Summer fun: snakes and ticks

Back East, ticks give me the heebie-jeebies. They and the linked prospect of getting Lyme Disease, represent one of the biggest impediments to carefree outings. Here in Colorado during the summer months, it’s rattlesnakes. The possibility of harm and crisis – for horses, humans, and […]

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Tell Us Your Ah-Helmet Moment

Tell us about your ah-helmet moment! Great news, readers! We’re teaming up with another top-notch company to bring you a series of spectacular giveaways. We’re kicking off a six-month giveaway series with Troxel this week with the hope that our readers will keep their noggins […]

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Progress with Ride Along Dog

Development of our Ride Along Dog took a long pause as we moved from Iowa to Utah last year. However, after a few outings here, Kip, the young Australian Shepherd, is making great strides. Partial credit is due to the new use of an electric […]

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Firefighters save horses from icy pond

One of the things I learned while being certified in Large Animal Rescue: Us horse owners are often more hindrance than help in a large animal emergency of the technical sort. Take the dramatic rescue of two horses who fell through the ice recently: Had […]

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Vet reflects on tornado

  More than a month after an EF-5 tornado ripped apart Moore, Oklahoma, Dr. Clayton McCook paused to reflect on the damage, the recovery, and the prospects. EF-5 is a Level 5 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale; it is the highest level, with “incredible” […]

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A Horse’s No Win Situation

That was the tough, take-away message from Dr. Rebecca Gimenez when asked about how to protect your horses in the event of a tornado. Close them in barns and you run the risk of harming them when the barn collapses. You may also stress them […]

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