May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and in its efforts to increase awareness of strokes and their warning signs, the National StrokeAssociation hopes to greatly reduce or even conquer its effects.
People who have experienced a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke may experience challenges from deficits resulting from the area of the brain affected by the stroke. Examples of deficits include loss of the use of a limb such as an arm/hand, difficulty finding or understanding words, or balance problems.
On the final competition day of the Ocala Eventing Series at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala on April 14th, 2013, two young MTRA riders and their accompanying volunteers were proud and honored to ride in front of the many spectators as Peter Gray and Jon Holling presented a check for $2,000 to the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as their Charity of Choice for 2013.
The 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final came to an exciting yet familiar conclusion Sunday in front of a packed house in the Scandinavum Arena. In the first of two rounds Course Designer Uliano Vezzani tested 23 horse and rider combinations over a demanding track composed of 12 obstacles that did not yield a single clear round. The number of competitors was then whittled to 17 for the 11 obstacle second round with two riders producing flawless efforts. But for a second consecutive year, four rounds would not be enough to determine a champion and again an American and Swiss competitor would jump-off.
The world's largest gathering of Pinto horses, ponies and miniatures will commence on June 10! Tulsa's Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square will once again serve as home to equines, exhibitors and spectators from around the globe, June 10-22, 2013. The 2013 Pinto World Championship's world-class competition will cover most disciplines including Western, English, Saddle Seat and several fun classes, as well.
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) announces its support of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) bill introduced by Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) which provides stronger measures to fight the abuse of soring of Tennessee Walking Horses.
Soring of horses is the cruel and deliberate infliction of chemical or mechanical pain upon a horse’s hooves and limbs to create an unnatural, exaggerated, high stepping gait for the show ring. Soring is a major animal welfare issue that has been illegal for over forty years under the federal Horse Protection Act (HPA) yet the practice is still widespread in show rings of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses and Racking Horses.