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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

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Clean Tack: Readers Keep Their Tack in Good Shape

January 18, 2011

More than 860 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you wipe down your tack after riding?"... Read More

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Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

December 11, 2010

With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to...... Read More

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Before You Haul, Check the Tires

October 20, 2010

Studies show that the leading factor in roadside breakdowns is tires. Additionally, as temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and others who travel with horses to perfo... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Saddle Tree Types and Pressure Distribution

September 08, 2010

Modern saddles provide new options for tree type, with the goal of sparing a horse pain from localized saddle pressure. But new Swiss research suggests that, at least when a horse trots, tree type makes little difference in pressure distribution alon... Read More

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Horse Trailer Tip: Locate Special Keys for Tires

August 08, 2010

Did you know that some wheels require a special lug nut key in order to remove tires from a vehicle? Your spare tire could also require a special key to unlock it. Having locking lug nuts on each wheel and a lock on your spare tire holder ... Read More

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Horse Transport Bill Advances

July 30, 2010

Legislation that would ban the use of double-decker trailers to transport horses advanced this week when it was passed by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure July 29. The Horse Transportation Act of 2009 (HR305) would prohibit... Read More

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Tips on Merging While Pulling a Trailer

June 25, 2010

While driving safely is important for everyone's safety and welfare, it is particularly important for vehicles that are towing trailers. While it is best for a merging vehicle to accelerate to the speed of the other vehicles on the interstate... Read More

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Summer Travel Concerns Shared by Readers

June 15, 2010

More than 660 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest health concern when traveling with your horse?" ... Read More

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Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More

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Ohio Horses Recovering from Accident Injuries

May 25, 2010

Two Quarter Horse geldings are under treatment for trauma and other injuries sustained when the gooseneck trailer in which they were riding overturned during a single-car incident on Ohio Interstate 71 May 22. The truck's driver and four ot... Read More

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Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

May 24, 2010

Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More

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Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More

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Farm Equipment

May 01, 2010

Tractors, lawn mowers, trucks, and trailers are among the biggest purchases you'll make for your farm. It's not surprising that for the uninitiated, buying farm equipment can be an intimidating and confusing process.... Read More

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Donated Snaffle Bits Delivered to India

April 05, 2010

Friends of Marwari/Kathiawari Horse UK announced the first successful delivery of over 80 snaffle bits to India. The bits had been donated by horse lovers from all over the United Kingdom specifically for the welfare of Indigenous Indian horses... Read More

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Hit the Road (Trailer Maintenance)

April 01, 2010

Teaching a horse to load like a champ is an oft-covered topic, but have you considered whether you're starting with an enclosure that's safe and pleasant for both horse and human? By maintaining your trailer properly... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Handle a Sticking Gas Pedal

March 31, 2010

While sticking accelerators have been recently been pegged to Toyota vehicles, this can occur in any vehicle for a variety of reasons, ranging from a broken motor mount or improper floor mat, to a system glitch, so it is best to be prepared.Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More

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Researching Horse Boots

March 01, 2010

Research shows horse boots might not offer legs the protection we expect.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Campaign Unveils New Booklet

February 18, 2010

"Can you catch a disease from a horse?" was the question.

Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Science in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, took the lead for ... Read More