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2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress Schedule Released

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2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress Schedule Released

The schedule for the 54th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held September 29 – October 25, 2020, has been set by the  Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Click here to view. 

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Survey Results on Effect of COVID-19 on Horse Industry

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Survey Results on Effect of COVID-19 on Horse Industry

Of the 2,221 respondents that keep their horse at a barn (not privately), nearly 84% reported their barn has implemented measures to allow for social distancing and most felt the measures are satisfactory. Approximately 40% are concerned that the ongoing situation may make it difficult to provide for their horses’ needs (e.g. board costs, feed, forage, farrier bills, vet bills).

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Equine Therapy Helps Dementia Patients

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Equine Therapy Helps Dementia Patients

For Carolyn Leigh, it reconnected her with her husband, John, whose progressive dementia had begun to unravel their relationship. For Richard Allen Driver, diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, it reawakened a childhood memory and gave him hope. And for Paula Calvert and her father, dementia patient John Irwin, it was just what the doctor ordered.

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EC TV- A Horsey Bedtime Story

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EC TV- A Horsey Bedtime Story

Everyone loves a good bedtime story, even horses. Thanks to Nicole Sherwood for sharing this adorable video of Levi and MP! If you have a great video to share, email B.Bevis@EquineChronicle.com.

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EC Photo of the Day- Story Time

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EC Photo of the Day- Story Time

It’s story time! Thanks to Megan Jean for sending in this adorable photo showing us how Sterling and HOOs From Heaven are spending their time in quarantine. Photo courtesy of Barbara Morrison Photography.

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Horse Transportation Considered Essential

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Horse Transportation Considered Essential

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the entire United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to recognize agriculture as a critical industry, and the movement of live animals is essential and therefore permitted.

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EC Photo of the Day- It’s the WEEKEND!

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EC Photo of the Day- It’s the WEEKEND!

Who else is excited that it’s the weekend? Cara and Docs Scribbled Rich are certainly happy. Photo courtesy of For The Love of Pets Photography. 

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NSBYA Spotlight- All in The Family

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NSBYA Spotlight- All in The Family

After an injury while riding, Greg decided to slow down and move closer to family. The Wheat family moved to Louisiana and it is here where Greg decided to concentrate on his son, Steve’s, show career. Also, it was here that he had the idea to start a NSBA Futurity, the NSBA Summer Breakout Show, located Cloverdale, Indiana. After a successful two years, Mr. Wheat plans to continue his futurity and will eventually move it to the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

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Equine Asthma: New Term for Old Problem

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Equine Asthma: New Term for Old Problem

In some highly susceptible horses, inhalation of even small amounts of dust in the barn environment or airborne allergens (e.g. pollen, molds) at pasture can cause severe inflammation and difficulty breathing due to the accumulation of mucus and narrowing of the airways. There is no known cure for these ‘severely asthmatic’ horses, and they require special management for the duration of their life span.

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Level 1 Classes Added to Respective 2020 AQHA World Shows

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Level 1 Classes Added to Respective 2020 AQHA World Shows

“AQHA received multiple requests from exhibitors to host the Nutrena Level 1 classes later in the year,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “After careful consideration and discussions with AQHA leadership and the host facilities, we are pleased to have the opportunity to add the Nutrena Level 1 classes to the respective AQHA world shows, which will be held pending local, state and government mandates due to the worldwide pandemic.”

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