Story Via: American Morgan Horse Association
The Morgan stallion, GKB Coal Magic (Ragtime Voodoo Magic x Metis Koffee), owned and ridden by Lucy Tidd, were the Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Champions at the Region 1 Great American Insurance Group Dressage Championships.
Story Via: Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Diet affects behavior. This makes sense. A well-fed horse is healthy. And a healthy horse feels good. Conversely, a poorly-nourished horse is suffering. A variation in hormone levels, for example, can have a temporary effect on how the horse sees the world. Just as reaction to sugar intake varies in humans, so it does in horses. Horses may feel ill or “off” from an overindulgence in sugar/starch, and they certainly have been reported to exhibit “sugar highs and lows” caused by the sudden surge and subsequent drop in blood glucose from a high carbohydrate (sugar/ starch) meal. Although there is, in fact, little scientific evidence that proves a sugar/starch-driven behavioral component, many horse owners will attest to their own horses showing adverse behavioral responses and will therefore avoid feeding anything that contains starchy cereal grains or is sweetened with molasses.
Rare human parasite found in U.S. horse for the first time, University of Florida researchers report
Story via: Sarah Carey
A rare, potentially fatal species of parasite never before found in North America has been identified in a Florida horse.
University of Florida veterinarians identified the parasite, called Leishmania siamensis, in summer 2011. This particular species of parasite previously had been found only in Thailand and parts of Europe. No Leishmania infections of any species had been previously reported in a horse native to the United States.
Story Via: Tim Hayes of Hayes is for Horses
The defining factor for humans in achieving happiness is the quality of our relationships: relationships with ourselves, with others and, if so inclined, with God. Of these the most challenging is our relationships with others.
Story Via: USEF Communications
The USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final will be held Saturday, November 17, at the United Professional Horsemen's Association's American Royal National Championship in Kansas City, MO. This medal final brings together the best saddle seat equitation riders from across the country who will perform for a judging panel comprised of Michael Craghead (Fresno, CA), Marilyn MacFarlane (Simpsonville, KY), and Nancy Troutman (Salem, VA).