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Equine Guelph Offers Free Lameness Lab Tool

guelph-lamenesslab"When to Call the Vet" is one of five major topics in Equine Guelph's free, interactive, Lameness Lab tool, kindly sponsored by Zoetis. Learning to spot unsoundness is an important skill for horse owners to develop because the earlier you can detect lameness, the better you will be at maintaining the health and welfare of your trusty steed.

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In Sheri’s Honor

SheriMy new 2-year-old filly, Ozzmosis CDIf I learned anything from the great stories my followers sent in about their horses’ barn names, it’s that the best ones mean something. Some are funny. Some are serious. Some are inspirational. With so many ideas floating in my mind, it was hard to pick one for my new 2-year-old filly.

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NRHA Rule Change Proposals Due March 15

NRHA logo BWSuggested edits to the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Handbook are due to the NRHA office no later than March 15. NRHA members are encouraged to visit nrha.com/forms to download the official Rule Change Proposal form. Rule changes that are suggested by members will be reviewed at the NRHA Board of Directors meeting May 7-9, and will possibly be adopted for the 2016 rulebook later this summer during a second board meeting.

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Take The 2015 Equine Industry Survey

AHP-survey-adAmerican Horse Publications (AHP) is launching its third Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry, identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own or manage horses, and better understand issues pertaining to horse health.

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Registering Cropout Horses with APHA is Easier Than Ever

APHA logoThough the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has been registering cropout Paints - those colorful stock horses with Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred lineage only - since 2012, it’s now easier than ever to register these horses with the APHA. Thanks to a new rule change, cropout Paints must meet the same color-registration guidelines as horses with at least one Paint parent. Under the new guidelines, which go into effect immediately, more cropouts will be eligible for the APHA registration.

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What Is a Shank and a Purchase?

DMT shankIt's easy to see all the parts of a bit by laying the mouthpiece across your outstretched fingers and letting the bit hang. This is also a nice way to see how the bit is balanced. The butt of the mouthpiece is where the mouthpiece attaches to the shanks. This is also the point of balance in a bit.

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AQHA Cowtown Showdown Takes Over Fort Worth

LyleLovettSingLyle Lovett performing the national anthemThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) welcomed its members to Fort Worth, Texas, on March 6-9 for the 2015 AQHA Convention. In honor of the association’s 75th year, the city of Fort Worth presented locals and convention attendees with a unique event – the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown. For those who were not able to attend in person, RFD-TV will broadcast the event March 11 at 8 p.m. CST.

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SG Frozen Enterprize Named Cactus Classic Derby Open Champion

AQHAW01 SGFrozenEnterprize AFappani 14KCM smallSG Frozen Enterprize and Andrea Fappani at the 2014 AQHA World Show • Photo by KC MontgomeryThe Cactus Reining Classic, one of three premier reining events on the west coast that make up the Trifecta of Reining, was held March 4-8 at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. There was a full slate of classes, including American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show qualifying classes.