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New Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Matt Mills & Wimps Cool Breeze, a horse with whom he found great success over the course of several years. * Photo by Waltenberry

Fit For Work Part 2: Tips From Matt Mills On Assessing Horse Condition

For trainer Matt Mills, backing up is an important part of conditioning a horse -- as is following through with post-training preventative maintenance.
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Kentucky Horse Council to Offer Large Animal Emergency Training

The Kentucky Horse Council announced the Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Sept. 20-22, 2019. The training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock, as well as working as emergency responders. […]
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How I Start My 2-Year-Old Horses

Hi All!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with lots of family and friends. For me, it’s a great time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. As many of you are starting 2-year-olds, I thought I would touch on a few things I do […]

The Learning Process

Futurity season is well underway. I took my first set of 3-year-olds to Denver, where I showed them at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide. We had a great show, placing second and third in the finals. My third horse had an unfortunate costly penalty in the first go when he broke […]

How to Hold Romal Reins with a Mecate (2 Rein)

Do you want to use the 2 rein in your riding program but aren’t sure how to manage the mecate and romals at the same time? Let me show you an easy way to hold both reins. Follow along with the guideline below as professional horse trainer and NRCHA/AQHA judge Bozo Rogers shows us one […]

Help Prevent Cinch Sores

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Have you ever had problems with cinch sores or galls? Most of us have. Cinch sores seem to be especially problematic on small horses and those without prominent withers.