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July 2019 - The Gallop
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:59
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Steffen Peters shares anxiety issues while endorsing CBD as part of the solution.

by Kim F. Miller

Seeing “Steffen Peters” and the word “anxiety” in the same sentence jumped off the page while reviewing a recent press release. It was sent on behalf of Trove LLC, a new line of CBD  -- cannabidiol -- products that the four-time Olympic dressage rider is endorsing while pursuing a fifth Olympic appearance in Tokyo next summer.

 
July 2019 - In the Aftermath
Written by by Kristin Medall Simpson-Ferguson Hardin (posted on Brian Sean Wee’s Next Level Horse Business Facebook group.)
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:53
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SafeSport is necessary unless and until we all do better.

by Kristin Medall Simpson-Ferguson Hardin (posted on Brian Sean Wee’s Next Level Horse Business Facebook group.)

Facebook has been a mob since Rob’s decision.

I’ve never been more saddened by people’s lack of decorum and lack of respect for the dead, those left behind, the victims, and the human beings who did the multi-year investigation.

 
July 2019 - Rob Gage Suicide
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:49
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Well-known trainer’s death stirs intensified debate about SafeSport.

Well-known hunter/jumper trainer, rider and coach Rob Gage took his life on June 12, sending shock waves throughout the sport and beyond. He was a three-time World Cup Jumping Finals rider in the 1980s and, more recently, partner in Judge My Ride. He was an active coach with many friends and supporters in the industry.

 

 
July 2019 - Water Of Life
Written by by Thomas Lenz, DVM, M.S., DACT
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:22
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Cool, clear water is the horse’s most vital nutrient.

by Thomas Lenz, DVM, M.S., DACT

The horse’s most vital nutrient is water. An adult horse’s body is composed of roughly 70 percent water, which equates to 770 pounds or 96 gallons of water for the average 1,100-pound horse. Foals’ bodies have even higher water content, roughly 80 percent, and on a weight-to-weight basis, small horses consume more water than large horses.

 
July 2019 - Select The Best
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:11
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Well-known equine nutritionist helps create new forage ration balancer.

Select The Best® and Clair Thunes, PhD have worked together to create Select Grass and Select Alfalfa, a premium forage ration balancer formulated with the latest science to meet the ever-changing nutritional needs of today’s horse.

Here’s an explanation of why these products are important and how they work.

 
July 2019 - 3 Fitness & Nutrition Strategies
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 04:27
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Top horsemen in dressage, jumping and eventing share their strategies for themselves & their horses.

Different strokes for different folks - and their horses -- is the theme of this focus on the nutrition and fitness routines for three top California horse/rider pairs. All agree that a super conscientious approach to both is ideal, but how that manifests for each differs widely.

 
July 2019 - Pro-prio-what…?
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 01 July 2019 04:07
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Fully exploited by human athletes, proprioception is a therapeutic goldmine still awaiting its Eureka! moment by those caring for equine athletes.

by Kim F. Miller

Sharon Classen is on a mission.

In a long career highlighted by serving as lead physical therapist for last fall’s World Equestrian Games, the busy practitioner wants everybody to understand the critical benefits of proprioception. And she does mean everybody: veterinarians, trainers, owners, riders, grooms… her neighbors: everybody!

 
July 2019 - Meet the Zone 10 NAYC Jumping Teams!
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:49
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A seasoned group of hard-working, big dreaming riders leads the West Coast charge in New York.

by Kim F. Miller

Zone 10 has a proud history of making the most of the long trek to the North American Youth Championships, and it looks like this year will highlight that tradition. The Young, Junior and Childrens teams are anchored by riders with NAYC and/or Nations Cup experience, which is priceless in this unique international team competition. They’re rounded out by newcomers with impressive resumes and lots of enthusiasm.

 
July 2019 - Fear No Fear
Written by by Darby Bonomi, PhD
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:25
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Elevate your ride and enjoy it more.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD

Fear can be debilitating. It can also be highly motivating. How do you transform nerves that negatively impact your performance into an internal fire that focuses your mind, elevates your ride, and opens the door to more joy in the saddle?

First, let’s talk a bit about fear and nerves: I place fear into three general categories: Realistic, Physical, and Mental.

 
July 2019 - Robert Ridland Honored
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:11
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Long and ongoing career honored with induction into Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame recently held its annual induction ceremony at the Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania. Among the four new inductees were Olympic veteran and current U.S. Chef d’Equipe, Robert Ridland; long-time announcer and horse show manager, Peter Doubleday; Olympic rider and coach and the first President of the USET, Colonel John W. “Gyp” Wofford; and Bold Minstrel, the only horse to win medals for the U.S. at the Pan American Games in two different disciplines.

 
July 2019 - Healthy, Not High
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:58
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Therapeutic benefits of CBD gain acceptance in the equestrian world.

Steffen Peters’ endorsement of Trove LLC’s CBD products may move the needle toward clarity in the confusing swirl of information surrounding the use of hemp-plant derived cannabidiol, aka “CBD.” As the four-time Olympian shares on page 10, he began taking Trove’s CBD in late January to help with extreme performance anxiety and has experienced remarkably positive results.

 
July 2019 - USEF Response
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:51
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United States Equestrian Federation responds to wide range of opinions on SafeSport policies.

The recent and unexpected death of Rob Gage has been shocking to the equestrian community. Any time a life is lost, it is a tragedy. In recent days, a number of member concerns have been raised regarding processes used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). There has also been an increase in the distribution of incorrect and misleading information, as well as the bullying, harassment and blaming of survivors.

 
July 2019 - Doing What Comes Naturally
Written by Photos: Tim Sullivan/The Secret Agency, www.secretagencygroup.com
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:27
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Emerald Valley Natural Health honors founding mission over many years of growth.

Photos: Tim Sullivan/The Secret Agency, www.secretagencygroup.com

Emerald Valley Natural Health was officially born 22 years ago and the product that put it on the map, Evitex, is still its number-one seller. The hormonal balancer is effective for moody mares and for helping ease symptoms of Cushings Disease. But it hasn’t been Emerald Valley’s only hot product for some time.

 

 
July 2019 - Keys To the Equine Kingdom
Written by by Lydia Gray, DVM, MA, Staff Veterinarian/Medical Director, SmartPak  
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:18
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Nutrition is key to unlocking horse health.

by Lydia Gray, DVM, MA, Staff Veterinarian/Medical Director, SmartPak

Introduction

Nutrition is the foundation of a healthy, happy horse that performs to the best of its ability. This article outlines 10 “keys” to help you better understand nutrition and put its power to use. From basic information like the importance of forage to more advanced topics like the difference between “digestibility” and “bioavailability,” there is something for everyone who makes decisions about the diet of a horse. 

 
July 2019 - Performance Builder
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 05:07
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New liquid formula for equine muscle enhancement shows impressive results.

After years of success with the Muscle Tone™ supplement, Finish Line Horse Products® introduces Performance Builder™. This effective, exclusively formulated product promotes healthy equine muscle development and function.

 
July 2019 - Meet the “Cavaletti Lady”: Erika Jansson
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 04:22
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Fun way to work and play for better horsemanship.

Erika Jansson’s Cavaletti Clinic helps the rider create a sport horse that is highly responsive, maneuverable, can rapidly and smoothly collect or extend the gaits, stop, turn, and remain balanced. Erika’s 45 minutes of instruction deliver results that other training doesn’t accomplish in years. Best known for her ability to achieve fast results with no pressure for the horse or the rider, she supplies her students (two & four legged) with volumes of empathy and encouragement.

 
July 2019 - Five-Star Frankie Thieriot-Stutes
Written by photos: Sherry Stewart
Monday, 01 July 2019 04:02
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California amateur eventer does more than “get by” with a little help from her friends.

photos: Sherry Stewart

“Wow, just wow!” is how California amateur eventer Frankie Thieriot-Stutes summarized her CCI5*-L debut at the Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany June 13-16, when she and Chatwin finished a remarkable fourth.

 
July 2019 - Go NAYC Area VI Eventers!
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:44
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Top team of young riders heads to Rebecca Farm!

Congratulations to this strong group of young eventers named to carry the mighty Area VI banner to The Event at Rebecca Farm, July 24-28 in Kalispell, Montana. They’ll compete in the CCI2*-L division that is part of the North American Young Rider Championships for eventers.  It’s hosted again by the generous and dedicated Broussard family who owns Rebecca Farm.

 

 
July 2019 - Time To Ride Welcomes 62 Programs
Written by CRM
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:14
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American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance effort underway with 2019 pilot program to promote youth engagement.

The new Time To Ride® program is designed to introduce school-age children to horseback riding and horse care in a safe, welcoming environment.

The goal is to familiarize school-age children with horses through an initial series of six to eight lessons that include basic horse care as well as riding.

The lesson series are offered through schools, local youth organizations and recreational leagues.

 
July 2019 - Thoroughbred Makeover: Hitting The Trails
Written by by Kaitlyn Zaleski
Monday, 01 July 2019 03:06
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Building mental fitness by heading out of the arena.

by Kaitlyn Zaleski

The Thoroughbred Makeover is less than four months away, and soon we will be faced with the decision of which disciplines we will compete in. Each competitor or team is required to compete in one discipline, but may compete in two.

 
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