100 Horses Seized After 96 Found Dead On Ranch

Jan. 2013 – According to the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has taken more than 100 horses into its care after finding 96 dead horses at a ranch north of New Salem over the weekend.” Read the article

How New Tax Law Impacts Horse Owners

Jan. 29, 2013 – American Horse Council:  Congress’ passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in 2012 and the President’s signing it in 2013 broke the Congressional impasse and got the country past the Fiscal Cliff for now.  We now sit on the bench next to the sign indicating a “Scenic Overlook.”  But […]

Obama Pushes Congress On Immigration

Jan. 29, 2013 – According to Reuters, “President Barack Obama pushed Congress on Tuesday (Jan. 29) to overhaul the U.S. immigration system but disagreement with Republicans over securing the border with Mexico has already begun to sour bipartisan efforts. Under the Obama proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, undergo national security and criminal background […]

Stress Journals

In today's fast paced world it is critical that we get a better handle on the stress in our lives. Learning to manage our stress levels not only protects our health but allows us to function better at home, at work, and in the show pen.
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Is Your Horse Insured?

I would be interested to know, from a horse owner standpoint, how many people choose to insure their horses for loss of use and/or major medical coverage versus straight mortality coverage?

I have insured my own personal horses for just mortality in the past, since as a veterinarian I can get my work done at a little better deal than the average horse owner. But, what horse insurance comes down to, in my opinion, is how much money are you willing to walk away from and not have a problem with it.

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High Brow Cat Sells

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High Brow Cat (photo by Cam Essick)
The Western performance sire High Brow Cat has sold. The sale of the 25-year-old industry-leading sire was completed privately for an undisclosed purchase price. Jack Waggoner, Bridgeport, Texas, sold the stallion to Colt Ventures, a Dallas, Texas, investment company owned by Darren and Julie Blanton.

 

Check Your Thinker

By now, I hope I have convinced you that great performances require far more than just physical ability. Our mental skills enable us to bring it all together and deliver upon command, but our thinkers can just as easily let us down.