An emphasis on genetics that produce strong performance horses steered Phillip and Lori Aaron toward Blue Valentine horses and the great Peptoboonsmal. Today, their stallion program includes the legendary sire himself.
Much like a woman, every broodmare’s pregnancy is different; however, there are some guidelines for what to expect when she’s expecting.
Injecting horses can seem like the miracle cure for lameness, but getting to the root of the issue and selecting the right injection blend can mean the difference between long-term success and short-lived joy.
For breeders who are focused on producing competitive horses, the initial cost to perform genetic diagnosis may seem high, but it is far outweighed by the expense that accompanies caring for a mare who carries a foal affected by a debilitating disease to term.
Breeders can now diagnose genetic mutations in embryos before a mare becomes pregnant, resulting in fewer foals affected by DNA variations and a potentially healthier breed.
Long or short, black neoprene or brown mohair, all cinches have the same purpose — to keep a saddle on the horse’s back. It sounds simple. Yet, cinch selection involves understanding how the cinch can affect the saddle’s position and fit, as well as how the cinch’s material can affect a horse’s skin.
Boxing sounds simple, but the reality is much more complex. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jay McLaughlin shares five ways riders can improve their boxing runs.
When a horse has a confidence-shaking problem in the show pen, Jeremy Knoles has a plan to help riders put the pieces back together so the horse is mentally ready to go back to the show pen.
Reining trainer Matt Mills shares tips on how to check in on a horse’s overall health with conditioning sessions to make sure the horse is ready to show.
Seasoned competitor and reined cow horse trainer Zane Davis knows the struggle of second-guessing your horse before a major event. Instead of panicking, Davis follows a systematic approach to regain the confidence to ride into the show pen.