After a very competitive weekend, Michael Pollard takes the spotlight and wins the Adequan USEA Gold Cup division at the Richland Park CIC***. Mensa G, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Andrea Leatherman, Nelson Leatherman, and Jeannine Gingras, had a foot-perfect cross-country round with only 2 time faults to end the weekend on a 51.6.
It’s a stressful world out there and your horse’s digestive system takes the brunt of it. It doesn’t take much to unbalance intestinal microflora—anything from a change in forage to a course of antibiotics can do it. Help your horse maintain the proper balance necessary for digestive health with Farnam’s New DigestAid™ Synbiotic, available in powder and paste formulas.
Equine Journal announces their 2014 media partnership with the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, which starts today, August 13, 2014. Silver Oak has moved to Halifax, Massachusetts this year and features more than $175,000 of prize money during a week of excitement that culminates with a Grand Prix event on August 17th. The event is televised by NESN in a taped special set to air on August 23rd.
By Tim Hayes
A leading North American sports psychologist recently called to tell me something he thought I would enjoy. He said in studying the importance of psychology in the performance of the human athlete for the past thirty years, he had discovered something totally unique in the sport of horseback riding. In over twenty-five different sports from football to hockey, horseback riding was the only sport where the athlete’s “equipment” could become nervous and therefore affect the athlete’s performance. Clever, yes. True, painfully.
In being humorous my psychologist friend nevertheless brought up a reality that is experienced by all of us who interact with horses. It is a subject the knowledge of which (or lack of) can mean the difference between life and death for both human and horse. This subject is FEAR.
Buy 4, Get 1 Free Promotion Runs Sept. 1 – 30, 2014
Fall is a great time to take inventory and shore up supplies. Horse owners will have their chance to do just that during the Nutrena® SafeChoice® September Savings promotion. Consumers who buy four bags of Nutrena® SafeChoice® Senior or Nutrena® SafeChoice® Maintenance feed during one visit to a participating retailer will receive one bag of the same item free. The promotion runs Sept. 1 – 30, 2014. No coupon is necessary unless provided in-store.