Recent News for Farm and Barn
October 01, 2006
Change has been constant in the equine industry during the past couple of decades, ranging from sophisticated health care and treatment to improved living quarters for horses in our care, custody, and control.
When the horse was the prime... Read More
September 25, 2006
In a joint statement issued today (Sept. 25), Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and the directors of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and the Kentucky Horse Park stated, "Kentucky and horses are innately, inseparably connected to one... Read More
September 16, 2006
You've heard the names: Cushion Track, Polytrack, Tapeta, StaLok. They are the trademark names of the major players in racing's latest frontier: the new North American market to replace dirt tracks with synthetic ones.
Pardon the pun, but o... Read More
September 14, 2006
Allergy testing is done in many species, including horses and humans. Unfortunately, testing to determine a horse is hypersensitive to insect bites is difficult. This disease (insect hypersensitivity) occurs seasonally, in horses of all ages and bree... Read More
September 14, 2006
He mentioned a study that revealed 85% of horses on one farm were shedding Salmonella, and he said many farm managers are realizing these infections aren't just a hospital problem anymore.... Read More
September 12, 2006
Flat tires are the leading cause of disablements involving horse trailers. USRider is involved in a research project with Dr. Tomas Gimenez to test the benefits (if any) of using air vs. nitrogen to inflate tow vehicle and horse trailer tires. A... Read More
September 01, 2006
We rely on our trailers to transport our horses safely and reliably. So it stands to reason that we should pay close attention to their maintenance and soundness. But in the busy life of the modern equestrian, trailer upkeep can easily be pushed... Read More
August 31, 2006
Demi Song bounced his way into Canadian Thoroughbred record books at Woodbine Aug. 30 when the gelding won the first race over the track's new Polytrack surface.
Woodbine is only the second track in North America to hold a race meeting o... Read More
August 27, 2006
Woodbine Racetrack unveiled its state-of-the-art Polytrack racing surface for training today (Aug. 27).
Hundreds of horses galloped, jogged, or walked while 84 recorded timed workouts ranging from two furlongs to seven furlongs during th... Read More
August 23, 2006
Buying a racehorse can be a gamble against time, soundness, and better competition, but never more so than when buying yearlings.
But researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have found a correlation that might hel... Read More
August 22, 2006
A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.
In fact, 28.4%... Read More
August 21, 2006
After four long years of waiting, an anxious equestrian world watched the clock roll down to the moment everyone had their eyes turned to-- the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Aachen FEI World Equestrian Games. And while gray skies and wet and... Read More
August 17, 2006
Woodbine Entertainment Group has targeted Aug. 30 for its first race to take place on the Toronto track's new state-of-the-art Polytrack surface.
"We expect to complete the installation of the Polytrack on top of the macadam (final... Read More
August 16, 2006
An allergy to hay and straw dust can be a tough sentence for a horse. But a black-and-white U.K. lesson horse with the problem is breathing more easily after a local community justice center and two magistrates' courts began donating shredded... Read More
August 10, 2006
Excited children were all abuzz today (August 9) at the Kentucky Horse Park, with their favorite ponies by their sides, all hoping for an experience at this year’s Pony Finals that they will remember... Read More
August 04, 2006
(edited press release)
The award-winning teams behind "HorseCity.com TV" and "Extreme Cowboy Race" have created a DVD-based program for all equine enthusiasts.
The HorseCity.com DVD Club pulls together the popular... Read More
August 01, 2006
You know that burning sensation that fills your nostrils as you're mucking out stalls? The fiery feeling spreads from your nose into your sinuses, down your throat, and billows through your lungs. It makes your eyes sting and water. Imagine living... Read More
July 31, 2006
Carole, Stevie and Lisa - the girls from The Saddle Club and their favorite horses Starlight, Prancer and Belle are riding on to Read More
July 25, 2006
The Saddletech System for horse owners concerned about the comfort of their horses and the fit of their saddles is now available from Onsite Tack Services. Read More
July 17, 2006
The Maryland Department of Agriculture received a $42,500 USDA grant on Friday (July 14) to conduct a feasibility study for an animal quarantine facility in proximity to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood... Read More
July 12, 2006
Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon of Palm Partnership Training have introduced the "Alliance" line of English saddles featuring innovative trees designed to fit Quarter Horses, Appendix Quarter Horses, Paints, and other stock horse... Read More
July 06, 2006
New Jersey’s racetracks could close Wednesday if the state legislature is unable to adopt a spending plan by that date. Harness racing track The Meadowlands already was forced to cancel its July 1 card... Read More
July 05, 2006
You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital. ... Read More
July 01, 2006
Thousands of Thoroughbred buyers were sent surveys asking what they think about the mandatory disclosure of surgeries that cause permanent changes in the conformation of sale horses.
Distribution of the questionnaires began in mid-April. The... Read More
June 27, 2006