Thursday, December 3, 2020
  CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian program announced the signing of four student-athletes for their 2021 class. The Golden Eagles signed Keira Boedigheimer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Lewis-Palmer H.S.), Clara Lemarr (Sleepy Eye, Minn./Minnesota Valley Lutheran H.S.),...
-By Orv Alveshere- EASTERN EXPOSURE OF FRIENDLY FLATLANDERSRecently, my car and I hummed down Sheyenne Street for a treat.My destination wasn’t old memories, but that’s what I’d meet.In college days, we’d fill gas there and wave goodbye to...
  -By Orv Alveshere-   DRAFTING A DRAFT HORSE DRIVERIt was on the 5th, I visited with Dad.He told me of recollections, he had."Yes, it was 75 years ago;Right on November 5th, I know, I know.That day, mother had...
  Casie Bazay, writer for The Naturally Healthy Horse, recently interviewed Dr. Juliet Getty on popular and highly-relevant equine nutrition topics, including: CBD Leaky Gut Free Choice Forage Feeding Need for Supplementation Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Laminitis Enjoy this Q&A session: https://thenaturallyhealthyhorse.com/new-qa-with-equine-nutritionist-dr-juliet-getty/   ______________________ Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent...
  ARVADA, Colo. - One of Colorado Cattlemen's Association's own, Beatty Canyon Ranch was honored with a Region V win for the Environmental Stewardship Award last week. Hosted by NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen, seven of the nation’s top cattle...
    Lexington, Ky. – Oct. 30, 2020 – The highlight hunter event of the 137th National Horse Show, the $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, presented by The Chronicle of The Horse, took place Friday evening in the Alltech...

-By Charles Wilhelm- Horses are prey animals, they are programmed to fight or flee. It is partof the herd instinct. If something startles a horse or it sees something outof the ordinary, the response is to escape. The...

-By Orv Alveshere-   TRICK OR TREAT HOLIDAY WITH HOBGOBLINS Halloween has always been eagerly awaited by gals and guys.  Costumes and masks have been sought, wanting to be a master of disguise. Meals inhaled, rooms briskly cleaned and new speed records...
American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum - Guest Speakers (Washington, DC; October 5 2020) – Join professionals from all facets of the equine industry to learn and explore current issues facing the horse community. On Wednesday, October 28th, The...
Louisville, KY (October 19, 2020) - EquiLottery Games, the leading live sports lottery game developer, announced today that it reached an agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see EquiLottery launch a new, officially-licensed lottery...
  Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the 13th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by...
    This year, the Washington International Horse Show Honor & Service Award, sponsored by the EQUUS Foundation, is being presented to Mystery from the SOUL Harbour Ranch in Barrington, IL. Mystery is a nine-year old gray and silver dapple miniature...
Broomfield, Colo. - A horse residing in Jefferson County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado's first confirmed equine WNV case in 2020.  Vaccines in horses have proven to be a very effective prevention tool for...
  Ridgefield, CT - Sept. 25, 2020 - In an effort to bring educational opportunities to hard-working equestrians who have been limited in their endeavors, Double H Farm has partnered with Horse Pilot to host a two-day clinic for six lucky riders at...
  A part of being a horseman is in knowing when to be firm.We need to set standards and have expectations for our horses. There is always a pecking order in a herd. When a horse is a...
By Orv Alveshere         THRESHING CREWS: HUMANS AND HORSESSome threshers might have been to the point of sleepwalkAs teams of horses pulled hayracks from shock to shock.They brought their 3-tined forks from home and their muscleFor four full...
-By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.-   Your veterinarian just visited and told you in no uncertain terms that your overweight, insulin-resistant horse is going to develop laminitis if you don’t put him in a dry lot with a very...
-By Orv Alveshere-family's long train ride to coastal town Wilmington *Gramp's heart trouble Gram raised Mom and girlsGramps pulled Mom from ocean by hair rescuedwould I be writing without that timely rescue?once a comic then a wrecking...

By Orv Alveshere   FALLING BEHIND IN HAY WORK Gramps said decades ago, horse-drawn hay rakes gave drivers a horse-tail view. A 1 person job. When using tractors, it formed a 2-person crew. Raising enough hay for all of his livestock each...
-By Charles Wilhelm- What qualifies a person to be a horseman or horsewoman? I think maturity is the number one factor. By this I mean handling horses over a lifetime. We can certainly have a talent for horses...
    German riders were victorious in the second leg of the FEI Nations Cup in eventing, winning both the team and individual classification. Poland finished on the third place.   The win for the German team was guaranteed after the...
    Yoshiaki Oiwa with the 12-year-old Tullyoran Cruise JRA was the best rider in the CCI4*-L class, the most difficult one at LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.   Oiwa was victorious after a clear round in the showjumping, beating the leader...