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March 2014

Facts About Flaxseed

Have you thought about adding flaxseed to your horses daily diet? In the article below, it lists five facts of flaxseed and the benefits that it can incorporate for your …

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Training with a Heightened Pole- Will Knabenshue

Will talks about the difference between a flat and raised pole and when he starts to train his horses on a raised pole. In AQHA more of the advanced classes …

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PETA Wants Reform to Medication Use

“PETA said it will “go away” if horse racing addresses its medication uses, and industry officials who have spent countless hours trying to do just that suggest progress is evident …

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EIA Found in Six Horses in Tennessee

Six horses in Tennessee have test positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). The most common test to detect EIA is the coggins test, which should be updated every year or …

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Easy Otie Whiz Passes Away

Easy Otie Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Ms Poco Easy) has recently passed away. Easy competed in the Open and Non pro events and earning over $243,000 in NRHA competitions. Easy …

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Rating a Pole – Will Knabenshue

Will goes over the scoring of a trail class while they are showing, and then goes into rating a horse to a pole. Eventually as your horse gets broker they …

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Lawsuit Filed to Save Land for Wild Horses

A group of wild horse advocates have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service to prevent the round up of wild horses and eliminating public land. The lawsuit claims …

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AQHA Files Lawsuit Reply

“On March 25, the AQHA announced it had filed its response brief. The brief claims, in part, there is no evidence that the AQHA violated U.S. antitrust laws. The brief …

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Conformation Part 1 – Bob Loomis

In Part I of this series, reining legend, Bob Loomis, talks about his theory in conformation called The Trapezoid Theory that he uses on all of his horses whether selecting …

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Trail Exercise – Will Knabenshue

Will goes over a basic trail exercise that he likes to do with all of his horses. The “Clover Exercise” can be performed at the walk, trot, and lope. This …

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Counting Your Horses Steps – Will Knabenshue

Will goes over about counting your horses steps while working his trail horses at home or in a show situation. Will also shows you how many steps it should be …

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PETA Probe in Thoroughbred Stable

A Thoroughbred stable was investigated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which claims cruelty to horses and the over use of medication. The New York Times published …

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FEI Agreement with NRHA and AQHA to Grow Reining

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed an agreement with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). The agreement included horse welfare, FEI rules, …

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EHV-1 Reported In Stillwater, Minn.

Five horses around Stillwater, Minnesota have been tested positive for EHV-1, which is highly contagious among horses. To read more about this article and what officials are doing to prevent …

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Collection – Fred Thomsson

Fred talks about training a reining horse and why collection is a useful tool to make a good reining horse.

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Changing Leads – Fred Thomsson

Fred teaches the difference between the right and left lead while in the lope. Fred also goes over how he teaches his horses to change leads and to keep them …

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AQHA Receives More Time to Make Cloning Arguments

A federal court has given AQHA more time to answer questions from cloned horse owners. The original date of response was issued to be on March 13 and has now …

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“Congressional Horse Caucus Holds First Meeting”

Andy Barr and Paul Tonko, hosted the first caucus meeting of 2014 on March 5. Barr and Tonko are the co-chairs for the Congressional Horse Caucus. “The Congressional Horse Caucus …

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Backing Up – Fred Thomsson

Fred talks about the three cues that he gives his horses to back up. Fred goes over the importance of having a soft horse to be able to perform the …

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Foundation to a Reining Horse – Fred Thomsson

Fred talks about the five steps that he puts on his horses to make them soft and willing to be a good reining horse. Working on these five steps will …

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