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Weber Chosen for Driving Honors

Weber Chosen for Driving Honors

For his accomplishments in the 2014 competition season, four-in-hand driver Chester Weber was chosen as the 2014 Overall Horseman of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse. At the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception, Weber received the Whitney Stone Cup.

Nutrition

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Horse Weight Loss: Try These Six Steps

Whether it’s because owners are killing their horses with kindness or if the growing rate of equine obesity is simply mirroring the pandemic in humans, the sad fact is that too many horses are overweight. What steps can you take to ensure your horse is at an ideal weight?

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.

Health

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Training Young Horses for Race Starts

Did you ever wonder how horses can stand so calmly in a racetrack’s starting gate? As with other things horses are taught, starting gate procedures are introduced gradually and the horses learn to accept them through quiet repetition.

General Interest

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Equine Urine: Unusual Appearance Might Be Okay

Normal horse urine can range from colorless and clear to dark yellow and cloudy. Though it may change color as it oxidizes, it should stay within this range as it is released.