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40th Australian Futurity Open Goes To Foo Licious, Phil Dawson

FooLicious-PhilDawson 13Foo Licious and Phil Dawson • Photo by Wild Fillies PhotographyThe 40th NCHA Futurity in Australia came to close with the crowning of a new champion. Phil Dawson rode Foo Licious, owned by Ryan Fielden to a score of 151. Dawson has earned over half a million as a rider and has been training horses for 13 years. He has previously placed second at the futurity. 

NRCHA Derby Draws, Results & Webcast

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby begins June 10 and runs through June 15 in beautiful Paso Robles, California. The Derby features nine divisions to suit all levels, from million-dollar riders in the Open, entry-level competitors in the Amateur and Non-Pro Limited, and everyone in between. Another NRCHA Derby highlight is the $50,000-added […]
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Multiple Limb Lameness

Have you ever seen a horse so lame you just don't know where to start trying to figure it out? Well, it seems like here lately I have had more than my share of them. Hopefully, this has not happened to one of your horses, personally, but I bet you have a friend that has. Since it is the curse of any animal owned by a veterinarian, I will exclude myself from the conversation, and stay with client horses.

Horse Therapy Legislation Introduced In The House

Representatives Michael Burgess (R-CA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced The Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act of 2013 (H.R. 1705). This legislation would amend federal law to provide that military families and wounded veterans are entitled to be reimbursed for therapies, including “therapies provided on a horse” that are medically authorized. Read more […]

Univ. of Kentucky Study Suggests Horses Help Humans Learn

A pioneering study at the University of Kentucky suggests humans have a lot to learn from horses. Horses can help people develop empathy and enhance social and leadership skills, according to a recently-completed study of equine-assisted learning among 21 nurses at UK Chandler Hospital. Read the complete article at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Horse Slaughterhouse Accuses USDA Of IRS Tactics

A southeastern New Mexico company’s plans to convert a cattle plant into a horse slaughterhouse has hit another roadblock, this time over an environmental dispute that the company’s attorney blames on the Obama administration putting politics over policy. Read the entire article at NPR online.

2013 NCHA Super Stakes

Fort Worth, TX • March 27-April 20, 2013

2,065 Entries • $1,300,000.00 Added • $3,216,299.00 Total Purse