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.
“Floating Horses — The Life of Casey Tibbs” is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Casey Tibbs, of Fort Pierre, South Dakota is a 9-time rodeo world champion — a record he still holds 60-plus years later! The film highlight’s the world champ’s life, including the ups and downs affiliat…
Editor’s note: This article was written under the direction and review of Sara Mastellar, South Dakota State University equine instructor, SDSU Animal Science Department.
MUSKEGON, Mich. — The veterinarian believed the starving horse was close to death, lingering on the brink of this world and the next, when he summoned Nancy Smith.
The recent wet weather has resulted in numerous cases of scratches. Scratches can refer to several skin conditions that occur on the back of a horse’s pasterns or bulbs of the heel. Scratches often occurs in horses exposed to moisture for long periods of time such as a muddy field or wet sta…
The Dakota Classic Cutting Futurity, a breeders incentive program, was held at the Yellow Rose Arena in Platte, S.D., Oct. 6-7. The total purse for the event was $12,975.
We’ve received several questions regarding blanketing horses in cold climates. The horse’s hair coat is an excellent insulator and works by trapping and warming air. A healthy horse with a thick, dry and clean hair coat can retain enough heat and be comfortable outside in
Deb Brandon of Montevideo, Minn., sold the Top Sale Horse on Oct. 20 at South Dakota Horse Sales in Corsica, S.D., for $4,200. Lot 1, Tucker Boonboy, a 10-year-old AQHA well broke trail horse sold to Rick Rayman of Aberdeen, S.D. This good looking gelding was sired by a OWN son of Peptoboonsmal.
The 29th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner is sold out for Nov. 3. The Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. This event is …
The South Dakota Paint Horse Club, Inc. will hold their annual meeting Oct. 28 at the OxBow Restaurant in DeSmet, S.D. The dinner will be at noon — a buffet will be available or you may order from the menu. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Reports will be given for 2018 activities includi…
(TNS) — World-renowned trainer and rider René Gasser ended a three-show stop of his Gala of the Royal Horses in Missoula on Oct. 7, bringing along with him a team of rare breeds to show off their skills.
Oats are commonly used for human and livestock consumption. Currently, the market prefers white hulled oats (pictured on the right) with a high test weight for use as equine feed. Plant breeding programs in the Midwest U.S. produce both white and yellow hulled oats that meet industry standar…
Q My horse is drooling excessively and I’ve heard this is from eating clover. Will this hurt my horse?
We are excited to announce that the Healthy Horse app has been updated with new visuals, additional breed-types and options to use the app in Spanish and with metric units. Additionally, the app includes links to new articles on managing thin and overweight horses.
Horse owners should take precautions when grazing pastures after the first killing frost. Frost damaged pastures can have higher concentrations of nonstructural carbohydrates, leading to an increase in the potential for founder and colic, especially for horses diagnosed with Equine Metabolic…
Minot, N.D. – When the gates crack open at the 64th annual Y’s Men’s Rodeo in Minot, a whole slew of cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for some big-time cash, gold buckles, and the title of Badlands Circuit champ.
MINOT, N.D. – When the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo kicks off next weekend, there will be a mini-family reunion taking place.
2018 Year End Awards
The Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held on Nov. 3. Now in its 29th year, the Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animal…
Question: I’m building a new horse facility and have two horses. I plan to have a few pastures and a dry lot. How big should my dry lot be? Do you have any other recommendations as I layout my dry lot?
Many horses and ponies can live into their 20s or 30s with good health care and play important roles including being trustworthy mounts for new riders, children and riders with special needs and being companions for other horses or their owners. As horses age, their health needs change; ther…
Elevated nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) values in pasture forages can cause adverse health effects in some horses.
Tyler Hintz, a 2018 graduate of Timber Lake High School, was crowned Junior Miss Rodeo South Dakota in Belle Fourche recently. Hintz is a freshman at Northern State University in Aberdeen where she is studying secondary education with a minor in psychology. Hintz received the awards of Photo…
Show date: Aug. 26 – Webster, S.D.
Two women were injured in Edmunds County on Aug. 31 when the horse-drawn cart they were traveling in was struck by a pickup truck.
Gary Wickre of Box Elder, S.D., sold the Top Sale Horse on Aug. 18 at South Dakota Horse Sales in Corsica, S.D., for $3,700. Sundance Scottish Win is an 11-year-old ranch-used AQHA gelding. He has also been used to haul to amateur and college rodeos competing in team and breakaway roping. He…
Carrietta Schalesky was crowned Miss Rodeo Aberdeen, and Maddie Williams was named Junior Miss Rodeo Aberdeen on August 12 at the 12th Annual Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Queen Pageant held in Aberdeen.
The South Dakota 4-H Finals Rodeo was held Aug. 17-19 in Fort Pierre, S.D., at the Stanley County Fairgrounds with 532 contestants and 1900+ runs in four performances. Below are the results including the top four event average winners and the all around winners. The average champion in each …
BJ Peterson of Clear Lake, South Dakota, judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on August 5, 2018, at the Akkerman Arena. The results are as follows:
As much as it is for anybody — or likely more — for Shane O’Connell, rodeo is a painful sport.
Aug. 26, Webster: All American Saddle Club Open Point Horse Shows, at Day County Fairgrounds, 605-880-5522
HURON, S.D. – The eighth annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim and Double D Western will be held Sept. 1 and 2 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.
Recently, there have been multiple confirmed cases of strangles in Minnesota. Strangles is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the upper airway in horses.
Clint Johnson will be the next large bronze statue to be placed at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center. Clint Johnson is a 4-time world champion bronc rider from Spearfish. The large bronze statue of Johnson riding Kicking Bear will be placed in the sculpture garden in 2019. The sculptor, T.R. Chyt…
Aug. 12, Aberdeen: Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Queen Pageant, Kathy Zambo 605-200-9060.
July 29, 2018 – Webster, S.D.Judge: Cassandra Townsend – Andover, S.D.
Darrel Hersom of Garretson, S.D., judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on July 15 at the Akkerman Arena. The results are as follows:
FT. PIERRE — A 47-year tradition rides on Aug. 17-19 as the South Dakota 4-H Finals Rodeo brings together some of the most accomplished young cowboys and cowgirls from across the state to compete for top honors at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Ft. Pierre.
Aug. 5, Aberdeen: Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show, at Akkerman Arena, Pearl Holt 605-216-2111.
Oct. 5, Aberdeen: Kessler Ranch Production Sale, at Hub City Livestock
A handful of South Dakota cowboys are able to travel a little lighter thanks to the ingenuity of a Cresbard area man.
RICE, Minn. (AP) — Brooke Belair thinks about a horse named Buck a lot, at least every day.
SALT LAKE CITY — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.