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A Soldier's Courage
Late in April 2005, Sgt. 1st Class Grayson “Norris” Galatas, 45, was lying in a bed in the emergency room of the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, wondering how his wife, Janis, would be able to continue to feed and care for their three American Quarter Horses – “Cinnamon,” “Ruffian” and “Mandy” – if he died from his injuries.On April 19, 2005, the Meridian, Mississippi, soldier had been driving a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Tru ... Read the full article

German Draft Horses in the Russian Winter
On June 22nd, the vaunted German Army invaded the Soviet Union. With 150 front line divisions advancing on three different axes, they caught the unsuspecting Soviets completely by surprise. On the first few weeks of Operation Barbarrosa, the Germans ran over any Red Army position. In some instances, with such an ease that by early August there were talk inside the German High Command structure of destroying what remained of the Soviet army west o ... Read the full article

Nan Martin of Experience Essential Oils Completes Certification for Raindrop Technique
Nan Martin of Experience Essential Oils completed her demonstrations and exams to qualify as a Certified Raindrop Practitioner through CARE (Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education) this past week. The Raindrop Technique is a powerful healing technique that Martin offers for humans and animals, includ ing equines. Martin, an avid equestrian rider and trainer in South Florida, has recently turned her intuitive healing instincts and educatio ... Read the full article

TCA Establishes Racehorse Retraining and Retirement Fund
Dec. 1, 2008, Midway, KY- Thoroughbred Charities of America (“TCA”) will officially launch its newly established Racehorse Retraining and Retirement Fund (“RRRF”) on December 5th at the TCA Stallion Season auction. This fund will help provide support for the programs which address the growing problem of the fate of the racehorse once its racing career has ended. The auction will be held at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Herb Moelis, presiden ... Read the full article

A History of Horses and Humans
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Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2010) − UK HealthCare, partnering with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely, with the development of a horse-related injury brochure. "As the official medical provider for the 2010 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games, we have a passion for serving the horse community, and ar ... Read the full article

Sitting Bull’s Circus Horse
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British Horses Used on the Boer Affair
The Boer Revolution is one of the most important military conflicts in the history of the British Imperial Army. Its tactics and the British’s Army deployment have been studied for more than a century now, but what is seldom rememberd is the role the horse played on that expedition to South Africa. When the British Army began to mobilize its troops for deployment in northwest South Africa, the horses, as it had done in every prior military campai ... Read the full article

Kiss Flies Good Bye...Naturally!
With Equisect™ Fly Repellent for Horses, Ponies, Dogs and Cats Proven to Outperform Other Leading Natural Fly SpraysPHOENIX – August 1, 2008 – Horse owners are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their product choices and are asking for natural products. But when it comes to fly repellents, let’s face it, you also want something that is really going to work. Now you can have BOTH! Equisect™ Fly Repellent is very differ ... Read the full article

Giraffes Having A Ball With New Equine Toys
Over-sized range of play products helps giraffes at one of Chicago’s oldest zoos.Kirkmichael, U.K. -- (August 17, 2006) A Scottish company is helping to entertain the giraffes at an American zoo this year – by sending them horse toys to play with.Likit Products, a Scotland company, has developed a special range of innovative toys for horses to help combat stress, relieve boredom and stimulate a natural grazing behavior which is beneficial to d ... Read the full article

International Dressage Competitor Calls For Support of NARHA’s Horses for Heroes
Denver, CO—FEI-level rider Luis Denizard, is asking his peers, friends, acquaintances and other dressage enthusiasts to come together during 2008 to support NARHA’s Horses for Heroes, a program that helps wounded veterans through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Many of the Horses for Heroes participants have lost limbs fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Riding horses helps improve their strength and, balance. Working with the hors ... Read the full article

Sign on Now to Exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference
Denver, CO—Sign on now to exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting celebrating NARHA’s 40th anniversary November 18–21, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. It is expected to draw over 700 NARHA members and industry professionals from throughout the nation, in addition to a growing international contingent. The conference offers high-value exposure to a diverse and savvy audience of equine enthusiasts and health care professionals. ... Read the full article

Jack Kelly, Longtime Chartcaller at NYRA Tracks, Passes Away
ELMONT, N.Y. – Jack Kelly, who spent more than two decades working at The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks, died early Monday morning at Columbia-PresbyterianMedicalCenter in New York City after a long illness. Kelly, 61 at the time of his passing, most recently served as an Equibase chartcaller at Aqueduct Racetrack, BelmontPark, and Saratoga Race Course. He had been based at those three NYRA tracks for Equibase since 1998, ... Read the full article

PRO-CARE PLUS Hoof Conditioner makes its way to HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 26, 2010) -- HITS is pleased to announce PRO-CARE PLUS Hoof Conditioner as a continuing sponsor of the 2010 HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper spring and summer show season. The HITS Saugerties Spring Series of horse shows recently got underway at HITS-on-the-Hudson, in Saugerties, New York. Celebrating more than 25 years of success, PRO-CARE PLUS Hoof Conditioner is the number one choice for professional horseman. Aside from ... Read the full article

Senate passes National Day of the American Cowboy Resolution
The American Horse Council is pleased the U.S. Senate yesterday passed a resolution honoring the American cowboy. The resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, designates Saturday, July 25, 2008 as “National Day of the Cowboy.”The bill pays tribute to the enduring legacy of the cowboy in America and the contributions cowboys continue to make to our nation today.“I am happy the United States Senate is honoring such an enduring c ... Read the full article

TWHBEA Executive Director Meets With Governor
Lewisburg, TN – Executive Director Ron Thomas of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) met with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam yesterday afternoon. He was honored to present the Governor with a numbered edition of the TWHBEA sponsored Tennessee Walking Horse: An American Tradition.  Published in 2010, Tennessee Walking Horse: An American Tradition explores both the history and the curre ... Read the full article

11 Tickets take Largest Total Pick 6 Pool in NYRA History
ELMONT, N.Y. – There were 11 winning tickets for Wednesday’s record-setting Pick 6 at BelmontPark, paying $308,963 each. There was $4,103,130 bet into the Pick 6 pool, which, when added to the $1,130,718 carryover, created the largest total Pick 6 pool in NYRA history – $5,233,848. Wednesday’s Pick 6 handle ($4,103,130) represented the largest non-Breeders’ Cup single-day pool in NYRA history, and third-largest over ... Read the full article

EquiFit Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Sponsorship of HITS Culpeper and Saugerties Show Series
SAUGERTIES, NY (April 15, 2011) — EquiFit, long-time sponsor of HITS horse shows nationwide and the Official Performance Horse Boot and Leg Wear of the USEF, will continue to celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a generous sponsorship of the HITS Culpeper and Saugerties Show Series. In just 10 years, EquiFit has taken the equestrian world by storm with its innovative products which help horses and riders perform, while protecting and keepin ... Read the full article

$1.1 Million Wednesday Pick 6 Carryover Second Biggest in NYRA History
ELMONT, N.Y. – Ruler On Ice’s 24-1 upset in Saturday’s 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes helped trigger a $1,130,718 Pick 6 carryover into Wednesday’s card at BelmontPark, representing the second biggest carryover in the history of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). The largest Pick 6 carryover in NYRA history occurred on June 11, 2008 at BelmontPark when it reached $1,186,635, resulting i ... Read the full article

Signature Leather Launches New Line of Strap Goods
“Made in England + America” offers old-world luxury for horses, dogs and their people.December 1, 2007; Denbighshire, Wales — Signature Leather, the British company most recently responsible for bringing English-made gloves back to the United States equestrian market, is delighted to announce that they have appointed Equestrian Classics of Kentucky to partner in the crafting of a new line of halters, shanks, dog collars, leads, and belts to match ... Read the full article




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