Cowboy Dressage

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The ‘soft feel’ discipline on fire in the world of Western riding The dream of being a cowboy and living the code of the American West was a childhood passion in the hearts of two extraordinary individuals born, not in different states, but on different continents. Together, the two were destined to found a movement that is changing the lives of horses and their human partners around the world. Eitan Beth-Halachmy (born in Israel) and his wife and life-partner, Deb born in California, first discovered each other after Eitan’s amazing...

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Understanding Behaviour Paves a Pathway to Safe Horsemanship

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Bruised, kicked, dragged, squished and flattened are not terms you wish to associate with your leisure time spent with horses.  A firm understanding of the herd and flight instincts influencing your equid is one of the best injury prevention investments you can make.  Last year, Equine Guelph ran three offerings of the newly launched two week online course — Horse Behaviour and Safety.  There are ten topics of discussion designed for horse people who would like to learn more about the best practices for handling horses safely. Chapters...

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Bobby Kerr to Headline Special Performance with All-Star Lineup

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The one-of-a-kind event also features international stars Jerry Diaz and Dan James. Georgetown, Texas, February 7, 2014 – 2013 IPRA National Finals Rodeo Showcase Champion and lifelong horseman Bobby Kerr will headline a unique first-time event Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth Texas.  Joined by international stars Jerry Diaz and Dan James, “A Night with Bobby Kerr and Friends” will present a night of horsemanship, live music, and pure entertainment unlike any other equestrian performance....

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Troxel Helmets Launches Online Educational Kids Section

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  San Diego, CA – Feb 3, 2014 – Troxel LLC, the worldwide leader in ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, announced today the launch of a “Kids” section to their website focused on providing educational resources and helmet information to riding instructors, parents and children. The new kids page (http://www.troxelhelmets.com/kids) features an easy-to-navigate user interface with helmet recommendations for children, preteen and teens. Additional resources such as helmet fit tips, riding safety information, helpful videos...

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Purina Horse Owners Workshops

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Local events provide access to expert advice on topics that matter most to owners  WHO:                      Every horse owner has questions, which is why Purina is bringing expertise from its 1,200 acre nutrition research farm, the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, to their communities by partnering with local independent dealers to host in-person Horse Owners Workshops (HOW®).  WHAT:  At a local HOW® event, horse owners can –         See live demonstrations by equine experts on topics like nutrition,...

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Inaugural NRHA Adaptive Reining Classes to be Hosted in Florida

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Oklahoma City, Okla. – February 5, 2014 – By Shianne Megel – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), partnering with their supporting entity, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), is proud to implement an Adaptive Reining Program beginning in 2014. As the standard setting-body for the sport of Reining, NRHA now will approve and recognize Adaptive Reining classes and bring the sport to reining enthusiasts of all ability levels. The program’s standards, rules and policies will ensure NRHA’s ability to offer an...

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Dr. Getty’s January Tip: Does Ground Flaxseed Color Matter?

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The benefits of ground flaxseeds are numerous. They are a good source of protein, boosting the overall amino acid pool available for tissue synthesis and repair. They contain vitamins and trace minerals. Their high lignan content (not to be confused with lignin, an indigestible fiber) gives your horse antioxidant protection against disease. And most of all, their plentiful omega 3 fatty acid content promotes health by reducing inflammation, lowering insulin, balancing immune response, and feeding hooves, skin, and hair. Flaxseeds come in two...

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Equine Welfare is Everyone’s Responsibility

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  The plight of the unwanted or neglected horse is a growing welfare issue in this country. Seldom does a week go by without a publicized horse welfare issue in some form of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. With an aim to provide a greater foundation of knowledge regarding the welfare of the horse, this year Equine Guelph has launched its latest awareness campaign, ‘Full-Circle-Responsibility.’  Through this educational initiative, Equine Guelph’s goal is to assist horse owners to develop the necessary tools and skills to make sound...

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Horse management tips for cold temperatures

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By Holly Wiemers   LEXINGTON, Ky., (Jan. 23, 2014) – Bitter cold temperatures have been a theme this winter, and are now here again. Experts at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offer tips for managing horses during extremely cold weather. While the ideal time for cold weather preparation is in the fall, there are management tips recommended by experts to help keep your horses healthy now. According to Bob Coleman, extension horse specialist within UK’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, horse...

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Top Clinicians Scheduled to Appear at Expo Pomona

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February 7-9, 2014 at the Fairplex Horse enthusiasts will bring their quest for knowledge when the best minds in the horse industry appear at the nation’s ultimate equine exposition, the Horse Expo Pomona, Friday through Sunday, February 7-9 at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona.  Attendees will go back to their barn with a plethora of new information on horse care, riding, training and competition.   Featured all weekend will be a vast assortment of seminars and demonstrations from experts in the areas of reining, barrel...

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