Vaccine Rules for this Competition Year

Equine Vaccination Rules for Competition

If you compete, and any of those competitions are USEF licensed, then you need to stay up to date on the vaccine/vaccination rules. Also, be sure to find out the rules/regulations for your show’s manager and the facility you are showing at. Sometimes these…

To halter or not to halter in turnout, that is the question.

Horses without Halters in Turnout

The age old question, should I leave a halter on my horse during turnout? Everyone has their own opinion (as with everything horse 😂), but here are our thoughts and reasoning behind the options. Horses are gigantic, amazing, strong, beautiful, graceful beings. That also happen to be…

Get Ahead of Thursday’s Weather and Colic

Get Ahead of Thursday's Weather and Colic

We are going to go from a high of 60° on Wednesday to 22° on Thursday (in the Parker area) with a snowstorm moving in overnight (80% chance of snow). This is prime weather for colic. Between the barometric pressure changes, rapid temperature drop,…

Equestrian Myths: Goosenecks and 5th Wheels are NOT the same thing!

Many people use these terms interchangeably! However, a gooseneck and a 5th wheel are not the same thing. While both types of trailers attach to the truck in the truck bed, the way these two attach is significantly different, and they are not interchangeable.

The Eclipse and my Equine: Will They Be OK?

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on August 21, the first time on the U.S. mainland since 1979. Depending on where you live in the United States, up to 99.4% of the sun will be covered by the moon. What…

What Is My Donkey DOING!?

More great facts about donkeys!

We have partnered up with Rachel from Foghorn Farm Donkey Training again to bring you another informative article about Donkeys! Donkeys are not small horses with long ears and small tails. Oftentimes owners get surprised at certain donkey traits and behaviors because they are either…

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy – Positive Horse in Colorado

EHV - Equine Herpes Virus

A 17-year old quarter horse mare used for barrel racing was diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Grand Junction,  Mesa County, Colorado. The mare is recovering from urinary incontinence and hindlimb ataxia. The premises with a total of 10 horses is quarantined with…

EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) – EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 Contacts: Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us Dr. Keith Roehr, (303) 869-9130, Keith.Roehr@state.co.us EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado BROOMFIELD, Colo. –On May 4, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of…

Hands in Horses

Hands in Horses

As you may (or may not) know, horses are measured in hands. And not everyone knows exactly what that means; we will clarify that for you. One hand = 4 inches. A “tall horse” to you does not mean it is 16+ hands. It…

Bananas and Your Horse

Bananas and Horses

Horses can most certainly eat bananas! However like humans, horses have their own taste palate, so some horses may not enjoy bananas. Not only do bananas offer a great treat alternative, they also provide a great source of potassium. Horses can even eat the…