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Winter can be a difficult time for horses to keep weight on, so don’t wait until your horse is showing signs of weight loss to discover that routine dental care is the solution. Along with scheduling comprehensive dental exams, knowing the signs of when your horse is experiencing problems is just as vital.
Catching dental problems early is a central part of your horse’s oral health. Indications that horses are having problems can include dropping of feed while chewing, nasal discharge, foul-smelling breath, weight loss and facial swellings. These all call for immediate attention.1 You might see clear signs of pain or irritation in your horse, such as fighting the bit or tossing his or her head. Early detection of these potential problems allows for faster intervention, which can minimize the impact of the problem for your companion.
Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation will ring in the New Year with the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USHJA. In its eighth year, this prestigious clinic will again be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington,
Fla., December 31-January 4.
The following 12 riders will participate in the five-day training session which is sponsored by Active Interest Media and Equestrian Sport Productions:
Wellington, Fla. - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its Year-End Awards Show on December 7-8, 2013, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The week featured a $10,000 Open Stake on Saturday, December 7, as well as the $25,000 ESP Year End Grand Prix and $5,000 USHJA 3' Hunter Classic on Sunday, December 8. The ESP Year End Awards Banquet was also held on Saturday to celebrate some of the year's top competitors.
The show concluded on Sunday afternoon with an exciting win for Denmark's Henrik Gundersen riding Adlanteur in the $25,000 ESP Year End Grand Prix. Out of 32 entries, five horse and rider combinations qualified for the jump-off and three of those jumped double clear over the course designed by Pierre Jolicoeur of Wellington, FL. Henrik Gundersen and Adlanteur were last to go and had two fast rounds to beat. Their winning time was 38.267 seconds.
The American Saddlebred Horse Association is proud to welcome the Southern New England Saddlebred Association (SNESA) and the American Saddlebred Versatility Association (VERSA) as newly recognized Charter Clubs for 2014.
The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention for 2013 wrapped up with the Board of Governor’s meeting on Sunday morning. Diane Pitts led the meeting as the new USEA President, and several committees reported that their work was alive and well. A few notable points:
Chrystine Tauber of the United States Equestrian Federation reported that the USEF Board of Governors is cutting down in numbers by about half and the executive committee will no longer exist, which will serve to streamline the work of the USEF. Mike Huber made another plug for a 3’5” division that would bridge the gap between the Training and Preliminary levels which is being highly considered. He reminded the BOG that it wasn’t that long ago that a similar conversation was had in regards to adding a level below Novice. Now, the Beginner Novice level is one of the most frequently entered levels in eventing, and has brought more horses, riders, and money into the sport.
The ballot for AMHA's 2014 election will be in the mail in the coming weeks. Be sure to look in your mailbox for your paper ballot and your email box for your electronic ballot!
Please note, you may receive more than one ballot via email for the election if your email address is shared with multiple people in your family. These aren't duplicate emails, so be sure to look for the AMHA member number on each ballot.
Mature, idle horses on a sound nutritional program are likely to be getting everything they need to keep their immune status strong enough to protect them against disease. However, some groups of horses are at increased risk of illness because of challenges to their immune systems. Young horses, weanlings, senior horses, undernourished or starved equines, horses in heavy training, those that travel frequently, and those that are exposed to various other types of stress may need some help in avoiding infections. For these horses, certain nutrients can give the immune system a boost. Among well-known supporters of immunity are zinc, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
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Sample images from the 2013 Charlie Horse Polocrosse Tournament held at the Florida Horse Park, Ocala, FL. These images and more can be purchased at the Equestrian's World Image Store.