Story Via: Laurie Cerny
Doing some fall maintenance on your horse trailer can be one of the most cost-effective things a horse owner can do. "Many people have the misconception that with aluminum horse trailers there is no maintenance," says Laurie Cerny, "This couldn't be farther from the truth."
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UK Veterinarians Present Way to Identify Horses That Should Rest, Not Race
Veterinary experts gathered in Chicago to consider how standing MRI can help diagnose and prevent potentially catastrophic injuries in racehorses. It’s a subject of keen interest in the United States racing industry, which has been under fire in recent months by mainstream media outlets.
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Doing some simple projects before the snow flies can make horse chores a lot easier during the winter.
1. Check all barn doors and windows to make sure they close properly. Replace anything that’s broken from windows to door latches. Just as important is to make sure that the door tracks are cleaned out. You’ll want ample clearance to allow for snow, ice, and even for the expansion of frozen ground.
Jillian Michaels, Emmylou Harris, Georgina Bloomberg Urge Support for Federal Legislation to Protect Horses from Abuse
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Jillian Michaels, Emmylou Harris, Georgina Bloomberg and a cast of noted horse-loving celebrities and horse industry professionals have thrown their support behind recently introduced federal legislation, H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012. The bill will significantly strengthen the Horse Protection Act, originally passed in 1970 to stop the cruel practice of “soring” – the deliberate infliction of pain to gaited horses in order to produce an unnatural high-stepping gait for competitions.
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Having a good relationship with your horse and being successful in any discipline, whether it’s Jumping, Trail Riding or Dressage requires leadership. To ride in true harmony without resistance a rider must become a respected and trusted leader for his horse. Many people are taught that to become the leader they need to intimidate their horse - “Show the horse who’s boss!” This is what I refer to as “Traditional Horsemanship”.
Alternatively “Natural Horsemanship” teaches us that to become the leader we must learn how to dominate our horse. This is how horses control each other naturally whether it’s the stallion of the herd or the mother of a foal. The difference and the results it produces are remarkable.