All-Industry Statistics

There are probably plenty of you out there who got started in the horse industry like I did – showing horses as a kid. Back in those days, horses were all-around horses. I had one horse and he did everything – halter, showmanship, English, Western, trail and I believe we even made one embarrassing attempt at reining. At 4-H shows, we even did the fun classes – the dollar bill class, the keyhole boot race, barrels, and egg and spoon. There was no performance halter, no ranch horse pleasure, no Select Amateur and no American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horseback Riding Progam.

Triple Crown Thoroughbreds Running Slower Than Before

Triple Crown thoroughbreds are not running as fast as they used to. And those in the racing industry cite any number of reasons, including lax training schedules, new track surfaces and breeding that stresses short-distance speed.Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

Kentucky Horse Park: Not Just Horses Anymore

In an effort to achieve self-sufficiency, the Kentucky Horse Park is branching out. The business plan, whichincludes arena football, cheerleading championships, ichthus, charity galas and wrestling events, wants to make the facility self-sufficient by 2020. Read more at the Lexington-Herald Leader.

First 2014 Road To The Horse Competitor Annouced

As the World Championship of Colt Starting returns to the Kentucky Horse Park for the second consecutive year to accommodate sell-out crowds, Australian clinician Dan Steers from Double Dan Horsemanship was announced as the very first competitor of Road to the Horse 2014. Dan Steers is no stranger to Road to the Horse, the talented […]

Gunner Claims NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Status In Nine Months

GunnerIn less than nine months after earning his Four Million Sire status, Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) has become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) fourth Five Million Dollar Sire. As of May 13, the NRHA Hall of Fame inductee has official offspring earnings of $5,096,543.

“We feel very lucky to have another great horse in our life, Hollywood Dun It being the first. No matter how great any horse is, it still takes all the people in his life to make him successful. We have so many people to thank for his success and we just want each of them to know how much we appreciate their investment in Gunner and our program,” said Tim and Colleen McQuay after learning of the achievement.

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Adequan® i.m. Shortage Expected

VaccinationDue to renovations at Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Shirley, N.Y.-based factory, supplies of Adequan® i.m., the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are expected to be limited over the coming months.

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Combating Fear Through Acceptance

Last week, I challenged you to face your fears. I asked you to consider the possibility that perhaps fear may be holding you back from achieving your goals. Common fears that athletes may face include: fear of failure, and fear of injury or death; however, sometimes, we fear fear itself.

Injectable Laminitis Treatment Showing Potential In Trials

An injectable drug called Laminil has stopped laminitis in 80 percent of cases during ongoing clinical trials. This treatment, the first of its kind, could help stop the second-leading cause of horse deaths. Read more about Laminil at the Equine Chronicle.
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Four Sixes Ranch/NCHA Western Nationals Wrap-Up

DavidBooth The Four Sixes Ranch/National Cutting Horse Association Western Nationals finished the last round of finals May 8 with the Non-Pro and $15,000 Novice/Non-Pro.

As the fourth to go in the second of two herds of the Non-Pro finals, David Booth was bound to do well aboard Cat N Charm. In the first go, the duo marked a 217.5 to tie for third. In the Non-Pro finals, they made a solid run to mark a 216.5. Seven horses later, they became the Non-Pro Champions.