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Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1172
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Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here
January and February are the prime months for stallion selection in the horse breeding world. Thoroughbred farms are busy with foals hitting the floor already and the other breeds are not far behind.

Horse Communication

Beyond Action & Words

  • 20 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1573
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Horse Communication
I think we can all agree that communication between one another, human to human is complicated right?  Now add inter-species communication, human to horse, we quickly discover our good intentions are not enough to be safe around a 1,000+ lb horse. 

DIY Horse Wreath

by Garden Answer

  • 15 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1224
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DIY Horse Wreath
Create you own wreath made with fresh cuttings of pine and balsam fir. The base is a metal candy cane form (Oregon Wire Works) The following is a link to the YouTube instructional video DIY Horse Wreath

Preparing to Store Your Trailer for Winter

Thourough cleaning before storage can lengthen trailer life.

  • 22 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1133
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Preparing to Store Your Trailer for Winter
Another hot summer has come to an end; another show season for the books. It may be hard to imagine those snow-covered roads, and depending on where you live, they could be just weeks away. Some of us show horses year-round, but for others it’s that time to prep the trailer for winter storage and perform preventative maintenance so your rig is as ready as you are come spring! 

Exercise Benefits Older Horses

Regular Exercise crucial for keeping youir mature horse sound.

  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1170
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Exercise  Benefits Older Horses
Unsoundness and other frailties of old age often call for horses to be relieved of day-to-day performance requirements, but regular exercise remains important for older horses. Exercise comes in many forms—it can be as simple as encouraging aged horses to walk from one end of a field to the other for feed and water, or walk-only lessons or lazy strolls.

State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show

Saddle theft occured Sept. 15 during the Morgan Horse Show in Geddes

  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1263
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State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show
GEDDES, N.Y. -- State police are looking for a woman they believe stole two horse saddles during the Morgan Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in September.

Preparing Your Horse & Barn for the Winter

Begin earlier to winterize the barn.

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1179
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Preparing Your Horse  & Barn for the Winter
Once the leaves start to fall, it means winter is around the corner. And in many parts of the country, that means below-freezing temperatures; snow and ice, slush and mud will be very present. To get started on winter preparations for your horse and barn, the earlier you begin to “winterize” the better.

Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Barn

How ammonia vapers can affect your horse, adults, and children

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1438
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Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Barn

Written by Jennifer Roberts
We all like to think of the barn as a place to unwind and relax, but did you know that there may be a hidden danger to you lurking in your horse’s stall?

When you open the stall door, pitchfork in hand, are you hit with an acrid burning of the nose, lungs and throat? That my friend, is the signature trademark of ammonia

Endurance Riding

Many Miles and A lot of Fun

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 2301
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Endurance Riding

By Sarah Milicia

 Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long distance races. There are two main types of long-distance riding: Competitive trail riding and endurance rides. In a competitive trail ride, riders cover a marked trail for a distance usually between 15 and 40 miles per day.

US Government moves forward on Euthanizing over 45,000 Horses

Call for President Obama to halt massive slaughter

  • 14 September 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1361
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US Government moves forward on Euthanizing over 45,000 Horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to put in motion the slaughtering of 45,000 wild horses that have been contained on federal lands.
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