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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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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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