I ...Watching wistfully at the riders on TV jumping over jumps, I Looked outsside at my Grandma's horse a Peruvian Paso, Cadencia, wishing I could be just like them. Soaring over those jumps like birds. I Knew IN that instant that was what I ...

Lost and found!

Our horse, Bones, was recovered in the town of Minneola, Texas just this morning (Jan. 11, 2002). He had been stolen from a USTRC roping in Denver on Nov. 24th, while tied to the side of our ...Our horse, Bones, was recovered in the town of Minneola, Texas just this morning (Jan. 11, 2002). He had been stolen from a USTRC roping in Denver on Nov. 24th, while tied to the side of our ...

Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis

Your favorite mount, Trigger, has been "a little off" lately. He wasn't as enthusiastic as usual at breakfast, and he appears a little sluggish in his stall. A closer inspection reveals that Trigger has an elevated heart rate (Vital Signs: The Link to Your Horses Health), brown mucous membranes and is becoming progressively weaker. Concerned, you call your veterinarian who insists that you bring Trigger in at once.Your favorite mount, Trigger, has been "a little off"...

Cannon splints

I own a 2 yo.,16.1 hand, 1/2 han, 1/2 arab colt that I stable at home. He has a wonderfull disposition, and has, or rather had exemplary conformation except for the fact that last fall, his yearling year, he out of the blue came up with a large splint on the inside of his cannon about 1/2 way up.I own a 2 yo.,16.1 hand, 1/2 han, 1/2 arab colt that I stable at home. He has a wonderfull disposition, and has, or rather had exemplary conformation except for the fact that last fall, his yearling...

Out of the blue

It was like he rode in from out of the blue. When Shawn Renshaw and Smokums Prize showed up at the 2000 NRHA Futurity, they were practically ...It was like he rode in from out of the blue. When Shawn Renshaw and Smokums Prize showed up at the 2000 NRHA Futurity, they were practically ...