Recent News for Tack, Equipment & Products

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Tennessee Trailer Rollover Accident Probed

January 17, 2012

Three horses were killed and at least two were injured in the Jan. 16 accident.... Read More

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ATA to Host International Horse Transport Conference

January 13, 2012

The conference will take place March 18-21 and will cover a wide variety of transport-related topics.... Read More

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Effect of Bit Type on Performance Horses Evaluated

December 08, 2011

Regardless of the bit used, each horse's performance remained constant in the two dressage tests.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Wins Safety Award

November 24, 2011

The Certified Horsemanship Association recognized Saddle Up Safely with its 2011 Partnership in Safety award... Read More

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Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

November 23, 2011

Ensure vehicles are ready for winter driving and maintain them according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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OIE, FEI: Updates Needed in South American Horse Movement

October 31, 2011

The OIE and FEI say outdated, unjustified import and export barriers have hurt the growth of equestrian sport.... Read More

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Study Examines Safety and Efficacy of Strangles Vaccines

October 08, 2011

A research team evaluates the effectiveness and safety of strangles vaccines on ponies of different ages.... Read More

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Travel Documents: Know What You Need to Travel with Horses

September 20, 2011

Find out what veterinary documents you'll need to secure before you travel with horses. ... Read More

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Purchasing Used Tack & Equipment

August 18, 2011

The purchase of good, used tack can be an economical alternative to purchasing new tack and equipment.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Bit Harmful to His Mouth?

August 17, 2011

The results of a recent study suggest that bits could cause bone spurs and dental damage in some horses.... Read More

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Miami Animal Import Center Holds Large Animal Rescue Meeting

August 14, 2011

The Miami Animal Import Center played host to a recent meeting that reviewed equine airplane rescue protocol.... Read More

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Trailer Safety Q&A

August 04, 2011

See answers to trailer safety questions we couldn't get to in the Healthy, Safe Trailering Ask the Vet LIVE.... Read More

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Saddle Pads: Best Shock Absorber Identified in Study

August 02, 2011

Researchers recently examined what saddle pad material is best suited for reducing equine back pressure.... Read More

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The Long and Short of Horse Trailering

August 01, 2011

In true summer riding season fashion, horse owners are heading down the road to trail rides and shows. ... Read More

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Transportation Tip: Check Tires Before Hauling Horses

July 14, 2011

The leading factor in roadside emergencies is tires. Tires can lose their footing long before they're worn out... Read More

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Shipping Fever: Prevention is Key

July 05, 2011

Transportation is a rish factor for the development of broncho or pleuropneumonia (commonly known as shipping ... Read More

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Trailer Smart for Safer Hauling

July 04, 2011

While it's impossible to eliminate every risk when hauling horses, we can certainly reduce them significantly.... Read More

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Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

June 30, 2011

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the ... Read More

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Severe Weather Travel Tips for Horse Owners

June 19, 2011

What should you do when traveling with horses in severe weather situations? Large-animal rescue authority... Read More

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Tips for Long Distance Hauling

May 29, 2011

Mitigate the stress of transporting horses over a long distance by understanding good trailering practices.... Read More

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Spring Horse Care Tips

May 01, 2011

With spring now upon us, Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields equine nutrition advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help the horse owner in transitioning his or her horses and property from winter to spring:
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I-95 Tractor Trailer Fire Kills Six Horses

April 16, 2011

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says just before 10 p.m. EDT on I-95 North near mile marker 135 in Rocky Mount a tractor trailer transporting six Thoroughbred racehorses from Florida to New York caught fire killing all the horses. ... Read More

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USRider: Carry Two Spare Tires When Hauling Horses

April 02, 2011

For a truck and horse trailer, the side of the road with a flat tire is a dangerous place to, especially with horses onboard. As a conscientious horse owner, you should try to minimize the time spent roadside. One way to do that, according to Bill ... Read More

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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

More than 540 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you 'spring clean' your farm?"... Read More

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The Science Of Saddle Fit

February 01, 2011

A saddle can either encourage comfortable movement and clear communication between rider and horse, or it can result in discomfort and behavioral problems. Evaluating a saddle's fit requires an understanding of saddle construction... Read More