Draft Breeds

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What's the Right Way to Feed Draft vs. Miniature Horses?

December 22, 2014

Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 16, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a Belgian gelding, who measured 20 hands, 2.75 inches, without shoes, at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wis., on Jan. 19, 2010.

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Equine World Records Reviewed

November 14, 2013

TheHorse.com staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Draft Horse Fans

November 05, 2013

Of the 737 voters, the majority (58%) indicated that they own or have owned a draft horse or draft-cross.... Read More

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October Drafts

October 07, 2013

Fall is a great time to take a crisp trail ride or curl up with your favorite horse magazine.... Read More

Do you love draft horses? Learn about 10 of their unique health and management needs in this special report.

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10 Draft Horse Health Facts

September 09, 2013

Do you love draft horses? Learn about 10 of their unique health and management needs in this special report.... Read More

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Caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales

April 23, 2013

Find out how the Budweiser Clydesdales stay in top shape while traveling frequently.... Read More

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Budweiser Clydesdales: What's in the Trailer?

April 19, 2013

Dave Thomas, a supervisor of the Budweiser Clydesdales, discusses how they pack the trailer. ... Read More

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Budweiser Clydesdales: Handling Travel Stress

April 17, 2013

Dave Thomas talks about managing travel stress with the Budweiser Clydesdales traveling across the country. ... Read More

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Standing Surgery in Draft Horses Discussed at AAEP

February 23, 2010

A Table Topic session on standing surgery in draft horses attracted about 65 for the 1½-hour session at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The attendees included a wi... Read More

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Firefighters Rescue 2,400-lb Draft Horse from Hole

September 10, 2009

A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night, Read More

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Obama Suspends Recent H-2A Agricultural Worker Rule Changes

May 31, 2009

According to an update from the American Horse Council (AHC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has suspended the recent changes to the H-2A program made by the Bush Administration in December 2008.

On Dec. 18 DOL adopted a final rule... Read More

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Absorbine UltraShield Draft Size Fly Bonnets

June 10, 2008

UltraShield Fly Bonnets provide protection against all types of flies, mosquitoes, and gnats, and this draft horse size bonnet has been designed to offer more face protection, a longer top panel, and a secure fit. Made with Rip-Shield tear-resistant... Read More

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Campaigns Work to Keep Endangered Draft Breeds Viable

March 28, 2008

Suffering dramatic drops in numbers of registered animals, several European draft horse breed societies are coming up with targeted promotional campaigns in order to keep their breeds alive.

In England, the critically endangered Suffolk is... Read More

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British Park Highlights Heavy Horses

January 19, 2008

There are several animal attractions at the Cornwall's Crealy park near Wadebridge in the United Kingdom, but one of the most popular is the draft horse exhibit. Roger Harvey, manager of the park's animal attractions, teaches the draft horses... Read More

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Three People Injured after Virginia Carriage Horses Bolt

July 30, 2007

A 4-year-old girl on her way to her Roanoke, Va., birthday party was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage after two draft horses pulling it bolted.

The child, the driver, and her teenage daughter were bruised and battered Sunday after the... Read More

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Demand for Hay High After Double Whammy of Bad Weather

July 21, 2007

There's been no letup in demand for David Glover's hay crop from livestock producers with stunted pastures and hungry herds.

"I've gotten calls from everywhere," said Glover, who delivered a tractor-trailer load of alfalfa in Tennessee on... Read More

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Reward Offered in Killing of Minnesota State Fair Patrol Horse

July 16, 2007

The owners of a State Fair patrol horse have offered a $500 reward for help finding the person who slashed the horse's throat over the weekend in their pasture in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Owner Patty Stadt said the 15-year-old Quarter... Read More

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Old School: Traditional Farming on Display at MSU Draft Horse Event

April 09, 2007

The century-old Michigan State University (MSU) draft horse program will hold its annual Plow Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 on the east side of the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Local aficionados and... Read More

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MSU Vet Students Experience Draft Horse Driving

March 06, 2007

Animal Science 141 is more about the warm gloves than the notebooks, more about remembering to bring a hat than a pen.

We're talking draft-horse driving, and a Michigan State University class last month hitched students with horses in an... Read More

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Honor of a Lifetime

January 01, 2007

As the AAEP enters its 53rd year of protecting the health and welfare of the horse, I am extremely honored to serve as the association's president.

The AAEP's long-range goals and mission have been clearly defined by its board of directors and... Read More