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Preparing Your Horse & Barn for the Winter

Begin earlier to winterize the barn.

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
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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: 888
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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

My Horse is Afraid of Me

How to gain your horse's trust

  • 19 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1114
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My Horse is Afraid of Me
An Arab mare arrived for retraining with a disturbingly common problem of fear and distrust of people.   My barn is often the last stop for horses before being sent to auction or euthanized due to dangerous behavior, and this mare was facing the same fate if I failed at connecting and retraining her.  The owner of this beautiful horse was grief stricken and disillusioned after bringing her once sweet, trusting mare home from a six month stint with a professional trainer.  She now has a dangerous horse that spooks, bolts and is afraid of her owner and people in general.

Endurance Riding

Many Miles and A lot of Fun

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1537
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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.

Hunter Pace at Hidden Splendor Farm

Championship Series to Benefit the Tioughnioga Ruritan

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 934
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Saturday October 8, 2016, Hidden Splendor Farm, 3375 Hughes Road in Morrisville, NY .  For more information call Jill Higgins at 315-480-0383

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: 913
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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.

International Helmet Awareness Day 2016

Would You Know If Someone Was Suffering From A Concussion?

  • 13 September 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 800
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International Helmet Awareness Day 2016

Lexington, KY (September 14, 2016) – As we prepare to celebrate the seventh annual Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday, September 17th, we ask "Would You Know If Someone Was Suffering From A Concussion?"

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Show runs September 21-25, 2016

  • 13 September 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 975
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Rolex Central Park Horse Show
September 10, 2016 – New York, NY – The Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS) is pleased to welcome back top dressage riders to Wollman Rink for competition in the U.S. Open Dressage, presented by The Axel Johnson Group, on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24. In a very special appearance, Olympic gold medalists Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro will perform a freestyle demonstration on Saturday evening.

Para Equestrian - 2016 Rio Olympics

Event to Run September 13-16

  • 11 September 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1106
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Para Equestrian -  2016 Rio Olympics

By:  Sarah Milicia

The Para Equestrian competition for Rio 2016 commenced on Sunday, September 11, with medal events taking place September 13-16, 2016.


Olympic Veterans Head Entry List for 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Top Names in the Sport Set the Stage for Exciting 41st Annual Event

  • 18 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
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Bridgehampton, NY - August 3, 2016 - A bevy of top names in the sport of international show jumping including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show.  This world-renown competition draws the most elite jumper and hunter competitors from across the nation. The 41st annual show will take place August 28-September 4 at their prestigious venue in Bridgehampton, NY and will feature a star-studded line of names in the Classic's Open Jumper classes, including four FEI-recognized classes, which culminates in the thrilling $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by LONGINES on Sunday, September 4.

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