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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Eye On Eventing

Area VI Championships: New Intro Junior & Senior Championships and John Marshall’s spirited efforts set stage for excitement & fun. 
by Lauren Billys
With the fall show season gearing up, riders and horses are getting ready for the upcoming championships that are taking place around the country.

Monday, October 16, 2017

US Eventing Convention Comes West

Horse health, rider safety, veterinary medicine and a Boyd Martin keynote speech highlight the annual meeting in Long Beach Dec. 6-10.
The United States Eventing Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention comes to Long Beach Dec. 6-10 for a long weekend discussing, learning about and celebrating eventing. This is a special weekend that everyone can enjoy, and there are countless lectures and presentations on the future of the sport, horse health, rider safety, veterinary medicine and much more. Registered attendees are welcome to attend as many meetings and presentations as they like and there is high anticipation for the Saturday keynote speaker, Boyd Martin.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Winter Is Coming! Equestrians model cool weather gear from Ariat.

Willow Tree Farm coach and Grand Prix rider Guy Thomas goes casual in M5 Davis Atlantic jeans, Oldham print shirt and a Relentless All Around Full Quill Ostrich cowboy boots. Teal Orlin is ready for a night out with an Afton dress and Jackson cardigan.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Holiday Gift Buyers Guide

“Think Unique” is the theme of this first of three editions of our annual guide to great gifts for equestrian friends and family. All three artists featured in this issue create one-of-a-kind, hand-made items that should thrill recipients and remind them of your thoughtfulness for years to come.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fiber Max Omega

Beet pulp-based feed offers higher fat with lower nonstructural carbohydrates. 
Many horse owners have struggled to find ways to lower the nonstructural carbohydrates in their horse’s diet because of carbohydrate intolerance in their horses. That condition can lead to other problems such as obesity, laminitis or metabolic issues. With the help of Kentucky Equine Research nutritionists, Equus Nutrition System for Horses has developed Fiber Max Omega, a high-fat, high-fiber beet pulp-based feed that features a unique blend of complementary energy sources such as fermentable fiber, flax and stabilized rice bran that provides the energy needed without increasing NSC.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hudson Aquatic Systems

Underwater treadmills offer low-impact, high-resistance therapy and work-outs. 
Hudson Aquatic Systems’ AquaPacer and AquaPacer Plus underwater treadmill systems are designed for the advanced development and improvement of equine athletes of all disciplines by offering low-impact, high-resistance therapy or work-outs for faster recovery and rehabilitation from injury, optimal training and conditioning, and overall performance and fitness.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Understanding Shockwave Therapy

There are important differences between “extracorporeal” and “radial pressure” forms of the treatment. 
by Scott R. McClure, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR
A shock wave is an acoustic (pressure) wave with very high amplitude and rapid rise time. There are multiple ways to generate a shock wave. The pressure wave can be instituted by vaporization of fluid across a spark gap (electrohydraulic), expansion of piezoelectric crystals (piezoelectric), or pushing a membrane with opposite electrical current (electromagnetic). In all three mechanisms, the pressure wave is brought to a focal point by lenses or a parabolic reflector. This mechanism allows the energy in the wave to aim at a specific point within the tissue.