Cowboy Mounted Shooting is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports around. The level of competition ranges from novice to the seasoned professional with opportunities for the young to the not-so-young to participate. [Read more…]
A conflux of events brought forth the best of neighbors and caregivers, acts of generosity, and the worst of heartbreak.
Ashfield, MA resident Katya Smyth had wanted donkeys all her life. Now with a place of her own with a barn, it was just the place to bring home her hearts’ desire. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
If your horse is a pinto, paint or perhaps a cremello or bald face, chances are good that you’re concerned about sun damage.
Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM and board certified internal medicine specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says that while many of her colleagues see a range of fairly common sun-related issues in the field, her position at Penn Vet means that she sees the worst of the worst. [Read more…]
by Jennifer Carcaci-Trumble
Morrisville State College is the only college that offers Equine Science with a concentration in Equine Rehabilitation for undergraduates. [Read more…]
by Mark Munzert
Morn’ amongst remuda.
Dew upon the dirt.
Check’n mounts on over,
Make sure none is hurt. [Read more…]
by Marilyn Munzert
The latest buzz on obese horses and ponies is insulin resistance, a condition where cells are resistant to the effects of insulin, and a new condition termed Equine metabolic syndrome has been used to describe these “easy keepers.” [Read more…]
2018 Calendar of events
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CSC Barrel Series; Cambridge Saddle Club 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, NY; 4D open barrel race. Series end division awards at the last race. Must run 2 of 3 to qualify. Entries close at 10. Warm ups at 10 a.m. Race starts at 11 a.m.; Contact Val Lavigne 518.859.3741 [Read more…]
Over the past couple months Horse Tales has discussed the importance of hay as being key in your horse’s diet, as well as information on deciphering the basic parameters used in analyzing hay and what they mean. In addition to hay being used to give horses ‘something to do’ during the long winter days and periods of confinement, your hay should ideally be providing much if not all of your horse’s nutritional needs. [Read more…]