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Safeguarding Show Horses: Impossible?

June 26, 2013

No matter the facilities or level of care, we can't ever fully protect horses from themselves.... Read More

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FEI Representative to Join Speakers for Helmet Awareness Day

June 21, 2013

Lisa Lazarus, FEI general counsel, will discuss the federation's helmet rule that came into effect January 1.... Read More

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Youth Equine Farm Safety Course Offered

June 12, 2013

The program contains eleven short courses designed to provide important safety information.... Read More

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2013 International Helmet Awareness Day Scheduled

May 28, 2013

Riders4Helmets will host International Helmet Awareness Day 2013 on June 22. ... Read More

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Riding Solo

May 20, 2013

Keeping horses at home means I don't always have a riding partner. Do you ever risk riding alone?... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Host Horse Behavior, Safety eWorkshop

March 10, 2013

The two-week online course will teach people more about best practices for handling horses safely.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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UK Launches Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study

November 23, 2012

The goal of the study is to make jobs safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms.... Read More

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FEI Co-Sponsors Conference on Concussion in Sport

November 04, 2012

The conference covered updates on concussion studies from four years ago and how to keep athletes safe.... Read More

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Aging Farmers' Health and Safety

November 22, 2011

Farmers have high-stress and hard-laboring lifestyles, which researchers are trying to better understand.... 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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Riders4Helments to Host 2011 Helmet Safety Symposium

July 11, 2011

The helmet awareness campaign Riders4Helmets will be hosting the 2011 Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium ... Read More

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Quiz Tests Equestrians' Rider Safety

May 24, 2011

Are you aware of the potential accidents that could happen if you're not well-versed in the safety rules of... Read More

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USEF Passes New Safety Helmet Rules for Eventing and Dressage

January 26, 2011

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors during this year's annual meeting approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage--just two weeks after dozens of stakeholders in equestrian sport met with the goal ... Read More

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Riders4Helmets to Host Helmet Safety Symposium

December 13, 2010

Riders4Helmets, the helmet awareness campaign founded by Jeri Bryant and equine health product SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, will host a "by invitation only" Helmet Safety Symposium Jan. 8, at the White Horse Tavern in Wellington, Fla.,... Read More

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Cell Phone Safety Tips for Equestrians

December 11, 2010

Obtaining roadside assistance from USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, is a piece of cake for its traveling members. They simply call the toll-free number on the back of their membership card. But ...... Read More

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TheHorse.com Finds 500th Horse a Home

October 19, 2010

TheHorse.com reached a new milestone Oct. 12, when the 500th horse found a new home via the website's all-breed free horse listings. Saucy Dance, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, was fresh off the track at Laurel Park in Maryland... 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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Majority of Readers Vaccinate Against Rabies

October 12, 2010

More than 840 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Is your horse vaccinated against rabies?"... Read More

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Improve Digestion to Prevent Intestinal Upset in Sport Horses

October 03, 2010

One of the many factors that can affect a competition horse's focus is intestinal upset--specifically impaction and spasmodic colic. Kyle Newman, PhD, of Venture Laboratories, explored how sport horse owners can help prevent these colic epi... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? First, remember you get what you pay for. When you equip your farm or pay board for your horse's living arrangements, investing in farm safety procedures can save a lot of expense... Read More

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Nutrition For Horsewomen: Excerpt from Riding For Life

August 09, 2010

As an equestrian, you know the importance of your horse getting good nutrition. You realize the quality of the feed and forage is key in determining how he looks, feels, and performs. You probably invest in high-quality grain, hay, and nutritio... Read More

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SmartPak Receives Vet-VIPPS Certfication

July 08, 2010

SmartPak was recently awarded the Veterinary Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (Vet-VIPPS) certification from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). SmartPak is only the fifth veterinary pharmacy to receive Vet-VIPPS certifica... Read More

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Share Horse Safety Tips to Win Tickets to WEG

July 01, 2010

Saddle Up SAFELY, a program began by University of Kentucky HealthCare and UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative and now including more than 30 medical and equine-related organizations, is giving away prizes in exchange for horse riding safety ... Read More

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Dressage Committee Strongly Recommends Safety Helmets

June 21, 2010

Following an accident in which Courtney King-Dye (USA) suffered serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida earlier this year, the FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders wear properly fastened safety helmets when tr... Read More