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August 8, 2022
Heat Stress, Part 1: Keeping Your Dogs Safe

By Tony Hawkins, DVM, Valley Vet Supply Technical Service Veterinarian Heat can have a devastating impact on our animals – it’s something that, in a clinic setting, I have seen first-hand. All animals outdoors in the heat – whether large or small – require shade, continuous access to fresh water, and air movement and ventilation. […]

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August 2, 2022
Rutgers University Advises Helmet, Vest Replacements

Recently Rutgers University addressed riding safety and traumatic brain injuries, and the need to replace helmets and vests more often than most riders think. According to the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University (https://esc.rutgers.edu/), riding is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the United States because injuries are more likely to be severe […]

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May 24, 2022
Take the Fear Out of Trailer Loading

As an introduction to this article I would like to mention that it of utmost importance to stay safe while loading horses. Teaching them the proper way to load and understanding how to do this safely and effectively is what this article is all about. Clinton Anderson's lifelong experience as a horseman and clinician will […]

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May 20, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School? Part 3

Stable Management and Lesson Schedule In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable.In part 1 and 2 of the series we examined the question of the facilities of a riding […]

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May 13, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School? Part 2

Personality and Attitude of the Riding Instructor In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable. What are some aspects that we should not ignore if we want high-quality riding lessons […]

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April 29, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School?

In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable. What are some aspects that we should not ignore if we want high-quality riding lessons and ...

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April 1, 2022
Trail Riding Safety Tip

When deciding to go for a trail ride there is one important safety practice that is often overlooked. When riding in a group you should always keep at least one horse length between horses on the trail. Here's a story to illustrate my point. Learning from our mistakes A group of us were planning a […]

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April 1, 2022
Keeping America's Horses Safe - One Horse At A Time! What You Can Do Right Now

Note from HST Editor: While there are a variety of ways to protect America's Horses please keep in mind there is more than one way. This is one avenue. The issue of old, neglected horses is very sad. Do your part to help keep our Horses safe. ~ Karen Pickering America's horses need our protection. […]

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November 5, 2021
How to Increase Safety for You and Your Horse with the Right Equipment

I recently came across this article and had to share it. Proper equipment is such an important part of horse safety. Anytime I come across information that will help you stay safe around horses I will share. I've been around long enough to know that limiting the chance for accidents to happen is so important. […]

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November 2, 2021
Thoughts on a Horse Safety Course for Youth

Horse Safety is of utmost importance. When we're around horses for a lifetime you learn to read the signs your horse is trying to communicate. If we can channel our youth to learning safety before they start handling and being around horses on their own, it's a win for them and the horse. We should […]

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