Health & Horsemanship
February 2016 - Wild Gold
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:07
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Traceability is a strong point for nutritional supplement company.

Wild Gold’s long-standing relationships and ability to work directly with small, family-owned farms offers a level of “traceability” in its horse, people and dog supplements that is rare in today’s supplement market. Traceability is the ability to track any food, feed, food-producing animal or substance that will be used for consumption, through all stages of production, processing and distribution.

January 2016 - Oxygen Therapy
Written by CRM
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:24
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit, for horses, on-site at HITS Thermal.

As the title sponsor of its veterinary building at HITS Desert Horse Park during the 2016 HITS Thermal Desert Circuit, Mobile Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will have its HBOT unit on site throughout the eight-week hunter/jumper series that starts Jan. 19.

January 2016 - Fitness Tip
Written by Robin Martinez
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:18
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Mission, accountability and unshakable goals are keys to successful New Year’s resolution.

by Robin Martinez

With the New Year ahead, many people will be making resolutions about diet and exercise. Most of these resolutions will fizzle, not because those making them didn’t really want them to happen but because either their expectations are unrealistic (like believing that exercise is the best way to lose weight) or because they don’t have a structure in place that will support them as they make these new ideas a permanent part of their daily life. 

December 2015 - New Rules
Written by CRM
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:41
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USEF makes changes to accountability for drugs & medication policies.

The USEF Board of Directors recently approved a rule change, which expands the range of responsible parties for violations of the USEF’s Drugs and Medications rules. As of Dec 1, 2015, the rule will include additional categories of individuals who are responsible and accountable parties, which are defined as Persons Responsible and Support Personnel.

November 2015 - Gone Green
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:05
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Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher receives organic listing.

Sweet PDZ® reports that its market leading Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher product line has recently received “organic” status with OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute). This new product status will give assurance to consumers everywhere that Sweet PDZ is properly approved and authorized for use in organic applications and in processing or production channels.

October 2015 - Horseshoer's Secret
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:12
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New Farnam hoof & connective tissue supplement features advanced formula for hoof, tendon & ligament nutrition.

Athletic talent and pedigree alone won’t carry your horse into the winner’s circle or down the trail. He needs good feet and strong legs under him. That’s why Farnam® developed new Horseshoer’s Secret® EXTRA STRENGTH Hoof & Connective Tissue Supplement.

August 2015 - Inspiring Experience
Written by CRM
Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:24
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Hayden Show Jumping Horsemanship Initiative takes lessons well beyond the ring.

June 2015 - Hallmarq’s Standing MRI
Written by Administrator
Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:31
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Availability of advanced diagnostic equipment grows in California.

Magnetic resonance imaging machines that scan a horse’s lower legs while the horse is standing have revolutionized the world of lameness diagnosis. “It is almost the standard of care,” says Dr. Carrie Schlachter, VMD and medical director at Circle Oak Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Petaluma. Availability seems to be the technology’s only drawback, and, happily, that’s changing. Dr. Schlachter is “very excited” to be adding the standing MRI, or “sMRI,” to Circle Oak Equine, where it will debut along with a new surgery center on June 1. (With a formal unveiling of both on June 10, see sidebar below.)

June 2015 - “Letting Go”…. or “Making Go”
Written by Chris Irwin
Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:19
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Understanding the difference between these concepts is important.

by Chris Irwin

When working with our horses on the ground or in the saddle, if we “let a horse go” when we needed to “make a horse go” then the horse will not respect us. On the other hand, if we “make a horse go” when we needed to “allow a horse to go” then it will not trust us.

June 2015 - Ask The Vet
Written by Dr. Lydia Gray
Thursday, 04 June 2015 18:22
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All of my horses are now retired from competing and I keep them at home where there aren’t other horses coming in and out of the barn. Do I need to continue to vaccinate them on the same schedule they had when they were competing, or can I scale it back now that they aren’t coming into contact with other horses?


February 2016 - Farnam Laser Sheen Skin & Coat Supplement
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:03
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New product revolutionizes from the inside out.

Head-turning shine does more than make a great first impression. It also speaks volumes about a horse’s overall well-being. When your horse needs to look and feel his best, you need new Laser Sheen Skin® & Coat Supplement.

January 2016 - Chatwin: I Can See Clearly Now
Written by CRM
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:21
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UC Davis equine ophthalmologists return top eventer to championship shape.

After an all-night drive returning from the March Copper Meadows event, rider and owner Frankie Thieriot turned out her champion three-day eventer horse Chatwin so he could stretch his legs after the long drive.

December 2015 - Help For Head Cases
Written by CRM
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:44
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Standing computed tomography arrives in Southern California at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital.

San Luis Rey Equine Hospital adds computed tomography (CT, or “cat scan”) to their advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities. The hospital in San Diego County’s Bonsall is currently one of two clinics in North America successfully performing standing CT scans of the equine skull. This includes visualization of the brain, sinuses, nasal cavities and teeth, all without the superimposition, which greatly hampers standard radiography. With the installation design at SLREH, imaging of the skull is possible without the need for general anesthesia.

December 2015 - Winter Feeding Tip
Written by by Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D.
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:39
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Short days and cool temperatures can increase sugar and starch content.

by Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D.

As temperatures begin to dip, it’s time to transition to winter feeding and that means understanding sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.

November 2015 - Ready With Your Records?
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:04
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New USEF vaccination rule takes effect Dec. 1.

Beginning Dec. 1 of this year, the U.S. Equestrian Federation is requiring all horses at its sanctioned competitions to be vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) and equine herpesvirus (EHV) within the previous six months.Anyone bringing horses onto the show grounds will need to have proof that those vaccinations are up to date. This is part of new USEF rule, GR 845.

August 2015 - EquiFUSE
Written by Press Release
Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:28
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Take the easy way to a clean, shiny coat.

Have you ever caught yourself wishing for an easier method to keep your horse clean and shiny for longer? Whether you are prepping for your next horse show, or want your pleasure horse to gleam with health, your beloved equine deserves quality grooming and bathing products. So with that said, relax on the elbow grease and look no further than the EquiFUSE® product line.

July 2015 - No Landing Zone
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:31
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New Eco-Vet fly repellant uses natural fatty acids to keep insects away.

June 2015 - The Whole Package
Written by Will Friday
Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:26
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Bodywork and nutrition are a powerful combination for performance horses.

Based in Topanga, Will Friday’s Performance Equine Bodywork provides Masterson Method Bodywork and equine nutrition products to horses and their owners, trainers and breeders throughout Southern California. The combination of Masterson Method Bodywork with performance nutritional support from Wild Gold Cold Pressed Camelina Oil and EnviroEquine products GastroBalance and ElectroBalance put your horse on the path to improved comfort and performance, increased range of motion, improved joint mobility and stamina.


June 2015 - Ask Charles Wilhelm
Written by Charles Wilhelm
Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:17
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What’s the difference between partnership and relationship?

by Charles Wilhelm

Question: The question I have been asked is the difference between partnership and relationship. There are two schools of thought but I think it is a matter of semantics.

May 2015 - Previous Colic
Written by Dr. Lydia F. Gray
Saturday, 02 May 2015 01:25
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by Dr. Lydia F. Gray

My horse recently had a bout of colic. He recovered fully, but I’ve been told that once a horse colics, he’s more likely to colic again. Is that true? And if so, why?

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