The shortage of horse quality hay in Minnesota has many owners purchasing hay from outside Minnesota and the Midwest. Along with this comes the risk of purchasing alfalfa hay infested with blister beetles. While rare, beetle-infested hay can cause health problems and death in horses and othe…
Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
GIBSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some professional development coaches prefer their fees paid in apple slices.
The 72 rescued miniature horses in Shirley Kittleson’s barn don’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
Like many rodeo participants, saddle bronc driver Chet Johnson grew up around the arena. The Wyoming native began riding competitively in high school before turning pro at age 19.
Double Bar J Cowboy Church in Huron, S.D., and Wagon Wheel Cowboy Church in Aurora, S.D., will be hosting their third annual Team Roping Clinic at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds at the Beef Complex with Mr. Speed William, eight-time world champion team roper and Cowboy Hall of Fame member.
The South Dakota Horse Council recognizes a person each year who has been instrumental and/or influential to the South Dakota horse industry. The nominator should submit the form available on the South Dakota Horse Council website www.sdhorsefair.com detailing the number of years the nominee…
In the practice paddock at the National Western Stock Show’s freestyle reining competition, a cowboy shouted good luck to the Night King while Elton John rode warm-up circles.
Valley City, N.D. – The week of the North Dakota Winter Show is a type of family reunion for Bobbie Jo Manikowski.
MAUSTON, Wis. — Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson thought she was set for the winter.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Jan. 7 that could require more safeguards for racehorses after dozens died in recent years at a Southern California track.
Question: How do we know when its time to stop grazing our pastures in the fall? Can my horse just remain on the pasture all winter (like wild horses), or will that hurt my horse and/or pasture?
Social media is an ever-present part of daily life and for researchers, may be a useful platform to increase potential participant pools for web-based surveys. In 2018, the University of Minnesota (UMN) equine Extension program developed and administered two web-based surveys through the UMN…
Most universities and equine nutritionists encourage horse owners to have their hay tested. However, most horse owners need help interpreting the results of their analysis. Below is a list of some of the primary components commonly analyzed for in hay, and a basic interpretation of each. Kee…
“I grew up wanting to be a bull rider. ‘Eight Seconds,’ the story about Lane Frost, that was my go-to movie. I wore out several copies of that movie.”
Technically, it’s Gabriella Siefkes’ horse that earned the awards, but it’s a bit hard to tell whether Eljomar Gai Reyna ++ held as much emotion in the news as Siefkes. Reyna, as she is called in everyday conversation, is likely just as interested in her next meal as she is the paper that be…
2019 All Around Awards
The recent horrific shooting of 15 horses at a strip mine site in eastern Kentucky has sparked nationwide outrage among animal advocates, boosting the reward for information in the case to more than $15,000.
“Is he here yet?”
They rounded-up a posse and nabbed a thief accused of stealing horsepower.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Helena’s Ty Erickson and Miles City’s Haven Meged locked up world championships on Dec. 14 at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center.
A young girl in pink Santa’s helper elf ears emerged from the shadows of a small barn, guiding a miniature horse down a muddy path toward a small jump.
FARGO, N.D. — An investigation report sheds more light on what happened to an Alberta woman who died recently after a horse trampled her at the North Dakota State University Equine Center.
Dogs, and even cats, are often used as therapy animals to help those in need of emotional, physical or behavioral support. One family, however, has found success with Manes and Miracles, a horse therapy program.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jesse Wright is no stranger to success at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 102nd Annual Convention in Sioux Falls, Nov. 22-23, 2019. Agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards were part of the two-day event.
FARGO, N.D. — The woman who the Fargo Fire Department said was trampled by a horse at North Dakota State University's Equine Center has died, according to her friends and colleagues in Canada, where she is from.
There aren’t too many people that hitch horsehair anymore.
Whatever happens in Vegas, Taylon Carmody doesn’t plan to leave it there. Instead, he plans to bring back hardware to his hometown of Mobridge.
BROOKINGS — This fall, the South Dakota State University Equine Teaching Facility hosted horse handling and riding programs for American Indian students, veterans and current service members.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s a start, they stressed.
The lifetime ban for one of the most famous equestrians in the world became official on Nov. 19 after a U.S. sports board found he was sexually inappropriate with at least one child years ago.
Reports of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) along the East Coast of the United States climbed this summer, with an outbreak reaching as far inland as Michigan, where 27 horses, 11 deer, and nine human cases have been reported to date in the lower part of the state. Two states away in Minnes…
5:00 a.m. — “The horse was in extreme distress and the horse owners agreed: The only option to alleviate the suffering was euthanasia,” said Ed Murray, DVM, owner of Coosa Valley Equine Center in Pell City, Alabama. Dr. Murray shared his experience about a devastating case that stands out am…
For Nuggett and Talli Carmalt, rodeo royalty travels by bloodline.
“We aren’t in Mexico, but the culture continues here,” said Paloma Sanchez, one of the leaders of the escaramuza team.
DEL MAR, Calif. — Amid the debate about the safety of thoroughbred racing in Southern California, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club could point to one fact: It had not suffered a single racing fatality in 2019.
Raymond the mule — who lived 20 years among Corolla's wild horses — munched happily Nov. 7 on a bag full of hay in his escape-proof corral.
It appears the relationship between two well-known Flathead Valley, Mont., horsemen has soured after one sued the other in an apparent business disagreement.
It appeared that Santa Anita had a safe Breeders’ Cup, but in the last race, at the top of the stretch, Mongolian Groom was pulled up in distress. He suffered a life-ending injury to his left-hind leg and was euthanized on Nov. 2. It was the 37th death at Santa Anita since Dec. 30 and will r…
BILLINGS, Mont. — Hank Franzen is walking a little taller these days.
A paradise for farriers opened on Oct. 19 in Stockyards City, Okla.
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — Over 100 years ago, wild horses used to roam the area. But that all changed in 1906 when the last great horse roundup happened in Grant County, Washington.
The New Jersey Racing Commission could be on the cusp of what the Thoroughbred Daily News called “the country’s most stringent anti-whip rules in thoroughbred racing:”
Another horse was euthanized at Santa Anita Park in California on Oct. 25, bringing the total to 35 since last December.
Firewaters Moon Guy, a 2-year-old stallion, was one of the Glen Blasius Estate sale, Kimball, S.D., consignments sold on Oct. 19 at South Dakota Horse Sales in Corsica, S.D. He is big, quiet and gentle, sired by an own son, both top and bottom, by AP Six Frosted Moons.
DALY CITY, Calif. — Trigg McClellan’s next patient is just moments away, arriving in a heap of dust and dirt, adrenaline and pain.
On the heels of a deadly winter/spring racing season, yet another horse has died at Santa Anita Park in California.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Shawn Downing almost secured his spot in the 2020 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals in one weekend.
LAWTON, Iowa. — Harold Fischer will tell you that nowhere in the Bible is there any mention of retirement.