Ask The Vet LIVE Q&A THIS THURS., Dec 18: Winter Horse and Barn Care (theHorse.com)

December 16th, 2014

Cold weather presents special challenges when it comes to managing horses. Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the winter months.

Tune in at 7:00 PM Central / 8:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, Dec 18,  for this live audio event.

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Ask The Vet Podcast: Helping Horses with Heaves (theHorse.com)

December 9th, 2014

This serious respiratory disease can incapacitate an otherwise healthy horse. Here’s how to help.

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Indian Artbeat Foal Update: Indy

December 4th, 2014

Recently received this update about a Indy, an Indian Artbeat (aka Stilts) foal …

Marie,
 
I am the lady west of St. Louis that has two of Stilts babies from my paint mare and wanted to update you on the colt who is 2 now.
 
Indy is in training with Wade and Laura Spell of Spell Pleasure horses and after a month of riding they are VERY IMPRESSED with him.  Wade said to me I not only like him I really like him.  He has a lot of potential.
 
They were impressed with him being so big riding in a smaller round pen where they start colts in such a natural, slow legged lope.  They know I want to show him but Laura has already expressed interest in “maybe we can share showing him”.  She just returned from the Paint World Show and was World Champion in the Green HUS and the horse that was Reserve WC in the class she also trained.  She was also Reserve WC in Jr HUS, so Indy will be in good hands.
 
I am excited about what may be coming down the road for Indy and myself.  I will keep you updated on how things go and if we get to the point of will send information and pictures.
 
Linda K

Ask The Vet LIVE Q&A THIS THURS., Dec 4: Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares (theHorse.com)

December 2nd, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care and nutrition. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.

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Ask The Vet Podcast: Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses (theHorse.com)

November 24th, 2014

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help.

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CULVER’S TODAY!!! 5-8pm – Eat at Sycamore Culver’s & Support the OEW IEA Team!

November 18th, 2014

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Ask The Vet Podcast: Common-Sense Equine Nutrition (theHorse.com)

November 13th, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.

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One week from today! Tues., Nov. 18, 5-8pm – Eat at Sycamore Culver’s & Support the OEW IEA Team!

November 11th, 2014

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Article: But I wanted a horse that was beginner safe! (horsecollaborative.com)

November 10th, 2014

Photo via Flickr/lostinfog

But I wanted a horse that was beginner safe!

Why your new horse is acting up and the 10 steps to fix it.

By Cathleen Trope
Originally published on PoloPonyRescue.com

If you spend any time on horse message boards or social media, you’ve read stories about horses that were sold to someone as “beginner safe” and then, within a few months, started offloading their riders regularly, became hard to handle, stopped doing things they used to do peacefully, etc. Frequently the new owner posts to complain that the previous owner must have drugged the horse, because they don’t understand any other way that the calm, mellow “packer” they tried out has now turned into a nightmare.

I’m not going to say that the drugging of sale horses doesn’t go on, but it is more rare than all the stories would have you believe. (Here’s a link about how to tell if a horse is drugged). But, generally, this is what happens when a very mellow calm polo pony (or any other kind of horse!) is sold to a beginner home and things don’t go well — and the only drugs involved are the painkillers the New Owner ends up needing to take!

Read more … (from horsecollaborative.com)

Thank you! Platinum Level OEW IEA Team Sponsor: VivaStem Laboratories LLC

November 6th, 2014

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