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Champion Standardbred Somebeachsomewhere Diagnosed With Cancer

Champion harness racer and sire Somebeachsomewhere has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in New Jersey. According to Hanover Shoe Farms, where the horse stands, the tumor was found early and removed while still small. The Hall of Fame pacer, whose offspring includes this year’ Governors Cup […]

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Is ‘Hay All Day’ Too Much Or Just Enough For Horses?

There are many schools of thought about feeding horses hay. Some say horses should have access to hay all day, every day to keep their digestive tract working consistently and properly. Others recommend feeding a few flakes of hay at meal time is sufficient for most horses. Clair Thunes, PhD, addressed the issue recently for […]

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TAA Accredits 37 Aftercare Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that 37 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2017. The accredited groups include 31 that were re-accredited and six that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting organization in Thoroughbred aftercare, has a network of 64 accredited organizations operating 180 facilities […]

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Show Horse Defies Odds After Having 27-Pound Tumor Removed

A 27-pound tumor was removed from top-tier show horse, Caracas 89, in a surgery that was given less than a five percent chance of giving the 9-year-old gelding his life back. The Holsteiner, a force to be reckoned with in both the jumper and equitation rings, was showing sporadic episodes where he was not quite […]

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Dental Health A Major Concern For Aging Equines In Winter

With cold weather bearing down, now is the time to assess older horses for proper dental care and nutritional status. Horses burn significantly more calories in colder weather staying warm than they do in the warmer months. Because of this, they need to eat more, which also places strain on their teeth and jaw. Also, […]

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Calling All Equine Photographers: Horses In Need Photo Project Seeking Applicants

Each year, the Equine Photographers Network hosts a contest for Horses in Need, which is open to all professional and amateur photographers, reports Horse Channel. Those wishing to participate simply need to choose a horse, an individual or an organization that embodies the theme “horses in need.” Possible topics include adoptable Mustangs, horse rescue organizations, […]

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The League of Agricultural and Equine Centers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The League of Agricultural and Equine Centers will kick off its 20th anniversary celebration in Ontario, Calif., with its annual Footing Academy and Symposium on January 12-17, 2018. The annual event, now in its 20th year, brings together equine event managers, employees and enthusiasts from around the country to collaborate and learn in a friendly, […]

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Midnight Secret Euthanized At Old Friends Due To Paddock Accident

Racing warrior Midnight Secret was euthanized November 16 due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. The 20-year-old gelding was pensioned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm based in Greenfield Center, NY, an official satellite to the Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, KY. Bred in New York by Flying Z Stables, […]

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KY Horse Council Hosts Successful Coalition Of State Horse Councils Annual Meeting

The Kentucky Horse Council hosted the 2017 Coalition of State Horse Councils Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky from November 10-12, 2017. The Coalition of State Horse Councils includes forty-three state horse councils that work together to provide grassroots support and education to state horse councils, encourage and grow participation in state horse councils and the […]

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25th Retired Racehorse Adopted In New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is halfway to its goal of rehoming 50 retiring racehorses with United States Pony Clubs members. This rehoming effort is part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge program. The program is a unique partnership between the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program and the United States Pony Clubs, […]

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