The All American Quarter Horse Congress

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Started over 50 years ago, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show.  With over 18,000 entries for this year’s show, the Congress will attract more than 650,000 people to the Columbus, Ohio area. Nicole Barker, with the Ohio Quarter Horse Association has the details for The Congress that kicks off in… Read more »

Thinking and breathing with your horse

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Mark Rashid is an author, singer and horse trainer.  He travels the country, teaching horses to think and then teaching riders to think like the horse.  It all starts with breathing.

Sharing a passion for horses

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In 1968 Bud Alderson created the Indiana Quarter Horse Association’s Horse Award to recognize deserving 4-H horse and pony members. Nearly 30 years later the award is still going strong.  Each year a quarter horse is donated and awarded to a 4-H member at the Indiana State Fair after a rigorous interview process. This year,… Read more »

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Four years ago the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were held in Lexington, Kentucky. The games are coming up August 23 through September 7, this year  in Normandy, where Elizabeth Bagby, Corporate Marketing Manager at Alltech says things are taking shape. Audio: Elizabeth Bagby, Alltech, Corp. Marketing Mgr. (3:00 mp3)

Belgians – big, bold and beautiful

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Draft horses are always a big attraction at the Ohio State Fair. Adam Steinbrick of Lighthouse Acres at Marblehead, Ohio says people are just fascinated by their size and beauty, but it’s the same for Adam and he’s been around the Belgian breed for most of his life. Audio: Adam Steinbrick, Lighthouse Acres, Marblehead, OH… Read more »

Young horse trainer learns from own injuries

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A young horse trainer shares his story about coming back from life-threatening injuries with appreciation for what he loves and is still able to do.  I’m Julie Harker with Hoofbeat on Brownfield.  Meet Zane Volkmann of New Franklin, Missouri, a sophomore majoring in Equine Ranch Management at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College. HOOFBEAT –… Read more »

Using horses for physical rehabilitation

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People with physical handicaps need all the help they can get to improve or to recover.  Horses are being used to do just that and it’s being proven to work.  K.C. Henry is executive director of the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.  She tells Brownfield the foundation funds research into how horses can help with… Read more »

Rainy hay issues for horses

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A wet spring can mean delayed harvest for hay and that can spell trouble for livestock and horses.  For areas of the country where tall fescue is grown it is toxic when the seed heads are present.  Both a mare and her foal can be affected when the mare eats endophyte-infected fescue. Aside from the toxicity issue… Read more »

Engage your vet at first signs of EHV

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The Equine Herpes virus is affecting horse in several states and has led to the cancelling of some horse shows to reduce the spread. Rebecca Bott is an equine specialist wth the South Dakota State University Extension. Bott says engaging your equine vet at the first sign of the illness is very important because the… Read more »

Leaders helping kids connect through horses

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Horse oriented youth leaders gathered in Minneapolis this past weekend for the 2014 American Youth Horse Council Symposium. Leaders from breed associations, equine sports groups, 4H, FFA, scouting, rodeos and other groups learned a variety of tools to take back with them to teach youth about horsemanship and to attract new members. Danette McGuire, executive director… Read more »