Tallahassee,FL (April 22, 2015) “Who knew?” says Raymond Petterson, President of Sox For Horses, Inc. “When I envisioned a summer sock for horses, I focused on an effective fly barrier. I knew, if they were to be used during the heat of summer, they had to be cool on the legs. That was a given. As I learned more about yarns and fibers, I was able to take that concept to even more practical applications, by choosing moisture-managing and silver-embedded fibers.”
NIGHTWATCH™ is an innovative smart halter/collar designed to continuously analyze real-time data on a horse’s biometrics (ie, vital signs) and behaviors (ie, activities, motions, and posture), and send a wireless notification to a caretaker on their mobile device when abnormalities or novel events indicative of distress are detected. All technology is embedded within the soft leather crown of either a breakaway halter or safety collar making NIGHTWATCH™ safe and comfortable for round-the-clock use on horses in stalls, in pastures, and while in transit.
By Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue – Horse flies and flies have got to be one of the most annoying problems a horse owner can tackle. Though we all look forward to the warm season, flies can really get to be a serious and obnoxious issue. So what can we do about them?
By Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue – A dummy foal is a foal that did not get the stupor inducing chemical squeezed out of it during the birthing process. All foals are in essence, “drugged” as they enter the birth canal. This keeps them from struggling and doing real damage to their mother on their way out. At some point, (probably when the chest/stomach are sliding out) they get squeezed in a certain way that reverses this chemical.
AUBURN, California – May 12, 2015 – Now those interested in the sport of endurance riding can learn more about the sport through an inspiring collection of thoughtful articles and genuine first-person accounts written by riders immersed in the Endurance world. The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) has issued a new 16-page booklet titled Discover Endurance Riding, which is available free upon request, starting today. Curated by the editor of Endurance News and illustrated with beautiful photography, the articles are evocative of each individual author’s experiences – some are heartwarming, some will make you laugh, tear up or catch your breath with excitement, and they all have one thing in common – they’ll make you want to try your hand at endurance riding.
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named eight athlete-and-horse combinations to the 2015 Dressage Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad. The squad is composed of four Big Tour and four Small Tour combinations, which will compete in designated European CDI Observation Events. Additionally, Laura Graves and her own 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Verdades, have been approved to be considered for the Pan American Games Dressage Team without competing in the European Observation Events per the Dressage Selection Procedures for the 2015 Pan American Games under the following provision
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. and the Agoura Hills Animal Care Shelter invite you to join them in celebrating the ASPCA National Help a Horse Day!
The legal definition of horse soring under the Horse Protection Act (HPA), passed by Congress in 1970, is a sad list. Sad, because these practices were, and are still widely used to create the “high lick” on gaited horses. Although these practices are illegal, they persist.
Information about horse slaughter including links to laws, slaughter statistics, news, and resources to you get involved to end the export of US horses for slaughter in Mexico, Canada, and Europe.
Hats off (but riders, still wear your helmets) to the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) for continuing its “Now, That’s a Walking Horse!” grants and recognition rewards program for responsible and compassionate horse owners who train, care for, and humanely train, use, and care for Tennessee walkers.
The program is open to all flat-shod, registered Tennessee walking horses being used in ways other than traditional show-ring rail classes.
Stoughton, MA – When a barn roof collapsed in Stoughton Massachusetts this morning, a call for help was put out over social media asking for folks with horse trailers and space to please provide emergency shelter for thirty-three displaced horses.
No horse was killed during the roof collapse, however, due to high winds and dangerous cold, the barn owners had to shore up the roof and leave the trapped horses inside until they had a place to go.
As cold as it is in Massachusetts today, this video of how once again the equine community came forward to help a “family” member in crisis is absolutely heart warming.
Rosemary Farm’s main mission is to provide sanctuary for horses. They have shown a long-term track record of being responsible about the number of horses in the care so that those they do help are always well cared for and, as you can see in the case of Molly, don’t shy away from a “hard” case.
What: Fun, fundraiser for Equine Rescue Center
Date: Saturday March 21, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Where: The Morgan Hill Grange, 40 E. 4th Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Your donation of $10 includes a tri tip sandwich, choice of green or mac salad, a drink and a cookie. $5 kids meal includes a hot dog, drink, and a cookie.
Come enjoy the car show, buy a raffle ticket, and just enjoy being other people who love horses. All your donations and proceeds from this event benefit ERC and will help horses in crisis and in rehabilitation.
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – For Kim Kolloff, winning her first Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) championship was not just about beating some of the best horses and riders in the country. It was about winning over her health, winning over her psyche and proving to herself that it was and is possible.
Thirty years ago, Kolloff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and riding became extremely difficult and painful. Now, thanks to the help of new experimental stem cell injections and her own tenacity and incredibly positive outlook, this year marks the first year since her diagnosis that Kolloff is able to compete consistently.
WELLINGTON FL – February 9, 2015 – The USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic is returning to Wellington on February 16, 2015 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and encourages all auditors to attend this unique event. All spots are filled by amateurs and juniors who are active USHJA Zone 4 members and Bobbie Reber, International hunter and equitation judge and trainer, will be the clinician.