Safety

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Transitioning Thoroughbreds From Racing to New Careers

January 11, 2018

Learn about keeping OTTBs healthy as they move into new disciplines. We'll cover feeding, vet care, handling, and more! ... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

Dr. Gemma Pearson demonstrates how to use learning theory to encourage horses to stand quietly for injections.

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Learning Theory Terminology and 'Fair' Horse Handling

December 29, 2017

Dr. Camie Heleski describes learning theory to help horse people and vets more safely and humanely interact with horses.... Read More

Charish Arthur, USDF Silver Medalist and former long time ARIA Certified Instructor shared on a Facebook post "What not to do".

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Heated Water Trough Safety

December 25, 2017

Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Groundwork Practice

December 12, 2017

Of the 452 respondents, 367 (81%) said groundwork is a regular part of their routine with their horses.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

December 12, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Concussion or Injury? There's an App for That

November 24, 2017

The Saddle Up Safely app includes a return-to-riding protocol, an injury and concussion assessment tool, and more.... Read More

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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2017 AAEP Convention

November 20, 2017

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, ethics, handling rank horses in the field, and more! ... Read More

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From the Ground Up

November 16, 2017

Safe and smart groundwork can help build the foundation for a confident, well-behaved horse.... Read More

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Clean Up Combustibles in Horse Barns Before Winter

November 12, 2017

Combustibles are unavoidable on a horse farm, but how you manage them can considerably reduce the risk of a barn fire.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Study: Many Riders Don't Groom Horses Properly or Safely

November 03, 2017

Riders evaluated exhibited an average of six dangerous behaviors in a single grooming session, researchers found.... Read More

Mopotism walks through the paddock before working out to exercise in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Oct. 27, 2017, in Del Mar, California.

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Del Mar

November 01, 2017

The California Thoroughbred racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4.... Read More

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Hidden Horse Farm Hazards

October 29, 2017

Are the stalls, fencing, and equipment on your horse property accidents waiting to happen? ... Read More

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Horse Ownership and Attractive Nuisance Risk

October 20, 2017

What if someone enters your horse pasture without permission and gets hurt? Attorney Rachel Kosmal McCart responds.... Read More

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What's New With Weaning?

October 13, 2017

Improve your foal's weaning experience with these research-based recommendations. ... Read More

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Horses and Lightning Storms

September 26, 2017

Are horses safest inside or outside during a thunder and lightning storm? Dr. Eric Davis shares his insight.... Read More

Some disaster areas, such as Moore, Oklahoma, after the 2013 tornado, can look like war zones.

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Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

September 15, 2017

Consider these important factors before you volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation.... Read More

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Concussion Awareness for Equestrians

September 15, 2017

Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 14, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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Low-Stress Horse Loading and Trailering

July 31, 2017

Trailering can be unnerving for some horses. Learn how to keep your horse's trailering experience safe and stress-free. ... Read More