The American Feed Industry Association will host a workshop on “Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry” on September 25 and 26 in Rosemont, Illinois.
Participate in a survey conducted by Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) to gauge the scope of involvement in this industry.
The National Horse Show and ASPCA Maclay Finals will be held in Kentucky this year.
Various studies have shown a significant positive correlation between birth height and mature height, and proved that birth height can be an accurate predictor of mature height.
All of today's Thoroughbred horses trace back to one or more of the three foundation sires.
For those patient, forward-thinking individuals that seek satisfaction in creating the next generation of hunters, regardless of their future use, there exists the hunter breeding division at shows sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Entries are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, soundness, and suitability to become hunters, according to USEF rules.
A news release from the Kentucky Horse Park, site of this fall's World Equestrian Games (WEG), indicates the largest ever airlift of horses to a single event took place in mid-September.
Mark Martinelli, an equine orthopedic surgeon, points out that differences between Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races are reflected in the types of injuries common to each breed.
If you've competed at lots of horse shows, the drill is pretty routine. You know what will happen at the show, whom you will probably see there, and how long you'll be gone. Assuming your horse is a show veteran also, there shouldn't be many surprises.
The terms "hunter" and "jumper" refer to types, rather than specific breeds, of horses. Although both groups routinely jump over obstacles, the most obvious difference is in the way the horses move and the work they are asked to perform.
If the horse is fed in a group where he must eat quickly to avoid competition, isolating him at feeding time may help. Making sure the horse is not quite so hungry at mealtime, either by feeding some hay before grain or by feeding smaller meals more frequently, may slow the greedy eater.
A list of suggestions for boosting the fuel efficiency of your truck/trailer combination. You'll possibly save a little money. You'll also gain assurance that you and your horse are traveling in an economical and safe manner.
Researchers looked for an association, if any, between the age of the dam and the foal's risk of fracture later in life, and also any correlation between birth order (dam's first foal or a later foal) and risk of fracture.
The challenge as official Olympic supplier is to provide feed, forage, and bedding that is acceptable to the competitors and that meets the nutritional requirements of the horses under the environmental conditions present at the venue.
Equine events such as horse shows, sales, rodeos, race meets, fairs, and clinics are an enjoyable part of horse ownership. Unfortunately, they are also potential avenues for the transmission of contagious diseases.
Taking a horse to a show, trail ride, lesson, parade, or other event is something many horse owners do on a routine basis. Sometimes the horse has a cough, runny nose, fever, or another sign of illness. Where did the disease originate, and how many horses have taken the infection home with them, possibly to far-flung states and even other countries?
The choice of lead may be linked to biomechanical factors affecting ease of breathing (each complete gallop stride is accompanied by one inhalation and exhalation) or "handedness" (individual preference for one lead over the other).
A competitive trail ride (CTR) is a timed, judged trail ride. The sport emphasizes safety, proper horse management, and communication and teamwork between horse and rider.
Yearlings that commanded bids higher than the median price of the session in which they were sold tended to be heavier and slightly taller, but not fatter, than yearlings receiving bids below their session's median price.
Horse knowledge is sort of like manure...over the years, you seem to pick up a lot of it! Can you answer these random queries on equine behavior, sports, breeds, and terms?
World championship competitions were organized for several equine sports in the past, but it was not until 1990 that dressage, eventing, vaulting, endurance, driving, and show jumping combined their efforts for the first time in Stockholm, Sweden.
Miss Finland left an unforgettable mark on the Australian racing scene by beating a class-packed field and finishing four and one-half lengths ahead of her closest rival.
Improving the land, acquiring premier breeding stock, building an experienced and capable staff, and following expert nutritional advice have moved Vessels Stallion Farm to its position at the top of the equine industry.
Investigation of factors that influence risk of lower limb injuries to Thoroughbreds training and racing in New Zealand.
The Australians have a rich tradition of performing well in endurance world championship competition.
Follow along on a horseback riding vacation in Wyoming.
Grand Prix show jumper turns to careful equine management in his quest to qualify for the Olympics.
The name "ride and tie" explains the essence of this interesting blend of running and riding.
Throughout a competitive trail ride, veterinarians are stationed at designated checkpoints where the horse's heart rate, vital signs, and soundness are monitored.
According to figures released by the American Horse Council, there are about 6.9 million horses in the United States.
The polished weanlings and yearlings and the athletic two-year-olds that grace the sales rings throughout the world today are slightly different from the horses that went before them. Technology and research have combined to provide consignors and buyers with a slightly different opinion of what constitutes good health.
Mounted competitions are arranged for vaulters of all skill levels.
There are many levels of endurance competitions, ranging from short rides 25 miles or less to 250- mile races run over five days.
Whether the experience is a hansom cab ride through Central Park in New York City or a gypsy caravan rented for a quiet countryside tour in southern France, there is a great likelihood that the livery stable will be operated by people who love their animals.
Nearly five hundred years following the decline of tournaments, resurgence in the popularity of jousting and all things Renaissance began.
As a leading equestrian organization, Pony Club has brought together legions of children and their adult mentors with the horses that have had lasting impacts on all of their lives.
Polo enthusiasts from the top players to the beginners will adamantly state, "Polo is one of the most exciting sports to play."
Nothing compares to the sight of a youngster clutching a well-deserved ribbon and hugging the horse which helped the child win it. This very vision is one reason I agree to judge 4-H and small open shows.
Dressage takes a great deal of time, a commitment to working with the best people and a level of maturity that grants an individual a great deal of patience.
Rich in tradition and pageantry, the centuries-old sport of foxhunting is thriving in the United States and abroad.
True partnerships between horses and humans provide some of the most compelling stories.