“Cushing’s disease”, or more correctly, pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction (PPID), is a metabolic condition that affects middle-aged and older horses.
The stirrup iron has the potential to modify the forces experienced by a horse and rider during ridden exercise.
Question: Between trail rides through the woods and wooded pastures, my horses are around a lot of fallen leaves in the fall. What leaves should I look out for?
As winter approaches, the great blanket debate heats up among horse owners.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Here are the Aberdeen Area Horseman’s Association year-end class winners.
Some wildlife are known to carry and spread diseases to livestock they come into contact with. As horse owners, it is important to know what diseases wildlife can spread to your horse and what you can do to prevent that from happening.
Question: We purchased 10 acres and plan for part of it to be pasture, while the rest we want as a hay field. Can we use the same grasses for both purposes?
As autumn arrives, our focus turns from baling hay to storing hay. Although storing hay indoors is ideal, it is not always possible. To protect your hay investment, follow these five hay storage tips:
These results have been tallied from the All American Saddle Club event that took place in Webster, S.D., on Aug. 23. The judge was Jean Hommel-Kessler of Mina, S.D.
RENO, Nev. — The federal Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of three new corrals to hold more than 8,000 wild horses captured on federal rangeland to accelerate horse roundups slowed by a lack of space in existing holding pens.
All American Saddle Club results for the July 26 event in Webster, S.D., with judge BJ Peterson of Clear Lake, S.D.
Tim Crowley of Granite Falls, Minn., judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on Aug. 2 at Akkerman Arena. The results are as follows:
A book saluting the farmers and their horses who smoothed South Dakota’s rough edges and squared up its corners during the state’s first half-century has been released by South Dakota author Chuck Cecil of Brookings.
The Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show was July 12 at the Akkerman Arena in Aberdeen. Joe Rowe of Sioux Falls served as judge.
More than 80 contestants competed at the June All-American Saddle Club show in Webster. The judge was Tammy Gorder of Summit. The next show will be Saturday in Webster.
BJ Petersen of Clear Lake, South Dakota, judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on June 28, 2020, at the Akkerman Arena. The results are as follows:
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…