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 […]

Lower respiratory tract disease in horses: Part 2

September 21, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb Last month we talked about lower respiratory tract disease in horses as it pertains to infectious pneumonia (bacterial, viral and parasites). This article expands on lower respiratory tract disease in horses by […]

A Rodeo Mom

September 3, 2016 0
By Ddee Haynes It is late Sunday afternoon as my 13-year-old daughter and I pull out of Perryton, Texas, pulling a 28-foot horse trailer and three horses heading back to Oklahoma. We have been in […]

Slow and Steady

August 29, 2016 0
By Krista Lucas Getting a horse to a professional level in any event or discipline takes time, dedication and plenty of heart. It can be a long road to seeing if the young, inexperienced horse […]

Lower Respiratory Tract Disease

August 15, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb The lower respiratory tract of a horse consists of the lungs and the small tubes running throughout the lungs (bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli). The lungs’ primary function is to absorb oxygen from […]

History of the Horseshoe Part 2

August 10, 2016 0
By Laci Jones With the saying, “Don’t reinvent the wheel,” Lee Liles, owner of the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall of Honor said the same could be said about the horseshoe. “Nothing […]

He was Just a Horse

July 29, 2016 0
By Ddee Haynes How many times have horse owners heard this from a non-horse owner? Yes, speaking for myself I truly get it, a human’s life is more important than an animal’s life. However, that […]
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