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  Custom Saddlery Finishes 2015 in the Winner’s Circle with Patrik Kittel, and Looks Forward to Year to Come Mechelen, Belgium (January 6, 2016) — Swedish Olympic athlete Patrik Kittel and Delaunay (aka “Dude”) claimed victory while earning their personal...
    DON'T TRAIN A HORSE TO JUMP LANDING HEADS OR TAILS? Mem'ries, illusions linger, events gone bad, a pair, Horse and rider have parted company in mid-air. Sans levitation, falls won't hurt...but sudden stops will! Impacts, vertical exits, emergency rooms fill. When your pony just...
Knee-High to a Dapple Gray Team TOO SMALL TO PICK EGGS? Some hens laid their eggs in the horse manger; But to gather the eggs, would pose a danger. I was knee-high to a team of dapple grays; A strong team to pull hayracks...

I Admire the Grain Buyer BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS Tall grain elevators in ev'ry rural town. They cast a long evening shadow at sundown. Lessons in peacemaking from up by the border, Grain bought & sold & stored, don't call them a hoarder. Most small...
USDA Market News US to Mexico Weekly HORSE Export Summary, Jan. 7, 2016 Category Current Week Previous Week Year to Date Previous Year-to-Date Horses Slaughter 511 1,319 84,938 105,666 Breeding Males 7 30 2,517 2,813 Breeding Females 5 46 3,539 3,643 Geldings 2 8 1,086 1,146 Burro/Mule/Pony 29 28 1,108 970 Total Horses 554 1431 93,188 114,238

Having Fun With the Ball You may have seen me use the ball or have seen it on my website. It is about 36 inches in diameter and made of colorful and very durable heavy-duty rubber. I was first introduced...
Jurisdiction of the U.S. Tax Court By John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law For most people their encounter with the IRS ends at the audit phase:  Taxpayers will often agree to pay whatever the IRS says they owe.  In situations where the auditor...
ASPCA Commends Congress for Stopping U.S. Horse Slaughter in Federal Spending Bill Bill will also improve animal welfare standards in federal research December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON—The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today commends Congress for crafting an...
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update – Positive Diagnosis in Four Colorado Counties: Tips for Livestock Owners and Veterinarians BROOMFIELD, Colo. – As of 12/30/2015, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 9 locations in 4 counties under quarantine after...
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club Announces 2016 High Goal Tournaments CARPINTERIA, Calif. - December 21, 2015 - Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club announces a full-throttle summer high-goal schedule of four prestigious and historic tournaments: the Belmond El Encanto Polo...
Your Mare’s Pregnancy: Nutrition for the Final 3 Months By Dr. Juliet M. Getty During the first 8 months of pregnancy, your mare may be fed like any other horse, with a balanced, quality diet. But things are changing rapidly during...
Parra and Piaffe Performance Ready for 2016 Dressage Season, Ranked Among Nation's Finest Wellington, FL (December 18, 2015)— Before settling in the U.S., dressage rider Dr. Cesar Parra was a multi-time Colombian National Dressage Champion, and – since winning his first...
Neue Schule Ambassadors Laura Graves and Steffen Peters Triumphant at U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions Wellington, FL (December 17, 2015) – Neue Schule Bits is committed to sponsoring riders who are dedicated to success at all levels. This past weekend,...

AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Rule SHW355 The American Quarter Horse Association, December 9, 2015 - At its April 2015 meeting, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee barred the use of lip chains in show horses beginning January 1, 2016....
(StatePoint) New Year’s Eve means gathering with close friends and family, making resolutions for next year, and of course, celebrating with bubbly! However, when it comes to choosing the right bottle for the festivities, some might not know where to...
(StatePoint) Knowing the facts about diabetes is important for everyone, as living a healthy lifestyle can play a key role in helping to prevent and control the disease. To help, the Certified Diabetes Educators at Nutrisystem are debunking some common...
, Part 1 of Anna Twinney’s 6-part webinar series By Kari Hagstrom Where is your evolution in your horsemanship going?  It is an important question to consider.  Horsemanship has been changing radically over the last few decades.  The role of the horse...
The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned   from a Horse By Vincent Mancarella “He’s an aggressive horse,” she said, “He attacked someone and ran them out of the round pen.”   This was my introduction to the horse that I...

Rep. Salmon Lauds Forest Service Abandonment of Horse Roundup Dec 11, 2015 Press Release Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after word that the U.S. Forest Service was abandoning plans to round up the Salt River...
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Positive Diagnosis update in Ten Colorado Counties Tips for Shows & Fairs, Livestock Owners and Veterinarians Contact: Veterinarians and Livestock Owners:  State Veterinarian's Office, (303) 869-9130 Media:  Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us BROOMFIELD, Colo. - As of 12/2/2015, the Colorado Department of...

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Recreational Trails Program Reauthorized Grassroots efforts from equestrians played important role in making sure RTP was included in the FAST Act (Washington, DC)- Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America’s...