Arabian

“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers From Eye Trauma At Penn Vet

“I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent, co-owner of Adandy Farm’s in Greenwood, Delaware, which has been in the Arabian horse business since 1967. During a life spent breeding, training, […]

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Vibration Plates: Shaking Up Traditional Equine Treatment Plans

The equine industry is routinely looking outside the traditional medicine toolbox in an effort to keep their four-legged athletes happy and sound. Though there is some anecdotal evidence that suggests that some of these complementary modalities may work, there is little scientific evidence to prove that they benefit horses. Vibrating platforms have become popular in […]

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Breeding For A Pretty Face Can Mean Massive Dental Problems

Dr. Vikki Fowler, a veterinarian and an equine dental technician, has warned that breeding equines for “designer” faces can cause them pain by not leaving enough room in their mouth for their teeth. Breeders are emphasizing very dished faces, which means the horses and ponies are being born with smaller mouths. If there is not […]

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Carrot And Apple Flavoring Clear Winners In Equine Taste Test

A new study shows that taste preferences in horses vary by breed and gender, though apples and carrots were standout preferences throughout the trial. For the study, 48 mares and stallions ate five different types of oat-based, pelletized feed that was mixed with one of the following: dried sweet dessert apples, dried sour apples, dried […]

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‘Extreme Breeding’ Of One Arabian Sparks Controversy, Welfare Concerns

A somewhat unusually-built Arabian horse are sparking controversy and leading many horse owners to question “extreme breeding,” according to a report by The Guardian. Photos recently surfaced of a 9-month-old colt named El Rey Magnum, who reportedly has one of the most extreme dished faces veterinarians have ever seen. Reportedly worth “several million dollars,” the horse […]

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Hall Of Fame Rider Julie Krone Hosts Autograph Session Labor Day At Monmouth

Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will return to Monmouth Park on Monday, Sept. 4, for an autograph session/meet-and-greet as an ambassador of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, who will host two live Arabian races on the day’s program. “It’s been years since I’ve been back to […]

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Camp Nelson National Cemetery Caisson Horse Euthanized After 180 Funerals

The Camp Nelson National Cemetery Honor Guard recently said goodbye to the horse that gave active-duty personnel and veterans a fitting send-off: In a single horse-drawn caisson. Kosmios was a regal grey Arabian gelding who participated in 180 funerals since 2012. Saddled with empty boots placed backward in the stirrups to symbolize the fallen soldier, […]

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Playing Music In The Barn Can Reduce Equine Stress

Research from scientists in Poland indicates that music may have an appreciable impact on stress in horses. The University of Minnesota reported on a recent study examining the impact of music on Arabian racehorses. Seventy 3-year-olds in their first race season were divided into an experimental group of 40 horses and control group of 30 horses. […]

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‘Fred’ wins first Arabian race at Churchill

In the first Arabian race ever at Churchill Downs Saturday, TM Fred Texas, a 4-year-old Texas bred, beat Dixies Valentine and heavily favored Grilla, reports Jennie Rees in Horse Racing Blog. The race was the $52,500 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, part of an international series created 20 years ago to promote and […]

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Arabians to race at Churchill Downs

Daily Racing Form reports the most hallowed ground in Thoroughbred racing is availing itself for one race to another breed. Churchill Downs has agreed to allow Abu Dhabi, the capital and governmental seat of the United Arab Emirates, to sponsor an Arabian race that will be run here next Saturday, June 18, as one of […]

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