Question: Since baleage is becoming more readily available, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on feeding it to horses? Should horses be vaccinated against botulism if feeding baleage? Is warm weather feeding of baleage going to result in mold formation? Additionally, I know of some horses…
The South Dakota Horse Council will host a spring driving clinic May 11 at the SDSU Animal Science Arena in Brookings, S.D. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with plans to complete the day around 3 p.m. Joe Biren of Iona, Minn., will once again be the day’s clinician, having presented at two…
For the first time in decades, there will be no horse racing in South Dakota.
Throughout the year, horse owners work outside to care for their horses despite what challenges the forecast might offer. Precipitation, whether its rain, sleet or snow, eventually turns soil to mud and can create major hurdles for efficient horse management. In order to best manage muddy co…
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota horse owners are reminded to consider routine vaccinations in preparation for spring and summer equine activities. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven notes that the risk of horses contracting disease can be minimized with a good preventative health plan inclu…
South Dakota horse racing’s uncertain future may be starting to clear up, at least in the near term.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The hugs had to be quick. The celebratory conversation kept to a minimum.
LOS ANGELES _ Santa Anita is inching toward its projected March 29 opening after having closed for live racing on March 5 following a dramatic increase in the number of horse fatalities. Since Dec. 26, 22 horses have died either in racing or training. What happened at Santa Anita has been a …
The North Dakota State University Equine Center will open an emergency shelter for horses if flooding becomes a problem in the area.
Laura Fischer doesn’t have a memory without a horse in it.
Why would anyone hop on a horse and ride 100 miles in less than 24 hours across all imaginable terrains, in every weather condition possible when there is absolutely zero financial incentive for doing so?
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance.
Legumes (e.g. alfalfa and clover) have the potential to provide high quality pasture but are rarely grazed by horses
In 2017, the American Horse Council evaluated the economic impact of the horse industry in the United States (U.S.). They further looked at the economic impact in individual states including Minnesota.
Flashing beacons warning drivers about the presence of wild horses and wildlife along New Mexico Highway 48 north of Ruidoso were installed last month near the route’s intersection with Ski Run Road.
STEVENSVILLE, Mont. — Call them mustangs. Or brumbies. Just don’t call the wild horses of the Sapphire Mountains invaders.
The Double Bar J Cowboy Church in Huron, S.D., will be hosting their second annual Team Roping Clinic at the Beef Complex at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds April 26-28. Again eight-time world champion team roper and Cowboy Hall of Fame member Speed Williams will be the clinician.
PIERRE, S.D. –Through it’s dedication to the promotion of the American Quarter Horse, the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association has now entered into it’s 70th year. SDQHA boasts approximately 3,600 members, and the state has a population of approximately 80,000 registered Quarter Horses.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For Will Rogers Coliseum, this is the last rodeo.
Nebraska Extension will host a Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop Feb. 26 at Scottsbluff.
Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards — what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the tit…
The breeze is brisk and rain has rendered trails ankle deep in mud, but the 3-foot-tall horses cavorting at this Walnut Creek, Calif., refuge don’t care. Friendly humans are on hand to feed, groom and exercise the little horses, none of which seems to know it’s not a Clydesdale.
Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota 4-H youth from across the state competed together with 660 youth from the U.S. and Canada during the Western National Roundup, January 9-13, 2019, held in Denver, Colo. The Conference, now in its 99th year. Western National Roundup is held annually during the N…
Aberdeen could benefit from a bill making its way through the Legislature.
If a dog is a man’s best friend, then a horse is a woman’s best friend — at least for Amber Alsterlund.
A Harrold teenager is the winner of this year’s Lloyd W. Rypkema Memorial Horse Award.
LAS VEGAS — Boyd Polhamus is a large man.
Jon Chandler didn’t grow up on a ranch, but the seventh-generation Coloradan feels the mountains and the plains of his native state in his bones.
ORLANDO, Fla. — His legs are heavily bandaged. His right side is a patchwork of bald and raw skin. And he flinches when strangers touch him.
From the time he was a young boy, Dennis Watkins had one desire: to be a cowboy.
Finding inner peace is hard for some. But Melissa Reese believes it can be attained — on horseback.
For nearly a decade in the 1980s and early 1990s, Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz wowed crowds at the National Western Stock Show with his roping and riding skills in the style of the charro or Mexican cowboy, so much so that rodeo organizers asked him to stage his own event.
The All American Saddle Club annual awards banquet was held Jan. 5 in Webster. Awards are based off three open point horse shows held in June, July and August of each year. For more information please contact Jessie at 605-880-5522.
Hunter Jankowski of Enderlin, N.D., was charged with a Class C felony for the theft of a horse in May 2018. On Dec. 19, Southeast District Court Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Jankowski to 30 days in the Richland County Jail, 80 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation. …
Question: I have multiple deer come into my horse’s paddock every night to drink from the heated water tank. Is there any disease risk with these species sharing water?
Horse owners may be exploring alternative feedstuffs due to high hay costs, poor quality hay, and/or challenges associated with finding sufficient quantities of hay. When possible, quality hay should make up a large portion of a horse’s diet. However, the following alternatives can replace h…
Forage is a primary part of the horse’s diet and is often fed in the form of cool-season grasses, legumes or warm-season grasses. These forage types differ widely in their nutritional content. Two main differences are the nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) and fiber content.
When Bernice Ende was a kid, she watched Westerns that featured New Mexico’s wide-open deserts and gritty canyons.
It was 15 years ago when a 2-year-old won his first two starts at what was then known as Philadelphia Park, won a third consecutive race at Aqueduct in New York and then headed south to gear up for the Kentucky Derby. That was Smarty Jones.
DULUTH, Ga. - AGCO Corporation announces Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Committee (SJBR), of Sikeston, Mo., as the 2018 Sowing Good Deeds winner. AGCO’s Sowing Good Deeds program, in its second year, showcases rodeo committees throughout North America and the substantive impact they have in …
Naval Square, as it is now known, has been many things before becoming a gated community of expensive condos on the banks of the Schuylkill in a neighborhood with many names.
AVON, Minn. — A man and woman from Avon, Minn., in a horse-drawn buggy died on Dec. 16 after their buggy was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
The South Dakota Horse Council seeks to recognize a horseperson who has been involved in the horse industry and has notable accomplishments and contributions to the horse industry in South Dakota. Nominations are now open for this honor. Nominations may be made by organizations or individual…
Question: I’m so confused. I’m not sure if I should soak or steam my hay. Is there even a difference between soaked and steamed hay?
Copper-coated steel nails are being increasingly used during shoeing due to their proposed ability to reduce bacterial invasion, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness in this application. The objective of a recent study, conducted in Australia, was to determine whether copper-coat…
Ration balancers are commercially prepared horse feeds that are designed to provide the trace minerals and vitamins a horse requires. The minerals and vitamins are concentrated so that only a small amount of the ration balancer needs to be fed, typically 1 to 2 pounds a day for a 1,000 pound…
University of Minnesota Extension Horse Online Certificate Courses are back by popular demand?
Dear SDQHA Members and American Quarter Horse Enthusiasts,
The Cam-Plex in Gillette, Wy., was the site of the annual Plain Area Corriente Regional Show and Roping in September.