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Longines Global Champions Tour

Longines Global Champions Tour

"Mission accomplished"

Simply amazing. Danielle Goldstein/Starwyn Farms LLC rocks Shanghai LGCT Grand Prix with a win on the mighty Lizziemary.

Just wow.

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

One of the best celebrities you will see on Derby day is Harley.

Gallop Magazine

Gallop Magazine

PHAR LAP was more than just a great racehorse, he was a symbol of hope during The Great Depression 🐎

On the anniversary of his death, we remember a true legend of Australian racing 🇦🇺

Things Riders Don't Say

Things Riders Don't Say

What a jump :O
Paris Sellon & Cassandra
Photo by Ania Górska

Endo the Blind

Endo the Blind

Endo won last night's Breed Challenge at the Idaho Horse Expo!

He did fantastic with the obstacles. Haven't done something like turning on that platform for a long time.

We will be back for tonight's Extravaganza Show!

Spanische Hofreitschule

Spanische Hofreitschule

A rare video of the legendary Neapolitano Nima I (born 1979) performing a perfect levade ridden by Andreas Harrer. #spanishridingschool #vienna #lipizzaner #levade #piberstud #lipizzanerheimat #equestrian #culturalheritage #tradition © MR-Film / Prof. Kurt Mrkwicka

Andreas Hausberger

Andreas Hausberger

Neapolitano Nima I is turning 40 tomorrow … the oldest Lipizzaner in the world … he performed the Levade under my dear colleague Rider Andreas Harrer till the age of 26

Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC

Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC


A dummy foal is a foal that did not get the stupor inducing chemical squeezed out of it during the birthing process. All foals are in essence, "drugged" as they enter the birth canal. This keeps them from struggling and doing real damage to their mother on their way out. At some point, (probably when the chest/stomach are sliding out) they get squeezed in a certain way that reverses this chemical.

Madigan hypothesized that a possible reason neurosteroids might persist and prompt NMS-like signs in some foals is that normal signaling events during the birthing process don't take place properly. For instance, he said, if a foal passes rapidly through the birth canal or is delivered via cesarean section, normal transition signals that prompt a reduction in fetal pregnane levels might not take place, leaving the foal with elevated neurosteroid levels."

(In this little palomino's case, his mother did not lie down at all to foal and so he fell out of the birth canal very rapidly) Here is the link to our post about the Madigan Procedure (which our KY volunteers actually used to save the dummy foal pictured here after failing at their first attempt trying it)....

So in a "dummy" this did not occur. The foal remains in a stupor, with a very weak suck reflex and really no idea that it has a mother or should be looking for milk. They may stumble around the stall in a dull manner or try to sleep a lot. 80% of the time, these dummies can be saved, but it means hand milking the mare every hour and a 1/2 and feeding the foal every two hours for about 10 days. It is exhaustive labor and at the end of 10 days (when it wears off), very difficult to get the foal to then learn how to nurse. Many people do not realize they have a dummy; not even being familiar with what dummy foal syndrome is, and assume all is well in nature. These unidentified babies will die in less than 48 hours.

. Dummy foal syndrome is officially called Noenatal Maladjustment Syndrome. Most people who have heard of it do not know it by that name so we chose to refer to the common one.

The Mustang Movie

The Mustang Movie

“The program saved my life.” Ex-cons bond with rescued wild horses in #TheMustang. See the powerful story in theaters now.

Henry County Horse and Saddle Club

Henry County Horse and Saddle Club

Come join the fun!

World Horse Racing

World Horse Racing


One of the most loved racehorses and an all-time great ❤️

American Trakehner Association

American Trakehner Association

Congratulations David Botana para equestrian!!!!!!!

Press release:�March 26, 2019

Congratulations to David Botana, age 16 from Portland Maine on achieving Elite Athlete Program status with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) division of Para Equestrian. David is a Grade 1 athlete with severe impairments in his trunk and limbs due to a rare congenital disorder called VATER.

David joins a short list of very talented para-dressage athletes including: Annie Peavy, Kate Shoemaker, Rebecca Hart, and Roxanne Trunnell. These Elite Athletes have all participated in the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, three of which competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games. The aim of the Elite Athlete Program is to identify athlete, trainer, and horse combinations that are truly competitive.
�David has been riding horses since he was ten, and has competed internationally in Para-Dressage with Lord Locksley *Pg*, a Trakehner Grand Prix and breeding stallion, since January 2018. Due to David’s impairments, he competes only at a walk and uses adaptive equipment such as looped reins, and accommodations such as nodding his head only for a salute. With three international events under their belt, David meets the criteria for the Elite Athlete Program. David will continue training and competing with a goal of participating in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The Para-Equestrian Dressage Program Structure and Pathways was developed to provide an appropriate level of support for each individual competitor. Athletes qualify for each program, Emerging, Development, or Elite, based upon multiple criteria including scores on dressage tests, technical skills, trainability, strategy, planning, commitment, mind set, management, fitness, competition record, length of time the athlete and horse combination has been in the program, and other factors. Participation at each level is based on application, and movement between the programs is fluid based upon periodic evaluations.

Emerging Athlete Program reinforces the Development Athlete Program and will be comprised of “recognized” programs that could be run by the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA), supported by USEF, at the USEF/USPEA Centers of Excellence. Coach development, a basis for reviews, and learning materials regarding the international standards in each Grade, are provided by USEF for Emerging Athletes.

The Development Athlete Program provides communication with the Technical Advisor, competition planning, prioritized access to development athlete program educational opportunities, access to equine and human sports science medicine support, advice as available, and funding may be available.

Elite Athlete Program supports competitive athlete/horse combinations with potential to help keep the U.S. Team in the medal zone. Presently, the Elite Athlete Program is focused on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Qualification and Paralympic Games. Support includes communication with Technical Advisor and Discipline Director, observations by Technical Advisor at athlete’s home base with personal training, competition planning, establish and review of key performance indicators for short term and long term, competition opportunities, equine and human sports science medicine support, financial support, and logistical planning and support.

More information can be found at:

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Brock Veterinary Clinic

Brock Veterinary Clinic


Since I first became a veterinarian I have hated this disease in horses and my goal has always been to defeat it. It used to be called navicular disease and over the years the name has changed many times.

Whatever you want to call is extremely common in the kind of horses that we practice on and has been the end of more athletic careers than anything else by far.

In 2012 a veterinarian in England named Ian Wright described a surgical approach to the bursa of the navicular bone and began carrying out surgical procedures in that area that had never been done before.

He works on mostly sport horses and we work on western horses. We wanted to see how well it worked in the horses that come to our practice.... and we were amazed at the good it did.

We have modified some of the surgery to adapt to the quarter horse and added some cyst drilling osteostixis to the procedure. This surgery is done through two very small incisions with the arthroscope, working inside the hoof. It is the most exciting thing I have done in my career.

A few weeks ago I gave a talk to veterinarians in California about the procedure and, in preparing for the talk I gathered some statistics on the effectiveness of the surgery that we have seen so far

Most of the horses we have done the procedure on are what we title as “end stage”. Which means no other treatment is working on them and they are effectively no longer able to be used for their intended purpose.

I used the first 100 cases we did the surgery on and found that 72 percent that had the lesions described by Dr. Wright were back to doing their athletic event. These numbers are in line with what Dr. Wright found in England.

The surgery is of course coupled with mechanically corrected shoeing and physical therapy post-op.

I have been a vet for 30 years and I have spent the entire course of those years trying to find a way to help these horses continue doing what makes them and their owners smile. It has been a blessing to still be so excited about being a vet after all these years. And this procedure, developed by the vets in Lamesa, Texas, has kept me motivated and feeling so lucky to get to practice veterinary medicine.

The use of MRI diagnostics on the equine foot has opened many doors on this front. We can see problems in this area that we never knew existed just a few years back. Now we can identify them and as time goes by, we are developing ways to correct the problems. Veterinary medicine is at the forefront of the mechanics of motion and we are making strides that I never dreamed of thirty years ago.

Tangled Tails by PonyGurl - Custom Horse Hair Jewelry

Tangled Tails by PonyGurl - Custom Horse Hair Jewelry

I did not know this!
The photo may be sad or disturbing...but read the story. He was AMAZING!

This is a photo of Man o’ War in his coffin. At the time, he was the most famous Thoroughbred in history. He died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
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The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky is a twelve hundred acre working horse farm, with a world-class equestrian competition facility where over 15-thousand horses take part in various competitions each year. This is also the resting place of the most famous Thoroughbred of the Twentieth Century - Man o’ War.

He was born March 29, 1917 at the Kentucky Nursery Stud farm, owned by August Belmont, Jr. One of almost 17-hundred Thoroughbreds foaled that year, he was named “My Man o’ War” by Mrs. Belmont in honor of her husband who would be going off to fight in France during World War One. One year later, the high tempered yearling was sold at the Saratoga Sales in New York.

Purchased by Pennsylvania horseman, Samuel Riddle for $5,000, trainers hoped that ‘Big Red” as he was called off the track, could be trained as a racehorse. His instincts and intelligence made him a fast learner. On June 6, 1919, Man o’ War won his first race, with Johnny Loftus as the jockey. According to legend, at the completion of that first race a spectator asked a groom who Man o’ War was sired by. The groom replied, “He’s by hisself and there ain’t nobody gonna’ get near him.”

The groom’s words were prophetic. Except for Man o’ War’s sixth race, which he lost to a horse named Upset, he won them all and went on to be named Horse of the Year for 1919 and 1920. As a three-year-old, he was ridden by jockey Clarence Kummer. He stood 16.2 hands high and had a stride of 28 feet! All told, Man o’ War won 20 out of 21 races in his career and nearly 250-thousand dollars in purses – the leading money winner of his time. Kummer was the top money-winning jockey in the U.S. for 1920.

Although he was extremely favored as a possible winner, Man o’ War was not entered in the Kentucky Derby because Sam Riddle didn’t like racing in Kentucky and believed it was too early in the year for the horse to run a mile and a quarter. Man o’ War did win the Preakness Stakes in Maryland, breaking a track record. He also won the Belmont Stakes in New York, setting another record time. All told, he broke 5 American racing records that year. At the end of the racing season in 1920, Man o’ War was retired from racing.

“Big Red” was taken to Faraway Farm near Lexington to become a stud horse. Groom/Trainer Will Harbut was put in charge of him and a life-long friendship began between man and horse. “Big Red” became one of the top-breeding stallions in the nation, siring over 60 champions, including Horses of the Year - Crusader and War Admiral. War Admiral won the Triple Crown in 1937. Man o’ War was also the grandfather of American horse legend, Seabiscuit. Harbut and “Big Red” became inseparable friends. They led tours and entertained over one million visitors to Faraway Farm. Harbut told engaging stories about Man o’ War and his life, on and off the track. “Big Red” and Harbut graced the covers of several magazines during the 30’s and early 40’s. Both enjoyed performing before the crowds, each seeming to instinctively understand what the other needed or wanted.

Then on October 4, 1947, Will Harbut died of a heart attack. In Harbut’s obituary he was listed as being survived by “his wife, six sons, three daughters and Man o’ War.

It was rumored that Man o’ War grieved himself to death. After Harbut’s death, the spark went out of the horse. He died just 4 weeks later on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects. Thousands more sent their condolences. The most famous Thoroughbred in the world had touched people deeply. Owner Sam Riddle had commissioned artist Herbert Haseltine to sculpt a life-size bronze statue of Man o’ War in 1934. It was now placed on the horse’s grave at Faraway Farm.

In 1977, Man o’ War, along with several of his offspring, were moved to the newly established Kentucky Horse Park and reburied at the Man o’ War Memorial.

Wooderson Veterinary Clinic

Wooderson Veterinary Clinic

We had this patient come in today because the right side of the neck was swollen, this is the result of giving banamine in the muscle! Do NOT give banamine to horses in the muscle, ONLY give in the vein or orally!!!

Fédération Equestre Internationale

Fédération Equestre Internationale

It's time for you to meet Endo the Blind, a miracle horse that you're going to fall in love with. 🦄❤️

A natural star, Endo has inspired people across the globe thanks to his dedicated owner, Morgan. They never leave each other's side, and we can see why! 😍

Here's more on this pair who have a truly unbreakable bond 👉

World Horse Racing

World Horse Racing

Perhaps one of the most inspirational women in racing 💪

Udyta Clarke may be 70-years-old but she's still going strong, doing everything at her yard day-in day-out 🇦🇺

The Barefoot Horse Magazine

The Barefoot Horse Magazine

👋Hi there, I’m the Editor of The Barefoot Horse Magazine!

I want to tell you my story as to why I started the number 1 barefoot horse mag on the planet - The Barefoot Horse Magazine....

A few moons ago I was spending my life visiting my lovely clients with their barefoot horses. We would chat whilst I trimmed, and one of the things I began to realise was that they were so happy I was there...not just to trim their horse but for someone they could chat to who was also a barefoot nut like them.

They were often bereft of someone to talk to, or resonate with, or gush to about the trials and tribulations of their barefoot adventure...and this made many of them isolated and feeling alone.

Not a good feeling right?

It got me thinking during the many hours I spent in my Hoofing van in between visits...what if I could start to bring together all my clients so they could connect with each other?

I began to jot down stories and I would send out a newsletter every month to all my clients, telling them about other owners just like them. My clients loved it and they started to feel more connected, stronger and more positive about owning their barefoot horse.

Then one mad client said "Hey Lindsay, you know what we need....we need a magazine all about barefoot horses...I've given up reading all those horsey mags that are out there because there's really nothing in there for me and my barefoot horse!"

NO WAY was my knee jerk reaction!

Me running a magazine? What do I know about magazines? Besides I am WAY too busy looking after all you guys and trimming your horses to go starting up a mag....🤔

....but alas, I couldn't get the thought out of my head....and so it began.

That was over 20 issues ago, and we've grown and grown. If you've not heard about us...where have you been? Ha Ha!

We started as a purely digital online edition but so many wanted to read it in print and have it in their hands, that we started publishing the printed mags from Issue 6.

These printed mags are GLORIOUS! I am quite proud 🤗

They became so popular that the printed editions are now shipped all over the world - to every corner of the planet!

I remember how excited we were when the very first printed mags arrived at my house. My kids ripped open the box (yes just ONE box back then!) and the first thing my Mum said was "Oh, it's actually like a real magazine!" Sigh!

For those of you who know me, it was never going to be some flimsy pamphlet, nope this mag had to be awesome from the start or not printed at all!

Our print runs have got bigger and bigger and our hoof print on the equine world, which was once Shetland sized, is now heading towards full grown Cob....maybe we'll reach a Clydesdale one of these days!! 🤣

A HUGE THANKS to all of you who keep on supporting us and a message to all of you who are only just hearing about us right now....

...this mag is FOR YOU & YOUR HORSE! It's a mag you can call your own...because nobody understands about being a barefoot horse owner better than all of us. ❤️

AND I wanted to make sure as we got bigger and bigger we still kept that personal touch - so I'm always on hand working with the team to answer your questions, and we're always listening to your feedback!

So what are you waiting for? 🙌

If you'd love to subscribe, check out this little vid I put together for newbies to the mag - it tells you about the different subscriptions you can take out and how much it costs!

Price is important don't you think? We make sure this mag isn't expensive and we keep the shipping costs really low!

Just wait till you see this mag on your coffee table (or more like in the tack room, barn, yard!) - perhaps you might even like to waft it in front of your non barefoot horsey friend or vet sometime?

You and your horse won't ever regret it!

Go here to subscribe 👉

This is the one and only - The Barefoot Horse Magazine!


Lindsay, The Editor ❤️


620 Dothan Rd
Abbeville, AL


(334) 672-0859


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