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Among The Stars - Part 1 of 8
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As humans we love to look on the bright side, we love our silver linings and positive spins. We love to feel moved and inspired. Sorry, but I donít have anything like that for you today. What Iím here to share with you i ...
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Top Horse Stories of 2017
31st Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
2017 has proved to be a very Ďnews fullí year. Certainly not a lot of the news centered around horses, but the machinations of the government have affected the laws and resources that affect the equestrian community. And there was the weather. And people, interesting and well, pe ...
Rare Horse Colors and Unusual Patterns
22nd Dec 2017   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
You canít believe everything you see on the internet. A quick image search can bring up some really unusually colored horses. Thanks to digital editing, itís easy to change a horseís color or markings, such as the viral picture of the pinto horse that appears to have the word Ďho ...
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Training For All Ages
1st Dec 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
Itís said that we never really stop teaching our horses. Every time we handle or ride them, they are learning something from us. This is why consistent handling is so important. And training doesnít begin when we start to introduce the bridle and saddle. It starts from the moment ...
Horse DNA Testing
9th Nov 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
Up until the availability of DNA testing and a discovery of speed genes, breeding for the track has been a bit like a combination of gut feeling and practiced eye combined with mathematics. But now, DNA analysis can help breeders match horses with desirable genetics to produce fo ...
Spotted Horse Breeds
16th Aug 2017   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
When you think of a horse with spots, itís likely you will picture an Appaloosa. The Appaloosa is a very popular breed, often listed among the top five popular horse breeds worldwide. They are known for their spotted coat patterns and leopard spots from hoof to head are not unusu ...
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What is in Horse Hay
12th Aug 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
1My hands are sore, my muscles are tired and my legs and forearms are scratched and bruised. That means we must be haying. Itís been a rough year again for those trying to get hay off of the fields. Constant rain has been a problem in my area, with barely two sunny days in a row, ...
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Camarillo White Horse History
2nd Aug 2017   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
The Camarillo White horse is not a new breed but it has always been rare. Established just over a hundred years ago from a single stallion, the breed existed almost solely in California. The foundation stallion, Sultan, was said to be a Spanish Mustang, pure white in color. Sult ...
Feeding Young Horses
12th Jul 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
A mareís milk production starts to decline gradually after the foal is about two months old. So from this point, until the foal is weaned, and some people think even before, a little extra in the form of a concentrated feed will help the foal grow strong and healthy. Once weaned, ...
Eating Horse Meat May Help Preserve Breeds
2nd Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Eating horse meat is a controversial subject that many people find offensive. But, there is a small indication that the stigma is slowly lessening. In part, itís a recognition that we need to be conscious of how we use our resources. And, some feel that raising horses for meat ma ...
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Equine Harmful Genetic Mutations
9th May 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Scientists have examined ancient horse DNA and discovered that horses were once much more genetically diverse than they are now. Domestication may have preserved horses from extinction, but the downside for the modern domestic horse is that they seem to have far more genetic muta ...
Types of Trace Minerals Your Horse Needs
2nd Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
If your horse is eating good quality grass or hay, you probably donít have to give much thought to the mineral content, especially trace minerals. Trace minerals are nutrients that horses need in only very small quantities. And because of this, the small amount that is available ...
How Horses Play
14th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses spend most of their time eating. In fact, about two-thirds of their day is spent searching for and ingesting food. Their sleep time is very short compared to ours. While most of us function well on about eight hours of sleep, most horses will sleep for only about three hou ...
Horse Fitness and Monitor Bands
31st Dec 2016   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
In the endurance riding world, on-board heart rate monitors have been used for years. These devices used be wired, which required that the rider or their helpers not dislodge the unit or its wiring while looking after the horse. And they were single function, measuring only heart ...
Premature Horse Birth Related Problems
6th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In mid-November, a Pennsylvania newspaper ran a story about a foal that was born six weeks too early. The due date of a foal is usually an eagerly anticipated event, but Mother Nature isnít always cooperative. In this case, the owner arrived in her barn to find a foal she initia ...
Slim Chance of Horse Twins Surviving
12th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you want a kitten, you might as well get two, because two is more fun and no more trouble. In fact, if youíre adopting a kitten, it may be better for them socially if you literally double down and get a second. Thatís not so with horses. More than one foal sounds fun. You migh ...
Horses Learn To Tell Us How They Feel
22nd Oct 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
One of the things that impedes an easy flow of conversation between horse and human is that we really donít understand each otherís languages. Sure, we know when our horse is calling out to another horse but we donít know exactly what theyíre saying. We might hear a mare nicker g ...
BLM Blocks Media From Horrific Experiment on 200 Horses
3rd Sep 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The Cloud Foundation and American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, along with veterinarians and congressmen agree that spaying is a poor option for controlling the number of free roaming Mustangs in the American West. They very much object to the Bureau of Land Management for pr ...
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To Shave or Not to Shave
28th Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
The shaving of whiskers and what we see as extraneous hair around the hooves, legs, ears, top of the tail and elsewhere is common practice in the show ring. But, many horse owners believe that it is unadvisable, if not downright cruel to shave off whiskers. Whisker shaving is ill ...
Should Testing For EIA be Mandatory
23rd Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you have your horse regularly vaccinated with the core vaccines, you are going to avoid some of the most dangerous horse diseases out there. The core vaccines are rabies, tetanus, and Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis and depending on where you live, West Nile Virus, Po ...
The Ugly Side of Nurse Mares
21st Jun 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A mare that has lost its foal, and willingly accepts another sounds like a love story. But, there seems to be an ugly side to the nursemaid network. Providing nurse mares seems to have become an industry in itself. Its dismal secret is that in profiting from having nurse mares av ...
Heaves Recurrent Airway Obstruction
21st May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Recurrent Airway Obstruction is known by a few different names. It can also be called RAO, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Equine Asthma or Emphysema, and Broken Wind. But it is most commonly known as heaves. A diagnoses of heaves for any horse is bad news. ...
Springtime Foal Watch
5th May 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are behaviors and signs that breeders watch for to tell if a mare is due to foal. But, these arenít always foolproof. Watching for udders to wax up, muscles to relax and the mare to get restless can give an indication that a foal will be born soon. But, not all mares do thi ...
What is Living in Your Horse
28th Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Thereís a whole ecosystem of sorts in your horse you may not even realize exists. In almost every system, parasites make their home. Within the muscle tissue lives Toxoplasma gondii parasites. While not terribly harmful to their host, they can harm anyone who eats the tissue. If ...
Operation Gelding
23rd Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Lots of people talk about the problem of unwanted horses, but it seems there really isnít a lot being done about the problem. The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a group of horse lovers that arenít just talking, theyíre doing. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed in 2005, and sinc ...
Horse Linebreeding Inbreeding and Outcrossing Basics
23rd Feb 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Line bred horses will have the same horse in their pedigree twice, ideally once each on the motherís and fatherís side. Take a look at the pedigree of the most recent Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Tracing back through both his sireís and damís pedigree, youíll see that N ...
Horse Eye Problems and Infections
6th Dec 2015   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
The simplest first aid treatment for any eye problem is washing the area with a saline solution. You can easily make this at home with cooled boiled water and sea salt. There are lots of recipes online and you canít go too far wrong with one recommended for humans or other pets. ...
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Cloning A Polo Horse
3rd Dec 2015   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
Cloning does provide a sort of carbon copy however. Normally a mareís egg will contain one set of genes. The stallion then provides the second set, and the offspring becomes a mix of the two. But the cloning process starts with taking a tissue sample from the horse to be cloned - ...
Should You Spay Your Mare From Breeding
26th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Gelding male horses is a common procedure. There are many advantages including a more predictable temperament, preventing unwanted breedings and may result in increased growth for the individual. If gelding a horse has benefits wouldnít it make sense to be able to do the same for ...
The Dwarfism Gene When Breeding Miniature Horses
12th Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cracked.com lists Miniature Horses as one of the six most horrifying pets weíve bred into existence. I think this is a bit unfair, as theyíve mixed up dwarf horses with minis. But unfortunately, dwarfism is a risk when breeding Miniature Horses. ...
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The Many Ways A Horse Can Express Emotion
3rd Sep 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A recent study revealed that horses have much more expressive faces than the researchers realized. I say the researchers, because those of us who have spent time around horses know that they have incredibly expressives faces, if you only care to observe. Horses use their nostrils ...
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