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Riding to Hounds

Limestone Creek Memorial Hunt

  • 4 December 2018
  • Author: canpubco
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Riding to Hounds
The following excerpt was taken from the The American Heritage Magazine written by Caroline Jones, 45 years ago, October 1973 edition, Vol. 24, Issue 6.  Horse Bits Magazine recognizes Hunt Clubs have modified regulations over the years, however most of the traditions covered in this article remain unsullied today.

Madeline Keyes Captures American Quarter Horse World Championship

Local Rider competes in Oklahoma

  • 22 September 2018
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 229
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Madeline Keyes Captures American Quarter Horse World Championship

 

Vaccinating Fido Against Rabies? Don’t Forget Your Horse

While dogs are vaccinated against rabies without question, the majority of horses – who are often at higher risk – are not vaccinated.

  • 28 June 2018
  • Author: canpubco
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Vaccinating Fido Against Rabies? Don’t Forget Your Horse

Horses are nearly four times more likely to contract rabies than dogs.1-3 Across the U.S., the majority of horses are not vaccinated for rabies and often have a higher risk of exposure than dogs.4 

While it’s likely Fido is vaccinated against this fatal disease, the question looms – is your horse protected?

 

How to Find Time to Ride

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 28 June 2018
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 403
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How to Find Time to Ride
For many of us finding time to ride is a constant battle. The daily grind of earning a living, taking care of family and household are a constant cycle. Even those who train horses for a living, often struggle to find time to ride their own mounts. And for the riding instructor, their own needs usually come second to those of their clients.For many of us finding time to ride is a constant battle. The daily grind of earning a living, taking care of family and household are a constant cycle. Even those who train horses for a living, often struggle to find time to ride their own mounts. And for the riding instructor, their own needs usually come second to those of their clients.

Cornell University Offers Farrier Courses

The College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to offer two courses in Farrier Program: the General Farrier Short Course and the Advanced Farrier Course.

  • 24 March 2018
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 815
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Cornell University Offers Farrier Courses

March Means Maple Syrup

By: Patrick Milmoe

  • 21 March 2018
  • Author: canpubco
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March Means Maple Syrup

March certainly has roared in like a lion.  Much snow has blanketed the area with lots more in the hills and higher elevations.  It makes for tough going for those who enjoy backyard maple syrup production.  Treading through three to four-foot drifts to collect the sap bucket by bucket becomes quite a workout.  Maple season marks the coming of spring.  Days are longer, the sun is warmer, and the birds are starting to be heard.  I have spent several weekends this time a year out by the barn boiling away many gallons of tree sap to harness one to two gallons of liquid gold.  This year due to all this snow I decided to pass but spent this past Sunday at a friend’s house overseeing his one pan/one man production.

   

 

How to Teach Your Horse to Jump Water

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 20 March 2018
  • Author: canpubco
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How to Teach Your Horse to Jump Water
If you want to train your horse to jump water then don’t begin by teaching him to jump into it. For the cross-country or foxhunter you may want to train your horse to clear a dry ditch and will probably have some sort of rail to encourage the horse to jump high enough to clear the span of the ditch.

Cazenovia College Equestrian Team member Keeley Gambino travels to Germany

International Experience at the Student Rider Nation's Cup

  • 19 October 2017
  • Author: canpubco
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Cazenovia College Equestrian Team member Keeley Gambino travels to Germany
Congratulations to Cazenovia College Equestrian Team member Keeley Gambino on her recent success over the summer (August 3-5) at the SNRC (Student Rider Nation’s Cup) competition in Germany (Nürtinger Reitverein, Im Tiefenbachtal)! 
She was a member of TEAM USA along with Lauren Franco (Mt. St. Mary’s University) and Amanda Pollack (Arizona State University).
Team USA was 8th overall out of 15 teams.(Germany won the TEAM competition and IRELAND won the Individual competition.)

Caution: Rainy Weather Hay

By Ann Jamieson

  • 14 September 2017
  • Author: canpubco
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Caution: Rainy Weather Hay
From the Midwest to the Northeast, this has been a bad year for hay, and rain is the culprit. Rain is always the question mark: it seems either there is not enough of it, or too much. From the drought we’ve experienced the past few years we’ve now gone to rain that appears every day or two. And while rain makes the grass grow, it also ruins the hay.

The Free Horse

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 26 June 2017
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1823
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The Free Horse
Sounds good doesn’t it? Well. Free always does.
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