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Theemotionalpony
06/09/2020

Theemotionalpony

Ayyyyy!

Source: Ir!sh Equ! News

Show Ribbon Awareness
05/23/2020

Show Ribbon Awareness

Created by Patricia Parfitt

05/08/2020
Drivers reminded to share the road with horses, riders
05/07/2020
Drivers reminded to share the road with horses, riders

Drivers reminded to share the road with horses, riders

With warmer weather encouraging people to use all forms of transportation, drivers in rural areas are reminded to share the road with others: including horses and their riders.

05/05/2020
Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

Watch it again! The 13 Triple Crown winners face off in a virtual race under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.

Donate to COVID-19 relief at KentuckyDerby.com. #KyDerbyAtHome

Horsing Around The Eastern Counties
04/30/2020

Horsing Around The Eastern Counties

Affordable Portable Products
04/16/2020

Affordable Portable Products

04/08/2020
Auburn Equestrian

Auburn Equestrian

Kid’s Korner: Episode 1

Welcome to our new series! Twice a week, we’ll take you behind the scenes and teach different skills from how to ride to how to care for a horse!

Today’s episode has head coach Greg Williams and associate head coach Jessica Braswell take you on a tour of our facilities!

#WarEagle

Holistic Horse Magazine
03/16/2020

Holistic Horse Magazine

While on a trail ride, the ground gave way and this guy was trapped. Horse and rider are fine. It took rescuers 5 hours to dig him out. Near Aiken, SC

The Cavalry Group - STOP CHICAGO CARRIAGE BAN
03/14/2020
The Cavalry Group - STOP CHICAGO CARRIAGE BAN

The Cavalry Group - STOP CHICAGO CARRIAGE BAN

Please join us along with the Chicago carriage owners, Horse Council of Illinois, Illinois Farm Bureau, veterinarians, and other horse industry experts and OPPOSE this re-introduction of the same ordinance to ban horse-drawn carriages in Chicago.  

03/13/2020
Snowy Brumby Photography Adventures with Michelle and Ian
03/11/2020

Snowy Brumby Photography Adventures with Michelle and Ian

Hi all
Someone had previously posted on another brumby page that large numbers of brumbies had perished in the Kiandra area.How they know this I don’t know but it had me worried sick about this mob as I hadn’t seen them yet UNTIL YESTERDAY 😊
They are all unscathed ,no burns !!
This mob lives out the back of Kiandra and how they made it out unscathed is just another amazing brumby feat!!!
I don’t need to say much about this mob of greys other than “amazing,stunning,beautiful”,you get my drift 😊
These gorgeous grey wild Snowy Mountain brumbies are just that.😍❤️🐴🇦🇺
Thanks
Michelle
Please share their beauty with the world.We need the world to see these stunning creatures!!

02/07/2020
Grumpy Horse Ranch And Cattle Company
02/01/2020

Grumpy Horse Ranch And Cattle Company

Esco Buff
01/28/2020

Esco Buff

At the 2020 IHCS, Allie Hayes of Horse Science Hoof Models had these limbs for people to look at. These are the limbs of a still born equine foal that has never experienced weight bearing. The feet feathers are also referred to as golden slippers or fairy fingers. More correctly, eponychium, which is the soft capsule that protects the mother’s uterus and birth canal from the sharp edges of the foal’s hooves during pregnancy and birth. The term also refers to the thicker skin around the fingernail and toenail in human anatomy.

BarrelHorseCentral
01/27/2020

BarrelHorseCentral

💔😥😪😭

Pilchuck Veterinary Equine Hospital
01/18/2020

Pilchuck Veterinary Equine Hospital

Case of the Week - "Bill"
Bill is a Quarter Horse gelding who was found drooling and chewing abnormally. He did not have feed lodged in his esophagus (“choke”), but because of his discomfort he was hospitalized for observation overnight. The next day our dental specialist, Dr. Holohan, found a strange swelling on the tongue. When probed, an abscess full of black material ruptured out! Radiographs showed a metal foreign body (wire) lodged in Bill’s tongue. He became more comfortable after the abscess drained, so it was decided not to take him to surgery. Bill was treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories to control the infection and sent home for monitoring.

Horses can pick up foreign bodies in a variety of ways, but wires are often found in horses who eat out of tires. The tire degrades over time, releasing the small wires incorporated in the rubber into horses’ hay. These wires can either migrate out on their own, encyst permanently in the tongue, or, as in Bill’s case, cause an infection. Now that his abscess is treated, Bill is comfortable and happily eating away in a new plastic feed tub!

Memes for Horse People
01/18/2020

Memes for Horse People

‘It’s not just me who thinks he’s amazing’: blind 30-year-old Shetland who changes lives named pony of the year - Horse ...
01/14/2020
‘It’s not just me who thinks he’s amazing’: blind 30-year-old Shetland who changes lives named pony of the year - Horse & Hound

‘It’s not just me who thinks he’s amazing’: blind 30-year-old Shetland who changes lives named pony of the year - Horse & Hound

The owner of the miniature Shetland voted Balanced Horse Feeds pony of the year has spoken of her pride in the blind 30-year-old who has changed people’s lives. Lisa Walker’s Smurf came top in the public vote at last week’s Horse & Hound Awards, in tribute to his incredible story. Owner Lisa W...

EquiSale Sport Horses
01/12/2020

EquiSale Sport Horses

⚠️Warning : venting post coming up⚠️

Can we stop a minute and debate the elephant in the room, when it comes to selling and buying horses : the Infamous x-rays.

As soon as I hear the word x-ray now, I want to lick the cap of a tube of Gastroguard and pop a Xanax because I know that whether I’m the one buying a horse in Europe or selling one in the US, doom will be impending as soon as we are going to deal with the x-rays.

Back in the days, when digital x-rays didn’t exist, you would go pick up the best jumping horse you could afford, show the horse and sell it. If he was not 3 legged lame during the clinical exam, you could count on money coming to your bank account.

But in 2019, horse buying/selling is a whole different ball game. Forget about buying the best horse, you need to buy the horse with the best x-rays. This is now the #1 criteria of choice ... then if the horse is half decent, bingo. But you are actually better off buying an average horse with textbook x-rays than buying the next Olympic winner with a blemish. And I found this new reality kind of sad ...

First step is to get the European vet to approve the x-rays (which means that 75% of the horses will actually fail that first screen...) when you get 40+ views, something will most likely turn up. From there you have 3 options; you pass on the horse, you buy the horse and do plastic surgery on the joint to remove a chip that will most likely never cause any lameness issues but will upset the buyer, or you are lucky enough to go to the next stage.

Step 2 you get your US vet to look at the x-rays... Most likely, the US vet will find “new” stuff that the Euro vet didn’t pick up. To the point where you wonder if the vets in Europe even get a course in x-ray reading at vet school, because the standards here and over there are SOOOO different.

So now x-rays have been seen and Okayed by 2 professionals... but this was actually the easy part. The hard part is to have the client’s vet on board. Every buyer wants their vet to tell them the horse will never be lame, and every vet wants to cover their butt and will not commit to say that the horse will never be lame. And that is the sticky part!

So now we have xrays which can be sent and reviewed by 6 or 7 vets and every single one of them will come up with a different interpretation. To the point where I believe that the Rorschach inkblot test is actually less subjective than a set of horse x-rays.

We have clients who spends thousands and thousands of dollars on failed vettings, and become more sour about the process than a girl shopping for a swimsuit after Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays....

Call me lucky, but out of all the vet bills I have paid over the years (and when I even think about the total, I figure I could easily afford a penthouse in NYC), I have dealt with broken legs, abscesses, colics, EPM, soft tissue injuries, catastrophic wounds, aneurism, pneumonia, and all sorts of things ... but I must be the luckiest girl on the planet because I have never had issues with any findings on xrays gone bad.

I cringe when I see people jumping every day in bad footing, I have to bite my tongue when I see the shoeing job on a lot of horses but I, for one will not shy away from acceptable but less than perfect xrays on my personal horses. For my sale horses, I have to go through the nit-pick process and still it’s not a reliable process.

So 2 years ago I bought a young horse with crap xrays, and because of the current mentality, I bought him for a song. Two years later I have people offering me 6 figures for him, because in the ring he is actually much better than all the horses with clean xrays.

So people... instead of worrying about what might happen in 2 years, 4 years or 10 years from now, take a chance and go buy the horse that makes your heart pitter patter, not the one that your vet thinks might be sound 12 years from now ...
Owning a horse is a day by day commitment, so Carpe Diem and stop obsessing about the x-rays.

The end...

Meet The Rescue Pony Who Went On To Compete At Royal Windsor
12/29/2019
Meet The Rescue Pony Who Went On To Compete At Royal Windsor

Meet The Rescue Pony Who Went On To Compete At Royal Windsor

As an international horse charity, World Horse Welfare has seen some of the worst parts of humanity. They've rescued horses and ponies from deplorable living conditions and saved them from people who couldn't care less

12/24/2019
RUNHAPPY

RUNHAPPY

The wake up process! Hap loves his sleep!

12/24/2019
Carson James

Carson James

In case you missed the concept. Mounting made easy.

The Morning Feed
12/22/2019

The Morning Feed

King Charles, Thoroughbred, foaled in 1937. Grandson of Man O' War who played the horse The Pie in National Velvet. Trained as a hunter and owned by a wealthy socialite, he was offered for use in the film. At the end of filming, the horse was gifted to Elizabeth Taylor, who fell in love with the horse prior to and during production and was an accomplished rider, on her birthday and remained with her the rest of his life.

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