Heartland Mini Bareback Championships

December 28, 2016 0
By Judy Wade The first annual Heartland Mini Bareback Championships was held in Minco, Okla., on Nov. 19-20. “We have tried to match kids’ ages with appropriate sized horses, said Cody Ward, event coordinator. “It […]

Equine Vision: Part 1

December 21, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb The more we understand the differences between human and equine vision, the better we can understand and predict a horse’s overreaction to a minor stimulus from the environment. Part of the reason […]

Horses of the World

December 12, 2016 0
By Krista Lucas The equine animal can be found in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the particular job a horse is used for, one may need to be strong and sturdy or lean and […]

They call her ‘Coach’

December 1, 2016 0
By Ddee Haynes If I were asked to use only five words to describe the head rodeo coach at Frank Phillips College, the first five words that immediately come to my mind are faithful, dedicated, […]

Colic in the horse: Part 2

November 23, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb Last month we talked about the clinical signs of colic and what to do when you notice signs of colic. This month we will discuss how to prevent colic. Some common causes […]

Oklahoma Rodeos

October 31, 2016 0
By Ddee Haynes It rained at the fairgrounds in Shawnee, Okla., on Sept. 11-12. All three rodeo arenas were standing in mud. Not just a little mud, but a lot of mud. However, the mud […]

The Quarter Horse – An All-Around Athlete

October 24, 2016 0
By Krista Lucas Over many centuries, equine breeds have developed to meet new demands. Ponies, cold-bloods, warm-bloods and hot-bloods all have unique characteristics, with the warm-blood group being the largest to date. Warm-bloods consist of […]

Tricked Out Trick Riders

October 7, 2016 0
By Ddee Haynes The first thing you notice when she walks into the room is the wild blonde hair, sparkling eyes and a 100-watt smile. What the outside doesn’t tell you is she is a […]

Colic in the horse: Part 1

September 29, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb The No. 1 killer of horses in the United States is colic. Colic is not a disease but rather a combination of clinical signs that point toward abdominal pain and dysfunction in […]
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