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There is a lot more to haymaking than 'Making Hay While the Sun Shines' though that is a necessary start. Sadly each year horse barns and farmers storage barns burn down, horses become sick from respiratory disease and colic and a myriad of other diseases such as Cushings. Many of these situations are avoidable so here are, in my opinion, "The Seven Deadly Sins of Horse Hay Making," in no particular order.
Not Just for Royalty Anymore, This Centuries Old Sport is Enjoying an Influx of New Players
By Christina Keim
POLO IS A SPORT with a history that traces back 2,500 years to Ancient Persia, where it was used as a method for cavalry to practice military tactics. While today’s sport is certainly more leisure activity than military pursuit, it shares the same basic concepts as the game played centuries ago.
Story Via: Andrew Minnick of USEF
A fantastic four-in-hand driving season for American star Chester Weber got even better on Saturday with a hard-earned win at CHIO Aachen. The CAIO4* field full of international talent and former world champions, and the crowd of spectators at the historic show, made the weekend’s win one of the biggest of Weber’s career.
Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye will be honored for her contributions to equestrian sports at a benefit luncheon at the Millbrook Horse Trials on Sunday, Aug. 3.
King Dye will accept the first annual $5,000 Charles Owen Equestrian Role Model Award on behalf of Riders4Helmets, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating equestrians about safety and the importance of wearing helmets. Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin will present the award to King Dye at the luncheon, which is held during the upper level show jumping competition.
CSU Veterinarians Advise Ways to Avoid Infection While Traveling with Horses
Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University veterinarians remind riders that it’s important if traveling to take steps that will help prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.
Recent cases and outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), which can cause potentially fatal neurologic disease, have drawn attention to the need for prevention. Influenza, salmonellosis and strangles are some other infectious diseases of concern, said Dr. Paul Morley, director of infection control at CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.