Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Thoroughbred Owner Files Suit Over Heel Nerving Disclosure

April 06, 2007

Trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a Thoroughbred owner in Arizona for allegedly failing to disclose that a surgical procedure had been performed on a horse claimed from Hughe... Read More

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Barbaro Saddle Donated to Benefit Disabled Jockeys' Fund

April 03, 2007

During a press conference held at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Jockeys’ Guild manager Dwight Manley called for support of the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund as Edgar Prado formally donated the saddle worn by Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky... Read More

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Auction of Barbaro's Derby Saddle to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Charity

April 01, 2007

The saddle worn by Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction in May to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys.

Edgar Prado, who used the red-and-white leather saddle to guide Barbaro to a dominating victory... Read More

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Trailer Driving Tips

April 01, 2007

While most of us learn to drive a passenger vehicle through driver's education, the majority of us learn to drive horse trailers through experience. When you consider how precious the cargo is, cutting our towing teeth at the "school of hard knocks... Read More

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Fencing for Pastures

April 01, 2007

What is the correct fencing for your farm? The correct answer is: it depends. It would be wonderful if there existed one type of Good Horse Fencing that we could all install and be done. While there is unacceptable fencing for horses, there is no... Read More

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Eating Trees

April 01, 2007

Is there anything I can do to stop the horses from eating the bark off of my trees? ... Read More

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Alltech Symposium Focusing on Changing Equine Industry

March 30, 2007

Alltech's 23rd International Feed Industry Symposium will address topics including feeding for maximum potential, doping scandals, and the overuse of drug-related products, during the annual three-day event in Lexington, Ky., May 21-23, 2007. Th... Read More

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BHS Supporting Efforts to Eliminate Toxic Weed

March 23, 2007

The BHS is launching the first part of their 2007 Ragwort Awareness Campaign, urging all concerned parties to get pulling to prevent the spread of Ragwort.

They will once again be holding two Ragwort Awareness Weeks; April 2-8 and... Read More

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Paperwork for When You're Not There

March 01, 2007

Horse paperwork--it's not what you're thinking. This is not about your horse standing in front of a schematic drawing making a checklist of plans on how to break into the grain room in the middle of the night. This is about those issues that requir... Read More

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Healthy Habitats for Your Horse

March 01, 2007

There are many benefits to keeping horses on your own property, but there are also responsibilities, and one of the biggest is barn maintenance. Whether your barn is old or new, there are products on the market that can help ease the burden.... Read More

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Kentucky Authority Wants Equine Medical Director

February 20, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has on its wish list the position of equine medical director, funding for which would come from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council.

The KHRA discussed the position during its Feb. 20 meeting... Read More

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Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Horse Sale Legislation

February 14, 2007

Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

February 14, 2007

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature... Read More

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Off-Season is the Season for Horse Trailer Maintenance

February 14, 2007

It's important for horse owners to maintain their trailers during the off-season. USRider, national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners, reminds equestrians to spend some time doing preventive trailer maintenance, not only... Read More

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Do Horses Spread Non-Native Plants on Trails?

February 11, 2007

Can seeds moved by horses cause nonnative plant species to spread along trails and into parks and forests?... Read More

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AQHA Releases DVD Tack Purchasing Guide

February 10, 2007

Choosing the right tack for you and your horse can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced horse owner. Let the American Quarter Horse Association help. The Association brings is now offering "Tack Talk," an educational DVD with... Read More

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State Horse Owners Fighting Proposed Trail-Riding Limits

February 10, 2007

A proposal to limit horseback riding on state-owned trails is not sitting well with Connecticut's thriving horse-riding community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection wants to limit... Read More

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Two Horses Killed in Ky. Barn Fire

February 06, 2007

A Jan. 31 barn fire believed to have been caused by an electrical malfunction claimed the lives of two Thoroughbreds boarded at Warren Lyster's 100-acre Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky. According to chief Lloyde Campbell of the Bourbon County Fire and... Read More

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Farrier Hygiene

February 01, 2007

To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More

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Trailer Tire Anatomy

February 01, 2007

Some people claim that a tire is a tire is a tire: It's round and black and holds air. But that's not really the whole story. Tires are manufactured for different purposes and load-bearing capacities. They come in different sizes and vary in... Read More

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Polytrack Reviewed After 18 Ambulance Runs at Turfway Park

January 27, 2007

Recent temperature drops have given officials at a northern Kentucky racetrack the opportunity to review how well Polytrack surface material handles cold weather, according to a Jan. 26 report in the Lexington... Read More

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Horse Drug Showing Up in Minnesota Heroin, Officials Warn

January 25, 2007

Health officials are warning that a tainted form of heroin may have reached Minnesota.

Health officials suspect that a man treated at a Twin Cities hospital had used heroin cut with a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory problems in... Read More

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Suspect Arrested in Horse Carriage Hit and Run

January 25, 2007

FBI agents arrested and charged a man with the May 27 hit and run of a horse carriage in Marietta, Ga., the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.... Read More

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Minneapolis Considers New Mounted Patrol Facility

January 24, 2007

The eight equine officers of the Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit could soon be sleeping in a new $1 million horse facility, according to the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star... Read More

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Personal Liability Policy Provided to Kentucky Horse Council Members

January 23, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, now provides a $1 million Excess Personal Liability Insurance Policy for all of its individual and family members. Effective January 1, 2007, the... Read More