Although my back porch thermometer says 102, I know that the dog days of summer are coming to a close. Soon my family will be racing the clock five mornings a week to make it to the school bus stop on time. My kids are too young to wonder where they will go to college, but for many high school seniors, the coming months will be filled with major decisions - one of which may be choosing a horse-friendly college.
by Kentucky Equine Research Horses evolved as wandering herbivores, moving slowly for hours and taking bites of whatever forage they came across in their rambles. Modern feeding practice is quite different, with many horses given all-day access to rich forage, an invitation to obesity.
Forum member TigerLilly from Michigan posted these beautiful photos of her mare and says, “here is my mare following me around. Had to get shots of her because she likes to be right next to me lol.” Check out the horsecity.com forums here!
Showgirl, the horse acquired for Yann Candele and the Canadian Show Jumping Team in 2013, officially retired following her last competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, on March 18, 2017.
Dear Trainer, I need help, my trainer tells me to massage my horse's mouth to get his head down. I do but my horse won't listen, he will just perk his head up more. I am using a loose ring bit I got at a farm supply store, because the bits in the catalogs are too expensive. What do you suggest I should do?
Most of us, as horse owners, try to be present at the birth of our foals. All too often, however, we arrive after the little one is here. We arrive to find the little guy nursing while the placenta is still dangling about the mare's hocks. The last stage of parturition is the passing of the placenta. It is very important to monitor this stage closely, as any complication here may also be life-threatening to the mare.
The 2017 Challenge features more winners and more ways to win! Time to Ride invites stables, clubs and all horse businesses nationwide to register now for the 2017 Time to Ride Challenge, a grassroots competition offering $100,000 in cash and prizes!
If you've ever had a horse swing its body away from you or begin to walk off while you were trying to mount, you probably remember just how annoyed you were and how insecure you felt. If your horse moves off before you're in the saddle and ready to go, there can be several possible reasons for his action. Here are some tips to help you analyze and solve your problem.
It's that time of year again - TAX SEASON! And, penalties for failure to follow the tax law have been increased and made tougher over the past few years.
Two-time Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster and her veteran partner, Victor, emerged victorious in the $86,000 CSI5* 1.50m Suncast Classic on Sunday, March 12, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.