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December 5, 2022
Maintenance Tips Around the Horse Farm

Use Colorado’s Sunny Winter Days to Maintain Your Place There’s always something that needs doing, maintenance-wise, on a horse farm, and it’s wise to get it done sooner rather than later. Broken fences, noxious weeds, nefarious critters causing damage, and windy weather that wreaks havoc on the horse barn are common issues that require attention. […]

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December 2, 2022
Online Exclusive: Eating Crow

A Winter's Lesson by Alys Culhane The phrase “to eat crow” brings to mind the image of an individual, fork and spoon in clenched fists, white napkin tucked under chin. Before him on a plate is a cooked crow, claws facing upwards. The phrase means to acknowledge a blunder. The following story is about a […]

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November 16, 2022
EquiMania! Resources For Young Horse Lovers

This is a wonderful resource for young horsemen and women. We need more resources on horse safety so we thought we would share this with you. Safety has never been this much fun! EquiMania.ca is a website full of interactive games and resources geared towards youth wanting to learn more about horses and their care. There is […]

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November 10, 2022
Horses and Equine Media Make a Cool Career!

Applications are now open for the 2023 AHP Equine Media Student Award To find out more about 2023 American Horse Publications (AHP) Equine Media Student Award applications and guidelines, click here. Applicants for the 2023 AHP Equine Media Student Award must be seniors in high school or undergraduate matriculated* college students under the age of […]

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October 28, 2022
How to Overcome Fear of Riding as We Get Older

Will it get any easier? Getting over fear as I age has become more and more difficult. When I was a kid and even in my thirties, I would ride anything. After a pretty bad wreck with one of my horses that put me in the ER, I started to lose some of my nerve. […]

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October 20, 2022
Fire Safety in Equestrian Stable Barns

Consult your local fire department to improve fire safety in your barn and let them get familiar with your property in case of an emergency.

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October 14, 2022
How to Buy a Safe Horse

The first priority when purchasing a safe horse for yourself is to be honest about your own riding abilities. Find a riding instructor who has some teaching credentials, such as a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor, who can evaluate your skills honestly and objectively, and doesn’t have the “perfect horse” for sale just for you. Don’t […]

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August 26, 2022
How To Be Safe With Your Horse

Do you feel confident that your horse will act calm and obedient in any situation? Can he be trusted to perform as expected while being led, ridden, or loaded into a trailer? While riding, do you feel in control and confident that your horse will look to you for direction? Whether riding, leading, tacking up, […]

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August 22, 2022
Heat Stress, Part 3: Managing Cattle in Warm Weather

By Tony Hawkins, DVM, Valley Vet Supply Technical Service Veterinarian In Parts 1 and 2, we covered heat stress prevention for dogs and horses – last but not least, let’s look at this topic as it relates to cattle. Simply put, cattle are not designed to be the most efficient at cooling themselves down. Cattle […]

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August 17, 2022
Heat Stress, Part 2: Horse Safety During Hot Weather

By Tony Hawkins, DVM, Valley Vet Supply Technical Service Veterinarian In Part 1 of this series, we discussed heat stress in dogs, which are very prone to overheating. Now, we’re moving on to horses. Horses are very proficient sweaters, making them some of the most efficient animals at cooling themselves – but, they are still […]

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