Monthly Editorial

Horses, Heat and Humidity

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horses heat humiditySummer is in full swing, including the heat and humidity. Horses, similar to humans, may have a difficult time coping and cooling off with the combination of heat and humidity.

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Evaluation & Care of Newborn Foals

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evaluation of foalsIdentifying the Signs of Impending Parturition - The normal gestation period of mares varies from 320 to 360 days. As a mare approaches parturition, the udder begins to enlarge and may leak small amounts of colostrum, which dries over the ends of the teats, and it is called “waxing”.

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The 10 Commandments of Trail Riding

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trail riding rules

Follow these rules for a more enjoyable time while trail riding.

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“An Exercise to Develop Feel”

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There’s that word again … “feel”. It can be so elusive. What does that mean? And most importantly, how can you develop it?

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Soundness Issues or Behavioral Problem?

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soundness or behavioralIt was at a Barrel Race at Cowtown Coliseum when I first realized my horse was off. Bokaroid, a 7 year old, appendix, gelding, had been just short of perfect when it came to entering the alleyway, up until that day.

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