Editorials

THE STETSON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 2017 Back at its Original Location at the Sands Expo!

It’s with great pleasure To announce that the Original STETSON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS will return to its original location in Las Vegas at The Sands Expo during the National Finals Rodeo this coming December. Event managing company Group W Productions LLC. announced that the mega shopping experience will kick off its return to the SANDS EXPO this December for a multi Continue Reading

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Defend Yourself Against Fraud!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you did not register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the October fires, but you are being contacted by phone or mail by FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s a good bet your personal information has been compromised. There has been a surge in fraudulent registrations this year. FEMA is notifying survivors and Continue Reading

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BLM Concludes the Fox and Lake Range HMA Emergency Wild Horse Gather

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), concluded an emergency wild horse helicopter gather on a portion of the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area on November 18. The BLM gathered 189 wild horses. The gather took place on private land and public land administered by the BLM, about 20 miles south of Gerlach. The Tohakum 2 wildfire burned nearly Continue Reading

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Horse Health 101: How Your Horse Stays Warm

Your horse’s coat might be smarter than you think! From AQHA Corporate Partner SmartPak Because your horse was designed to spend his days roaming outside, he is naturally equipped with tools to keep himself warm when the temperatures start cooling down. Here, we’ll take a look at what your horse does to stay warm, and why that might not always Continue Reading

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The Rule of More and Less

from UC Davis Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. —John Quincy Adams Older horses are quite similar to humans as they age. What had little or no effect on youthful well-being can suddenly take on significance in our golden years and sometimes present serious risk. Additionally, that Continue Reading

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Fall Checklist for Broodmares

Horse Breeding: Verify your broodmare’s pregnancy and plan for the next year’s foaling. from AQHA Daily One of the most important development periods in the life of a foal is the last six months of gestation when the foal is developing in the uterus of the mare. The importance of this period was recognized in the Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Sixth Continue Reading

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Gadbois Had An Epic Weekend

The 2nd annual Nolan Watters Memorial Barrel Race was held once again at Riverside Rancheros in Riverside, CA, on October 6th through the 8th, 2017. The event boasted close to 900 entries over the weekend. It paid out over $75,000 and gave away over $45,000 worth of awards including a Logan 2H trailer sponsored by Renew Gold and All American Continue Reading

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ODYSSEO’S 65 HORSES VACATIONING AT A LOCAL FARM

AHEAD OF THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED NOVEMBER 11 PREMIERE EVENT IN VENTURA COUNTY As the logistic and technical teams are working on completing the Odysseo Village near US 101 at Santa Rosa Rd in Camarillo for the much-anticipated November 11 premiere event of the largest touring show on earth, Odysseo’s 65 magnificent horses are enjoying a relaxing 12-day stay at a nearby Continue Reading

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Staying on Guard

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  Good horse health care is part of the equation for racetrack success. If your horse is acting different, check for ulcers today.Journal photo From AQHA Corporate Partner Boehringer IngelheimFor American Quarter Horse breeder, racing enthusiast and barrel racer Christina Zehender of Fort Jennings, Ohio, the proof is in the racetrack payout. But the cash might have remained on Continue Reading

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Is Your Horse Helping You to be a Better Person?

By Steve Bauhr Most every fall we make a ride with a group of friends into the old cabins at Cooper Meadow. Located in the Emigrant Wilderness of the Central Sierra, Cooper Meadow is a working high country cow camp during the summer months. Of all the years I’ve ridden in there, I’ve only run into summer cowboys once. On Continue Reading

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WINTER HORSE TRAILER CARE

By: Buckaroo John Brand, Buckaroo Leather Products The trails have been long and your rides have been great- now it’s time to prepare for winter! Winter is going to be here before we know it; it’s time to winterize your horse trailer. All types of horse trailers will benefit from a good scrubbing, inside and out. If you make sure Continue Reading

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Tips for Trailering Your Horse Long Distances

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  Protect your horse’s health with these five tips to reduce trailering stress. Hauling your horse may seem routine, but it often creates stress. Journal photo From AQHA Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim Traveling, training and showing horses can all cause stress, and potentially, ulcers. One result from these stressors may be equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), a disease Continue Reading

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Register With FEMA Even If You Have Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you suffered personal or business losses in the devastating wildfires that broke out in October and you’re waiting for your insurance settlement before you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), don’t wait any longer. Disaster assistance may be able to fill insurance gaps or provide help if you’ve been waiting more than 30 days on Continue Reading

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Wild Horse Gather within the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management will begin an emergency gather of approximately 200 wild horses on November 15 from a portion of the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area, which was burned by wildfire recently. The gather operation is expected to last 4 to 5 days and is being conducted by the BLM’s Winnemucca District’s Black Continue Reading

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“In The Presence of Horses” at The Hacienda at the River by Watermark

Introducing “In The Presence of Horses” at The Hacienda at the River by Watermark Breakthrough Equine Therapeutic Programming for those with cognitive or physical challenges at the first senior living and care community in the country with an on-site stable. (L to R) The Hacienda at the River resident, Phyllis Naber and “In The Presence of Horses” Program Coordinator Barbara Rector, MA, CEFIP-ED Horses Continue Reading

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Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018 Details Announced!

Make plans now to “horse around” at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018, presented by Akins Trailers, March 23 through 25, 2018 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.  “We’re pleased to present the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, now in it’s 19th year in Albany! We have plans for another fine event, packed with horse fun, education Continue Reading

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Mendocino County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Mendocino County, to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The center is located at 1375 N. State St., Ukiah, CA, 95482. The center Continue Reading

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Public Invited to Tour Fallon Wild Horse Corral

RENO, Nev. —The Bureau of Land Management will host two free public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, on Friday, October 27. The corral is one of three facilities in Nevada that cares for wild horses and burros waiting to be adopted, including wild horses recently gathered from rangelands in Eastern Nevada. Continue Reading

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Releases Study on Gastric Ulceration

Lexington, KY –– Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world, submitted a study that was peer reviewed and published in the March 2017 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, showing treatment with a polysaccharide blend reduced gastric ulceration in active horses. Ten horses underwent gastroscopy for diagnosis and scoring of existing Continue Reading

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

RENO, Nev. — All 17 wild horses showcased at the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries saddle-trained horse adoption event this past weekend were adopted. The event was held on October 14 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center on the south side of Carson City, Nevada.   Seventeen former wild horses from Continue Reading

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71ST GRAND NATIONAL RODEO

Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo October 13 -14 & 20-21, Cow Palace Daly City, CA (August, 2017)   The Cow Palace is bringing back the Wild West to the Bay Area with the annual Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, October 13 -14 and 20-21, 2017 at the Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, CA). Now Continue Reading

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Keeping Your Barn Safe

Courtesy of www.EquiMed.com Submitted by Flossie Sellers   Barns – common causes of injury While no one likes to think of injuries and death, agricultural enterprises, including equestrian-related facilities and farms, are among the most hazardous workplaces. Although accidents with machinery and vehicles account for over half of fatalities, falls, fire, structural inadequacies, horse-related injuries, and respiratory diseases are legitimate concerns for Continue Reading

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Time-Saving Tips: Horse Barn Chores

Courtesy of www.TheHorse.com Keeping horse barns tidy can be time consuming and isn’t necessarily something horse owners look forward to. How do you make the most of the time you spend in the barn? If you’re in a hurry, these tips and practices from The Horse staff and sources can reduce the hassle of chores like stall-cleaning and aisle-sweeping. Stall Mats Continue Reading

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Tips for Prepping Your Horses and Barn for Winter

Courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal Use these 12 tips to get your horses and barn ready for winter. By Tara Matsler The deliciously crisp autumn mornings are soon to become a thing of the past. Winter, I must say, is right on our doorstep. While it would be nice to just curl up inside with hot cocoa and the Continue Reading

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5 Lessons from the Detwiler Fire Every Horse Owner Should Know

By: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Posse   Fire, few words evoke a stronger image of destruction, fear and death. Fire is every rancher’s and farmer’s fear. The potential for loss of crops, animals and forage is devastating and long-lasting. For those of us in the foothills, the six words we never want to hear are “you are under mandatory evacuation orders.” Continue Reading

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So, I Didn’t Win…

By: Jessica Wright   Sometimes people say, “Oh well, you can’t win all the time,” to which I’ve always silently replied, “Who says?” I want to walk into the show pen believing it is possible to win every time. Otherwise, why show up? Now, I can do this, for two reasons: one, I’ve learned how to lose. Two, I’ve figured Continue Reading

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Horsemanship – Have You Ever Heard of It?

By: Steve Bauhr My wife Brenda and I recently watched a Clint Eastwood movie called, “The Trouble with the Curve.” It’s a baseball movie in which Clint plays an aging baseball talent scout for the Atlanta Braves. His eyes are failing, yet he refuses help based around his sense of pride. He’s asked to travel and watch a few games of Continue Reading

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Riding with the TrailMeiseter: 4 Things That Can Save Your Life When Riding Horses

By: Robert Eversole – TrailMeister My summer of trail rides and horse camping was wonderful. Until it wasn’t. You might have heard that I took a tumble recently. It’s true. I was riding in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Central Oregon when I joined the unplanned dismount club. Although I don’t remember all of it, I got to visit the hospital Continue Reading

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31st ANNUAL DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Awards for the 31st annual Draft Horse Classic, held September 21 – 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, have been announced.  Glenn Lewis of Springfield, MO judged the Draft Horse competitions and halter show, and Jason Harmeson of Lakeside, CA judged the horseshoeing competition. Almost 40 draft horse exhibitors – traveling from California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and Continue Reading

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Crowds, Averages Up in Second Legacy Ranch Horse Sale

Once again a standing room only crowd packed the tent for the second Legacy Ranch Horse Sale held in Prescott, Arizona, on September 16. Bidding was active, and when it was over, 31 ranch horses from three of Arizona’s largest and most historic working ranches had sold for an overall average of $8,971, up more than $1,200 over last year.. Continue Reading

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The Cinch – It’s History and Uses

By: Buckaroo John of Buckaroo Leather Products The cinch (girth) has been in use for nearly 3000 years. The cinch made an appearance around 700 B.C. in the Middle East when Assyrian warriors added straps to their decorative saddle cloths. In western riding, the girth is referred to as a cinch. The cinch is a piece of horse tack used Continue Reading

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Sacramento—Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so. The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals Continue Reading

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2017 Jud Little Ranch Production Sale Results

2017 Individual Sale Results Lot # Name Price Color Gender DOB Sire Dam Dam’s Sire 1 Runnin To The Rhythm  $       5,800.00 Sorrel Filly 2/21/2015 Chicados Cash Famous Rhythm Famous JR 2 Suddenly Cashin  $       9,500.00 Dun Filly 2/4/2015 JL Dash Ta Heaven Paid To Cash Cash Not Credit 3 Hopingforagoodtime  $       5,700.00 Sorrel Gelding 2/19/2016 Bug In My Frosty Continue Reading

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BreyerWest® Will Return to the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo in 2018!

Model Horse Festival Features Workshops, Model Showing, Model Horse Hobby Info Booth and Free Stablemates® Painting for Children! (Oct. 3, 2017 – Pequannock, NJ) – BreyerWest® will return to the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, to be held March 23-25, 2018 at the Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. BreyerWest is a fun model horse event featuring Continue Reading

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Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saddle-trained Wild Horse Adoption Event scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017

RENO, Nev. — On Saturday, October 14, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada.  Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption, conducted by an Continue Reading

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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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Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley September 21 – 24, 2017

Grass Valley, California – Majestic Draft Horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier 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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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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