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Vick is Victorious

at West Coast Barrel Racing Association Finals By Hope Raley The event that just took place this past weekend in King City, CA was nothing short of epic. The ENERGY in that building was monumental. The entire West Coast Barrel Racing family and affiliates pulled off another recording breaking event. There were countless people that stepped in and helped to Continue Reading

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The Three Bars Legacy

A history of the horse whose offspring have become legends in the horse-showing ring. This Hall of Fame Thoroughbred was named Three Bars because his owners hoped he would pay off like a slot machine. AQHA file photo. Courtesy of Americas Horse Daily In an age of hot-blooded, hair-triggered racehorses, Three Bars’ easygoing disposition was something of an anomaly. The Continue Reading

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Silver Dollar Confirmed To Shine Again In February

[Las Vegas, Nevada]  The Silver Dollar Circuit has solidified its February dates for next year.  Given the success of the past show and the benefits of having the Sun Circuit directly after, Director Jan Bruner has given the go ahead for next year’s dates.  Starting on Friday, February 23rd and ending on Wednesday the 28th, the Las Vegas Silver Dollar Continue Reading

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The Importance of Clean Water

Just because your horse has access to water, doesn’t mean they are well hydrated. Water is key to a healthy and active horse. Photo courtesy of Sarah Gropper. Courtesy of America Horse Daily Would you drink dirty water? Water that had algae, mud, maybe even feces in it? Would you be able to put it to your mouth and swallow? Continue Reading

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Draft Horse Power! Using Work Horses at Ruby & Amber’s Farm

By A. Peterson with W. Bernard. Dorena Oregon, September 2017 What?! There are folks who use draft horses in farming, in the 21st century? Yes, indeed. Many of these people are neither re-enactors, nor Amish, and use live horsepower for the very real reason of doing work in their farming businesses. In fact, draft power is currently experiencing a renaissance, Continue Reading

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Sunrise Equine Rescue

It is our mission at Sunrise Equine Rescue to be advocates for abused and neglected equines; to remove them from unhealthy and dangerous situations, then rehabilitate and retrain them so that they can be placed in loving forever homes. We focus on the education of the community and those who would love to own or care for an equine to prevent further Continue Reading

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Horse’s Honor Senior Equine Sanctuary

Horses’s Honor Senior Equine Sanctuary, established in 1999 by Niña Thompson, is settled on eighty acres of ranch land in the rolling hills above Lincoln, California. Since then, Niña has rescued hundreds of horses but today the Sanctuary provides a safe, natural and permanent home for twenty-five elder equines. Some, never knowing a decent life before, came from a variety Continue Reading

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Return to Freedom

Wild horses are facing their last stand. On the back of these great beings, we, the people built a country based on freedom. Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation is fighting to protect and preserve the freedoms of the American wild horse. For decades, we have had available humane solutions (a comprehensive birth control program), which would keep wild horses Continue Reading

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HOPE FOR HORSES, INC. CHANGING THE FACE OF RESCUE

Let’s get away from this “Rescue” idea and let’s work on changing how we look at these horses. Instead of calling these organizations “rescues” and using the terms “re-train”, and “re-home” let’s start calling it; helping at risk, dis-placed, and/or horses in transition. Our goal is to do more and at Hope for Horses! We bring these horses back into Continue Reading

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What is the Get Down, or “Git Down” Rope?

By: Buckaroo John, Buckaroo Leather Products Many working cowboy ranches embrace the traditions of the Old West Vaqueros. These cowboy ranches use traditional Vaquero horse tack, and teach the Vaquero ways of horse training and horsemanship. In keeping with this traditional Vaquero style, the Get Down Rope has become popular with not only the old west working cowboy ranches, but casual Continue Reading

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Horse Training Update: Holding Your Reins

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  Achieve power steering with these horse-training techniques. Whether you are riding Western or English, there’s no setamount of pressure. It’s give and take. Journal photo By AQHA Professional Horseman Bennie SargentYour reins should create a straight line from your elbow to your horse’s mouth.When the reins get too long, your hands are either too low or they Continue Reading

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MEET THE JUDGE OF THE 31st ANNUAL DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC

Glenn Lewis from Springfield, Missouri, has been selected as the judge of this year’s Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California.  Lewis has been judging horse shows across North America for more than 23 years, and this is his first time judging the Draft Horse Classic. “I’m very excited to be Continue Reading

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Welltex® Fabric: Exclusively from Back on Track

Back on Track has two Back Brace models to suit your specific needs while helping tight back muscles: the Regular and Double Layer. These Braces not only provide support and compression where needed, but they are created using our Therapeutic Welltex® material: a top product that can help manage pain, increase mobility, and recover from injury. Wonderful in and out Continue Reading

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Equestrian Film Track Showcasing the Beauty and Power of Horses

The San Diego International Film Festival is proud to curate a new track of films specifically for the vibrant community of equine owners in San Diego County. As the premier Film Festival in our region the addition of our equestrian film track will highlight the diverse and creative efforts of filmmakers that explore topics related to horses. Join us for Continue Reading

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Bureau of Land Management – Northern Nevada Correctional Center Wild Horse Adoption A Success

ELY, Nev. — All four animals showcased at the Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries saddle-trained horse and cart-trained burro adoption event this past weekend were adopted. The event was held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the White Pine County Fairgrounds in Ely, Nev. Three former wild horses and one burro from herd management Continue Reading

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Legacy Ranch Horse Sale Set for September 16

The second annual Legacy Ranch Horse Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Prescott, Arizona, Rodeo Grounds. Once again, three of Arizona’s largest, most historic ranches – the K4 Ranch, Campwood Cattle Company, and O RO Ranch – have teamed up to present a unique offering of using horses carrying the brands of ranches with Continue Reading

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2017 ALL IN Barrel Race

By: Josi Appling Las Vegas in December is a cowboy’s and cowgirl’s paradise: The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the shopping, the casinos, and now, the ALL IN Barrel Race. This is only the second year that Chris Woodruff, founder and event producer of the Roper Cowboy Marketplace and Stetson Country Christmas, will put on the ALL IN Barrel Race. With Continue Reading

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Getting Over Gate Problems

By Charmayne James with Bonnie Wheatley There are many reasons why horses develop gate problems. Dentistry and the horse’s soundness need to be evaluated in the case of gate issues, but sometimes it goes a lot deeper, because a person’s riding can affect the mindset of their horse. Incorrect position on the pattern or poor rider position can cause a Continue Reading

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Circle Oak Equine

Circle Oak Equine, in picturesque Petaluma, CA, is a specialty veterinary practice focusing on sports medicine, lameness and professional rehabilitation for performance horses.  We offer cutting edge diagnostics, therapies and surgical techniques to ensure that your horse receives a swift, accurate diagnosis and the best opportunity for full recovery. Circle Oak is one of few facilities worldwide that offers this Continue Reading

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HydroHorse

The HydroHorse Inc. Submerged Treadmill Systems are a high tech engineered combination of a treadmill, whirlpool, and swimming pool. They are designed to aid in the therapeutic healing, strengthening, conditioning, and training of all types of horses. In essence, the horse is partially buoyant in a specially designed water filled tank, which at the same time allows contact with the Continue Reading

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Equine Leg Magic

IF YOU HAVE A HORSE WITH… arthritis • contracted tendons  • crooked legs in foals • desmitis • epiphysitis • hoof wall cracks • joint popping • laminitis • limited flexibility • locked stifle • navicular • non-sweaters • ringbone • sesamoiditis • small bone chips • soft tissue swelling • soft tissue calcium deposits • straight pasterns • torn Continue Reading

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Revita Vet Therapeutic Systems

The #1 Name in Equine Preventative Maintenance and Therapy **Eases Pain —– Expedites Recovery** Developed by science, backed by top trainers and world class riders, Revita Vet is simply the best.  With over 40 years of independent research worldwide, LIGHT THERAPY has been shown to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Benefits of Using Revita Vet IR2: Continue Reading

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STEPNSOAK 911

**Your First Step in Horse Hoof Health** StepnSoak is the first one-piece, self-attaching vinyl hoof soaking boot designed to make the task of hoof soaking simple, safe and effective. Made of durable 3-ply Taurpin with a webbed nylon center, StepnSoak 911 can be easily slipped on, and strong enough to leave the horse in cross-ties or in a stall while Continue Reading

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Hudson Aquatic Sytems

Hudson Aquatic Systems is offering a special on their AquaPacer and AquaPacer Plus underwater treadmill systems, including free freight and free installation on orders placed before September 30, saving customers up to $9000. If you’re adding aquatic therapy to your training facility or considering upgrading or remodeling before winter hits, this is a perfect time to save. Hudson’s AquaPacer Plus Continue Reading

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