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Prepare Young Horses for a Lifetime of Performance

ascaridsAdult horses develop immunity to ascarids, or Parascaris equorum, but growing horses are immunologically naive to ascarids and are susceptible to infection.Effective parasite control can make or break healthy development in young horses. Foals, yearlings and weanlings are more prone to infection by Parascaris equorum (P. equorum), the most common type of roundworms (ascarids). At the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, they understand the importance of protecting the health and well-being of their young horses well ahead of sale day.

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Mind-Set for Success

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Anna Mitchell
I talk a lot about getting in “the zone” to achieve your peak performance. About finding that sweet spot for your mind-set that gives you the freedom to just perform without all the cognitive noise of thinking your way through a performance. Otherwise referred to as "flow," this experience of automaticity is crucial for peak performance because thinking interrupts the natural timing of the sequence of events that creates a great performance.
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Mills Wins Sun Circuit Open CRI

MillsMatt Mills riding Mia Little Whiz • Photo by Jeff KirkbrideSanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USA Reining, the Sun Circuit FEI Concours de Reining International (CRI3***) offers a valuable and vital qualifying opportunity for U.S. riders to advance to the Official Team Selection Trial. Matt Mills, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took the gold medal aboard Janice Dickson’s Mia Little Whiz (Easy Otie Whiz x HR Kaylas Lil Lena x Little Lenas Legend) with an outstanding score of 149, showing to plus-one maneuver scores throughout the pattern and commanding the attention of the ground jury.

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NRCHA Rule Book Corrections

rulebSome 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) rule books in circulation contain typographical errors. Those inaccuracies have been corrected in the online publication, and the NRCHA is working to correct all printed materials.

Florida Horse Racing Has $905 Million Economic Impact

The Florida horse racing industry generates an annual economic impact of $905 million to the state, according to a study presented Monday to the Florida Senate Gaming Committee. In addition to the nearly $1 billion economic impact, the study also showed that the racing industry is also responsible for 12,000 jobs. Read the full story […]
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NFACC Code of Practice Available Online

CodeThe simple definition of welfare, “quality of life,” can sometimes be unclear, as this term can mean different things to different people. In the past, society normally regarded equine welfare only as it relates to the animal’s physiology and environment, such as feeding and shelter. Over the past 15 years, the science of animal welfare has made huge developments in recognizing needs by expanding the concept to also include horses’ well-being and related tolerable threshold of pain, suffering or neglect.

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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

Stress and Our Health

By Anna Mitchell

The average age of equine sport participants is generally higher than other sports that require more extensive physical exertion and athleticism. When combined with the notion that many of these competitors are also involved in a demanding and competitive work environment, then health issues become a very real concern.