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Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

Health Matters: Hidden Opportunities in the Current Times

A month ago, I could not have imagined the topic of this article. My inclination is to write about equine diseases that affect people in the horse industry, not the other way around. But, here we find ourselves dealing with a human health crisis that has had a profound effect within the horse industry. It […]
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Casey Crouch Cutters and Crew Produce Lights Out Production

With this year’s COVID-19 outbreak leaving cutting horse participants without a place to show, many trainers and their clients have found themselves looking for ways to enjoy their horses. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Crouch, his wife, Chelsa, and some friends recently came up with a fun way to have a good time and […]
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Good biosecurity programs protect the lives of horses

With numerous horses from different areas around the country reportedly testing positive for equine herpesvirus type- 1 (EHV-1) this year, horse owners have been encouraged by officials to practice responsible biosecurity measures in order to stop the spread of the virus, which may present as a respiratory infection or a neurologic condition.  The non-neurological respiratory form […]
Dual Rey

Glenn Blodgett, Dual Rey To Lead AQHA Hall Classes in 2021

Dr. Glenn Blodgett and Dual Rey, the Equi-Stat Elite $46 Million Sire, will lead a cast of inductees into the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2021. Dr. Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University and has since […]

AAEP Updates Vaccination Guidelines

The Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has issued revised guidelines for the administration of selected core and risk-based vaccines to horses. The recommendations are based on the age of the horse and its previous vaccination history and are meant to serve as a reference for veterinarians. Reviewed guidelines include […]
John Tolbert and Bobs Smokin Joe

NCHA Hall of Famer John Tolbert Dies at age 64

John Tolbert, 64, died Tuesday morning in his sleep at home in Greenville, Texas, friends of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Famer confirmed.   Before induction into the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame in 1994, the Goliad, Texas, native, who began training professionally in 1981, reached the pinnacle of his sport atop Bobs […]
Tangy Starlight and Laura Dare.

Tangy Starlight Leaves Behind Proud Family Legacy

Yet again, the performance horse world has lost a talented performer and outstanding producer with the passing of 23-year-old Tangy Starlight on Tuesday. Owner Laura Dare of Lexington, Oklahoma, said “Fancy,” as the mare was called, died a little more than 24 hours after giving birth to a stud colt sired by 2010 NCHA Futurity […]