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Positive & Negative

By Steve Bauhr I recently had a friend visit who works professionally with horses. In talking, he mentioned the idea of positive versus negative. I won’t be able to do him justice by repeating everything he shared with me, my memory’s been fading by the minute lately. It may be part of our human condition, being drawn more toward negative Continue Reading

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62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

The largest event of it’s kind; the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show celebrated its 62nd Anniversary February 16th – 26th, 2017. Commonly referred to as the ‘greatest show on earth’, the Scottsdale Show annually entertains over 300,000 people from 50 countries, while over 2200 world class Arabian and Half Arabian horses compete for over 2 million dollars in prize money. The Continue Reading

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Detecting and Preventing Placentitis in Mares to Prevent Late Term Abortion

Outback Equine Reproduction and Embryo Transfer Center has been offering professional services to the Equine Community for over 18 years.  It is a family owned and ran business in Caldwell, Idaho. Nick and Jennifer Kalafatic started the business on 5 acres at their home in 1997, it has grown into one of the largest most respected breeding facility in the Continue Reading

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

RENO, Nev. — All 15 animals showcased at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries saddle-trained horse adoption event this past weekend were adopted. The event was held on February 25 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) south of Carson City, Nevada. Fourteen former wild horses and one burro from Continue Reading

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The 34th Annual Pick-a-Colt Day® Production Sale

According to Mike & Sherry Knapp, who run cows on over 40,000 thousand acres at the base of Yosemite National Park, “Where there is a working cattle ranch, there are working horses.” Sherry added, “To get our cows gathered in the fall, we need a horse with a good mind, good legs, and a big heart.” That is why 45 years ago, the Knapp’s Continue Reading

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Beginning Farmers: The Quest to Find Land

By Wyatt Fraas, wyattf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs You’ve decided that farming is for you, and the next step is to find your own land. As a new farmer, you want to identify when landowners are first thinking about a change. You want to know when a landowner’s children decide not to come home, or when a health condition forces Continue Reading

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How to Sell A Horse with Richard Winters

A few years ago I wrote an article on “How To Buy A Horse”. I’ve also given numerous lectures at horse expos around the country on the same topic. However, I’ve never addressed the subject of how to sell a horse. I’m not saying that I’m an expert. Our business has never been one where we buy and sell a Continue Reading

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A COWGIRL’S STORY

A dynamic young cast, led by Bailee Madison (Just Go With It), Chloe Lukasiak (Center Stage: On Pointe), YouTube star Aidan Alexander and Froy Gutierrez (“One Day at a Time”), highlight the family dramedy A COWGIRL’S STORY, debuting on DVD and digital April 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film follows Dusty Rhodes (Madison) who goes to live with Continue Reading

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Calling all horse owners and riders – English and Western!

You are invited to a new exciting equine event – The Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair, May 26-28, 2017 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, AZ. With over 100 hours of equine education in the form of clinics, demos, and presentations plus an equine-based trade fair, an educational Trainers Challenge competition, evening Equine Experiences featuring trick riding, liberty Continue Reading

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Back on Track Mesh and Turnout Sheet

Back on Track is the ONLY company using Welltex® fabric – a unique, all-natural option! Welltex® fabric reflects your horse’s own natural body warmth creating a soothing far infrared thermal warmth. That thermal warmth helps increase blood circulation and helps your horse’s muscles recover, stay loose and become less inflamed. And, Back on Track merchandise is durable! After years of Continue Reading

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Feeding Growing Horses

Dr. Tania Cubitt Performance Horse Nutrition For dac® Vitamins and Minerals The goal of any breeding program is to produce strong sound foals. To do this there are several factors involved including genetics, environment and nutrition. Nutrition is a critical piece of any successful breeding operation and must be considered at every level: Stallions, mares, foals. Few topics in equine Continue Reading

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Arizona National Livestock Show 2017 Academic Year Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding over $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. The Scholarship Program has awarded over $920,000. Scholarships are available to students attending an accredited university or college for the current academic year. Other requirements include: High School graduation; Continue Reading

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Riding with the TrailMeister: Keeping Trails Open

By: Robert Eversole Paradise. For some that’s an image of a tropical beach- for me it’s a dirt trail that twists and meanders to a backcountry camp deep in the wilderness. It’s a quiet solitude punctuated by the peaceful clip clop of hooves, and the far scream of an eagle aloft. It’s the sweet perfume of pine on a warm Continue Reading

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Standing Tied

By Steve Bauhr Within every horse is a strong overwhelming power. At times, it will take over muscle and bypass logic or reasoning. At times, it will cause the horse to hurt themselves while trying to avoid being hurt.  Many believe it’s the strongest drive in the horse. What is it? Self-preservation. My grandparents lived in Seattle, Washington when I was young. I was Continue Reading

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You Are What You Think

By: Jessica Wright You’ve probably heard people say that you are what you eat. It is true! Your body goes through a process of metabolizing the food you eat, and using the broken down proteins and carbohydrates to replenish and build cells- the building blocks of your body. I’ve seen two foals the same size at birth, and one gets Continue Reading

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Rain Rot

Along with blustery winter weather, some have seen complications in horse health.  Some will tell you that this winter, they can feel small lumps on their horse’s skin or hair. Maybe it’s rain rot, how do you know?  What is rain rot? Rain rot, rain scald or Dermatophilosis, as it is sometimes referred to, is one of the most common Continue Reading

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BLM Concludes the Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather

TONOPAH, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) concluded a wild horse helicopter gather on the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) located about 50 miles east of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada on February 3, 2017. The BLM gathered 151 and removed 81 wild horses. A total of 68 horses, both mares and studs, were released back onto the range. Continue Reading

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Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association Winter Show Recap

Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association held their first Winter Horse  Show in January at the  Rollings Hills Equestrian Center in Corning,California.  This show presents Arabians, and Half-arabian in a wide variety of classes, showcasing their beauty and versatility.  This year all breeds were welcome, providing more interest in the horse world.  The weather was certainly mixed, sometimes very stormy and Continue Reading

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A Little More Leg with Richard Winters

Photo: Incorporating your legs along with your hands in the back-up creates a softer and energetic response. When I teach advancing clinics, it’s centered on refinement, softness, collection and performance. To obtain these goals, I encourage participants to begin using their legs in conjunction with their hands to create added softness and responsiveness in their horse’s body. If you are only Continue Reading

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Julian, California On the Web: https://www.trailmeister.com/trails/cuyamaca-rancho-state-park/ Trailhead Coordinates: 32.970311, -116.563279 Forty miles east of San Diego, nestled in the San Diego Mountains, you’ll find Cuyamaca, (pronounced Kwee-ya-mak-a), Rancho State Park, as well as a myriad of wild aster, indian pinks, and penstemon blooms as you ride through pine and chaparral on well over a hundred miles of Continue Reading

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Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2017!

Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse! Everything equine will be offered for the education and enjoyment of horse lovers, at the 18th annual Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2017, presented by Akins Trailer Sales! The expo runs March 24, 25, and 26 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. The huge horse fair will feature world-class Continue Reading

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Leather Tack and Winter Weather

The Problem Winter weather is no friend to leather, especially polluted rainwater. Microscopically, leather is made up of collagen fibers. During tanning, hides are soaked in chemicals to prevent its fibers and their bonds from decomposing. Natural fats and oils are tumbled with the hides to keep the protein bonds from drying out and to make the leather supple. Protein Continue Reading

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Don’t Be A Statistic in 2017

By Steve Bauhr  I saw a statistic some time back that was downright frightening.  It read: 85% of people who take up an interest in horses are no longer involved with horses within three years. Of the 15% left, 85% of them are no longer involved with horses after five years. You can finish the math, but that doesn’t leave many Continue Reading

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No Antibiotics, No Medications Used in Integrity Horse Feeds Facility

Star Milling Co. has announced that its facility will manufacture all feeds without the inclusion of antibiotics or medications effective January 1, 2017.  This change applies to all products produced at their facility in Perris, CA, including the brands Integrity, Ace Hi, Kelley’s, Star Milling Co. and Ultra Balance. William Cramer Jr., President of Star Milling, said, “We’re excited to Continue Reading

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