Research highlights the dangers of concussions in young athletes

In a recent article in Scientific American, Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinksi, directors of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalophathy, explain that concussions that occur doing sports practices are often missed or misdiagnosed. However, concussions sustained during competition may be more likely to be diagnosed thanks to the presence of a trained professional, such as an EMT, who can catch More Info » Continue Reading

6 Ways To Prevent Winter Weight Loss

While people may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter thanks to inactivity and hearty meals, cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses. In fact, winter weight loss can be such a significant health issue—particularly for old-timers–that you’ll want to watch for it as the temperatures drop. A horse may lose weight when More Info » Continue Reading

Preparing Your Horses for Winter

Horses enjoy cold weather and the relaxation that winter brings, but it takes more than hay to keep them healthy during the colder months. Optimal nutritional planning will help them enjoy the season and emerge in good condition when spring arrives. Hay is Not Enough Hay cannot compare in nutritive value to fresh grass. Once grass is cut, dried and More Info » Continue Reading

Make the Most of Winter Turnout for your Horse

There’s no reason to limit your horse’s turnout when the temperature drops—he’s well equipped to handle cold weather. In fact, with shelter and sustenance, they can even thrive in temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero.   One of the pleasures of wintertime is coming in from the cold. There’s nothing quite as nice as warming up under a More Info » Continue Reading

Winter Care for Arthritic Horses

Just as you might feel the winter cold in your bones more with each passing year, older arthritic horses often experience increasing discomfort in their joints as the temperature drops. Here are a few ways you can help them cope with colder weather: • Ensure that they get some exercise. You may be tempted to tuck an older horse into a More Info » Continue Reading

One Week to the International Helmet Awareness Day 2013

All riders are encouraged to participate in Helmet Awareness Day by spreading the word to their equestrian friends, educating themselves about the benefits of helmets, and simply going for a ride with a helmet securely fastened on the day. Additionally, Riders4Helmets will also be hosting “Get Educated” webinars throughout the day on a variety of topics: 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight More Info » Continue Reading

Discount registration offered for older Arabian and half-Arabian horses

By extending this offer, the Arabian Horse Association hopes to capture horses that have gone unregistered past the age of 2. By adding these horses to our records, the AHA continues the legacy of pedigree record keeping started thousands of years ago for Arabian horses. “Registering your Arabian, half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian connects them to their breed’s legacy–a very long-lasting, full More Info » Continue Reading

Young Arabian Horse exhibitors are prepping for their national show

Competition Young equestrians from all over the U.S. and Canada compete at Youth Nationals and vie for the Championship title in a lineup of disciplines that include English, hunter, western pleasure, working western, halter, and more. Beginning with a lead-line class for 2-6 year-olds and ending with the highly competitive 18 and under age division, all youth have a chance More Info » Continue Reading

American Shetland Pony Congress begins tomorrow

The 2013 American Shetland Pony Congress will take place July 9-13 at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, IA. The Congress is the longest continually running show of the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., one of the oldest breed registries in the United States. This year marks the 67th anniversary and one of the largest with over 530 More Info » Continue Reading