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Help Your Horse Shed Its Winter Coat

Help Your Horse Shed Its Winter Coat

In order to help your horse shed its thick winter hair, it is first important to understand what makes its hair grow. Although hair growth generally coincides with colder temperatures, it is primarily the amount of daylight hours that affects a horse’s hair growth, or lack thereof.

Tips For Body Clipping Horses

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Tips For Body Clipping Horses

A standard body clip is done with a #10 blade, and you should have at least three blades on hand. Blade cleaning supplies include blade wash and blade coolant. Things that aren’t exactly necessary, but can be very useful to have on hand, include a twitch, coat conditioner such as Showsheen, towels and one unexpected tool: sidewalk chalk.

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What Every Judge Wants You to Know About Back Numbers

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What Every Judge Wants You to Know About Back Numbers

When judges must spend a considerable amount of their time trying to find and decipher an exhibitor’s back number, it directly takes away from time and energy that should be spent evaluating a class of horses and exhibitors.

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Setting a Trail Course For Success

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Setting a Trail Course For Success

Walk-overs should be spaced in increments of 20 – 24 inches apart. Trot-overs should be spaced in increments of 3 – 3.5 feet apart. Lope-overs should be spaced in increments of 6 – 6.5 feet apart.

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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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Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the Stalls…

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Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the Stalls…

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the stalls, Every horse was made ready, prepared one and all.

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Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer… On Four Hooves

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Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer… On Four Hooves

“I’ve read that Christmas can be one of the loneliest times for many,” she says. “If we can give others something to look forward to, or a brief respite from their situation, I want to do that. I know what riding horses, or simply being around them does for me. My worries are gone and it’s just the horse and me.”

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What it’s All About

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What it’s All About

“When I was little, I always dreamed about getting my photo taken at the horse show, so you made my day. But honestly, your kindness and enthusiasm was so heartwarming and appreciated. We’ve had so much fun getting back into showing, and the people I’ve met have been so wonderful.”

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The Most Unusual Animal at a Horse Show…

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The Most Unusual Animal at a Horse Show…

We decided to ask our Equine Chronicle readers to share their stories about the most unusual animals they’ve ever seen at a horse show, and we received some incredible responses!

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Welcome EC’s New Online Editor, Delores Kuhlwein

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Welcome EC’s New Online Editor, Delores Kuhlwein

Everyone here at The Equine Chronicle would like to extend a very warm welcome to the newest member of our Equine Chronicle family, Delores Kuhlwein, who will be taking over as the online editor this month.

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