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short story contest — the story of kate

Kate felt her muscles tense as she followed Lillian up the hill toward the barn. She tried very hard to be brave and calm, but the usually peaceful barn was in turmoil. Horses who had been brought in from the paddock called loudly to their friends who were still outside. Those who normally did not …

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Rein Forth Equine

Horses have been used throughout history to benefit the emotional well-being of humans. Jules Rainforth, the proud owner of Rein Forth Equine, is a huge believer in the healing power horse’s offer, and has opened up her ranch to youth and adults in order to share these benefits. Recently, Rein Forth Equine made headlines after …

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bridleless riding

Currently, the Washington International has no rule that says jumpers must wear bridles. Hackamores and bitless bridles are also accepted and are becoming more common, but no one has ever ridden completely bridleless – until this year. In October, Melanie Ferrio-Wise and her horse Vlad entered the arena with just a neck rope. The pair …

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Equine West Nile Virus

In October, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported that Oklahoma confirmed its third case of West Nile Virus in a horse for 2017. Transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes, West Nile Virus causes flu-like symptoms, as well as signs of depression, changes in mental state, drowsiness, and more. In some areas of North …

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electrolyte

Proper hydration is a non-negotiable in the performance horse.  Maintain hydration by replacing electrolytes lost during exercise, competition and transport with Performance XL: Electrolyte from Mad Barn. A discussion about electrolyte supplementation is really about thermoregulation and being able to dissipate heat. The horse demonstrates what is likely the highest sweat rate within the animal …

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kinesiology tape on a horse

Kinesiology tape is not just for people, horses can benefit from it too. Find out how it works and where you can learn to do it yourself. Most people become familiar with kinesiology tape by noticing it on athletes during competitions. Others have had personal experience with it at their Chiropractor or Physical Therapist’s office. Kinesiology …

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Dr. Kerry Ridgway

We were saddened to learn that renowned equine veterinarian Dr. Kerry Ridgway passed away on January 3, 2016. Dr. Ridgway practised conventional veterinary medicine for over two decades, then took a more integrative approach by adding equine chiropractic and acupuncture to his services. A founding member and officer of the Association of Equine Sports Medicine, …

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Back in the day, when North Americans relied on horses for regular transportation, some interesting equine laws were written into the books. Some of them make sense, while others are just downright weird. Do any of these bizarre laws still apply in your region? Horses in Burns, Oregon are allowed in the town’s taverns, so …

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  Animals make the best companions in our world because they set an important example that we as humans should learn as companionship goes.  Any pet will give you love and they don’t care who you are, what you look like, how much money you have, where you live, or what you do.  They forgive …

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When it comes to breeding the importance of sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation toward a horse’s future. Equine Guelph is pleased to offer its newly updated “Growth and Development” online course as part of its Fall 2014 lineup, which has been designed to increase awareness by …

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