Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hoof Boots Market with Current Trends, 2018-2028

NewsFinancialAnalyst.com - full article

April 19, 2019 James

Market Overview:

Professionals who practice horse riding feel that hoof boots are excellent substitutes to the earlier used horseshoes. Hoof boots are often used as a backup either when the farrier is unavailable or in case of a thrown horseshoe or as hoof protection for a barefoot horse. The popularity of hoof boots is increasing in all disciplines of horse riding, particularly in endurance riding and trail riding. With the increasing demand, hoof boots are now available for every kind of horse playing any discipline of horse riding. Hoof boots are extremely necessary for horses that have recently been inducted into the sport, to protect their hoof from getting damaged in the uncomfortable terrains. Additionally, in some hoof boots, equine hoof pads are provided to ensure more comfort and additional support...

Full report at:
https://newsfinancialanalyst.com/hoof-boots-market-with-current-trends-analysis-2018-2028/

Friday, April 19, 2019

Adversity is a Catalyst for Change

Thriveglobal.com - Full Article

By Charisse Glenn, Casting Director, Equestrian and Creator of The Let Go
April 18 2019

Adversity is a part of life. Some of us have more of it than others yet, we all experience it. The manner in which it comes into our lives is as diverse as the adversity itself. Finding ways to be resilient in the face of life’s’ challenges is a measure of who we are.

Conflict is challenging for me. I am not a good fighter. However, when faced with adversity the warrior woman in me surfaces.

Like all of us, I have navigated family, relationship, career, and financial hardships. Yet, much of the adversity in my life has come in the form of natural disasters. Living in California, fires, floods, and earthquakes are a matter of course.

I was forced, however, to face my own mortality while competing in a 100-mile endurance horse race, in the Australia Outback. Caught in the worst storm in 100 years, lightning struck inches from my body and that of the horse I was on.

So loud it became silent, so bright, I was blinded. Time stood still. The world stopped. I could not make a move, whether it was physically possible or not, I was paralyzed as the lightning struck three times…caging us within its fury. When my senses returned, survival mode kicked in and all I could think about was, I am alive…get off of the mountain.

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. And we carry on. And that’s what I did...

Read more here:
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/adversity-is-a-catalyst-for-change/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

How Veterinarians, Students, and Volunteers Saved Horses During a Deadly Wildfire

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Last fall, Hayley Dieckmann and the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team treated horses and other animals displaced by the Camp Fire. Here’s a look at what she experienced.


Posted by Hayley Dieckmann | Jan 31, 2019

Late last year, Northern California experienced the largest and deadliest wildfire in recent history. Butte County was on fire for 17 days. The Camp Fire killed at least 85 people and changed the lives of thousands more.

Countless more animals—including horses—were injured, traumatized, displaced, or killed by the fire. Those that survived needed care, even if their owners had evacuated the area. That’s where we came in.

During the Fire
Rescue workers, owners, and good Samaritans brought horses and livestock to the Butte County Fairgrounds for shelter and veterinary care. During the peak of the fire, the Butte County large animal shelter housed more than 700 evacuated animals, from horses to chickens to every livestock animal between...

Read more here:
https://thehorse.com/165984/how-veterinarians-students-and-volunteers-saved-horses-during-a-deadly-wildfire/

Why Are My Horse’s Hooves Growing So Fast?

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Why does a horse’s hooves grow faster than his stablemates’ who are on the same diet and exercise schedule? A veterinarian who’s also a farrier shares his thoughts.

Posted by Scott Fleming, DVM, CF | Mar 27, 2019

Q. I keep my Western pleasure horse’s front feet shod year-round so he can stay in work during the winter and to keep his hooves in decent shape; otherwise they tend to flare and crack. During our main riding season (March-late October), he’s on a six-week trim and reset schedule. But during the winter, when all our other horses’ hoof growth slows, his doesn’t—the farrier jokes that he could be trimmed every three weeks. What could be causing his hooves to grow so fast, and why would it be different from the other horses? They’re all on the same diet, exercise schedules, etc., they just have different genetics...

Read more here:
https://thehorse.com/168955/why-are-my-horses-hooves-growing-so-fast/

Liquid blood taken from 42,000-year-old frozen horse that scientists hope to clone

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By Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News
April 17 2019

Scientists were able to extract liquid blood from the heart of a 42,000-year-old foal that had been frozen and preserved in permafrost in Siberia.

The scientists are hoping to clone the prehistoric horse — which was discovered in the Siberian region of Yakutia last summer — and bring it back to life, according to The Siberian Times.

“We can now claim that this is the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever found in the world,” Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the Mammoth Museum in the regional capital of Yakutsk, told the outlet.

The foal, which is believed to be from the extinct species Equus lenensis, or Lena horse, was discovered with its skin, hair, hooves and tail all preserved. The foal was believed to be just weeks old when it likely drowned in the mud which later froze and turned to permafrost...

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https://www.foxnews.com/science/liquid-blood-frozen-horse-clone

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Horse Gut Sounds and What They Mean

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One way to determine if your horse is normal and healthy is to evaluate the rumblings of his gut. The technical term for a gut sound is a borborygmus (pronounced bôr′bə-rĭg′məs). The plural is borborygmi. During a physical exam a veterinarian will listen to your horse’s gut sounds with a stethoscope in the flank area to determine if normal borborygmi are present. When listening for gut sounds, both sides of the horse are evaluated and the abdomen is divided into four areas or quadrants. A healthy horse will have consistent and active rumblings in each of the four quadrants. Each area should be evaluated for at least one minute. As a general rule, it is normal to hear 1 to 3 borborygmi in a 60-second period. If less than 1 borborygmus is heard per minute then that portion of the gut is noted as hypomotile (not enough movement). If more than 3 borborygmi are heard per minute the area is noted as hypermotile (too much movement). Of course, there are variations depending on the individual horse and when he or she last ate.

Typically when a horse presents with impending enterocolitis, which often results in diarrhea, he will have a hypermotile gut with increased liquid and gas sounds. Hypermotility can be present in the early stages of obstructive disease. Hypomotility, however, is the sign of a poor gut movement and an absence of gut sounds may indicate the presence of an obstruction...

Read more here:
http://kppusa.com/2015/07/02/horse-gut-sounds/

Solar Power System for Horse Trailers

Trailmeister.com - Full Article

March 29 2019
by Robert Eversole

My Solar Power System for Horse Trailers

As Published in the April 2019 issue of Horsemen’s Corral

When we started planning the Trailer Project one of the very first things that we looked into was a solar power system. The majority of places that we camp and those areas that are still on the bucket list, don’t have electric hookups. I wanted to avoid noisy generators and hauling the fuel for said noisy generators.

A solar power system works from dawn to dusk, silently, odor free, without fuel, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Rolling down the road, parked at the gas station, or camping, the batteries are being charged.

Horse Trailer Solar Power System

They start charging before you feed the horses, keep charging while you ride, and continue all day. They don’t quit until nightfall. You never have to think about the batteries being charged. It just happens. Like magic.

I don’t know about you, but I think electrical terms can be confusing. Amp, watts, and Oh My! Here’s an easier way to think about solar electrical systems for our horse trailers...

Read more here:
https://www.trailmeister.com/solar-power-system-horse-trailers/

Thursday, April 04, 2019

10 Tips for Traveling Solo With Your Horse

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A few simple measures can help you head off trouble and give you peace of mind.


By Hope Ellis-Ashburn | 4/1/2019

For years, I’ve enjoyed attending trail rides, horse shows and clinics with a group of like-minded friends. We’ve developed a “mobile buddy system,” helping each other out, cheering each other on and just being there to offer support when needed. I long ago became accustomed to having a friend assist me with parking my trailer, loading and unloading my horse, settling in at horse shows and generally lending a hand by sharing supplies and providing moral support when I have show-ring jitters.

Then a day I dreaded finally arrived: A show I had looked forward to for several months was on the calendar and no one in my group of friends would be able to go.

I briefly considered calling the whole thing off and waiting until the next event when at least one member of our group could go with me. But I had worked hard to prepare for this show, and I wasn’t ready to simply scratch it from my schedule. As I considered my options, I realized that I knew plenty of riders who routinely trailered their horses to shows, trail outings and other destinations on their own. Why couldn’t I? After all, I wasn’t a complete novice at shipping or showing, and I knew I could put to use the collective wisdom I had accumulated over the years of traveling with my friends. So, after careful consideration, I decided that I was ready to go it alone.

I signed up for the show, trailered my mare there and had a wonderful time. In fact, the next time I’m faced with the need to go it alone, I won’t hesitate. Still, even for veteran travelers, the prospect of trailering your horse on your own can sometimes be daunting, and it’s easy to lose track of basic trip-planning imperatives, amid all the usual horse show preparations. So, I’ve compiled a list of a few measures that gave me peace of mind on my first solo outing and that I still mentally review each time I’m traveling with my horse alone...

Read more here

The Jockey Club Repeats its Call for Major Reform

Bloodhorse.com - Full Article

Statement: Horse fatalities are a nationwide problem that need to be addressed.

The Jockey Club Press Release
Release Date: April 1, 2019

The Jockey Club again emphasized the need for extensive reforms in an April 1 released that followed the catastrophic breakdown of a horse racing March 31 at Santa Anita Park.

A 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park only three days after racing resumed; it is the 23rd horse fatality in the past three months.

The string of deaths at Santa Anita isn't the first spike in fatalities at a U.S. racetrack—these tragic events have happened before at other tracks and they will continue to occur without significant reform to the horse racing industry. The issue isn't about a single track; horse fatalities are a nationwide problem that need to be addressed on an industrywide basis.

The Jockey Club Calls for Extensive Reforms

There has been tremendous focus on the track surface, but the core of the problem lies in a fundamentally flawed system that falls far short of international horse racing standards -- standards that better protect horses and result in far fewer injuries and deaths.

Chief among the principles that make up the standards of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) are those guiding the development of an effective anti-doping program and the regulation of the use of performance-enhancing drugs and drugs that can mask injuries, both of which can result in injuries and deaths...

Read more here:
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232862/the-jockey-club-repeats-its-call-for-major-reform

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

France bans the trimming of horse whiskers

VetPracticeMag.com.au - Full Article

March 28 2019
by Editor

The French Equestrian Federation (FFE) has banned the removal of a horse’s whiskers on welfare grounds. It joins Germany and Switzerland in bringing into effect a rule that would disqualify any horse from competition if the whiskers have been removed.

On their website they state that vibrissae, the correct term for whiskers— which are the long tactile hairs around the eye, nose and mouth of the horse—are sensory organs. And just like cat’s whiskers, they allow the horse to gather information about the environment. Around the eyes they serve as protection and, around the blind spot of the nose, they take over from the eyes.

The FFE has just incorporated a rule on this subject in their General Competition Regulations and, from early 2019, competing on a horse that has been deprived of his/her vibrissae is no longer permitted...

Read more here:
https://vetpracticemag.com.au/france-bans-the-trimming-of-horse-whiskers/?fbclid=IwAR2FL97dNhW1bShFPbkqTQENQqGufbUW8vvehh31jcgT-xQcHLey_1T-LfE

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The most violent group of people who ever lived: Horse-riding Yamnaya tribe

DailyMail.co.uk - Full Article

The most violent group of people who ever lived: Horse-riding Yamnaya tribe who used their huge height and muscular build to brutally murder and invade their way across Europe than 4,000 years ago

• Yamnaya people dominated Europe from between 5,000 and 4,000 years ago
• They had nutritionally rich diets and were tall, muscular and skilled horse riders
• It is believed they exploited a continent recovering from disease and death
• They spread rapidly, adapting and massacring their way throughout Europe
• Slaughtered Neolithic men in prehistoric genocide to ensure their DNA survived
• They made their way to Britain and within a few generations there was no remains of the previous inhabitants who built Stonehenge in the genetic record

By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 15:49 EDT, 29 March 2019 | Updated: 03:10 EDT, 1 April 2019

A brutish tribe of people who lived in the Neolithic era more than 4,000 years ago is being touted as the most violent and aggressive society to ever live.

A growing body of evidence is convincing archaeologists that the Yamnaya society ruthlessly massacred opposing societies.

It is believed the primitive society capitalised on disease, warfare and famine and unceremoniously swept through Europe, destroying entire civilisations and leaving destruction in their wake.

DNA evidence from several prehistoric burial sites has revealed hoards of these tall, muscular and violent warriors would overwhelm other societies on horseback.

They would murder men and sire their own children so that within a few generations the presence of the previous societies is all but eradicated...

Read more here:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6865741/The-violent-group-people-lived.html?ito=rss-flipboard