We’ve found a few great deals on horse/equestrian items across the internet for Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Happy Shopping!
If you know of others, message us and we will add the link to this list.
Centerline Style: https://www.centerlinestyle.com/
Tractor Supply: https://www.tractorsupply.com/landing-pages_events_black-friday
Asmar Equestrian: https://www.asmarequestrian.com/collections/2019-black-friday-sale
State Line Tack: https://www.statelinetack.com/content/gifts/great-holiday-deals/
Premier Equine: https://www.premierequine.co.uk/
Solo Equine: https://www.soloequine.com/
Riding Warehouse: https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/
Big D: https://www.bigdweb.com/
Total Saddle Fit: https://www.totalsaddlefit.com/
Levade Kentucky: https://shoplevade.com/
Horse Loverz: https://www.horseloverz.com/
Chicks Saddlery: https://www.chicksaddlery.com/
Schneider’s Tack: https://www.sstack.com/
Kastel Denmark: https://kasteldenmark.com/
Adam’s Horse: https://adamshorsesupply.com/
C4 Belts: https://c4belts.com/
For an even more robust list, visit one of our favorite blogs, The 900 Facebook Pony: https://the900facebookpony.com/2019/11/27/2019-equestrian-black-friday-deals/
We have been informed by a local Deputy that there has been a slew of thefts in barns spanning across multiple counties here in Colorado.
There are 2-3 males entering equestrian centers, both private and public, and getting into vehicles. They steal purses, cell phones, and anything of value in your car while you are out riding your horse. They then go buy gift cards and other items with your credit cards.
Please be safe. Just because you are at your private barn, does not mean your belongings are safe. Please take extra precautions and lock your vehicle anytime you are not occupying it.
You may have seen the video floating around social media of the couple that tied their horse to their pickup truck and literally dragged it down the road while it fought and struggled. We are happy to report that the Grand County Sherriff is investigating the situation.
Original video of the horse being dragged (caution, disturbing): https://www.facebook.com/alison.richards.5/videos/10156871926771235/
Latest News Coverage (with a statement from one of the owners): https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/11/25/horse-tied-pickup-truck-colorado-grand-county-video/?fbclid=IwAR1pjlix4_jBrE6b-8KmLmsSII4YR5XrB8KWLhDXfapt1sUigacke1Lpr7A
Update from Grand County Sherriff 11/25/2019, 2:54pm: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoHorseForum/posts/948629525512829
You may know the pommel horse as a gymnastic device used by men in the Olympics. But it has a much longer history than that. It started out as a practice device for the real-life horse, back in 315 B.C.
The history of the pommel horse goes as far back as Alexander The Great. He and his Macedonian soldiers used an early pommel horse to practice mounting the animals they would ride into battle.
The first pommel horses were not like modern-day versions, and offered no padding like we see today in men’s gymnastics competition. Instead, it was a simple wooden structure modeled after the animal’s back where the rider would sit.
To read more about the pommel horse’s history, check out wikipedia!
The cold and snow have arrived here in Colorado. And if you are like the rest of us, you were scrambling yesterday to make sure your horse (and barn) were ready for the weather change.
Here are just a few tips to try to make the temperature (and weather) transition easier on all of us:
And remember, our first hard freeze kills off many of our annoying (and disease-carrying pests), so it is not all bad!
Colorado has become the third state in the country to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis (VSV). Follow the Colorado State Department of Agriculture for updates. We will also be updating this page regularly.
For any questions and for full information, you can visit the State Vet Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/aganimals/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vsv
On July 3rd, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory reported positive test results on samples submitted from two horses in Weld County.
VSV **as of 9/24/2019 per the state vet** is active in 22 counties and only 44 facilities. 622 facilities quarantine have been lifted as well.
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Report any cases that have clinical signs suggestive of VSV to the State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130. Reporting cases as quickly as possible will benefit your client and is the best way to reduce the negative implications to other owners.
NON-EQUINE CASES: All suspected VSV in non-equine cases (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids) must be investigated by state or federal animal health officials.
Colorado veterinarians and livestock owners should contact the state of destination when moving livestock interstate to ensure that all import requirements are met. States may impose certain restrictions for horses and livestock coming from VSV affected states. Visit this website for a list of contact information for all state veterinarians’ offices.
If the destination state requires you to certify that the livestock do not originate within a specified distance of a VSV-quarantined premises (for example a 10 mile circle), call the state vet’s office at 303-869-9130. One of our staff can map the location of your client and the location of the nearest quarantine so you can ensure they meet the destination state requirements.
Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Background
Vesicular Stomatitis is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. The transmission of VSV is not completely understood, but includes insect vectors such as black flies, sand flies, and biting midges as well as through horse to horse by contact with saliva or fluid from ruptured blisters. The incubation period ranges from 2-8 days. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions, and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, teats, and coronary bands. Often excessive salivation is the first sign of disease, along with a reluctance to eat or drink. Lameness and weight loss may follow.
Humans may become infected when handling affected animals, but this is a rare event. To avoid human exposure, individuals should use personal protective measures when handling affected animals.
More information on VSV can be found through these links:
In 2010, Riders4Helmets hosted the first national event designed to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet. The event brought over 300 U.S.-based retailers and eight helmet manufacturers together, to help educate their customers on topics such as correct helmet fit and why wearing a helmet is important.
Since that day, Riders4Helmets expanded the event globally. Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day 2018 received support from 19 helmet manufacturers and hundreds of equestrian retailers in twenty six countries.
International Helmet Awareness Day 2019 will be held Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th, 2019.
For all participating retailers, visit here: https://www.riders4helmets.com/international-helmet-awareness-day-participating-retailers/
If your club or organization is interested in hosting their own event to celebrate the day, they may email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can send interested parties safety brochures at a small charge (to cover costs).
They will also be happy to help promote any event by posting details of it on Riders4Helmets.com and also on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Equestrians are encouraged to take lots of photos of their event and write up a short description of what they did, and who participated. This will then be included as a feature article on the Riders4Helmets campaign website.
Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King-Dye, who remained in a coma for a month following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and continues to undergo rehabilitation. The goal of the Riders4Helmets Campaign is to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted and secured, certified helmet.
Douglas County Open Space Rangers, Amy and Tyler, share real-life examples of trail etiquette, including yielding to other trail users, announcing yourself before passing and keeping your dog leashed. Help ensure everyone has a friendly, fun and safe experience by following accepted trail etiquette at all times, even when you think no one is watching.
Learn more at: https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/trail-etiquette/
US Equestrian (USEF) is moving! From Friday, August 30, to Tuesday, September 3, the USEF office will be closed while we move to our new building within the Kentucky Horse Park. During this time, USEF’s online tools and services, including the website, Customer Care Center, horse and member records, fax, and email, will be unavailable. We recommend avoiding any digital communication with USEF (phone calls, email, faxing, etc.) throughout the duration of the move.
If you are competing at a horse show between August 30 and September 3, please ensure that you print and bring hard copies of the following documents with you to the show grounds, as applicable:
The decision to build a new USEF headquarters was made after extensive analysis and review by the leadership and Board. The benefits of a new building include a financial savings of several hundred thousand dollars annually versus our current headquarters, and a new building will provide a more collaborative work environment that will support our efforts to provide exemplary member services.
Additional information can be found in the Building Move FAQ.
From the US Equestrian Communications Department
Fort Collins city staff partnered with Larimer County Government to install a City & County first at the Poudre Trail crossing at Taft Hill: an equestrian button! Horseback riders can now activate the flashing beacons for crossing without dismounting.