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Gaining the Edge in NCEA Recruiting

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Gaining the Edge in NCEA Recruiting

A coach can’t communicate via email, text, phone call or through social media messaging with an athlete about being a prospective recruit until September 1st of that rider’s junior year in high school. In addition, coaches are not allowed to comment on social media posts, they can only like or share these posts. But current NCEA riders say waiting until then to start thinking about college can put you behind in figuring out your future.

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Feeding Pumpkin to Horses

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Feeding Pumpkin to Horses

When considering feeding fruits such as pumpkins to horses, always first consider if it is potentially toxic to your horse. Orange pumpkins, including the seeds are safe to feed to horses.

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An Improved Map of the Horse’s Genetic Code

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An Improved Map of the Horse’s Genetic Code

Genome sequencing allows researchers to read and decipher genetic information found in DNA and is especially important in mapping disease genes – discovering diseases a horse might be genetically predisposed to developing.

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Help Horses Affected by the California Wildfires

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Help Horses Affected by the California Wildfires

The EQUUS Foundation extends our hearts and our concern for all those, human and animal, affected by the California wildfires. Like so many, we are horrified by the devastation, damage and loss of life.

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Be Careful Where You’re Getting Your Horse Nutrition Advice…

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Be Careful Where You’re Getting Your Horse Nutrition Advice…

Another claim trending at the moment is “whole food” feeds and supplements that claim to provide every nutrient the horse needs, with no supplementation of individual nutrients. I’m surprised the FDA and state Ag departments haven’t caught up with some of these feed companies yet.

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Study Shows Therapeutic Horseback Riding Has Beneficial Impact on Combat-Related PTSD in Veterans

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Study Shows Therapeutic Horseback Riding Has Beneficial Impact on Combat-Related PTSD in Veterans

“I was at the point where I was desperate, depressed, hopeless . . . this (therapeutic riding) just sounded like a chance. And it worked.” — Veteran participant

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What to Say When People in the Horse Industry Tell You, “I Can’t Afford That!”

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What to Say When People in the Horse Industry Tell You, “I Can’t Afford That!”

From a non-horseman mom inquiring about her child’s riding lessons to a ten-year horse owner considering investing in a competitive show horse, the confusion over price and value never ends. Ranging from $100 to $10,000 and more, every buyer has a different price threshold or I.C.A.T. (I Can’t Afford That). Once the I.C.A.T threshold is surpassed, any price is too much.

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down- Ticks Are Still a Danger to Your Horse

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down- Ticks Are Still a Danger to Your Horse

“While the nymph-stage ticks are most common during the spring and summer months, adult deer ticks can generally be active whenever the temperature is above freezing,” said internationally known integrative veterinarian and owner of Harmany Equine, Dr. Joyce Harman. “If ticks are active, Lyme carriers are still capable of infecting us and our animals.”

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European Union Now Requires Zootechnical Certificate to Accompany Semen/Breeding Animal Shipments

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European Union Now Requires Zootechnical Certificate to Accompany Semen/Breeding Animal Shipments

Beginning on November 1, 2018, the European Union (EU) will be adopting new regulations related to animal breeding organizations and processes. Among these regulations is the requirement that a zootechnical certificate accompany semen or breeding animal shipments into the EU.

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Do You Wait Too Long to Raise Prices in Your Horse Business?

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Do You Wait Too Long to Raise Prices in Your Horse Business?

They ignore their operating costs and price boarding, lessons, and training based on the “going rate”or slightly less because they are fearful about losing business or not getting enough business.

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