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Saratoga Springs TRF Event to Feature Adoptable Horses

October 13, 2006

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will have an open house Oct. 21 at the Saratoga Farms Equine Center in Saratoga Springs to showcase recently rescued ex-racehorses who are available for adoption.

The event will take place from 12 to 3... Read More

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"Houdini" Pony Tracks Down Owner

October 12, 2006

The BBC reports that an 18-year-old Welsh cob pony, "Basil," recently escaped from his new home and "hot hoofed three miles in the dark" back to the farm... Read More

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Hyperhydration and Cross Country Day

October 11, 2006

How much hydration is enough, and how much is excessive? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently found that hyperhydrating (giving extra fluids to) equine athletes before a simulated cross country day of a three-da... Read More

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1812 Re-enactor Healing from Riding Accident

October 10, 2006

A sheriff's deputy said he's walking again six weeks after breaking his pelvis during a re-enactment of a War of 1812 battle that was being filmed for the History Channel.

Howard County sheriff's deputy Richard Ferguson, 47, said he lost... Read More

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Horse Dies in Crash with NYC Taxi

October 09, 2006

A startled horse being ridden by a teenage boy at the edge of a park in New York collided with a taxi Sunday, critically injuring the boy and killing the animal, police said.

The 13-year-old boy was thrown to the ground and suffered head... Read More

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Mule Clone Running in World Championship Futurity

October 08, 2006

The University of Idaho mule clone Idaho Gem, the world's first clone born in the horse family, will compete in the top race of the season for 3-year-old mules on the California fair racing circuit today (Oct. 8).

The American Mule Racing... Read More

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SmartPak Offering New Cosequin Blend

October 08, 2006

SmartPak Equine and Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. are partnering to introduce a special version of Cosequin designed for the horse in intensive training and competition. The product is called Cosequin SP and is available exclusively through SmartPak.... Read More

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AQHA Leading Breeder Carol Rose to Receive Honor at World Show

October 07, 2006

Carol Rose of Gainesville, Texas, a perennially leading breeder and exhibitor of western performance horses, has been named by the University of Louisville as the 2006 recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship in... Read More

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British Tourist Dies when Horse Swept Out to Sea

October 07, 2006

A British tourist drowned when the horse she was riding on the beach in Capetown, South Africa was swept out to sea by a strong current, a friend said Saturday.

 
Claire Jackson, 36, from London, and two... Read More

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Three New Series to Debut on HorseTV

October 06, 2006

Three new series and continued world premiere coverage of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 lead The HorseTV Channel's October premiere program lineup.

"As we approach the one year anniversary of our launch, it's rewarding to review the... Read More

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Equine Business Institute Offers Seminar Series for Professional Equestrians

October 06, 2006

The Equine Business Institute has announced the schedule for its 2006-2007 winter seminar series for professional equestrians and equine-related service providers. The seminars are intensive one or two day courses on various topics... Read More

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Idaho Model Horse Club Helps Wild Bahamian Horses

October 06, 2006

A central Idaho club that exhibits plastic model horses not only raises the confidence of its young participants, but is helping save an endangered wild horse in the Bahamas.
 
"It's the perfect answer for kids who can't have a real... Read More

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Respiratory Recordings

October 05, 2006

A new device can record respiratory sounds when horses exercise in a normal environment.... Read More

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New Program Streamlines Paperwork for Recognized Shows

October 05, 2006

It's fast, easy to use, and saves you the hassle of fumbling with multiple sets of membership cards from both the USEF, and USDF or USHJA to enter a competition.

The USEF Affiliate Verification Service is now operational and can be... Read More

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SmartPak Named to Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

October 05, 2006

For the second consecutive year, SmartPak has been named to Inc. magazine's list of the nation's 500 fastest growing private companies. SmartPak's three-year growth rate of 437% earned it the number 312 spot on Inc.'s list, making... Read More

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Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted

October 03, 2006

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet... Read More

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MAF Offers Equine Health Sponsorship Opportunities, Study Guide Available

October 03, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has published its 2007 directory of 101 sponsorship opportunities. All are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor with a total gift of $3,000 or more per study. Available projects include 12 studies related to the most... Read More

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Three Injured in North Carolina When Car Slams into Horse

October 02, 2006

Three North Carolina residents were injured late Saturday night (Sept. 30) when their vehicle crashed into a horse that had wandered onto a dark roadway in Guilford County.

The victims, including a 3-year-old girl, were taken to Wake... Read More

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Prosecution for Unauthorized Possession of Veterinary Medicines

October 02, 2006

A U.K. resident was successfully prosecuted last week for possessing unauthorized veterinary medicines, reports the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

On Sept. 27, Peter Pippin of Methryr Tydfil was found guilty... Read More

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Several From Horse Industry Among Flight 5191 Victims

October 01, 2006

Several people involved with horses were on board Comair Flight 5191, a CRJ-200 regional jet, when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27. According to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the... Read More

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Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

October 01, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners... Read More

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Love is in the Air: Estrus Odor Recognized Across Species Lines

October 01, 2006

French researchers with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique have discovered that the odors associated with females in estrus can be identified by different mammals.

In the study, male rats were exposed to the feces of foxes,... Read More

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Equine Sports Massage 101

October 01, 2006

Your horse is yawning profusely, licking, chewing, and gradually lowering her head. Her eyes slowly glaze over, as her lower lip becomes slack. Is this the effect of drugs? No, this apparent sedation is the effect of skilled bodywork. It's a result... Read More

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Invitational Show Will Award Tennessee Walker World Grand Champion Title

September 30, 2006

Because of the early closure of the National Celebration show last month, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) will host a show in late November to select a 2006 World Grand Champion.

Jerrold Pedigo... Read More

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South Africa Hosts First NRHA-Approved Show

September 29, 2006

It was a history-making event as South Africa hosted its first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved show. This NRHA historic milestone was held Saturday, Sept. 9th at the Southern Riding Center in Johannesburg. Seventeen... Read More