Western Disciplines

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

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Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

March 16, 2016

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.

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Super Senior Sport Horses

February 26, 2016

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More

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Alleged Rodeo Horse Abuse Probed in Colorado

February 19, 2016

Authorities are investigating the alleged abuse of a roping horse at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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Horsing Around When 'Without Horse'

January 07, 2016

Discover different ways you can stay involved with horses when owning one isn't an option. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More

Reiners raise money for breast cancer research during Slide for the Cure shows.

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Reiners Show Support, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Funds

October 19, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and reiners are joining the cause through Slide for the Cure.... Read More

Commentary

Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More

Commentary

Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More

Article

Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More

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Is Your Equine Athlete Happy?

October 01, 2015

Scientists are on the hunt for reliable objective measures of positive emotions in horses being ridden and trained.... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park

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Lecture to Feature a Veterinarian's View of Horse Shows

September 16, 2015

Nikki Scherrer, DVM, will cover horse health issues related to shows, such as medications, emergencies, and regulations.... Read More

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NSAIDs: Are You Following the Rules?

September 02, 2015

Use caution when administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to your horse close to a competition.... Read More