LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board.
Qualifying for Junior High and High School National Finals Rodeo since she was 12, Riley Donnelly is a successful South Dakota rodeo athlete. But if you ask her the reason for her success, before she mentions the 40-plus hours a week she spends in the barn practicing — the 2020 graduate of E…
A fiery accident on the New Jersey Turnpike claimed the lives of 10 racehorses on June 7.
BAKER, Mont. — The final day of the Montana High School Rodeo Association State Finals featured a tribute to Orin Muri, a saddle bronc rider from Miles City who passed away just over a month ago.
BAKER, Mont. — Thunderstorms began to pelt the Fallon County Fairgrounds minutes after the conclusion of the Montana High School Rodeo Association State Finals. Another obstacle avoided.
Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America’s all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7.
Debi Gurdock was surprised how still and silent the mustang was as she trimmed his front feet. She walked around to the back, placed a foot between her legs — and it happened.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Sunday evening, May 17, passed a bill meant to give breathing room to horse racing tracks in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
Horse owners will have an opportunity to learn about parasite management issues during a webinar that North Dakota State University Extension is hosting May 20 at noon CDT.
In retrospect, it seems almost unthinkable. Arguably the greatest racehorse in history, Man o’ War, was denied his only shot at the Kentucky Derby.
Flies are a natural part of keeping horses. Filth flies, like stable and house flies, are one of the main concerns in Minnesota, along with aquatic biting flies. Understanding what these pests are and how they live and breed can help horse owners limit their fly pest problems.
Horse owners will have an opportunity to learn about grazing management issues during a webinar that North Dakota State University Extension is hosting Wednesday, May 6, at noon CDT.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Residents of GoldPine Home had their day brightened on Thursday, April 23, when two horses and a donkey paid them a visit … through their windows, of course.
When Christine Stoltenberg noticed her miniature horse was having difficulty walking, she and her sister turned to their school science fair as a way to find an answer.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A quarter horse trainer whose combined earnings over a decades-long career total nearly $13 million has been hit with a hefty fine and a 34-year suspension for several doping violations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of the equine industry. In Minnesota, several organizations have united to bring guidance to equine-related activities in Minnesota while under the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. The unification of these organizations and the equine industry …
Canterbury Park officials have confirmed that the live racing season, scheduled to begin May 15, will not start on time.
In response to the ongoing and evolving pandemic pertaining to COVID-19, the Casey Tibbs Foundation regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Casey Tibbs Match of Champions in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The decision to cancel the PRCA sanctioned Bronc Match, which was scheduled for Ju…
DES MOINES, Iowa — Based on extensive research conducted by Kemin Industries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved the use of chromium propionate as a source of chromium in horse diets. With this new approval, chromium propionate is now approved …
For the first time in 75 years, the Kentucky Derby will not be a part of the first Saturday in May.
Drayden Van Dyke hopped off Charlatan after winning the sixth race by 10 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on March 14 and celebrated by trading elbow taps in the winner’s circle. No traditional post-race handshakes during the coronavirus pandemic.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — War Emblem, the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, died March 11 at age 21.
There have been several reports of winter ticks showing up on horses in South Dakota. Winter ticks, also called moose ticks, are unlike other tick species because they are active during the winter months. The primary hosts of winter ticks include moose, elk, deer, and other large wild game. …
Interested in a wild horse or burro but not sure if you can afford it?
RALEIGH, N.C. — A horse that roamed the beach for decades on North Carolina’s Outer Banks died on March 6.
Question: Is there a recommendation regarding time between feeding grain and working a horse (e.g. riding or groundwork)?
Over centuries, horses have been extensively bred for athletic characteristics, such as an ability to sprint short distances, pull heavy loads, or compete in endurance races. The intense selection for these performance traits has resulted in horses with enhanced muscle mass and improved phys…
As horse owners start thinking about the 2020 season, biosecurity should be front and center. Biosecurity refers to a set of practices horse owners can take to prevent and reduce the spread of disease. Biosecurity plans are especially important when traveling to and from different facilities…
Thirteen-year-old Abigail Bolli credits an Arabian horse for saving her life.
STAPLES, Minn. — With stairs to climb, the alphabet and colors to learn, bubbles to blow and a friendship with a pony to grow, Willow Hines showed her strength during hippotherapy training.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Hay may be for horses, but — now more than ever — so is hemp.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — The Rottweilers’ barking woke Brena Kramer in the darkest part of the January morning, but it was when they fell silent that she got worried. They were chasing something.
Could dental pain be the culprit for your horse’s behavioral problems? A recent study published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science established a link between common equine behavior problems and abscessed cheek teeth. Periapical infections or abscessed cheek teeth are common in horse…
Valley City, N.D. – The North Dakota Winter Show will feature a new event this year: The Battle of the Border.
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…