New foals are showing up around barnyards making other horse owners think about getting their mare bred.
For those considering raising foals, it’s important to better understand the mare during both normal and abnormal breeding cycles. Continue reading →
“We have the morning feeding done. I can visit a little bit before I start riding.”
Todd Wright and his dad Brent had been up several hours caring for horses in their training facility at Ottawa. Continue reading →
“It’s time to right a wrong.”
Jonathan Small, Topeka attorney serving as lobbyist for the Greater Kansas Racing Alliance (GKRA), made that emphasis at a recent horse owner’s workshop in Emporia. Continue reading →
Deworming is an acknowledged necessity and regular practice for most horse owners nowadays.
Yet, many have not thought about the damage tapeworms cause every spring. Continue reading →
“Oh no, Nellie’s front leg is swelled up. What am I going to do?”
Too often that’s been a horse owners exclamation when getting ready to ride their horse. Continue reading →
Even though showing horses is quite fun, it’s expensive no matter how much is done to cut costs.
There are automatic set costs that just cannot be eliminated. Of course, there’s the horse, and upkeep, including feed, health and training, that’s a given. Continue reading →
“Horseback riding is relaxation, but it is work, too.”
“You ride on an athlete and as a horseback rider, you are also an athlete,” emphasized Kenda Pipkin, prominent judge for the American Quarter Horses Association. Continue reading →
Spring is more than two weeks ago, and many horse owners have noticed deterioration in their favorite mount’s body condition.
“Long winter hair can often give the false assumption that certain horses are fat when they are actually thin,” according to veterinarian Dr. Thomas R. Lenz. Continue reading →
It’s college rodeo time at Manhattan.
“Alumni, friends and rodeo fans will gather in the warmth of Weber Arena February 16-18 for the 62nd annual K-State College Rodeo,” according K-State Rodeo Team Coach Casy Winn. Continue reading →
“I have to take a mare over to Fred’s this afternoon. I’ll get back to you.”
Conscientious health care is apparent for the half-dozen Quarter Horse mares set to foal this spring at Teagarden Quarter Horses. Continue reading →