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High Gas Prices Drive Farmer to Switch to Mules

May 22, 2008

High gas prices have driven a Warren County, Tenn., farmer and his sons to hitch a tractor rake to a pair of mules to gather hay from their fields. T.R. Raymond bought Dolly and Molly at the Dixon mule sale last year. Son Danny Raymond trained... Read More

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Congress Overrides Farm Bill Veto; Equine Equity Act Passed

May 22, 2008

Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives voted May 22 to override a presidential veto of the 2007 Farm Bill exercised by George W. Bush May 21. As a result, the 2007 Farm Bill is now law. The bill includes the Equine... Read More

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American Quarter Horse Foundation Gets $2 Million Gift

May 21, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Foundation recently received the largest gift from an individual in the group's history. Clarence Scharbauer Jr. of Midland, Texas, is making a $2 million donation to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum.... Read More

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Event Horse Dies on Cross-Country at French CCI***

May 20, 2008

Nullabor, an 11-year-old Irish sport horse ridden by Clayton Fredericks of Australia, died Saturday while competing at the Saumur CCI*** in France, according to a statement on the event organizers' Web site.

Fredericks told Britain's Read More

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Utah State University Conducting Equestrian Injury Survey

May 16, 2008

Utah State University is conducting a survey of injury rates in equestrian activities. They would like to evaluate the type of injuries associated with horse activities.

This survey is anonymous and information will be used as collective... Read More

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Ford to Recall Some F-150, Lincoln Pickup Trucks

May 15, 2008

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 655,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a hose that could affect the vehicles' braking power.

The automaker is issuing the recall of 2005-2006 versions of the trucks with 5.4 liter... Read More

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Equestrian Wine Caddy

May 13, 2008

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Alabama Horse Owners Can Learn More about Forage

May 08, 2008

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a hay and forage field day for horse owners on Saturday, June 7, in Morgan County.

The field day will begin at the Morgan County Extension office in Hartselle. Red Oak Farm in Danville will... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Appearing at NYC Horse Exhibit

May 05, 2008

Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART), a state-of-the-art equine ambulance, has been invited to the opening of the American Museum of Natural History's exhibit in New York City.

The exhibit opens on May 17, 2008, and will be held... Read More

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Florida House Passes Bill Requiring Children to Wear Helmets While Riding Horse

May 03, 2008

A Florida bill that would require children under 16 to wear a helmet while riding a horse on public trails and roads has passed the House. But it would need to be taken up by Senate lawmakers to move forward.

The bill is named for Nicole... Read More

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NYPD Horse Throws Officer Off, Then Makes His Way Home Alone

May 03, 2008

New York City Police say a patrol horse found his own way back through Manhattan streets to his stable after throwing his rider. The officer has been treated for minor injuries.

Traffic noise spooked the horse, named Aldo, Friday on... Read More

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Chelokee Update: No Fracture

May 03, 2008

Centennial Farms’ Chelokee, injured during the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, sustained a dislocated ankle and not a fracture, according to trainer Michael Matz.

“It was just a dislocated ankle that was put back in... Read More

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Chelokee Given '50-50 Chance' to Survive

May 03, 2008

Chelokee, who suffered a dislocated right front ankle during the running of the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, has “at least a 50-50 chance" of survival, according to prominent equine surgeon Larry Bramlage. The dark bay or... Read More

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High Cost of Hay

May 01, 2008

The cost of horsekeeping continues to go up, but the pleasure of riding a horse still outweighs the financial burden.

Our wish is that you live somewhere that has plentiful pasture, inexpensive hay, and easily obtained... Read More

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University of Florida Offers Equine Lameness and Imaging Service

April 30, 2008

A new clinical service at the University of Florida (UF) Veterinary Medical Center offers horse owners full-time expertise in the area of equine lameness and imaging.

"We provide referral MRI procedures to veterinarians and their clients,"... Read More

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Major Horse Shows Booked At New Kentucky Horse Park Arena

April 30, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park announced several major horse shows that have already signed contracts or are confirmed to host their events beginning in 2009 in the new indoor arena, which is currently under construction.

"Kentucky's investment in... Read More

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Horse Council National Issues Forum Coming Up in June

April 29, 2008

The American Horse Council's 2008 National Issues Forum will be held June 15-18, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This year's National Issues Forum will focus on how the horse industry and individual members can... Read More

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Podcast Series Available From Rutgers

April 26, 2008

Recognizing the growing trend toward multi-tasking, the Equine Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey has created a series of podcasts for learners "on the run" or on their computers.

Using the latest in learning techniques, the... Read More

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Dover Saddlery and Cross Country International Offer Mother/Daughter Rides

April 26, 2008

Stay five nights at the Mount Juliet Country Estate, a luxurious 32-room hotel built over two hundred years ago. You will enjoy four days of riding with opportunities to train with British Horse Society certified instructors in cross country... Read More

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Paraplegic Takes Cross-Country Horse-Drawn Wagon Trip

April 26, 2008

Longtime racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett on April 28 will begin a planned 2,500-mile cross-country trip from Williston, Fla., to the West Coast in a specially built covered wagon. Pulled by a team of Morgan horses, Burnett,... Read More

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The Assure System

April 25, 2008

Assure Guard and Assure Hoof are granulated products designed to be top-dressed on your horses feed either once or twice per day. Both products start your horse on the path to gastro-intestinal stabilization and health.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Shedding Light on Spring Shedding

April 24, 2008

Nearly 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you help your horses shed their winter coats?"

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11 Horses Reported Dead in Kentucky Barn Fire

April 21, 2008

Eleven horses died in a barn fire the morning of April 19 at Fabien Ouaki's Fab Oak Stable near Versailles, Ky. The identity of the horses has not been released because of an ongoing investigation.

Details were not immediately available. Th... Read More

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New York Museum Exhibit Explores Horse, Human Relationship

April 21, 2008

A new exhibit at New York City's American Museum of Natural History will examine the powerful and continuing relationship between horses and humans and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back more than 50 million years. Opening t... Read More

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Alltech Opens Nutrigenomics Research Facility

April 21, 2008

Representatives of animal health company Alltech cut the ribbon on a new Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition at the company's corporate headquarters in Lexington, Ky., on April 20, 2008. This center is dedicate... Read More