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Buying Your First Horse Property

01 Driveway 13CPhoto courtesy of Coalson Real EstateThe right facility is one of the most important tools a horseman can have. Whether you are a professional trainer or a breeder with a few mares in the pasture, the right facility can make horsekeeping at home easier. However, many people find the real estate search to be intimidating and overwhelming. A few real estate professionals in the horse industry and some experienced buyers offer their advice on the matter of buying that first place.
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What to Expect When Vaccinating Horses

vaccinationWe know you love your horse and understand that vaccinations can help protect it from life-threatening diseases. But vaccines can come with side effects due to the immune stimulation they have to create. Most of these effects are mild and transient, but it's important to be able to distinguish between minor side effects and those reactions that warrant a call to your veterinarian.

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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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. 

Loose Horses Shot By Minnesota State Police

After two horses escaped through a down fence on a Minnesota woman’s property, they were shot by state police to avoid potential danger to motorists. The horses wandered to a nearby interstate, and after failed attempts to move them back to the owner’s land, the decision was made to euthanize them. CBS Minnesota has the […]

Horses Help Future Doctors Develop Bedside Manner

Rancher and neurosurgeon Allan Hamilton is bridging the gap between tomorrow’s doctors and quality bedside manner with the help of his horses. Read more about how Dr. Hamilton teaches his first-year students with this story from the Today Show.