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19 Februari 2017 Hi Folks. Semoga Anda semua baik dan memiliki minggu yang indah. Hujan musim panas terus berlanjut. Cukup menakjubkan. Biasanya kita membeli Air dari Truk lokal sekarang tapi tahun ini, Tank hampir penuh. Iklim telah berubah dengan Sydney mendapatkan Weather kami dan kami mendapatkan North West Western Australias. Kami terus mendapatkan ujung ekor badai di atas sana, melalui Jet Stream yang berada tepat di bawah Pelabuhan Victor menuju Tasmania. Pola Cuaca telah berubah. Untuk lebih baik bagi kita dan merugikan NSW. DRESSAGE TODAY Sangat Bangga dengan dua Girls Today. Dulce membuat penampilan pertamanya di Dressage Toady, bersaing dalam Ujian Novice Awal dan paling sulit hari ini dan adalah seorang Gadis yang Baik dan sangat bangga, seperti yang kami harapkan. Dia memiliki sedikit untuk hidup sampai setelah His Full Brother Cappo. Dia berkompetisi secara tidak resmi dan HC agar tidak mengambil Pita dari Amatir Kami tidak tahu hasilnya meskipun saat kami membawa Her Home untuk memberi pengalaman pertama yang baik kepadanya, untuk tidak berkeliaran lama. Hanya 20 derajat di Southern Southern Vales dan sangat menyenangkan itu. Selamat kepada Canteen Lady, arena yang indah dan harus lebih banyak acara yang diadakan disana. Inilah Tes Novice nya GAINSBOROUGH SOAP Gulma masih terus datang dan sekarang akan melakukan langsung ke Musim Dingin. Salah satu sisi bawah hujan musim panas. Nyonya HP menginap di sana lagi pada suatu malam minggu ini dan mengunjungi suster mudanya yang memiliki dua tumor dari Her Spine minggu lalu :( Bagaimanapun, dia baik-baik saja dan kembali ke rumah sekarang. Saya telah diminta untuk mendekati Anda untuk melihat apakah Anda akan Tertarik dengan sebuah klinik pembinaan di sini.Tampaknya komite dressage baru di sebuah klub sedang mencari pelatih baru yang bisa melatih (kata-kata mereka lol). Mereka mencoba meniru Nikki karena rupanya dia adalah satu-satunya junior yang bergerak maju di area tersebut ( Kata-kata mereka yang terakhir sedikit lagi) .Saya cukup yakin bahwa saya tahu apa tanggapan Anda akan :-) tapi pikir Anda menghargai umpan balik yang bagus pula. Di samping catatan JT kuda berpakaian itu adalah JT yang mengincar kuda hari ini (mum ride) dan terima kasih Tuhan atas satu kendali yang berhenti saat dia memutuskan kapan ternak mulai bermain dan kembali merasa bahwa itu adalah tumpukan kesenangan dan mencoba menyumbang denganku . FACEBOOK KUIS MINGGU Ini sangat mengecewakan saya, yang pada 2017, setelah 5 Tahun membasmi otak saya dalam usaha untuk mendidik, bahwa mayoritas Pemilik Kuda masih memiliki Reaksi Jerem Jerk secara default, untuk menyalahkan setiap Kuda yang bertindak naik. Inilah salah satu yang terbaru saya. Sekali lagi. Pada dasarnya TIDAK ADA NARKOBA. Dalam Karir saya, hanya 1 dari 1000. Hanya ada Kuda dengan penderitaan Veteriner, Psikologis atau Manusia Inilah Video Kuda yang mengerikan sekarang di sini adalah Video yang melambat. Dan jadi sekarang Anda pasti akan melihat hal berikut: Temperamen dan kecerdasan yang indah Bagian samping Kaki di 14 Detik Kaki Kelinci melangkahi detik-detik Pelacak yang bengkok dari belakang samping Kaki Penarikan satu atau kedua kaki kaku, melalui Pasir di sekitar Setiap detik Buck Perubahan Memimpin dan lebih Jadi tolong Teman, mulailah berpikir untuk Kuda. Hanya dengan begitu Anda dapat mengklaim sebagai Kekasih Kuda. ARTIKEL HARI YANG DIBUAT SAAT KULIT KULIT Kekuatan pendorong di balik transformasi taman bersejarah di Northumberland meninggal dalam kecelakaan yang tragis, sebuah pemeriksaan telah didengar. Penny Norton terbunuh saat kuda yang dikendarainya tergelincir dalam lumpur dan tersandung pada November lalu. Kematiannya mengejutkan masyarakat di sekitar desa Whalton, di mana dia terkenal dan di mana dia dan suaminya, Timothy telah menghabiskan bertahun-tahun untuk memulihkan kebun berdinding di rumah Whalton Manor mereka. Nyonya Norton melanjutkan untuk membuka rumah manor abad ke-17 - yang dirancang pada tahun 1908 oleh Sir Edwin Lutyens dan Gertrude Jekyll - kepada publik untuk dinikmati. Dia juga pernah menjadi ketua Whalton Parish Council dan ketua Tranwell Windfarm Action Group yang berhasil melawan turbin angin di pedesaan Northumberland pada tahun 2013. Setelah kematiannya pada tanggal 23 November, Arsip Northumberland, yang telah bekerja dengan Nyonya Norton dalam sebuah seni dan warisan. Proyek yang mengeksplorasi sejarah Whalton Manor, menyampaikan belasungkawa pada halaman Facebook-nya, dengan mengatakan: Kami ingin mengakui warisan indah bahwa dia telah meninggalkan kita semua. Pemeriksaan singkat di Newcastle pada hari Senin mendengar bahwa Nyonya Norton berusia 68 tahun telah keluar berkuda dengan seorang teman saat kudanya tergelincir dalam lumpur dan tersandung. Asisten koroner Karin Welsh berkata: Penny jatuh dari kuda dan mendarat sedemikian rupa sehingga dia tidak sadarkan diri dan tidak bernafas. Dia juga pernah menjadi ketua Whalton Parish Council dan ketua Tranwell Windfarm Action Group yang berhasil melawan turbin angin di pedesaan Northumberland pada tahun 2013. Setelah kematiannya pada tanggal 23 November, Arsip Northumberland, yang telah bekerja dengan Nyonya Norton dalam sebuah seni dan warisan. Proyek yang mengeksplorasi sejarah Whalton Manor, menyampaikan belasungkawa pada halaman Facebook-nya, dengan mengatakan: Kami ingin mengakui warisan indah bahwa dia telah meninggalkan kita semua. Pemeriksaan singkat di Newcastle pada hari Senin mendengar bahwa Nyonya Norton berusia 68 tahun telah keluar berkuda dengan seorang teman saat kudanya tergelincir dalam lumpur dan tersandung. Asisten koroner Karin Welsh berkata: Penny jatuh dari kuda dan mendarat sedemikian rupa sehingga dia tidak sadarkan diri dan tidak bernafas. Ambulans Udara Besar Utara menyerangnya ke RVI di Newcastle dimana pemindaian MRI menunjukkan luka-luka bencana. Meskipun ada upaya terbaik dokter dia tidak mendapatkan kembali kesadaran dan penyebab kematiannya adalah luka traumatis pada batang otak dan sumsum tulang belakangnya, katanya. Miss Welsh mencatat kematian Nyonya Nortons sebagai akibat kecelakaan. Menggambarkan dirinya sebagai wanita yang sangat aktif, dia mengatakan bahwa dia akan dilewatkan oleh masyarakat dan berharap keluarganya bisa merasa nyaman dengan kenyataan bahwa dia telah melakukan sesuatu yang dia cintai pada saat kecelakaan itu terjadi. PASSIONATE DRESSAGE RIDER DIES Pesaing berpakaian bersemangat telah meninggal setelah dia dilemparkan dari kudanya ke sebuah properti di sebelah selatan Auckland. Tributes dibayarkan kepada Tracey Blackmore-Sorrell, 40, yang terkenal di kalangan kelompok berkuda Kiwi sebagai penunggang kuda yang penuh gairah dan berpengalaman. Pada tanggal 30 Januari, ibu dua anak itu jatuh dari kuda yang dipintalinya ke belakang sebuah truk di sebuah properti di Tuakau. Dia terjatuh tak sadarkan diri dan juga mengalami serangan jantung, kata seorang juru bicara helikopter Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Staf St John Ambulance merawatnya di tempat kejadian sebelum dia diterbangkan ke Rumah Sakit Kota Auckland dalam kondisi kritis. Namun, Blackmore-Sorrell meninggal esok harinya. Dia digambarkan dalam peringatan kematiannya sebagai jodoh bagi suaminya Chris Sorrell dan ibu yang memujanya pada dua gadis muda, Maddie dan Hayley. Tracey menjalani hidup dengan maksimal, selalu dengan senyum di wajahnya dan akan sangat dirindukan kita semua, pemberitahuan itu terbaca. Sorrell memposting di depan umum di Facebook untuk berbagi berita tragis. Dengan berat hati saya menasihati Anda semua Tracey yang meninggal kemarin setelah mengalami kecelakaan tragis, tulisnya. Umpan Balik Iklan Kami menghargai semua dukungan dan cinta Anda. Pasangan ini memiliki Spurs of Counties, sebuah toko pelana online, dan Blackmore-Sorrell berkompetisi dalam kompetisi berpakaian di Selandia Baru selama lebih dari 20 tahun. Klinik berpakaian Selandia Baru juga membayar upeti di Facebook. Dengan kesedihan kami laporkan meninggalnya Tracey Blackmore-Sorrell. Tracey adalah seorang dresser yang penuh gairah dan berada di dekade ketiga sebagai pesaing dressage. Belasungkawa kami kepada keluarga Traceys. Sebuah layanan untuk Blackmore-Sorrell diadakan di taman rumah orang tuanya di Coatesville pada hari Rabu. Keluarga tersebut mengucapkan terima kasih atas semua layanan darurat dan staf rumah sakit atas perawatan dan dukungan mereka. LLAMA MENJADI KULIAH KUNINGAN RUSAK KULIT SERI SERIUS SEPERTI BURSA KUDA CHINA: Seorang pria ditinggalkan dengan beberapa patah tulang setelah kuda yang dikendarainya di sebuah jalan di Cina timur melesat dan menabrak mobil yang bergerak cepat. Insiden di Rugao di provinsi Jiangsu tertangkap kamera pengintai lalu lintas, Jiangsu Television melaporkan. Rekaman tersebut menunjukkan bahwa kuda tersebut berderap kencang lepas kendali terhadap arus lalu lintas sebelum menabrak mobil yang mendekat. Penunggang kuda, yang nama lengkapnya tidak diberikan, dilemparkan ke udara pada saat benturan dan kuda kemudian berlari. Penunggangnya mengalami banyak patah tulang dan kehilangan beberapa giginya. Kuda itu masih hilang, kata laporan itu. Mobil itu tampak menyipit dengan kaca depannya hancur berantakan. Penunggang kuda tersebut memutuskan untuk menunggang kuda di jalan karena dia lapar dan ingin segera pulang, katanya. Segera setelah saya naik kuda, karena ada banyak mobil dan banyak yang membunyikan klakson pada kami, kuda itu ketakutan, katanya. Seorang petugas polisi, Huang Jin, mengatakan bahwa dia belum pernah melihat kekacauan di jalan sebelumnya. Kuda dikategorikan sebagai ternak dan mereka tidak seharusnya dikendarai di jalanan sebagai alat transportasi, kata Huang. Polisi memutuskan bahwa penunggang kuda tersebut bertanggung jawab atas kecelakaan lalu lintas tersebut, Yangtse Evening Post melaporkan. Seorang perwira polisi, Huang Jin, mengatakan bahwa dia belum pernah melihat kekacauan di jalan sebelumnya. Kuda dikategorikan sebagai ternak dan mereka tidak seharusnya dikendarai di jalanan sebagai alat transportasi, kata Huang. Polisi memutuskan bahwa penunggang kuda tersebut bertanggung jawab atas kecelakaan lalu lintas, sejumlah sumber melaporkan. - South China Morning PostAsia News Network BERDASARKAN KEADAAN FELONY Fulton County, Georgia Pada bulan Juli 2016, Brandon Fulton ditangkap dan didakwa dengan kekejaman terhadap kejahatan hewan saat petugas menemukan 4 ekor kuda yang mati dan 8 kuda kurus di propertinya. Yang cukup mengerikan kembali ada. Kuda-kuda tersebut berada dalam berbagai tahap penguraian, Direktur Dinas Pengendalian Hewan Fulton County Tim Poorman mengatakan kepada wartawan. Kontrol Hewan melanjutkan dengan mengatakan bahwa pelecehan kuda terburuk yang pernah mereka lihat. Hewan yang diadvokasi baru-baru ini menghubungi kontrol hewan untuk melaporkan Fulton mengalahkan kuda. Ketika petugas tiba, mereka menemukan bahwa Fulton telah memiliki 4 ekor kuda lagi, dan mereka tidak memiliki akses terhadap air. Dia didakwa dengan 4 tuduhan lebih banyak kekejaman terhadap hewan pada hari Senin. Pengacara fultons berpendapat bahwa tuduhan tersebut palsu, dan mengklaim bahwa masyarakat tersebut hanya menyebabkan masalah bagi Fulton karena dia tidak diinginkan. BEBERAPA MINI HORSES KILLED Van Vlack, Texas Tornado yang kuat merobek kota kecil di Texas kemarin, melukai 6 orang dan menghancurkan 25 rumah. Sementara tidak ada orang yang terbunuh dalam tornado EF-1, laporan tentang banyak kuda yang terbunuh masuk. Di antara laporan tersebut ada 8 kuda mini yang dimiliki oleh seorang pria tua yang nyaris tidak dapat melarikan diri dengan hidupnya karena rumahnya terkoyak oleh angin yang mengamuk. . Ajaibnya, beberapa minis bertahan di rumah tempat 8 teman kawanan mereka kehilangan nyawa. 3 minis dilaporkan selamat dari siksaan yang mengerikan tanpa goresan. Miniatur itu bukan satu-satunya yang terkena tornado, kuda-kuda mengembara di jalanan dan jalan raya karena pagar dan tempat penampungan mereka hancur. KORBAN MATI KIRI DI SISI JALAN selama 3 HARI Pelatih kuda dan petani telah menceritakan saat menyedihkan dua dari kuda poni terbunuh dalam tabrakan dengan mobil di Dartmoor sebelum dia meninggalkan mayat mereka di pinggir jalan selama tiga hari sebagai peringatan untuk Pengemudi untuk lebih berhati-hati. Verity Nicholls kehilangan dua dari kuda poni Dartmoor pada hari Jumat pekan lalu saat mereka berada dalam tabrakan mengerikan dengan sebuah mobil di tepian antara Yelverton dan Princetown. Polisi telah mengungkapkan bahwa mereka tidak melakukan tindakan terhadap pengemudi yang terlibat dalam hantaman saat mengemudi dalam batas kecepatan dan bahwa tabrakan terjadi saat seekor kuda poni melangkah ke jalan mobil. Ms Nicholls mengatakan bahwa dia ingin meninggalkan kuda poni di pinggir jalan selama beberapa hari untuk membuat pengemudi sadar moor - sebuah tema yang bisa dengan mudah datang dari sebuah kampanye yang diluncurkan oleh Western Morning News sejauh tahun 1999. Dalam sebuah komentar yang dimuat di Facebook Setelah hancur pada hari Jumat, Verity berkata: Malam ini saya menyaksikan sesuatu yang belum pernah saya lihat sebelumnya. Dua dari kuda poni kami terbunuh malam ini 37 meter di samping mobil yang sama. Dia mengungkapkan bahwa pengemudinya mengatakan bahwa dia tidak ngebut saat kecelakaan itu terjadi. Dia menambahkan: Saya ingin menambahkan bahwa kuda poni ini akan dijemput pada hari Senin. Maafkan saya untuk adegan yang menyedihkan tapi meninggalkan mereka di sana akan mudah-mudahan membuat lebih banyak driver sadar moor. Kematian kedua kuda poni itu digambarkan oleh tim peternakan spesialis sebagai salah satu tabrakan terburuk yang pernah mereka lihat melibatkan hewan di tegalan. Seorang pengendara mobil di Corsaux Vauxhall yang melakukan perjalanan di sepanjang Debu B3212 ke Princetown Road mengalami tabrakan dengan kuda poni beberapa saat sebelum pukul 8.20 malam pada hari Jumat. Pengemudi melarikan diri dari smash tanpa cedera serius dan mampu memberikan pernyataan kepada polisi meskipun saksi mata menggambarkan mobilnya sebagai write off. Namun, salah satu kuda poni meninggal karena luka internal yang diderita dalam benturan sementara yang lainnya meninggal setelah kedua kaki belakangnya dan kaki depan dibiarkan patah. SURAT HARI YANG MENGHANCURKAN HORSES DI INGGRIS Saya kembali naik setelah istirahat 18 tahun dan berusia 52 tahun. Dulu saya memiliki paha Welch C 13,2 poni di usia 30an 30an, tapi ketika dia meninggal saya berhenti berkuda pada saat saya memiliki bayi kecil dan tidak banyak waktu atau uang. Pada bulan September 2016, ayah saya meninggal, meninggalkan sejumlah uang dan saya menemukan sebuah pelayaran Andalucian Arab yang indah (15 jj) di sebuah rumah penyelamatan hewan di Wales. Aku tidak tahu banyak tentang dia, tapi pergi untuk mengendarainya keluar sekali dan sekarang aku milikku. Dia menelepon Solo dan seorang pria sejati untuk ditangani. Pusat penyelamatan hewan tersebut mengatakan bahwa dia tidak diperlakukan dengan buruk, hanya saja pemiliknya tidak dapat lagi menahannya dan mereka menginginkan rumah yang bagus untuknya. Mereka mengiklankannya sebagai bukan naik pemula, tapi akan berhasil dengan baik bagi pengendara yang terampil. Dia juga sangat baik untuk dikendarai, sangat maju dan meskipun kebanyakan hes tenang, dia menjadi sangat bersemangat dan jig sangat banyak sehingga Anda harus bisa duduk dan dalam. Ive telah hacking dia cukup banyak sendirian dan di perusahaan. Tapi ada sesuatu yang mulai salah dan inilah yang membuat saya menemukan situs Anda di internet hari ini. Baiklah, jadi apa yang terjadi adalah dia terus ngebut. Dalam trotnya bisa sangat cepat, tapi dia akan melembut dan melambat, tapi jika karena alasan apapun dia melepaskan diri dari berlari dia membungkuk sedikit keras (dan tidak mungkin saya bisa menghentikannya pada saat itu) dan dia gallop . Beberapa kali pertama terjadi, saya menemukan bahwa jika saya berhenti dan tidak memasuki pertandingan menarik dengannya, maka setelah mengatakan 100-200m, dia akan mulai mendengarkan dan kemudian akan melambat dan datang ke tempat yang aman. Namun, beberapa hari yang lalu, itu meningkat dan kemejanya berlangsung lama. Yang benar apa yang Anda katakan dalam informasi Anda tentang kuda yang menguncang - dia tidak benar-benar melarikan diri - dia hanya berlari dan juga saat saya santai dan menerima saya tidak bisa menghentikannya, kemejanya menjadi kurang intens. Tapi saat kami mendekati ujung yang lurus dan ada belokan di depan atau tikungan tajam, aku bersiap-siap dan tahu dia cenderung naik ke kanan (ke rumah), aku mengambil kesempatan untuk membalikkan tubuhnya di sebelah kanan. Lingkar tangan untuk menghentikannya dengan aman. Aku merasa sangat buruk untuk kuda itu. Dengan sangat terikat, sangat sayang, kuda paling lembut yang kukenal dari segi penanganan dari tanah dan dia merasakanku dengan sangat baik. Jadi selama dan setelah berpacaran terakhir, saya tahu bahwa dia tahu bahwa saya terganggu dan tidak memegang kendali dan saya pikir itu membuatnya cemas. Dan tentu saja, saya bisa melihat eskalasi kemana hal ini akan berakhir. Juga, sama sekali tidak dia berusaha menyingkirkanku. Kurasa tidak ada yang punya tulang rusuk di tubuhnya, tapi begitu dia melepaskan diri dari berlari, dia membungkuk sedikit dan aku tidak bisa menghentikannya. Saya melihat video youtube Anda dan merasa sangat terinspirasi oleh mereka. Saya akan membawa Solo ke arena dan melihat respons mulut lateral apa yang saya dapatkan - Saya menebak hasil panen, setidaknya sampai batas tertentu. Jadi pertanyaan saya adalah menanyakan versi download DVDsonline Anda, yang harus saya mulai dengan yang diucapkan kembali Dan dengan sedikit - saat ini saya hanya menggunakan snaffle mulut yang bahagia .. haruskah saya mendapatkannya dengan side bar atau Apakah ada sedikit yang Anda rekomendasikan untuk belajar menggunakan satu kendali berhenti? Saya telah memasang beberapa foto Solo - yang 2 dengan pengendara yang saya kira berusia sekitar 5 tahun, jauh sebelum saya mengenalnya. Dan kemudian satu video tentang saya di tanah dengan dia. Jadi, Anda bisa mendapatkan gagasan tentang bagaimana rasanya. Hei, kamu sangat baik untuk membalasnya begitu cepat. Baiklah, akan berhubungan dengan Maureen dan Ill film Solo pada hari berikutnya atau dua dan upload ke youtube untuk Anda. Untuk saat ini, hanya mencoba untuk memasang kembali video pendek. Im berbasis di Norfolk yang merupakan sisi lain dari Inggris, tapi aku melihat Solo diiklankan di situs preloved dan hanya merasa dia adalah satu untuk saya. Gambar sedikit terlihat seperti Myler atau Fulmar Berharap bisa menyusulmu lagi. Maaf, saya melihat Anda menyebutkan WALES ketika saya membacanya kepada istri saya :) Hal pertama yang harus Anda lakukan adalah membuang Bit jika itu adalah NUT CRACKER EFFECT Bit kuno. Hari-hari itu hilang dan Bits ini benar-benar menggabungkan Masalah Anda. Hubungi Maureen Webb di sini di CC email ini dan di situs web di tanda tangan saya. Dan sementara Anda berada di itu, katakan padanya Poms akan menggunakan DVD ONLINE karena dia terus mengatakan bahwa mereka tidak akan Menguji Mulut lateral. Video itu Taruh di yotube UNLISTED atau private dan biarkan aku melihatnya. Email saya untuk youtube adalah yang satu ini. Dari segi Video. Ini adalah cakram RE-MOUTHING THE HORSE 2 (7 jam dan 24 menit) yang Anda butuhkan. Tidak hanya untuk menyortir dan memperbaiki kuda tapi menghabiskan banyak waktu untuk melewati CARA TIDAK UNTUK RIDE, apa yang membuat jig joging kuda. Apa reruntuhan mulut dan sebagainya. Yang akan sangat membantu Anda. Dalam hal Bit, Anda harus memiliki BIT MULUT dan kemudian Anda dapat menghapus plastik dan akan memiliki FM Sadre (dengan Barrell) Pelana Penjualan PageHorse Breaking in dan mulai Bits.htm Sekarang. Saya ingin Anda membaca sorotan kuning di Surat Anda di atas. Pada dasarnya, Anda menempatkan Hidup Anda di Tangan Kuda dan bermain Roulette Rusia, seperti banyak wanita lain di Inggris. Makanya Kematian. Saya tidak ingin Anda menjadi statistik lain, itulah sebabnya saya menulis Artikel Bolting Horse. Anda hanya harus mengambil kendali dan saya akan menunjukkan kepada Anda bagaimana untuk mencapainya. Kuda diharapkan bisa mendengarkan kita di sini, tidak mendikte istilah mereka sendiri. Wajah sederhana dari kurangnya kontrol, sama sekali, mengirim kegugupan pada Kuda dan mereka merasa seperti Kapal tanpa seorang Rudder SURAT DARI HARI YANG BELAJAR PADA LEAD Hai, saya membaca artikel Anda tentang pemeliharaan kuda dan bagaimana cara memperbaikinya ketika Anda berkuda. Saya merasa sangat berguna, namun saya memiliki masa subur yang memiliki kecenderungan untuk membesarkan diri saat bekerja. Jika dia memutuskan dia tidak mau berjalan kembali ke paddock-nya misalnya dan saya memintanya untuk terus berjalan, dia akan balik. Bagaimana ini bisa dicegah. Bisakah kamu menolong. Maka Anda TIDAK HARUS memimpin seperti Pony Club yang terlatih. Ini akan memungkinkan Anda berada di bawah tali di mana Anda seharusnya berada dan memberi Anda banyak sisa tali untuk dimainkan. Saat Kuda Muda ada di Udara, segeralah dan lepaskan Rope Anda dengan penuh semangat dan seperti sebuah Propeller, anti searah jarum jam, dengan tali yang membentang dan menuju Kuda. Jentikkan pantat Kuda dengan Propeller dan wont bisa menunggu untuk kembali ke Ground lagi, memikirkan masa depan dan bertanya-tanya apakah harus mengekspos dirinya lain kali :) Terima kasih atas artikel Anda tentang pelatihan lalu lintas kuda muda . Pernah ada kejadian kemarin dimana teman berkuda saya tidak menaati rencananya. Kupikir dia tahu lebih baik. Dia tidak mau mendengarkan saya. Tapi untuk Anda dia akan melakukannya. Saya telah diteruskan Terima kasih, terima kasih. MEREKA MEMBUTUHKAN PERUSAHAAN Hi John, semoga Anda dan Linda baik-baik saja. Saya punya beberapa saran. Kami kehilangan kuda yang sangat tua pada hari Rabu. Dia memang sangat berumur panjang. Pertanyaan saya adalah bisa penari hidup hanya dengan domba dan alpacas. Dia tampak tenang bersamanya pergi. Sejauh ini Dia mungkin merengek setengah lusin kali sehari, tidak mondar-mandir atau berkeliaran. Setelah 16 tahun berkuda dan Chelsea di uni sekarang idealnya saya tidak ingin membeli yang lain tapi pastinya menginginkan yang terbaik untuk penari. Terima kasih telah meluangkan waktu untuk membalasnya. Salam hormat sama seperti kamu berdua. Ya, jangan khawatir dengan itu. Just tough it out dan memanjakannya sekarang dan lagi. Kuda cukup senang dengan Domba dan Hewan lainnya dan bahkan Bella Alpha Mare menyesuaikan diri dengan mereka di sini di Victor. Sebenarnya ada seekor Kuda di Inglewood, yang memiliki Domba di bawah perutnya, sama seperti Ikan Sucker di Hiu, Bertahun-tahun. Teman terbaik 12 Februari 2017 Hi Folks. Bagaimana kabarmu semua harapan kalian semua memiliki minggu yang baik dan tidak meleleh. Sulit dipercaya tapi kami tidak mendapatkannya. 17 derajat Celcius lebih dingin dari Adelaide di salah satu Hot Days. Nyonya Hp mengajar di 42 Gelar Hari di Adelaide. Terima kasih banyak. ) Surga. Tentu saja tidak, tidak ada hubungannya dengan Jay tua yang baik. My Od Mate di Lewiston akan menyukai yang ini. Ingatlah lebih dari 12 bulan yang lalu ketika saya berani merendahkan negara baik Australia Selatan itu karena gagal pemerintah yang sekarang bangkrut dan tanpa jawaban. Total gagal Sekarang mereka dalam mode panik, mencoba menemukan Power untuk dimasukkan ke dalam Grid sehingga lebih banyak usaha yang tidak dilipat. Tentunya Rakyat yang Baik di Negara ini tidak cukup buta untuk mengembalikan mereka keesokan harinya GAGAL KEKERASAN, GAGAL JALAN, RUMAH SAKIT GAGAL dan tidak ada jawaban. MRS HP bersaing lagi. - tidak resmi dan HC Pekan Depan di Southern Vales Club yang indah dan untuk kunjungan pertama Gal Dulce saya. Yang indah menyaksikan prosesnya, bukan itu dia, untuk memori, 6 minggu mulai. GAINSBOROUGH DONNER BELLA telah memiliki Foum Filly yang indah yang telah banyak dicari. Saya harus memuji Janeth Flowers of Grandview Park Stud atas usaha Breeding dan perhatiannya terhadap detail. Dan pengelolaan Foals-Nya, terlihat di sini oleh ketenangan dan kasih sayang mereka terhadap Manusia. Kebetulan, ingat luka ini Ini Kemarin :) Terima kasih Dokter Peter McGrath GAINSBOROUGH SOAP OF THE WEEK Menuju Lilly, Sharny dan Families, untuk menyapu baik di luar Yards mereka dan tetap terlihat bagus. Terima kasih Folks FOTO DARI HARI TIP HARI Jika Mare mulai mengepel lebih awal, menelepon dokter hewan. Bisa jadi plasenta Titus. Google itu GOSSIP OF THE DAY Dressage Queen pergi ke Melt Down Down di Victorian Dressage Festival, menjerit untuk banyak Menit, penyalahgunaan tidak senonoh kepada Penunggang lain, di depan Puluhan Pelatih. Negara EA Bosses mendesak klarifikasi segera pada keadaan EA Nasional tapi Powers hanya berbicara satu lawan satu, dengan pertanyaan yang diminta untuk versi. Kasus Pengadilan pertama yang melibatkan Kuda melepaskan diri dari si Kembar dan melukai seorang Anggota Publik. Polisi Victoria masuk ke Dealer Kuda. Hal-hal akhirnya berubah. Ini akan menjadi Kasus yang sangat penting. BERITA HARI ISABEL MENANG MUDAH. Seolah untuk lebih memperkuat supremasi absolut mereka, dunia no. 1 kemitraan Jerman Isabell Werth dan kuda betina hebat Weihegold memastikan kemenangan ketiganya dari Piala Dunia FEI Dressage 20162017 di Liga Eropa Barat di Amsterdam (NED) hari ini. Setelah menghasilkan skor personal terbaik untuk melengkapi line-up di leg kedua seri Lyon (FRA) pada bulan Oktober, mereka langsung kalah saat mengawal posisi pole di babak berikutnya di Stuttgart (GER) berikut ini. bulan. Namun hari ini, merek Freestyle mereka 90,720 persen adalah yang tertinggi yang pernah diraih oleh pembalap berusia 47 tahun yang diakui secara luas sebagai Olympian berkuda paling medik sepanjang masa. Runner-up adalah pemenang dari leg sebelumnya di London Olympia, Britains hebat Carl Hester dan Nip Tuck, sementara petenis Swedia Patrik Kittel menghasilkan tumpangan terinspirasi dengan kuda betina Deja yang menawan ke slot ketiga. Pembalap Belanda memenuhi lima tempat berikutnya, yang diketuai juara juara FEI World Cup Sportio tahun 2002 Edward Gal yang menempati posisi keempat dengan Glocks Voice dan 2016 pemegang gelar Hans-Peter Minderhoud dan Glocks Flirt di posisi kelima. Gal pertama kali mencatat skor di atas 80 persen saat masuk ke 11 dari 15 starter. Dan, di samping cincin itu, Minderhoud tampaknya akan menyusulnya dengan beberapa pekerjaan hebat dari pengelasan 16 tahun sampai hancur berantakan untuk pasangan ini pada tahap penutupan. Tes Kittels hanya menggelegak dengan kegembiraan saat kuda ajaibnya menari-nari dengan umpan Stevie Wonder untuk tampil di depan dengan tanda 80.269 namun dengan mudah, Werth mengangkat permainan dengan penampilan yang berada di kelas tersendiri. Dia kemudian mengatakan bahwa ini adalah Freestyle terbaiknya, dan ini merupakan sebuah pernyataan dari peraih medali emas enam kali Olimpiade yang mengambil gelar pertama dari dua gelar FEI-nya di Piala Dunia pada tahun 1992. Deru persetujuan untuk skornya masih terus berlanjut. Seperti yang terakhir, Hester memasuki arena dengan Nip Tuck yang memberinya perasaan paling baik yang pernah saya lakukan dengan dia, mengeposkan 83.325 untuk posisi kedua. Tapi Werthlah yang mencuri hati orang banyak yang memberinya, dan kuda betina 12 tahunnya, tepuk tangan meriah. Saya sangat bahagia, ini adalah bentuk terbaik kami dan saya berharap dapat menyelamatkannya selama saya bisa Kita menjadi lebih aman dengan musik, lebih percaya diri dan bersamaan dengan itu, ini benar-benar hari yang sempurna katanya. Werth kini telah pindah ke puncak klasemen Liga Eropa Barat di depan Hester di urutan kedua dan Irelands Judy Reynolds di urutan ketiga, dan pembalap Jerman tersebut terlihat favorit untuk gelar ketika seri Final berlangsung di Omaha, Nebraska (AS) di Delapan minggu. 1, Weihegold Old (Isabell Werth) GER 90.720 2, Nip Tuck (Carl Hester) GBR 83.325 3, Deja (Patrik Kittel) SWE 80.269 4, Glocks Voice (Edward Gal) NED 80.425 5, Glocks Flirt (Hans Peter Minderhoud) NED 79.610 6, Apache (Emmelie Scholtens) NED 78.016 7, Cennin (Madeleine Witte-Vrees) NED 77.649 8. Zippo (Patrick van der Meer) NED 75.320 9, Tiamo (Jorinde Verwimp) BEL 75.095 10. Zaire-E (Jessica von Bredow- Werndl) GER 75.055 11, Foco Loco W (Borja Carrascosa) ESP 74.170 12, Rustique (Mai Tofte Olesen) DEN 72.399 13, Don Gregorius (Inna Logutenkova) UKR 71.121 14, Amorak (Stephanie Brieussel) FRA 68.904 15, Lorenzo (Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez) ESP Elim. FAREWELL PARZIVAL Jerich Parzival dan Adelinde Cornelissen akan terlihat di depan umum bersama untuk yang terakhir kalinya bulan depan. Pengelasan berusia 20 tahun oleh Jazz dan pembalap Belandanya akan terlihat dalam upacara perpisahan resmi di Pameran Indoor Brabant 50, Belanda, (9-12 Maret) selama sela kelas gaya bebas Piala Dunia. Seorang juru bicara acara tersebut mengatakan bahwa penggemar akan dapat menikmati semua hal yang menarik sekali lagi, bersama dengan semua orang yang terlibat dengan pasangan yang sangat sukses ini. Saya ingin memberikan perpisahan Parzival di Belanda dan saya memiliki kenangan indah di Indoor Brabant, kata Adelinde. Kami merayakan banyak keberhasilan di sini bersama-sama, termasuk memenangkan Final Piala Dunia. Kombinasi tersebut telah terjadi sejak tahun 2002, saat Parzival yang berusia lima tahun tiba di halaman Adelindes. Kesuksesan besar pertama mereka terjadi lima tahun kemudian, saat mereka dinobatkan sebagai juara tur dalam negeri dalam negeri, membawa kejuaraan luar negeri di luar negeri pada tahun berikutnya. Pada Kejuaraan Eropa pertama mereka, di Windsor pada tahun 2009, mereka berada di tim pemenang medali emas namun juga meraih emas individual di grand prix special, dengan nilai rekor dunia 84.042, dan perak dalam gaya bebas. Selama tahun-tahun berikutnya, Adelinde dan Parzi berada di tim pemenang medali emas Belanda di kejuaraan dunia 2010 dan tim peraih medali perunggu di Kejuaraan Eropa 2011. Mereka memenangkan grand prix spesial dan gaya bebas. Mereka juga memenangkan final Piala Dunia 2011 dan 2012 dan, di London 2012, perunggu perak dan tim individu. Adelinde menarik petenis berusia 18 tahun yang sudah berusia 18 tahun dari kejuaraan dressing Belanda 2015 karena ia belum menunjukkan kebugaran yang cukup untuk bersaing. Dia kembali ke tim Belanda untuk Olimpiade Rio namun Adelinde pensiun pada masa grand prix saat dia demam, digigit di wajah. ANCAMAN BESAR KE PUSAT EQUESTRIAN Petugas pemadam kebakaran saat ini sedang menangani kebakaran gudang besar di Cressing telah mengeluarkan peringatan asap untuk wilayah tersebut. Dua pemadam kebakaran dari Braintree dikirim ke Braintree Road di desa pada pukul 12.48 pagi hari ini untuk melaporkan sebuah gudang yang dekat dengan pusat penunggang kuda yang berukuran 20 meter sampai 50 meter benar-benar menyala. Petugas pemadam kebakaran menghabiskan 12 jam di Cressing Farm Park, yang dimiliki oleh Kentang AWM dan juga merupakan rumah bagi Deanswood Equestrian Centre. Tidak ada yang terluka dan tidak ada hewan yang terluka dalam kobaran api tersebut, kata seorang juru bicara api. Crews bekerja untuk menyelamatkan peralatan pertanian, termasuk kotak kuda dan mesin pertanian dengan membuangnya. Mereka juga bekerja untuk melindungi bangunan terdekat yang digunakan sebagai kantor. Meskipun usaha terbaik mereka, gudang itu hancur, juru bicara menambahkan. Hay dan palet ditemukan di dalamnya, dan pukul 11 ​​petugas pemadam kebakaran di tempat kejadian melaporkan bahwa mereka berusaha mengeluarkan sebanyak mungkin jerami. Tetangga terbangun karena bau terbakar dan, saat angin berubah arah, awan asap besar meniup melintasi Braintree Road. Mereka yang tinggal di perumahan berhadapan mendesak agar jendela dan pintu mereka tertutup sementara kru membuat kemajuan yang mantap. Warga mengambil media sosial untuk menggambarkan pemandangan. Yang satu berkata: Saya membuka jendela saya dan menutupnya lagi, bau terbakar ada di udara dan saya pikir itu kabut di luar tapi pikir itu bisa jadi asapnya. Sementara yang lain menulis: Saya bisa melihat tanda peringatan polisi di B1018 dan mendengar banyak pembobolan dan kendaraan besar. Pemilik Pusat Kuda Deanswood memastikan bahwa semua kudanya aman dan, meski ada kekhawatiran bahwa mereka telah kehilangan semangat dan memberi makan dalam kobaran api, persediaan mereka masih utuh. Dia memuji layanan pemadam kebakaran atas tanggapan cepat mereka dan mengatakan bahwa mereka telah bekerja keras untuk mencegah agar tidak terjadi percikan api. Pukul 4 pagi, awak kapal mengubah shift dan mesin pemadam kebakaran dari Tiptree, Maldon, Thaxted dan Leaden Roding dikirim ke tempat kejadian. LUCKY UNTUK MASIH BERHARGA Michael Howell beruntung dia berjalan pergi, dari kecelakaan Januari. Dia membelok tapi masih menabrak seekor kuda di tengah Jalan Raya 269 di Birmingham Barat. Howell berharap dengan berbagi ceritanya, pemilik kuda dan ternak lainnya akan lebih bertanggung jawab. Mereka berlari penuh, teringat Howell. Dia pertama kali melihat mereka saat dia melewati sebuah bukit pada suatu pagi. Seseorang yang memiliki senter mencoba menggiring mereka keluar dari jalan raya. Saat aku mendongak, lima ekor kuda berada di tengah jalan raya. Aku membelok tapi kepala kuda menabrak kaca depan, jelas Howell. Kuda itu terbunuh dan yang lainnya lari. Howell hanya memiliki asuransi pertanggungjawaban, jadi dia berharap pemiliknya akan maju dan menanggung kerusakan kendaraannya yang diperkirakan sekitar 2.000. Mereka harus bertanggung jawab atas mobil saya bukan karena kesalahan saya, kata Howell. Tanpa tanda atau tanda pada kuda, polisi Birmingham tidak bisa menemukan pemiliknya. Berjuang Untuk Anda melakukan sedikit pekerjaan detektif. Perhentian pertama, sebuah gudang di dekatnya tempat Howell mengatakan bahwa kuda-kuda lain berlari kencang menuju. Kami menemukan gerbang terkunci. Tapi berhari-hari kemudian tiga orang sedang memperbaiki gerbang depan mengatakan seseorang telah mencoba masuk ke area padang rumput di Parkway Minor. Mereka mengatakan bahwa kuda yang lepas dari kecelakaan itu bukan milik mereka. Kami menemukan padang rumput lain di dekatnya dengan pagar jatuh. Kedua kuda itu tampak kekurangan gizi dan kami memberi tahu polisi. Local homeowners and a neighborhood church said they often see loose horses in the area. The mounted patrol is called out on occasion to round them up. They can jump over a fence or with their body weight push a fence over thats already damaged, explains Officer Maurice Cooley with the Birmingham Police departments mounted patrol. The horse Officer Cooley rides, weighs 1,600 pounds. Imagine the danger to both the animal and driver in a collision. Somebody should be responsible for these horses they are definitely owned by somebody, says Cooley. If you see livestock near roadways, call 9-1-1. A local attorney says its extremely hard to prove negligence in these cases. Its like hitting a deer Its nobodys fault unless you can prove the animals are getting out often. Howell is having to borrow a car for work now. F TRUCK LOSES IT AFTER CEMENT TRUCK ROLL OVER No one was injured Saturday after a cement truck rolled over on its side along FM 150 near the Onion Creek double crossing in Driftwood. But the resulting traffic led to separate incident in which the North Hays County Fire Rescue was called upon to rescue two horses from a trailer. (photo courtesy of North Hays County Fire Rescue) (photo courtesy of North Hays County Fire Rescue) North Hays County Fire Rescue Chief Scott Collard said emergency crews were dispatched Saturday morning to assist with the cement truck rollover. The driver of the cement truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for observation. But Collard said a driver pulling a horse trailer with two horses had to stop quickly to avoid the traffic backup that resulted from the accident. Collard said one of the horses slipped under the second horse in the sudden stop. Collard said crews responded and assisted with getting the horses untangled and safely out the trailer. Helping the NHCFR was large animal rescue training, which was taught at Texas AampM University several months ago. This was invaluable to help make a successful rescue, Collard said. Collard said a NHCFR firefighter who responded to the accident is also a veterinarian. The firefighter said the most injured horse is being treated at a large animal hospital and the prognosis looks good, Collard said. WOMAN CRUSHED BY HORSE After being crushed last week in an accident involving a horse, Wendy Inga is improving in the hospital, family members said Monday. Inga, best known in Granbury for driving a carriage in the downtown square, is recovering from internal injuries and two broken bones in one leg, her sister Diane Gilbert said. Wendy is doing better. She is still listed in critical condition, but she is stable, Gilbert said. However, doctors are predicting a lengthy recovery, she said. Only family is being allowed in to visit at this time and Inga is sleeping a lot. To help Inga pay the medical bills for what is expected to be a lengthy recovery, Gilbert said the family has started a GoFundMe account. This was her main source of income. We want to help her keep up with her bills while she is healing, Ingas friend and business partner Robin Arquette explained. Donations will be used to pay for horse feed, medical bills and other expenses while Inga recovers, she said. NEW ZEALAND CRASH Emergency services were called to the incident just after 9:50am on River Rd, Trentham in Upper Hutt. Witnesses who were backed up in traffic at the accident said the animal was visibly thrashing about as fire fighters worked to remove the roof of the float. A vet was called and the horse was given a sedative before being freed from the trailer. Stitches were applied to a wound the horse sustained before it was walked to a nearby riding centre. No people were injured in the incident. ROY, UTAH -- Roy City Police are investigating a horse shooting Saturday. The owner, 78-year-old Gail Larsen, found his horse Cinnamon with two gunshot wounds to its forehead. You can find horses all over for sale but not ones broke really well and are really gentle, said Larsen. Larsen bought Cinnamon 13 years ago with the intention of getting a horse gentle enough for his seven grandchildren and 29 great grand-children. Cinnamons biggest fan, according to Larsen, four-year-old great-granddaughter, Lydia. That was the hardest part was telling her because we had just been down here Friday, said Larsen. She loved that horse. She thought that horse was hers. Shed tell you its hers. Shes been crying non-stop since hearing the news, according to the family. Lydias older sister, 8-year-old Addisen Larson-Ware, has been supporting her. I said its going to be alright. Its going to be okay, said Larsen-Ware. Lydia doesnt understand how this could happen and frankly, neither do the adults. I dont understand. I dont understand why anybody would do that or could do that, said Larsen. Detective Josh Taylor with Roy City Police has been talking to neighbors and trying to figure out who would do something like this. Its not something they want to hear that something has been killed nearby. I know a neighbor close by said the horse was very nice and they couldnt believe someone would do that and they were kind of disturbed that someone would come out and shoot a horse of all things, said Taylor. Its an incredibly concerning crime considering all of the other animals and families that live nearby. Whos next Me or the children going to school said Larsen. The family is offering a 5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The Humane Society of Utah is adding 5,000 to a reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for shooting and killing a horse in Roy, Utah. The Roy Police Dept. said it would like to speak to anyone with information at (801) 629-8221. KICKED BY A HORSE - SPLIT LIVER COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) A toddler, who was just minutes from death when he was rushed into surgery after being kicked by a horse, has made an amazing recovery. Landon Anderson, 3, loves horses and being at his grandmothers farm. Hes there a lot, his grandmother, Wendy Sanders, said. Hes always been around these horses. They love him. Seven weeks ago, Landon did something he was told not to do. He pulled a horses tail. Next thing I know hes telling me the horse kicked him, and there was no sign of trauma when I lifted his shirt, Sanders said. Sanders took him to an urgent care in Gilbert to get him checked out. Physicians there wanted him to be taken to Palmetto Health Childrens Hospital to have his internal organs checked. Evidently between leaving there and getting to the hospital here, he went downhill, Sanders said. The ambulance communicated with the hospital and when we got here, they did a 2-minute assessment and took him back immediately to surgery. Sanders said Landons liver was nearly split in two from the kick. Doctors later told her that Landon had just minutes to live. When he came out of surgery they told me if he had been another minute or two longer, he would not have made it because he had lost over 50 percent of his blood by the time he got here, Sanders said. Sanders said she owes her grandsons life to Landons surgeon, Dr. Juan Camps, and to Palmetto Health Childrens Hospital. We wouldnt have Landon if this hospital wasnt here, and I am so thankful for them, she said. We just had our last ultrasound and (his liver) looks to be almost completely healed -- like 98 percent healed -- like it almost never happened. So he went from almost dying, to like it never happened. All because of Dr. Camps. Sanders and her grandson joined WIS-TV to share their story in honor of the hospitals 16th anniversary. A fundraiser was held Thursday to raise funds for specialized playground equipment for Palmetto Health Childrens Hospital. The hospital treats 150,000 children each year. RESCUED FROM THE FEED BIN Heres another incident to add to the long list of horses finding creative ways to get themselves into trouble. Firefighters near Windsor, Colorado, were called to the rescue on Thursday morning when a 25-year-old horse named Katie was found trapped in her own hay feeder, which appears to be made from a modified tractor tire. Two different fire crews came to the scene: The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Windsor Severance Fire Rescue. There were no witnesses around when Katie got trapped within the tire, so neither the fire crews nor her owners know how she ended up there or how long shed been stuck. She may have fallen or perhaps simply decided to lie down on her hay, as some horses do in winter. However she got there, she was wedged in and couldnt get back up again on her own. According to reports, it took at least 15 people an hour to get Katie back on her feet using a specially designed harness and a ladder truck. The horse had no apparent injuries from the ordeal, and a vet examined her afterwards and said she was OK. According to a Facebook post from Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Katie had been sick with an unspecified illness this week and the vet had already been scheduled to visit her on Thursday prior to her run-in with the tire. A BRIDGE TOO FAR Jasper National Park, Canada Trainer David Cowley rode a horse across the Glacier Skywalk for the first, and possibly last, time ever. The Skywalk suspends people, and in this case a horse and rider, 918 feet above the valley floor below. Were here to show the level of ultimate level of trust between horse and rider. What Im hoping for out of this experience is that people who are learning about it for the first time can realize the potential of a relationship that can be built between horse and rider, Cowley narrates in the video. Flanked by 4 spotters, Cowley rode his Palomino horse gingerly around the Skywalk. When Cowley and his horse finally stepped off the glass and back onto concrete, the spotters showed visible emotion of relief and began cheering. HORSE HEALTH HOW TO IDENTIFY LAMENESS Lameness essentially means an abnormal gait, which is most of the time caused by pain. How common is it Lameness is very common. It is the most important performance-limiting reason in most equine disciplines and the most common reason for the end of a horses athletic career. Many horses cope with a low-grade lameness without their ownerrider noticing it, which does not mean that they would not be happier or would do better if they were not lame In a recent research study, nearly half of general riding horses in full work, thought to be sound by their owner were actually lame when examined by a vet. Does a horse actually have to be limping to be lame The severity of lameness ranges from subtle and hardly noticeable, to severe with some horses not even being able to put weight on their sore leg. The severity of lameness often correlates with the severity of injury, but this is not always the case. Horses with a foot abscess can be very lame and hardly walk. Once the abscess bursts, lameness usually improves quickly and horses may even be sound the following day. On the other hand, horses with a severe lesion in their superficial digital flexor tendon are often not lame at all or only mildly, but if the injury is not diagnosed and treated promptly, the injury can get worse (the horse will eventually be lame) and the tendon may even tear completely. How would you identify that your horse might be lame Some horses (especially with moderate to severe lameness) will limp, which is easy to see if the horse is lame on one of the forelimbs, but in other horses lameness may be more subtle. You may notice that your horse does not do particular tasks as well as he used to. He may not want to go forwards, may prefer to go on one rein to the other, feel less powerful, or just feel flat. A dressage horse may struggle with particular movements (e.g. is late in flying changes, does not half pass correctly on one rein). A show-jumper may not want to land on one rein compared to another, or may start refusing to jump. You may find that your horse no longer works in an outline he may be behind or above the bit, heavy in the hand or just fight the contact. Some horses also change their behaviour as a result of pain, which owners can sometimes mistake for naughtiness rather than an underlying injury. If a horse finds flexion of their hindlimbs painful (e.g. because of sore hocks), they may become difficult with the farrier or when the hind feet are picked out. How can you tell which is the problem leg Forelimb lameness is usually easier to spot than hindlimb lameness. If the horse limps, he will lift his head when he puts the sore limb on the ground. Severe hindlimb lameness may be easy to spot, if the horse is not bearing weight or is dragging the limb. Again, take note of which rein your horse has started to struggle working on as this may be another indication. How can you tell which is the problem leg Forelimb lameness is usually easier to spot than hindlimb lameness. If the horse limps, he will lift his head when he puts the sore limb on the ground. Severe hindlimb lameness may be easy to spot, if the horse is not bearing weight or is dragging the limb. Again, take note of which rein your horse has started to struggle working on as this may be another indication. When would it be appropriate to call your vet If you notice or suspect that your horse is lame, it is always a good idea to call your vet for advice. Based on how urgent they think the problem is, they will advise whether your horse needs to be seen immediately, or it is ok to wait until you can get a scheduled routine appointment. What checks can you do If you find your horse lame, you should check their feet. Occasionally a stuck stone or pulled shoe can make horses quite sore. If you know or suspect which leg is lame, you can feel the leg for any unusual swelling or an area that is hot or painful. However, if you dont feel your horses legs on a daily basis, you most likely wont be able to spot problems unless quite severe. Although good to identify a problem, it is best to leave the diagnosis to your vet. What can you do to prevent lameness When buying a new horse, getting himher vetted is a good start. Your vet may spot a lameness or another issue that is not obvious to you. Keeping a horse in regular work has many benefits, including building up and maintaining muscle strength. A horse with good muscle strength is less likely to overuse joints and ligaments than a weak horse. If the horse is only occasionally worked, especially if heshe is then asked to do a lot, they may be more likely to sustain an injury. If workload is increased, it should be done gradually. Attention should be paid to the surface the horse is worked on. If the ground is too hard, it may cause concussion to the feet and other structures of the limb. If the ground is too deep, it can overload tendons and ligaments. Uneven ground may also increase the risk of injuries. The horses workload should be varied asking them the same task too many times andor too often (e.g. advanced dressage movements or jumps) can lead to overuse of various parts of the limbs and subsequently lameness. Feeling your horses leg on a daily basis will help you to get used to what is normal for your horse and to spot if he develops a new swelling or a certain area is warmer or more sensitive than usual. 6 REASONS TO TAKE UP HORSE RIDING Figures prove that riding can have great health benefits, as well as putting a smile on your face, so here are six reasons why adults should take up the sport. Being active lifts our mood, reduces stress and anxiety, improves our physical health, and gives us more energy. Megan Hawkins, PR executive for the British Horse Society (BHS), states the health benefits of riding are proven in a study commissioned on behalf of the BHS. The study found that horse riding meets the intensity level of exercise recommended by government guidelines. The report found that just half an hour of horse related activity, such as mucking out, is classed as moderate exercise, while trotting exerts more energy than playing badminton, says Megan. As well as exercise, spending time with animals is believed to raise levels of the mood-enhancing hormone serotonin, so its good for your body, brain and emotions. Megan adds: The report showed the psychological benefits of interaction with horses, with 80 per cent of participants noticing a positive change in their mood after riding. Riders felt more cheerful, relaxed and happy for being active. It was discovered anecdotally that horse riding can play a role in managing negative feelings relating to anxiety and depression. Showing producer Natalie Reynolds says: Riding is a well known stress reliever and can also help with confidence issues. It can be a huge achievement for the novice rider to even contemplate getting on a horse, let alone controlling the animal with their voice and body aids. Dressage rider Louise Bell says: A good mental state is really important and riding does have the ability to make you feel better when other things in life are going wrong. However, dont get on if youre in a bad mood as your horse will be able to feel it. In order to stay balanced in the saddle youll have to learn to use your core muscles. Natalie says: Riding physically strengthens the body, especially the core. Its a full body workout and helps to increase our balance and improves our posture. Its likely that your posture out of the saddle will improve the more regularly you ride. Louise adds: Fitness is achieved by riding, but helped more so by working on core strength as thats your anchor as a rider, especially in dressage. If youre weak in that area you need to work on it the body is an amazing thing and is the easiest to train so dont be afraid to try. 4. Burning calories out of the saddle Whether youre mucking out, grooming, pushing wheelbarrows or carrying buckets you will continue to burn calories once youre off the horse and back at the yard. Natalie says: Working with horses is constant physical work, and for people who work in an office environment, it can be a great release for them. Riding does, if you want it to, have a competitive nature and getting involved in competitions can lead to new friendships and a desire to do well. Once you start competing youll find dedication is the key to success. Dedication is what you need and there will be days when things go wrong, but the days when it goes fantastically well make up for the bad ones. If you keep your focus on your realistic goals anything is possible, says Louise. There are always new challenges whether youre a newcomer or an experienced rider. Theres always a new challenge whether its working with a certain horses personality and finding a solution or learning a new skill, such as show jumping. Horses never fail to challenge us, says Natalie. LETTER OF THE DAY NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP AND HOBBLE TRAINING Hi John. I know you will have a reason for this but these people are asking how I hobble trained and why I didnt use a rope to lift the leg and teach them to lift the front leg with the rope like others are training. So that they learn to move the foot with pressure - before putting on the front hobbles. Well, that is not part of the systems that evolved from the 1800s. They are adding new age Natural Horsemanship, to the Australian proven systems across Millions of Horses, including all the Light Horse. For starters, the worst shoeing horses on the Planet, are NH Horses, with this Lift the Leg with the rope Its all false controls, co-operating with the horse where the FENCE does not co-operate with Horses. You start lifting legs and they start evading, just the same. Learned evasions and never the total giving horses that doesnt think evade. You can train a Horse to lift Legs via a Rope, all You like and it has no association when it comes to them being trapped or fearful. So I understand the principal of which she speaks but People who do use hobbles, DO NOT do what they say. They are thinking of NH Trainers who do this BUT DO NOT hobble train. Now let me put it another way. If the fear of a Horse losing it and attempting to escape when hobbles are installed, is the motivation of the Human for going half NH in the process, one needs to consider that even if You went around and lifted all the Legs with a Rope, with the advance amp retreat that is the principal of NH (but invented by Kel Jeffrey ) and You then install Hobbles, not only the exact reaction can occur but even worse because when the co-operative approach is employed, the Horse already has cemented its pre-conceived ideas but when they are suddenly found missing (where movement is still an option for the Horse) a worse outcome can result with more reaction than normal Hobble Training. LETTERS OF THE DAY Dear Linda I recently purchased your green to dressage and inside leg to outside rein DVDs. WOW. I have watched them both a couple of times now and in 3 rides since watching them both, the improvement in my riding and the way my pony is going is at the very least amazing. It has also given a structure to each training session I do with both my horses and that in itself makes the world of difference. Thank you for such great DVDs. To see you riding young green horses is so beneficial and helps me to be kinder to myself and my horse. I will be purchasing them all. Thank you very much, I wish you lived near me Kindest Regards, Sacha Thanks Sacha. Most kind. Best of Luck. MOUNTING THE STANDARDBRED Hi Linda amp John My name is Judi and I have a Standardbred gelding 12yo amp 16hh. He is a lovely horse and I would like to have him broken to saddle. He has not been handled for eight years, so I put a bridle and saddle on him and lunged him for five minutes to see what he would do. He did not attempt to hump or object, just a little nervous. I picked up and cleaned all his feet, no problems. Would you be able to send me your info on your services etc. I realise that he would be broken to harness etc, however, not sure what steps to take so that he is able to be ridden. I would love to jump on him but he is a big horse and not going to take the risk. So, I would be grateful for your info and any advise you can give me in the interim. Kindest regards Rather than You go to al that bother and expense, You are better to follow along and do some more things yourself, with my help and then if still not brave enough, just get the Yong Local Cowboy around for the first ride. No go and watch part one and part 2 of this Now go and do this and video it for me Put it on youtbe UNLISTED OR PRIVATE and approve me to see it (horseproblemshorseproblems.au) Hi John Thank you for your help, I have watched the videos you sent me. I will take your advise and do as you say. I will test his lateral mouth first. I will have to buy a roller though, I dont have one. I bought a German Martingale from you a number of weeks ago and was very surprised at the workmanship of the product. Wow. A beaut piece of equipment. I will start work on him asap and thanks again for all your help. Kindest regards. Judi 5th February, 2017 Hi Folks. Hope You had a lovely Week and all of Your aims came true. If not, keep pushing. Its been a pretty quiet Week for once and we found time to do some of those jobs You never seem to get to. like getting my F Truck to Adelaide to have it fixed, after I dinged the front Bumper Bar when inside Bunnings Trade section and someone had pulled a large piece of Timber out in front of me and didnt slide it back in. I got in and couldnt see if and pranged. Ford quoted 4200 for a Bumber Bar go figure so I finally got my long held wish. a new Bull Bar, thus saving R.A.A. Insurance 1500 in the process :) What do You think. GAINSBOROUGH SOAP OF THE WEEK. goes to the Lady in Stable 2, for not only Her Yard maintenance but for Her caring for the property and raking up outside of Her Yard, on the Roadway. Thanks Mrs. HP is due to be back there this Week, for Lessons but advance warning, the Weather looks to be too Hot for Horses Folks. GOSSIP OF THE DAY - EA NATIONAL AND SA. Some of you may not know the latest on EA. They have asked all the state branches to approve the sale of the National office to use the funds for cash flow, they had to borrow money for the last pay run. The Equenect problem has to be bought to account. This is One Million Dollars The Australian Sports Commission are livid over the positive drug incident and the way EA have handled it and withdrawing funding from Dressage. EA are trying to save costs by centralizing a lot of processes including management of sponsorship, the branches and Executive Officers arent buying it because they dont trust EA with the money and obviously their jobs will go. Major events are headed to venues that are privately owned and run, National Dressage champs at Boneo,only a matter of time before AI3DE ends up at Wallaby Hill. EA has to wind back spending on events so it can pay wages. So its going to be some time yet before we will see any improvement in these organizations and I guess as long as members keep forking out money and dont know the details it will continue. --------- is starting a Pony Club at Kirkcaldy Park predominantly for adult riders on the basis that EA is too expensive and not catering for their needs. KP has also been asked to run a cross country class for Standard Breeds Assoc, The riders are not EA members at a competition run under EA rules. Kirkcaldy Park is owned privately by ,an ESA Board member. Regarding the Lady who spoke about the New C.E.O. in South Australia, I just make the observation that my Wife has not received any Emails of Intro, no emails of Plans, no emails of what is being done, no emails to ask what should be done and no News. 30 Minutes ago, Linda taught a new Pupil at Victor Harbor. (spent 100,000 on a new arena) She was selling Her Horse as she has lost Heart and we went and had a look at it. As of now, she is entering Southern Vales next Comp and very excited. They dont bloody get it. She was complaining bitterly about not being able to win a ribbon from Ruth, Heather, Linda and Cooper. Whats the Point. Anyhow, I dont hold me breath. Thank God we were smart enough to remove our Coach Insurance elsewhere and not register Horses. RESTRAINING ORDER A Prominent Dressage Rider has been granted a Restraining Order against a prominent Dressage Rider which means that the Defendant cannot attend any Dressage Day that the Plaintiff decides to attend. Prominent Eventing Rider successfully sells Horse that seriously injured a Young Rider who then leaves the Industry. New Owner of said Horse visits Gainsborough looking for agistment, having just been to the Vet Clinic where the Horse was declared unsound. Prominent Dressage Rider sells Horse for 25,000. Horse is unsound. The Years go by, lots of effort and then it gets Sold for 1,000. be careful out there Folks. PHOTO OF THE DAY LEASED HORSES WITHOUT WRITTEN AGREEMENTS Hi John, Someone has suggested that you might be able to help me regarding a horse related issue that Im in at the moment. Background is that I first met ------ at a -------r clinic in Perth in June 2015. She was from--------n and Im in ----------. We shared the same accommodation for the duration of the clinic. We kept in touch after that. She then decided to head to the NT to work for 6 months on a station, so I offered to look after her 2 geldings. She contributed payments for costs only, and then an additional 193. When we was still in the NT and towards the end of her stay, she offered me a 16 year old stockhorse mare that she was no longer using. I accepted the offer, but she then had someone interested in purchasing the horse. I was happy for her to sell the horse if she wanted, but she decided she would rather give it to me. I have a copy of our conversation to confirm this. She bought the horse down on the 3rd of Feb 2016. After a period of sightseeing around the SW, they eventually loaded up the 2 gelding and went back to -------. Shortly after, ---and her partner ------ moved to -----in NSW. In October 2016, ----- even offered me another stock horse mare as she had decided to go a different direction after participating in the Brumby Challenge. I recently sent the mare to be service by a local stallion, but the scan showed the she absorbed the pregancy in the heat. As it is the hot part of the year, and the mare is 16, we decided that it would be unwise to try again this season. Now ------is claiming that she wants the mare back, and that she only loaned her to me for the purposed of pregnancy. This is incorrect. She never set those conditions out, and never used the words loan or borrow. She even admits in a recent textemail that she didnt clarify the details. She is now claiming that Ive stolen the horse. She and now other people, have been threatening me and going around spreading rumours. I believe that she is back in the NT working again. Weve unsuccesfully tried to discuss the issue with her without success. Regards, --------PS. I retrain horses and your DVD has been very useful TIP OF THE DAY Do not Lease Horses for any purpose without getting a comprehensive written Document prepared and signed by both parties. There are cases across the Nation, Weekly, like the one above PREDICTIONS OF THE WEEK This one only took 2 Weeks. A horse had to be put down after being spooked by a drone outside a luxury hotel in Zermatt, according to a local paper. The horse was one of two attached to a carriage that was stationary outside the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof last week, reported the Walliser Bote. Seeing a drone overhead, the horses panicked and took flight down a path behind the hotel at such a pace that the 1.5 ton carriage fell over. One of the horses suffered several fractures and had to be put down as a consequence, Andreas Biner, the president of the community that owns the hotel, told the paper. No one was injured in the incident. While Biner stressed that that accident was exceptional, the authorities are now considering how to better prepare animals to cope with drones. According to Swiss law, no permit is needed to fly a drone that weighs under 30kg, although the pilot must always keep the drone in sight and it should not be flown over gatherings of people. PREDICTION 2 Another Murder in Victor Harbor. You import Scum Bags into the Town and You bring major strife. The 3rd in 2 Years go figure. The City Fathers couldnt understand what the Hell I was talking about NEWS OF THE DAY FORMER UNDERBELLY PROSTITUTE AND POLICE OFFICER GETS HERS A Wollongong judge has thrown out an appeal by former prostitute and NSW Police trainee Kim Hollingsworth over her 2016 conviction on animal neglect charges. Hollingsworth, whose story from Kings Cross stripper to police trainee was portrayed in the Channel Nine series Underbelly: The Golden Mile, was banned from owning horses for two years after being convicted in June last year of three charges relating to 27 malnourished and diseased horse seized by the RSPCA in 2014 from rented properties at Oakdale, Cobbitty and Wilton. Veterinarians who inspected the horses found each of the animals was severely underweight due to a lack of sufficient food for at least two months. They also discovered a litany of other medical issues including internal worms, excessively long hooves, (making it difficult to walk) and various skin conditions. Hollingsworth contested the allegations in a lengthy hearing in Wollongong Local Court, arguing she had entrusted the feeding of the horses to others who had apparently not carried out her instructions as directed. However Magistrate Mark Douglass found Hollingsworth guilty of the charges, saying she had ultimately been responsible for the animals. He placed her on a good behaviour bond and banned her from owning horses for two years. She lodged an appeal against the decision and had been due to front Wollongong District Court on Monday for a three-day hearing, however called in sick with gastroenteritis and asked for the case to be adjourned to April. However, Judge Andrew Haesler refused the lengthy adjournment and relisted the case for Tuesday, noting every month it was delayed would cost the RSPCA a further 17,000 to care for the horses. Hollingsworth failed to show up again on Tuesday due to sickness, prompting Judge Haesler to deal with the matter in her absence by dismissing the appeal. In doing so, he said hed read all the evidence presented in the local court and agreed with Magistrate Douglass finding of guilt, concluding the case against Hollingsworth had been overwhelming. Hollingsworth now has 28 days to sell or give away any horses remaining in her care as per the court orders. She must also pay the RSPCA 147,000 in legal costs and 484,000 to cover vet, feed and boarding costs for the seized horses. Hollingsworth has 364 days to appeal the decision to the Court of Criminal Appeal. BRITISH DRESSAGE HORSE SOLD TO DENMARK Fiona Bigwoods Rio Olympic medallist horse Atterupgaards Orthilia has been sold to the Danish international grand prix rider Agnete Kirk Thinggaard, and the horse has already moved abroad. After winning team silver at the Rio Olympic Games, Fiona credited the bouncy Gribaldi x Donnerschlag mare now 12 for her return to riding after a career-threatening accident in which she fell from a horse in April 2014. She now competes in an eye patch to help mitigate the double vision caused by the accident. Together Fiona and Tillie were on the British team at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen (Germany), as well as in Rio. They helped secure team silver on both occasions. It was a very hard decision but Tillie is in the prime of her competition career and I want the best for her, said Fiona. My home commitments mean I can only do around four top level shows a year and she deserves to have her full potential realised. Shes the most talented, generous and clever horse Ive ever ridden, but I know shell have the best home and chance of success with Agnete. We waved her off yesterday on her journey to her new home in Denmark. Fiona and her husband Anders Dahl have recently located to a new base near Haywards Heath in West Sussex with a guide price of 6m which needs major renovation and will take up much of Fionas time. However she has no plans to retire any time soon. I love training and competing, so my career is far from over. I have some exciting youngsters at home and am currently looking for another so Im not ready to hang my boots up just yet she added. My priority is my family and home so while I wont be out competing at the big internationals for a while, Ill still be busy at home working on producing a future Olympic champion for Britain. Fiona has recently bought a new horse, the rising six-year-old Oldenburg gelding Daytona Platinum (Dante Weltino x Charon), who finished sixth at the 2016 bundeschampionat in Germany. On Tillies sale, British Dressages chief executive Jason Brautigam said: Im sure everyone in the dressage community will be sad to see Tillie go and break this magic partnership. Shes hugely talented and still has great potential for the future, so this is a big loss to Team GBR. On behalf of British Dressage, we would like to thank both Fiona and Tillie for their significant contribution to the two team silver medals in 2015 and at last years Olympics. While this combination will be much missed, Fionas stable of exciting youngsters will hopefully mean that shes back as part of our medal-winning teams in the near future. More than a dozen neglected horses have been seized by the RSPCA from South Australian properties and are receiving urgent treatment. The RSPCA SA says it has been flooded with reports of cruelty against horses in recent weeks and has seized 15 of the animals suffering from conditions like malnutrition, emaciation, overgrown hooves and infected eyes. Chief Inspector Andrea Lewis says it will cost more than 30,000 for vets to treat the animals, which include young horses and a pregnant mare. Horses were suffering from malnutrition, emaciation and infected eyes. (Supplied) To have this number of horses come into our care at once puts a large strain on our resources, she said in a statement. But we will always do whatever we can treat and care for animals, and create the best outcomes possible for them. The RSPCA said it will cost more than 30,000 to treat the animals. (Supplied) The RSPCA is appealing to the public for the funds needed for the horses care and has already received more than 6000 in donations. It says 70 people have so far offered to provide the horses with foster care. AUSTRALIA TO HOST WORLDS RICHEST HORSE RACE Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today announced the launch of The Everest, an exciting new race with prizemoney of 10 million. This not only makes it the richest 1200 metre race in the world but also the richest turf race in the world. The Everest will be run at Royal Randwick racecourse over 1200 metres for the first time on 14 October 2017 and thereafter on the second Saturday of October each year. The Everest will be unique in Australian racing in that the race will be open to local and international buyers to purchase a place (slot) in the race at a price of 600,000. Twelve slots will be sold in The Everest through an expression of interest entitling the owner of the slot an entry in the field. The owners of these slots will be able to trade their position or alternatively partner with owners not holding a slot to enter a horse in the final field for the race. The prizemoney pool is to be fully-funded from subscribers and additional revenues generated from the event. Run under weight-for-age conditions, The Everest will be an exciting new race in Sydneys Spring Carnival. The Everest will be a game-changer for racing in Sydney and provide a stage for showcasing the best Australian sprinters against leading international contenders, said Racing NSW Chairman, Mr Russell Balding AO. Australian Turf Club Chairman, Laurie Macri said: The Everest is a joint venture between Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club, who share a vision to see more Sydney racing on the world stage. Royal Randwick itself is an international landmark, and it will now rightly showcase the worlds richest sprint over one of the best but most testing 1200m courses anywhere in racing. This represents an innovative concept and a tremendous new event to promote thoroughbred racing to a broader audience said Racing NSW Chief Executive Mr Peter Vlandys AM. Being a sprint over Royal Randwicks testing 1200m circuit, The Everest is tailored to Australian racing, Mr Vlandys added. Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Officer, Darren Pearce said: Sydney racing is going from strength to strength, and The Everest furthers our goal to attract a global audience, whilst providing Sydney with a massive drawcard in the Spring. We couldnt be more excited to add The Everest, Australias richest race, to our Sydney Spring program. Newly appointed Racing Minister, The Hon Paul Toole said: Im extremely excited about the staging of this new race. The Everest will provide another positive boost to NSW racing bringing to Sydney a world class event along with the substantial economic benefits associated with the race. CENTRE DIVISION TRAPS HORSE Monroe, Washington In a post warning people to check their divider pins, Professional Equine Services, a mobile vet, shared photos about a horse that could have been seriously injured or killed when the divider pins came loose. The divider and horse apparently thrashed around inside the trailer for quite some time before the mare became wedged under the now loose divider. It is reported the cotter pins were missing from the divider pins, and when the trailer went over a bump, the divider came loose. During the accident, the divider punched several holes in the roof. Dr. Dana, DVM, arrived and sedated the horse. The saddle and hay bags were removed, and ropes tied around the back legs of the mare. Firefighters arrived about that time, and helped remove the wedged divider. The mare was dragged from the trailer, and laid on the ground until the sedate wore off. She sustained no injuries during the incident SHOW JUMPER ATTACKS AND TRAMPLES BY STANDER Grantham, Englad A showjumper who purposefully trampled and dragged a woman by her hair has been sentenced. Amy Ridler, aged 20, admitted in court to attacking Jill Williams, 50, after she believed Williams was filming her with a cell phone. Ridler was fined 250 (316,) ordered to pay 300 (379) restitution and ordered to stay away from Williams. The attack happened in April 2016 when Ridler was showjumping at Arena UK in Grantham. Ridlers horse refused to jump the first fence, so she smacked it, hard, and tried again. Her horse again refused to go over the fence, and Ridler was eliminated. Ridler saw Williams using her phone in a way that appeared she was filming, when in reality Williams was texting and moving the phone to reduce glare from the sun. Ridler yelled at her mom, who was standing near Williams, to Get that fing phone away from her. Ridler continued yelling and cursing at Williams and threatened to trample her with her horse. TWO RODEO HORSES DIE CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN AND WASHING THE PONIES BOTTOM A man was branded dangerous after being caught having sex with a horse stabled near his home. Julian Mark Ridgeway, 54, was also told to confront his deviant sexual history after being sentenced to four years in prison with a further six years on licence by Recorder Paul Greaney QC at Leeds Crown Court. Ridgeway was convicted by a jury of trespassing at an outbuilding in South Lane, Netherton, Wakefield with intent to commit a sexual offence on May 10, last year and of intercourse with an animal between April 18 to May 10, report the Huddersfield Examiner. He lives on the same road. The court heard he was seen leading the mare, Honey, from her stable on May 10 by her owners who were keeping watch because they were suspicious something was going on. They challenged Ridgeway who ran off but semen was found matching his DNA, indicating sex on a previous occasion. Recorder Greaney said in 1990 Ridgeway was caught in a compromising position naked from the waist down washing a ponys bottom by her 16-year-old owner and had choked her within an inch of her life to silence her. He was convicted in 1991 of attempting to murder her and jailed for eight years. Mr Justice Jowett said then: You were about to behave in a disgusting manner with her pony and when she surprised you, you quite plainly decided she should not live to tell the tale. The judge added: It is quite clear to me, but for the fortunate appearance of her mother on the scene you would have kept the pressure on her throat and made no mistake about it the second time, and she would have died. Ridgeway was led from the court after that sentencing protesting I have never had sex with a horse. In the recent trial Ridgeway again maintained he had no sexual fascination with horses and denied having had sex with Honey. Recorder Greaney said: I am quite satisfied that you have a deep seated sexual interest in horses and ponies that you struggle to control and which you were unable to control in 1990 and 2016. There is a very high risk you will seek to have sex with a horse or pony in the future. He said police had serious concerns about him if disturbed in that situation and he believed had Honeys owner been alone rather than with her husband she too might have been attacked. UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HORSE DEATHS BUT WANTS TO START RESCUE RANCH An Ogema man under investigation for the starving death of three horses in his care has a Go Fund Me site seeking 10,000 to create a family horse rescue ranch. Michael E. Dahl, a White Earth spiritual leader and Ojibwe teacher at Detroit Lakes High School, set up the still-active Go-Fund-Me site on Sept. 25, 2015 and has so far received donations of 841 towards his 10,000 goal. Dahl did not return a message left on his cell phone voice mail. He has been accused by a former horse-breeder of letting three horses under his care starve to deathincluding a 2-year-old filly that was descended from the great race horse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown. Horse breeder Amber Shaide of Fargo says she gave one of the horses to Dahl as a spiritual gift, another he reportedly got from a horse rescue organization and the other he was charged with taking care of for its owner while she was away. White Earth tribal police are investigating the horse deaths, according to the Becker County Sheriffs Office. Any charges would be brought in Becker County District Court. Heres some of what Dahl wrote on his Go-Fund-Me site: Those of you that dont know me, I will do my best to tell you a little bit about myself and my endeavors. I am Michael Dahl and I am OjibweAnishinaabe from the White Earth Reservation. I am a community man, meaning that i spend most of my time in my community and doing whatever I can to make it a better place. I am also a horse lover and have been drawn to this place because it has 10 acres of land and room for pastures for my horses and a couple more. My dream is to turn this place into a family horse rescue ranch someday, so when a horse that needs to be rescued comes, a family would be able to assist in the recuperations and preparations for that horse to be adopted out. This would also be an opportunity for the family to experience a triumph together and be able to work thru some of the tragedies and hardships that I had sat with them thru previously. When the horse is ready to be adopted, the family would have the option to adopt the horse themselves and then be able to assist in the upkeep of the horse and the ranch to help defray the costs of upkeep and eventually bringing back and revitalizing the relationship with horses and our people. This is the long term dream. The three horses were found dead at the site of the proposed horse rescue ranch near Strawberry Lake late last month. One of the horses was ridden in the 2015 Love Water Not Oil Ride held by Honor the Earth, said Executive Director Winona LaDuke. We are devastated to hear that this has happened, Honor the Earth Board Co-chair Shannon Martin said in a news release. The Michael Dahl we knew was a kind person with commitments to his family, animals and community. I cant believe this type of cruelty was perpetrated. He said Dahl is no longer associated with Honor the Earth. Honor the Earth has held four horse rides along the proposed Enbridge pipeline routes, and has participated in ceremonial and spiritual horse rides against the Keystone XL pipeline and the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Spiritual horse rides continue to be central to many Nations, who have hosted the Big Foot Memorial Ride (commemorating the 300 mile ride of Chief Big Foots band, which culminated in the Wounded Knee massacre), the Dakota 38 plus 2 Ride, and many more spiritual rides. Honor the Earth says it will continue to support culturally-based work with horses, and on the reservation. Horses are healing animals, I have seen them many times help children, and many people who have experienced trauma, and I am continuously grateful to the horse nation, said LaDuke. This last years horse ride included a ride from Standing Rock to Tioga, the route of the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. She said if Dahl is ultimately found responsible for the horse deaths, it will be a mystery why he didnt ask for help. I have taken care of Michaels horses before when he was without money to care for his horses, LaDuke said. He could have easily asked me for help. To me, this is like killing a relative. I cannot understand this. Honor the Earth Board Co-chair Paul DeMain said people are angry about the needless deaths. Honor the Earth is outraged at the starving death of these horses, he said. The horses could have been afforded care by our organization had we been asked. We expect those responsible to be held accountableHonor the Earth extends condolences to the horse nation and the White Earth people for this sorrowful act. 15 HORSES FOUND DEAD IN TRIMBLE COUNTY TRIMBLE COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several dead horses were found Wednesday on a farm in Trimble County. Henry County Animal Control arrived to the home on Perkinson Lane and saw three horse carcasses from the driveway. A search warrant was issued, and animal control found the skeletal remains of 12 other horses and many rabbits on the property. Its a mess. We found more than what we thought we would find, said Dan Flinkfelt with Henry County Animal Control. You hear about it, and you dont think it is going to happen in your area. Then once it comes across, it is a huge shock. Officials tell WDRB they initially arrived to the rented home for a probation check. Twelve other horses on the property were clearly malnourished. The sheriffs office brought in several large hay bales for the horses, since there was no food in their large pasture. Investigators are not sure how long the animals were without food or water. A rescue group with Windy Meadows Equine Center arrived on scene shortly before 5 p.m. and started rounding up the remaining horses to take to their 300-acre farm in Oldham County. All the horses were immediately check by a veterinarian. Well do a slow feed-back, which is grass hay, plain ole hay and water, and you will see a huge change, said Ellie Troutman, one of the rescue workers. The owner of property could face more than 35 counts of animal cruelty and improperly disposing of a carcass and could face a year in jail for each count. GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) -- Another horse shot and killed Sunday in Grayson County, just five miles away from where a horse shooting happened last week. This is now the fourth report from this area in the last five months. Without any suspects, people in the horse community near the Grayson and Cooke County line said they are hoping their teamwork, and a special investigator now looking into these crimes, will help everyone get to the bottom of it. Gosh somethings going on here, we need to get together and we need to figure this out, neighbor Susan Johnson said, who also owns horses. This is a clear case of someone being malicious and trying to shoot the animals, Special Ranger Troy McKinney said. A multi-thousand dollar Arabian horse, shot and killed. It happened off Highway 377, just outside of Whitesboro. The owner did not want to interview, but said he found his horse lying dead on the ground Sunday morning. Its news that neighbor Susan Johnson is not taking lightly. This is a travesty towards animals, which it should never happen like this, but this might be something greater, Johnson said. Last Tuesday, someone hopped the fence on a Collinsville property, walked through the barn and shot the youngest horse right in the head. At the end of August, another horse was shot dead at a Gainesville home. Its very disconcerting, but what I love about it though is its a tight knit group of people, people are communicating, horse people are coming together in support, Johnson said. The horse community is now working to piece the info together on Facebook and they are hoping a ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association can help. Really thats what we specialize in is livestock, Special Ranger McKinney said. So therefore, maybe we can shed some light on some stuff that the sheriffs department or police department is not aware of. McKinney said hell be helping local agencies with these investigations. We want to get out that this is not going to be tolerated in this county, nor will it be tolerated in this state. McKinney said the crime is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. The Grayson County Sheriffs Office is investigating but they do not yet know how this shooting happened or who did it. It is still unknown at this time if any of the shootings are related. HORSE HEALTH F.E.I. TAKES ACTION OVER 7 POSITIVES AND HORSE DEATHS IN DUBAI The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) have announced a series of measures aimed at addressing concerns over horse welfare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after revealing that seven horses have tested positive for banned substances. The measures were also taken by the governing body following the death of seven horses in the past four weeks at events in the country, including at one FEI competition. There will now be a requirement for stables involved in equine fatalities to provide full medical history for each horse and any medication administered, as well as details of the horses nutritional programmes and training schedules, including the methods used, the hours of training and distances covered. A study will also examine each endurance course in the region, including a detailed assessment of track conditions. Inspections will take place at all remaining endurance events in the 2017 season in the country, with an expert panel of course specialists and experienced veterinarians, including the FEI Veterinary Director. Working directly with local Organising Committees to investigate equine injuries will also be carried out. The FEI said there will be increased sanctions for those responsible for injury to horses, including imposing maximum permissible fines of 15,000 per offence and penalty points. An expanded scope of individuals that can be held accountable will also be introduced, which will include trainers and veterinarians. I asked the UAE National Federation to urgently put in place measures that would specifically address the situation in the UAE and we welcome the speed with which they have responded to these very serious issues, said Sabrina Ibez, FEI secretary general. We have already expressed our concerns that the fatal bone fractures we are seeing in the UAE are possibly the result of over-training and are likely to be pre-existing injuries that havent been given sufficient time to heal. The studies that the FEI is undertaking and which will be first presented to the Sports Forum and then in more depth during the Endurance Forum in Barcelona on 23 and 24 May will help determine the causes so that actions can be taken to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The new senior management at the UAE National Federation, who met with the FEI President last month, is far more engaged and transparent than the previous administration. We are hopeful that, through their continuing cooperation with the FEI, together we will make dramatic improvements in addressing the causes of these injuries and the high levels of positives. This is something that needs to be done from the inside out and, while we can and will help from an educational perspective, there needs to be a willingness to improve from within and that now seems to be the case. A session dedicated to risk factors and bone injuries will take place at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne during April, with the initial findings of the Global Injuries Endurance Study, conducted by Dr Tim Parkin and Dr Euan Bennet of Glasgow University, set to be presented. Dr Chris Whitton from the University of Melbourne will also present on bone fatigue. Ibez stated that if there is a clear consensus on immediate actions to be taken, she will propose the use of emergency procedures to speed up the implementation of new rules. A series of meetings with trainers and team veterinarians will be hosted by the FEI in the UAE specifically to address the high level of catastrophic injuries in the region. The seven doping cases, which were announced today, have come as a result of competitions at the Al Wathba venue in Abu Dhabi, with the positive tests occurring after four different endurance events. Each of the horses tested positive for four prohibited substances: the stimulant caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, theobromine and paraxanthine. Under the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Rules, caffeine, theobromine and theophylline are listed as controlled medication and specified substances. The first two act as stimulants, while theophylline is used for the treatment of asthma and various respiratory diseases. Paraxanthine, another stimulant, is considered a banned substance under FEI rules. The first case came at a 120 kilometre ladies ride on November 26, with the horse Rafik de Kerpoint, ridden by Amy Louise McAuley, testing positive for all four substances. The horses Castlebar Lightning, Intisaar and Mraseel were found with the same substances at a 120km ride on December 17. They were ridden by Saeed Sultan Shames Al Maamri, Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum and Sheikh Sh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum respectively. Mraseel would also test positive for flumetasone, a corticosteroid which is used in the treatment of skin disorders. The four substances were again detected in a sample of the horse Salam Banquetol, which was ridden to second place in the 120km event on December 24 by Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri. Tom Jones TE and Aspenview Amir also provided samples with the substances present, with the horses ridden by Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri and Saeed Ahmad Jaber Al Harbi respectively at a 120km event on January 14. The FEI have confirmed the seven athletes and trainers Ismail Mohd, Khalifa Ghanim Al Marri and Mohd Ahmed Ali Al Subose have all been provisionally suspended from January 30, when they were notified of the sanction. All seven horses have been suspended for a two-month period. It is not the first time concerns have been made in the UAE, with Dubai stripped of the hosting rights for the 2016 World Endurance Championships after the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF) was suspended. The FEI announced the suspension due to major horse welfare issues in March 2015, but the sanction was lifted later that year, following the signing of a legally binding agreement in which the national body guaranteed horse welfare would be fully respected with FEI Rules enforced stringently at endurance events. The governing body stated last April that there had been hard work and progress in the Gulf country but deemed that there is still too much work to be done to ensure horse safety at the World Endurance Championships. Abdul Aziz Sheikh, the former head of the EEF Endurance Department, was suspended from acting as an FEI official or having any involvement in FEI activities at a national or international level for 18 months in March. He was one of three officials sanctioned after consistently failing to address FEI rules, while five riders were suspended following gross offences last February. Other allegations against the country included ghost-registered horses, with results duplicated from earlier events. No American animal is more iconic than the horse. From colonizing the West through harsh terrain, to being used in wartime during land battles, to becoming the mode of transportation before the invention of the internal combustion engine, weve grown as a nation riding on the backs of horses. Having taken so much from them over the centuries, the very least we could do in modern times is protect horses from cruelty. This is a story about an unexpected hero who is dedicating his life to doing just that. Marty Irby grew up on a family farm in southern Alabama. In his community, horse enthusiasts flocked to the Tennessee walking horse industry, so he became involved at an early age. He began riding in competitions at the age of four and eventually won eight world championships and one world grand champion title. After graduating from college and managing the countrys largest walking horse breeding farm, Irby earned himself a board seat at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, the industrys biggest trade group. A few years later, he became the youngest president in the organizations history. The association advocated for the players and companies within the industry and viewed animal advocates as a threat to their way of life, rather than an ally in protecting horses. The animal advocates pressed for reforms and for an end to a practice known as soring. Soring involves intentionally inflicting pain on the horses hooves to force an exaggerated gait in the show ring. When animal advocates expressed concerns about this mistreatment, the association viewed its role as protecting the industry against those allegations. Irby carried on this tradition for a time. It was how previous association leaders had mentored him, and it was what his community wanted him to stand for. But he knew something wasnt right. He began to witness improper practices perpetrated against the horses. He started becoming more aware of the rampant, mostly hidden atrocities in the industry. The most egregious is the hidden, yet standard practice of soring. As Irby could no longer deny, horse trainers, behind closed doors, were applying caustic chemicals like mustard oil, diesel fuel and kerosene to the horses legs and feet. Another technique they use is to cut deeply into the horses hoof and tightly nail on a shoe. This creates agonizing pain in every step the horse takes, causing them to barely touch the ground when they step. This may make their walk appear majestic, but actually, the horses are trying desperately to protect their throbbing, burning feet. An investigator with The Humane Society of the United States recorded a horse named Play Something Country, lying down in his stall groaning in pain 40 minutes after a chemical substance had been applied to his front legs. Other horses have died after suffering colic likely brought on by the pain and stress of soring. Irby couldnt take knowing what was happening to these poor horses any longer. He fought for changes from within the system and when that didnt succeed, he did something that would forever change his life he became a whistleblower. He spoke out in the media about the dark world of horse soring, and traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify in Congress in favor of legislation that would crack down on this abuse: the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. This decision to speak out against his own industry, his own community, came with a heavy price. Marty Irbys brave act cost him the most special relationships in his life. It led to his divorce and the destruction of his relationship with his father. The Tennessee walking horse community, a part of his life since birth, excommunicated him from its ranks. He even faced death threats. Irby eventually accepted a position at the arch nemesis of the breeders association he once led: The Humane Society of the United States, where he works with family farmers and horse advocates to speak up for horses and other animals in statehouses and on Capitol Hill. His pursuit to finally get the protections for horses continues. Irbys leadership, as well as undercover investigations, celebrity campaigns and the support of more than 300 House and Senate members, is keeping this issue front and center in government. Hes working with family farmers and agriculture leaders all across the country to advance the interests of farmers who are pursuing more humane methods of farming, protecting rural communities and fighting factory farming. It took courage and a healthy dose of self-reflection for Irby to confront years of belief and values, especially while doing so triggered such negative personal repercussions. His journey is also a reminder to all of us that we never know who might be the next person to take a life-altering pivot. Treating everyone with kindness and respecteven those with whom we strenuously disagreeis always the right thing to do. Aside from being morally aligned in creating a compassionate world, its a way to ensure were helping the Marty Irbys of the world find the courage they need to do the right thing. All animals, including those horses weve built such a special relationship with throughout our history, deserve the chance for more heroes to join the ranks standing by their side. Hi Folks. Hope You are all well and had a great Week. Mrs. Hp has spent 3 Days at Gainsborough, Weed Spraying and Teaching. She was mighty glad to get home to her personal Chef I can tell You. Cooking is not Her strong point Victor Harbor has been ticking along at anything between 22 and 26 Degrees, which for the dead of Summer, has been wonderful. GAINSBOROUGH SOAP OF THE WEEK goes to Janet in the Hay Shed Stables, for number one, keeping everything very tidy and neat and second, for her great efforts in rehab of Her Horse with Founder. Well done Janet. I peeked in those Three Tack Sheds shortly after everyone moved in as I was looking for a missing Tool and immediately one knows what the future will hold with Tack Shed Management. I dont know who is who but could see this one was on the Ball. PASTURE MANAGEMENT AT GAINSBOROUGH This has been a back breaking task this Year, due to the continual and almost Weekly, Summer Rains. A few Months ago, Mrs. HP physically pulled the emerging Weeds from every square inch of the Property. Now they are back. Over the past 3 Days, she has spot sprayed the whole Property. Owners of Horses, read this this A report published in the Equine Veterinary Journal presents evidence for marsh mallow (Malva parviflora) poisoning causing myocardial disease and myopathy in four horses. Marsh mallow (other names include small-owered mallow, cheeseweed, little mallow, Egyptian mallow) is found around the world, including parts of Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The plant is harvested from the wild for use as food and in traditional medicine. However, an example of how something beneficial in small amounts can be dangerous in excess is provided by the report from Australia. Four horses from the same farm developed severe muscle tremor, rapid heart rate, sweating and periods of recumbency leading to death or euthanasia. The signs resembled those of Atypical (or Seasonal Pasture) Myopathy, but none of the known culprits (Acer spp sycamore trees) was present. In fact, the pasture was practically bare, apart from an extensive covering of marshmallow. The horses had been receiving supplementary hay, but a week before the onset of signs this had been reduced to a minimal amount. Dr Jenni Bauquier of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, and colleagues, describe the clinical signs, and the subsequent investigations. They performed post-mortem examinations on three of the horses, which revealed acute, multifocal cardiac and skeletal muscle necrosis. Serum samples from two cases contained malvalic and sterculic acids. Neither was detected in serum from 10 healthy control animals. Malvalic and sterculic acids, which are cyclopropene fatty acids, are thought to be the main toxic components of the M parviflora, and probably act by interfering with fatty acid oxidation. They are found in all parts of the plant, but concentrations are particularly high in immature seeds. Poisoning in the cases included in the report occurred when the mature fruit containing seeds were present on the plant and there was little other food available. Although the horses were in reasonable body condition (condition score 49), the authors suggest that negative energy balance (caused by withdrawal of supplementary feeding) was a significant factor in the development of clinical toxicosis. When energy intake is inadequate, fat is mobilized to provide energy through the beta-oxidation pathway. Interfering with that pathway, which is how the toxins are thought to exert their effect, would thus have a more dramatic effect than under conditions of normal energy balance. The authors conclude that ingestion of M. parviora is probably related to development of acute myopathy and cardiomyopathy in horses in negative energy balance, due to its effects on fatty acid oxidation. They recommend that this plant should be controlled in areas where horses and other species are grazing, especially if adequate supplementary feed is unavailable How does Your Equestrian Centre Rate. TIP OF THE WEEK Providing You use only one PROFESSIONAL Hay Supplier (like we do) and You have inspected their Paddocks and weed control regime, then how do all of the exotic Weeds get to Your Place. In our case, they continually brings Weeds from the Wetlands down at Salisbury for they are often Swamp Weeds. They all should be shot or poisoned for they represent other dangers of disease, to Your Horses, especially the Water. PREDICTION OF THE DAY (and warning) At some stage in the future, MULTIPLE Bush Fires will break out, extending across 100s of Kilometres. These will be lit by vested interests. The Fire Authorities will not be able to manage these. You all, should seriously and privately, Fire Proof Your own Properties for You will be ON YOUR OWN. Sporting stars: Camilla with equestrians Kitty King, left, and Spencer Wilton at the reception The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the British Equestrian Federation, looked elegant in a long-sleeve black velvet dress, which she paired with black suede boots. The 69-year-old royal wore a beautiful string of pearls and matching earrings. TETHERED TO A TREE TO DIE ALMA, Ga. - A south Georgia community is outraged and heartbroken after a horse that was tethered to a tree for several days died Wednesday because it got tangled in the rope, according to Alma, Georgia, residents. Just days before the horse died, a person, who wished to remain anonymous, took a video showing the animal getting tangled in the rope and nearly falling. The person also claimed that food and water was not within reach. One of the caretakers denied that the horse had ever been neglected, saying the horse was sick and died of old age. But people who saw the horse alive disagreed, saying theyre furious that nothing is being done. When I came out here a while ago, I almost burst into tears and, probably, before the day is over, I probably will. I just want something done, said Gail Fiveash, with the Blueberry Animal Rescue Klub. A week ago, Fiveash said a friend sent her photos and videos of the horse, asking if she could help. In the state of Georgia, its illegal to have a horse tethered to anything longer than 24 hours, and there must be water within reach. But according to Fiveash, two horses on the property were tethered for at least a week. Theres actual videos of the horse being tied to the tree. Theres photos of him being tangled in the roping and shots of him after he was tangled and fell, Fiveash said. On Thursday, News4Jax spoke with Travis, one of the animal caretakers on the property, who insisted the horse died of old age. The horse was never abused. We took care of him and all that. Even the sheriff came out and investigated, and he said he died of old age, he said. The Bacon County Sheriffs Office was called out and the responding officer saw food and water. But people living nearby said that was put there after the horse died. In the graphic video, which News4Jax has chosen not to show, the tether wrapped around the legs of the deceased horse can visibly be seen. The Georgia Department of Agriculture did go out to the property and gave the caretakers 24 hours to give the horse a proper burial and get shelter built for the remaining horse and donkey. The state department said the well-being of the two animals is its number one priority now. The person who took the photos and videos plans on handing them over to the Sheriffs Office in hopes that the footage provides proof that the law was violated. The Department of Agriculture sent the following statement to News4Jax: The issue at hand regarding the horse that is deceased would be a local law enforcement issue. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is charged by law with the responsibility of overseeing the health and well-being of animals. Our priority at the time is the remaining animals at the facility and to ensure they are properly cared for as well as the proper burial of the deceased animal. FIRST A PIT BULL AND THEN THE KNIFE - ALL IN THE SAME WEEK SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A mini-horse name Princess was attacked twice in a week first by a pit-bull, and then by someone with a knife. Right now the Shelby County Sheriffs Office isnt saying if the two cases are connected, but they do have a suspect. However, many around town are questioning why someone would try and hurt such a harmless animal. If youve ever driven down Jail Hill Road in Shelbyville you may have caught a glimpse of Princess, the mini-horse. People stop by and want to ride the horse, or neighbors will have birthday parties, and Ill take the horse to their yard and theyll play with it a little bit, William Bruns said. However, when William Bruns came home last week he saw a horrific scene. I had a pit-bull attacking my horse, and we couldnt get it off of her, said Bruns. We had to end up shooting the dog to get her off of my horse. KSP and Shelby Co. Animal Control cleared Bruns for shooting the dog, but that was far from the end of it. Somebody showed up at my door saying it was my dog, and they werent happy that I killed the dog, Bruns said. While Bruns didnt think much of it at the time he quickly discovered someone took issue with his horse. Tuesday afternoon I came out and found my horse had been stabbed twice, and the knife broke off in her just behind her rib cage, Bruns said. Thankfully Princess survived the attack, but this time Bruns called the Shelby County Sheriffs Office. We have some things that were looking at, said Maj. Jason Rice of the Shelby Co. Sheriffs Office. Of course we were able to retrieve the knife. Hopefully we can get some evidence off of the knife itself. This was done intentionally, said Bruns. I think its real sick. I think its inhumane. You know just to come and stab a horse because you might have a problem with your neighbor thats pretty bad. The Sheriffs office is hoping they can get finger prints off the knife. Once those results they will send their findings to the Commonwealth Attorney who will decide whether Animal Cruelty charges are appropriate. A horse welfare charity is calling for action to stop the increasing number of dead horses being dumped in Derbyshire. Charity Help for Horses is concerned by the growing number of horses which are being left for dead across the county and says that people are frightened to speak out because they are fearful of being targeted themselves. The charity is urging authorities in Derbyshire to start enforcing the law before the problem gets out of hand. Chairman of Help for Horses, Janice Dixon, said: The dumping of dead horses in Derbyshire is a big problem which is being hidden. Many people seem to be frightened about speaking up because they are scared about what might happen to them. Legislation was introduced in 2009 stating all horses must be microchipped to ensure they can be correctly identified. If an owner fails to do so, they can be fined up to 5,000. However, Janice says this law is not being properly enforced in Derbyshire. If they enforce the law we would not have this problem with all these dead horses being dumped, she said. This really needs changing. I want to appeal to the trading standards in Derbyshire and the crime commissioner to set up some protocols in place. She added: There needs to be a hard-hitting approach to stop what is happening. It would not take that long to get the word out there. Its not like we have to pass a law through Parliament because it is already there - it just needs enforcing. A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: In the last 12 months we have been notified of two incidents of dead horses being dumped illegally in the county, but in neither instance were the horses microchipped. We have received five other notifications relating to eight horses that have died and on each occasion they have been disposed of appropriately and in accordance with regulations covering the safe disposal of animals. While we have not been contacted by Janice Dixon we would welcome a discussion with her about her concerns and look at how we can work more closely with agencies including the police and the RSPCA. We know that seeing a dead horse in a field or at the side of the road is extremely distressing and are very keen to tackle this and bring perpetrators to justice. HORSE GURU FOUND GUILTY OF CRUELTY A man who claimed to be a self-taught horse whisperer and trainer has been convicted of animal cruelty. Jonathan Hurst was found guilty of two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a pony at a yard in Hampshire. The female pony - called Tanzin - was left with absolutely shocking spilt tongue and eye injuries which were not treated by a vet, the RSPCA said. Hurst, of Kings Elm, Barton Stacey, was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and fined 300. The 26-year-old was sentenced at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Thursday. He offered his services to Tanzins owner after portraying himself as a horse guru with the skills to transform even the most wilful horse, the RSPCA said. The filly suffered significant injuries while under the care of Hurst at a yard in Longparish Road, Wherwell, from 9 March to 14 March 2016, the animal charity added. Callous RSPCA inspector Jan Edwards said: Tanzin had been left to suffer with absolutely shocking injuries. I have never seen anything like the state of her tongue. Its callous to leave an animal to suffer in this way without proper veterinary treatment. She added Tanzins owner screamed when she first saw her ponys greyed out eye, fearing it had been blinded. Tanzin had refused to eat before the gash on her tongue was discovered, the RSPCA said. CONNOR MCGREGOR WAS HE NAKED. BUT HE CERTAINLY WAS CROOKED Conor McGregor is one of the Ultimate Fighting Championships biggest and most controversial stars, but the two-division champions early sporting passion was rather more placid. Growing up in Dublin, he used to enjoy riding horses -- a hobby that has come full circle with his stint as the so-called 13th Jockey for Saturdays new Pegasus World Cup in Florida. For the trash-talking Irishman, who makes no secret of his lavish lifestyle and desire to make money, it is perhaps befitting that he has become a poster boy -- in varying states of attire -- for what is now the worlds richest horse race. In a series of four promotional films, the last of which will be shown live on race day, the 28-year-old -- tongue firmly in cheek -- has announced his plan to ride in the 12 million event, calling himself king of the sport of kings, and drawing parallels between himself and Alexander the Great. And then theres his desire to get naked. A seemingly nude McGregor filming one of the promotional videos. I want to ride bareback, he tells his trainer -- actually comedian Jon Lovitz. The third video ends with him apparently unclothed riding around a stable yard. Conor, you forgot your socks, Lovitz deadpans. However, he wasnt completely naked. McGregor wont actually be taking part in the race, which surpasses the 10 million Dubai World Cup as racings most lucrative prize purse. There are 12 horses running, whose owners paid 1 million each for the chance to win the 7 million first prize. Top-ranked Arrogate will go head to head with No. 2 California Chrome, who will seek revenge in his final race before retirement. The 2014 Kentucky Derby winner was chased down by the newcomer at Novembers epic Breeders Cup Classic. n the eve of the race, McGregor told CNN via email that his passion for horses is perhaps as much about making money as it is riding. I rode a bit growing up and picked it up again in the 13th Jockey, he explained. But Ive been winning money at the races for years. Whenever he has time out of the mixed martial arts ring, he likes to go to the race track: I go all the time. We love to win money at the races still. As for his own ambitions at the Pegasus World Cup, as ever he is brimming with confidence: I will be at the top of any sport I desire. The 2006 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Franklin C. Stokes, 58, Danville, ended up inverted alongside U.S. 231 in northern Owen County Thursday evening. The driver died at the scene of the accident. QUINCY A 58-year-old Hendricks County man was fatally injured Thursday evening in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 231, about three miles south of the Putnam-Owen county line. Franklin C. Stokes, of Danville, was ejected from the passenger side window, Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post reported. Stokes was driving a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck with an attached horse trailer, heading northbound in the 9700 block of U.S. 231. For unknown reasons, police said, the truck left the roadway, struck a guardrail and became inverted, all before detaching from the trailer and coming to final rest. Stokes was unresponsive as emergency personnel arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene. No seat belt was in use at the time of the crash. The accident reportedly occurred just after 5:30 p.m. The highway was closed for more than two hours. The horse trailer was empty when the crash occurred, police said. Trooper Ian Matthews investigated the crash and was assisted by the Owen County Sheriffs Department, the Gosport Police Department, Owen County EMS, Owen County Fire Department, Cloverdale Township Fire Department and the Owen County Coroners Office. HORSE TRAINER CHARGED OVER FOALS DEATH It has been alleged that a 56 Year Od Man drowned a 4 Month Old Foal and an autopsy has been carried out. NEW STUDY - DANGERS OF MARSH MALLOW WEED A report published in the Equine Veterinary Journal presents evidence for marsh mallow (Malva parviflora) poisoning causing myocardial disease and myopathy in four horses. Marsh mallow (other names include small-owered mallow, cheeseweed, little mallow, Egyptian mallow) is found around the world, including parts of Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The plant is harvested from the wild for use as food and in traditional medicine. However, an example of how something beneficial in small amounts can be dangerous in excess is provided by the report from Australia. Four horses from the same farm developed severe muscle tremor, rapid heart rate, sweating and periods of recumbency leading to death or euthanasia. The signs resembled those of Atypical (or Seasonal Pasture) Myopathy, but none of the known culprits (Acer spp sycamore trees) was present. In fact, the pasture was practically bare, apart from an extensive covering of marshmallow. The horses had been receiving supplementary hay, but a week before the onset of signs this had been reduced to a minimal amount. Dr Jenni Bauquier of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, and colleagues, describe the clinical signs, and the subsequent investigations. They performed post-mortem examinations on three of the horses, which revealed acute, multifocal cardiac and skeletal muscle necrosis. Serum samples from two cases contained malvalic and sterculic acids. Neither was detected in serum from 10 healthy control animals. Malvalic and sterculic acids, which are cyclopropene fatty acids, are thought to be the main toxic components of the M parviflora, and probably act by interfering with fatty acid oxidation. They are found in all parts of the plant, but concentrations are particularly high in immature seeds. Poisoning in the cases included in the report occurred when the mature fruit containing seeds were present on the plant and there was little other food available. Although the horses were in reasonable body condition (condition score 49), the authors suggest that negative energy balance (caused by withdrawal of supplementary feeding) was a significant factor in the development of clinical toxicosis. When energy intake is inadequate, fat is mobilized to provide energy through the beta-oxidation pathway. Interfering with that pathway, which is how the toxins are thought to exert their effect, would thus have a more dramatic effect than under conditions of normal energy balance. The authors conclude that ingestion of M. parviora is probably related to development of acute myopathy and cardiomyopathy in horses in negative energy balance, due to its effects on fatty acid oxidation. They recommend that this plant should be controlled in areas where horses and other species are grazing, especially if adequate supplementary feed is unavailable WORM CONTROL WITH FUNGI Scientists at the Equine Diseases Study Group at Santiago de Compostela University, have shown it is possible to produce feed pellets containing spores of nematode-killing fungi. These fungi can survive the production process and help postpone the need for anthelmintic treatment. The research has been published in the journal Veterinary Parasitology. Jos ngel Hernndez and co-workers manufactured pellets containing spores of two fungi that have been shown to have activity against roundworm parasites. Mucor circinelloides has ovicidal activity against the large roundworm (Parascaris equorum), and liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica). Duddingtonia flagrans acts on free living larval stages, trapping them with its adhesive hyphae. Three groups, each of seven indigenous Raza Pura Galega mares, housed in separate meadows, were used. At the start of the study, all horses had gt500 strongyle eggs per gram (epg) in the faeces. Some also had Parascaris equorum eggs. The first group was treated with ivermectin and then fed spore-containing pellets daily. The second group was treated with ivermectin but received pellets without the fungal spores. The third group received pellets without the fungal spores, and was not given ivermectin. The researchers report that, in fecal samples taken from mares receiving the spore-containing pellet, the strongyle egg count remained below 300 EPG until the end of the study (15 months). Consequently, these mares did not need deworming again throughout this period. In contrast, the mares that had been treated with ivermectin alone, started producing strongyle eggs again after 8 weeks after treatment, and soon followed a pattern similar to the untreated controls. No P. equorum eggs were detected throughout the study (15 months), in any of the mares that had received ivermectin, but they were seen intermittently in the untreated animals. No undesirable side effects on horses fed on pellets containing fungal spores were recorded. Incorporating the fungal spores into the pellets did not appear to affect palatability, as the mares never refused to eat the pellets containing the spores. The results show it may be possible to reduce the risk of infection by gastrointestinal nematodes by feeding horses pellets containing a blend of spores of an ovicidal fungus (M. circinelloides) and a larval-trapping species (D. flagrans). FAILURE OF IVERMECTIN NOW NOT ELIMINATING PINWORMS Equine pinworms (Oxyuris equi) may be becoming more of a problem. In particular, there have been reports of failure of the macrocyclic lactone, ivermectin, to eliminate these parasites. The worms live in the terminal reaches of the large intestine, with the females depositing eggs around the anus of infected horses. As the eggs are not passed in the faeces, infections are rarely identified on routine faecal examination. Although they cause minimal damage to the intestinal tract, the presence of the worms eggs on the perineum results in irritation and damage to the tail. Researchers in France, led by Guillaume Sall at the Universit de Tours in Nouzilly, report the failure of ivermectin to control O. equi infection in an experimental Welsh pony herd. They conducted two small scale trials. In the first, six ponies with patent oxyuris infection despite recent treatment with moxidectin, were monitored for 21 days after treatment with ivermectin. The research team monitored egg production by adhesive tape sampling of the perianal region, and looked for adult worms in the faeces. Oxyuris equi eggs were detected in half of the ponies within 21 days after treatment. The following year, six ponies infected with Oxyuris equi were divided into groups for treatment with ivermectin, pyrantel or fenbendazole. The response to treatment was monitored weekly over five weeks. The researchers found that Ivermectin treated ponies continued to excrete eggs throughout the study period. In contrast, both fenbendazole and pyrantel seemed to be effective, preventing oxyuris egg production within 8 and 14 days respectively. Because of the small size of the study, it was not possible to make any firm conclusions. However, it serves as a reminder that, even though cyathostomins are now widely resistant to fenbendazole, the drug still has a place in strategic treatment for specific parasites like oxyuris. LETTER OF THE DAY HE RIPS AWAY WHEN ENTERING THE PADDOCK Not sure if you even address this kind of query as I have come upon your site whilst researching the building of an arena. We have recently acquired a horse who is very problematic to let go off of the halter (he came to us with this vice). He is fine to lead, handle on the ground, shoe, float, etc, but the moment you go to let him go in the paddock, he anticipates and even before the halter is off, charges off. We have tried various types of halters and left the clip undone some times as we thought it may be the click of releasing the clip that sets him off. The anticipation of being let go in a paddock (doesnt matter how big or small, with another horse of not) is becoming so problematic that I refuse to handle him. We have tied him up in the paddock (for a few minutes( and he stands and will then let us take the halter off, without a problem, but time constraints dont always allow this. If you dont put him on a halter (or for that matter hold on to him in any way) he will happily follow another horse into a paddock without all the dramas, but this isnt always practical. He is a 9yr OTT TB Gelding. Any advice as to how we can re-educate him Yes, I know these ones :) Met a few of them. In fact, they are very dangerous to the Handler for I have seen People get kicked in the Head as they let go with one out of pure excitement. There are a number of things You can do. Dont be using a Pony Club Halter or Lead Rope of course but a ROPE HALTER and a 12 foot PROPER Lead Rope. Walk the Horse to the Paddock, turn it around to face the Gate. Have your Old Halter on, over the top of a NH Rope Halter. Have the Rope hooked onto the Rope Halter. Remove the old Halter from over the top of the Rope Halter and step back away. BE DOWN THE END OF THE ROPE and as the Horse charges off, on the big LOOPY rope, suddenly and violently rip it around and stop it. ( May be requiring a Male Handler) Repeat this a couple of times. The Horse will soon get the message. Do the same but have a 6 metre rope on the Rope Halter, to give more time. Wear Gloves. (dont wrap ropes around bodily parts. Repeat the same deal. Walk Horse into Paddock, Face it to the Gate and simultaneously STEP BACK and drop the rope. Leaving the rope and ROPE HALTER on the Horse, hoping he treads on it. By the way, let it wear that set up in a yard, regularly, for an hour or two, to LIGHTEN UP THE FACE and learn to give rather than fight. ( Your Horse isnt Halter broken well enough.) Hobble Train your Horse. Go to the Paddock, Face the Gate, install stockmans hobbles, remove Halter, let horse go. ) It wont take long. Go and remove hobbles when ready. and I could give You more radicle methods as well but that is all you should need. I once met a Pony. Whilst leading, it would suddenly and without warning, charge off forward, past You and even though it was only 12 Hands, strong Men could not stop it. It caught me twice in a row. It had been through many Owners and was heading to its Death. Royal Show Hack too. I was its last hope. It would repeat the same trick, on the lunge so I decided to do something I had never done before and never done since due to the high danger of injury, I took Him to the Round Pen and let the Gate slightly ajar. I put a 50 foot rope on HIm, tied to the 400mm Gate Post. True to form, he did a runner and shot out, heading for the front Gate at Gainsborough, until he hit the end of the rope where he did a somersault with pike that would have scored well at the Olympics and landed on the broad of his back He never did it again and went on to win at the Melbourne Royal :) Hi there, Thanks for all that information. Sounds logical and we will certainly give it a try. My daughter is an experience horsewoman and we have been doing what you suggested, except without the second halter. We were also considering hobbles, but this was basically going to be our last resort. Will certainly give this a try and let you know how we go and agree with you 100 that this horse was not properly halter broken. PS glad to hear the pony didnt meet his maker, but that you cured him of this vice Amazing what a fall on the head can do (but agree, not recommended. LOL)J Regards LETTERS OF THE DAY VETERINARY REHAB I just had to email you to let you know how thrilled and GRATEFUL I am that I found you and your wonderful website. gt The vet was out today to see Xander. During his lameness exam, she said that he looked fantastic the BEST shes ever seen him. gt He still has to work on his balance a bit, and his hind end is still a bit weakunder-developed, but otherwise hes sound Hes also getting a really nice neck on him gt Due to the weather here in New England, which sometimes prevented me from getting to the barn due to hazardous road conditions, I wasnt able to start working Xander consistently until about 3 weeks ago. For the last three weeks, hes maintained a schedule of 5 minutes (total) lunging per day for 5 consecutive days When I started him out, he was only doing 2 minutes per day with a day or two between lunging sessions. Im going to up his lunging time by two minutes. Once hes more balanced, Im going to change the configuration of the running reins. Im currently attaching them in a way very similar to the way one would attach side reins. I also pass the rein through the lowest ring on the roller (after going through the bit) then up to the adjuster. Once Xander is more fit, Ill be attaching the reins between his legs. At this juncture it doesnt make seem appropriate to make things more difficult. Im going to increase the time first, then gradually start challenging him (alternating circle sizes, increasing his bend to the inside by running the lunge line through the bit, to the roller on the inside, etc.) Thanks again for all of your advice. Now that Ive made some progress, Ill be getting a video together which Ill send to you for a consultation. I didnt want to do a video until Xander had been given a chance to get used to working in the new equipment. Well done Shelia. Great News Thanks and keep warm THE REARING HORSE Horse is 6rising 7. Sound. Forward and soft. Will at some point in most rides decide hes had enough and rears. He has never gone over, nor does he shift whilst doing it - always very controlled and balanced. At present he is located in Yass NSW with my sister. His issue is beyond her - she hasnt come off but isnt solving it either. Do you have any recommendations for trainers in southern NSW or Northern Vic that would be capable of solving this. I would love to send him to you - hes super talented - when he feels like it. Thanks as always for your very informative website and assistance. Sadly, I dont recommend People any more. I have been let down too many times now, the latest being my much admired and highly successful apprentice in another State, who became negatively influenced by another previously recommended Person, who became a victim of the drink youtubewatchvOd4pvdqRX0A . Having said that, there are always reasons why Horses do these things. Especially with the symptoms you describe. There will be a specific reason why the Horse chooses such a location to do this. Yes, it could be a desire to go back to a Friend or Home but not likely. It is almost always subtle Veterinary, difficult to find unless Folks can Listen to the Horse which is why we diagnose so many of them. Also, have a read of this article. CONSTRUCTION OF THE DRESSAGE ARENA Hi John, Firstly thank you for the wonderful wealth of knowledge you share via your website it is fantastic I am looking to start construction on an arena in an area that requires cutting and filling upto 1.5m and I have been reading your article on arena building and just wish to clarify a few points. It is on a sloped area and the arena will travel long ways down the slope. Our soils are predominantly clay beneath the top layer of top soil. Is it wise to cut and use that soilclay mix to fill and then add 300mm road base or should we throw that clay mix away and source the cheapest roughest road base or broken up bitmenum roads or rocks as suggested and building up and then covering with cheap roadbase at 300mm Also are we ideally looking at a 1 degree fall for most arena on a slope Then cover with washed sand with low clay content at 150 tonne as our surface Again thank you so much for sharing, I really enjoy your honest straight forward opinions and advice. Jo No problem using the existing Dirt. Just make sure it is compaced pretty well and that you use at least 300 mm rough base. Then 100mm of dolomite fines over the top of that, water and roll, then the sand. 22nd January, 2017 and the damages keep coming, every Week it seems. another 50mm of Rain and big Storms for Adelaide. down come out Security Camera Cables, ripped out of the Cameras and other Trees damages by this big one. and so Mrs. HP, myself and young Paula, spent a big Day yesterday, repairing all the damages but things are back to normal once more. Good news was that the Yards were all dry and lovely. BLUE FLY VEILS I had to shift a Horse out of its Yard, so as to not frighten it with the Bobcat picking up big Logs and straight away noticed the Blue Fly Veil I have been warning for Years about these. HORSES CANT PROPERLY SEE THROUGH THEM. and this Horse couldnt either. Dangerous for Horse and Handler. We had a Horse on the Property, Years ago now, who hated his with a passion. The Owner wouldnt listen to the warnings so he started removing it when he got to the Paddock. When that didnt help, he started removing it and burying it. When the Owner still couldnt listen, he started removing it, burying it, removing the other Horses Veils and burying the lot. I wonder if she ever thought he had a Clue I just found a photo of him :) this Hood wasnt much better We had the Tour Down Under go through here the other Day and finish in the Centre of Victor Harbor. Lovely weather for them. 26 Degrees. Its a full on Circus indeed. The People having the most fun were the Speed Cops :) Mrs. HP has been teaching lots and is teaching for two Days at Gainsborough Wednesday to Friday this coming Week. Here is a Young Hackie, here Today, getting a little tune up HORSE TRAINING ONLINE SOME OF MY VERY SMART LADIES. KATY IN SCOTLAND - GREEN WARMBLOOD just had months off. Attaching a photo from today, had planned to ride Leo but had coco (the breaker mare i started last year) in eating hay so just thought, hmm could take her instead - what would John say - get on and get out so I took her on her first ride since (October 2016). Lunged her in the arena to get the girth tight, hopped on, few walktrot either rein then set off on a hack for over an hour. Went through the village and round some nice tracks, furthest the pony has ever been and first time seeing traffic etc and didnt put a foot wrong the whole way All the best to you and the horses, Id love to hear more about Dulce Katy xx (Scotland) You are Bleedin Crackers but I like Your style Kid :) Hell of an achievement. Dulce is firing and a Ball of Muscle Katy. Mrs. HP just walked in from riding Her in fact. She is going to register Her with the EA next Week and compete Her this Year. She plans to reach Prix St. Georges in 2017. ) xx (whats that damm Halter I see on that Horse DIANNE IN NORTH QUEENSLAND Ok. The Gypsy Cobb in him is making him behave very well. Good to know that about jumping in future with the one rein stop though. Oh I am so stoked with everything John. You are an unbelievable and an incredible support. Love all the gear as well. Feel blessed to have you lead me down this path and now riding two safe young horses with my learner daughter leading the way on my first Oleary breaker I used to break dressage warmbloods in 20 years ago and I now I feel lucky to have come out of that alive or at least not in a wheelchair. Lol (actually not funny). So now are we good to start having lessons with you in the arena again and just keep trail riding in between As after a few more rides I should be able to take him out alone I am thinking of saving for a warmblood MOUTHING DVD PURCHASE I dont haveone, I use my husbands. His login youtube is ------ I bought a yo ung horse a year ago had a well known traine r breaker him in, had him for 12 weeks breaking him in. The trainer only rode him in the round yard, which I thought was a bad sign at end of breaking. I could not ride him, I could feel he was going to explode when I got on him. I do believe the trainer did not do enough ground work. I sold him to another trainer for 1500 told them he was not broken properly. I paid double for horse, paid more again for 12 weeks of breaking. I told the new buyer trainer to do ground work 3 weeks before riding him as the horse was untouched until 4 yrs old. They rode horse at end of the week, he ran thru a fence and bucked them off. The horse found a new owner, who spent time on ground and he is now doing well in endurance. I have broken in 3 skidish horses before, but was not allowed to break in a horse where I was a agisted a year ago. Now I have bought an Anglo, have better agistment place Thank you. For sending me the extra video, I really do appreciate it. I have always heard about the Trainers who have Horses for 12 Weeks and more. I have never had the luxury. Whilst Ground Work is important, contrary to what the Marketers of the last 20 Years have lead You all to believe, the Float the Rope groundwork has no bearing on the finished Horse, other than the fact that of course, 100 Horses should be trained Natural Horsemanship but that can all be done later. It has no bearing on whether a Horse Bucks. Here is my last one, 3rd ride. What make the difference is PROPER GROUNDWORK ( Stock Whip Training. Leg Restraints Training. Tying Up Solid and AIR BRAKES. Thats it. So well done and welcome to my Mouthing systems and safety for Your Body going forward. well known traine r breaker him in, had him for 12 weeks breaking him in. 12 Weeks equals either incompetence, ripping off Customers or the Trainer has run into a genuinely suspect Horse. If the latter, the Trainer should have immediately consulted the Owner, stopped working the Horse and warned them to get another Horse. You dont meet many but they are out there and responsible Trainers need to advise Owners in a straight up manner. Not Political Correctness Bull Shizer of 2016 If you meet a suspect Horse, YOU KNOW ON DAY ONE or you are not a Trainer. best of Luck Samantha and we hope You have the success of other Ladies. Hi My name is ----------r Im going thru a court case with a woman called -----f to cut a very long story short. I own -------- in Qld she took som e horses of me to work and sell. But I dont think she wanted to sell one particular horse called --- as she stated that she loved this horse and wanted him there was people interest in him but I believe she jeopardised the sales because she wanted him .---- said wanted to buy --- but did not have the money I said I want 10k and she could work the rest of being 5k. There was a misunderstanding as she thought she had to pay 5k which she paid ,when I asked for the other 5k she said she thought she only had to pay the 5k .So I took my horses home and refunded her 5k. I bought my horses home as she was asking too much out of my young Warmbloods eg flying changes and passage on 3 yr olds . I alway said along the way how much I owed her but she said I owed her nothing this is on paper. Again short story shes now suing me saying I owe her 14k in trading feeding etc and wanted to be paid in 7 days hence court. She is demanding horses money and has publicly slandered me on FB also to other horse owners ,vet and anyone she can she has message future clients and bagged me out so she is affecting my businesses I have owned ------ and have a good reputation that she is crushing. When the summons was handed to a 18 year old girl who was at my place (I was away ) she put the yellow envelope on my bench I did not find it until I was tidying up so I was late where is the summons now --------has a judgement against me so Im asking you if you can help me out please kind regard TIP OF THE DAY In Hot Weather, watch the Horse wanting to play in Water Troughs for they often break expensive Ball Valves GOSSIP OF THE DAY A South Australian Family who purchased a very nice new Horse Float about 12 Months ago, must be devastated to find major problems with the under carriage of it, with multiple blow Holes through the steel supports and indeed, a crooked draw bar. A big and well known Company from Victoria. VETERINARY ASSESSMENT ONLINE LACKING FORWARD HI John, I have been in contact about purchasing one of your saddles. Before I go down that road I was wondering if you could help me if possible with some advice what you think could be the problem with my horse ------ who is 14 yrs old. I have owned him for 9 yrs he has never been a forward horse most people would say lazy. which I thought would suit me little did I realise how frustrating this has been. I had about 4 different instructors help me with him but nothing seem to improve him although I improved and can ride pretty relaxed and centred. A couple of years ago he started to struggle more and became more slower. Then we found out he had a tear in his suspension ligament on his off hind so he had stem cell replacement and 8 months rest. He also had damage scare above the new tear. When I started to ride him again he was still lacks forward so I started to try different things thats when I changed to a half breed and work out if I removed my legs by lifting them away from the saddle he tends to walk out more this happens in all strides. besides this he has started standing with crossed back legs especially after hacking out I dont do arena work on him as he turns off more, he also turns out his back toes on assorts of angles He brings the off hind in under him self each gait which makes him crocked. drifting to left. He feels like he is dragging him self along with the front legs and finds it hard to come from behind. He is a puzzle as he looks well and doesnt seem to have any back of leg issues. His front hoofs are not the best a bit club looking. back hoofs goo ------ has a beautiful nature and is a horse who just shuts down and turns off he never shys and is a real gentleman to do any thing with. BUT go forward What would you suggest I look into to try and solve this problem, you did mention ulcers, as our land is sandy but i think it not part of the problem he is often on irrigated pasture and if in a dry paddock has access to hay all day. I have feed him the Victorian Ferguson diet for the past 5 years. I have taken some video this morning he finds it hard to turn circles and bring his inside leg under him especially on the near side which he had the transplant, it is also noticeable in the turn that he twists the top of his leg and seems to push it under him more he looks developed more on this side. He has one should developed more and always has he had a star picket go thought his leg when he was 18 months old. I have more video and photos but wasnt sure if you actually respond to these enquiries. I understand it is very difficult to access when you are looking a the horse. I would like to continue riding him even if it once a week for a hack out. Look forward to your thoughts about my boy Full report in a couple of Days as this is very time consuming job, scanning many Videos and Photos and manipulating them once we get suspicions of a possible problem with the Horse. The good news is that we have found the problem and will furnish You the proof soon. PHOTO OF THE DAY NEWS OF THE DAY HORSE DEALERS SENT TO GOAL Two dealers and a vet who worked together to con buyers into purchasing unsuitable horses have been sent to prison. Aniela Jurecka, Charlotte Johnson and vet David Smith (pictured, below) were each sentenced to two-and-a-half years jail for conspiracy to commit fraud. They will serve half behind bars and the remainder on licence. The packed courtroom heard details of the collusion, which saw dangerous, lame and unsuitable horses sold to unsuspecting buyers. Often these horses were for children, teenagers or novice adults. The evidence is so serious that a non-custodial sentence cannot be justified, said his hon judge Joy. Picture by Kent Messenger Group Johnson broke down in tears during the sentencing and Jurecka wiped her eyes while the judge gave his summing up. Each of the defendants barristers gave character testimonials in favour of the trio. Following this, judge Joy summed up the proceedings and gave detail of the sentencing guidelines as well as how he had taken into account statements in support of the defendents. But he highlighted to the court the damaging impact the trios actions had had on not only their victims, but also the wider publics perception of vets, dealers and the equine industry. The animals were said to be like unexploded bombs, he told the court. But they had been advertised, presented and certified as docile and suitable for beginners. That was wicked and dangerous and criminal. Jurecka, 28, of Prospect Place, Collier Street in Tonbridge Johnson, 28, of Tollgate Way, Sandling, and 66-year-old Smith, whose address was given at the time of the trial as The Street, Finglesham, Deal, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation on 13 June, following a 14-week trial at the same court. They were arrested after a large-scale operation, which involved Kent Police, Trading Standards and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). The court heard how Jurecka and Johnson advertised horses for sale in equestrian publications. Text messages seen by detectives suggested the pair were drugging horses to cover up poor behaviour and lameness. The two women would then recommend vet Smith, who would give the horses a clean bill of health. In many cases, the paperwork for the horses was altered. Horses were sold for between 1,950 and 5,700. On 31 May 2013, police executed a warrant at Lakeview Veterinary Centre in Capel Le Ferne, where Smith was practising. They seized information from computers, which uncovered poor record-keeping by Smith, in particular surrounding the supply of Modecate a long-acting sedative. Several text messages sent to Smith by the dealers were also uncovered by the detectives where Jurecka asked Smith for Modecate and sedative Sedalin. Due to the number of victims coming forward, the investigation was a complex and large enquiry. The trio were charged with fraud in January 2015. RSPCA SHOOTS 11 HEALTHY HORSES The RSPCA ordered the killing of 11 healthy horses after they were rescued from appalling conditions, despite the fact some could have been rehomed, a Mail on Sunday investigation can reveal. Astonishingly, Britains largest animal charity had the horses shot but went on to claim thousands of pounds for stabling expenses as well as veterinary bills for animals which were already dead, leaked documents show. The scandal is the latest in a series of controversies to engulf the charity, which critics say has lost sight of its core mission to protect animals. 1. Khoomi Diagnosis: BAR - vets term for bright, alert, responsive. a condition attributed to 7 of the 11 horses. Khoomi also had bad rainscald ( a skin bacteria), scabs, overgrown feet. Fate: Shot a month later 1. Khoomi Diagnosis: BAR - vets term for bright, alert, responsive. a condition attributed to 7 of the 11 horses. Khoomi also had bad rainscald ( a skin bacteria), scabs, overgrown feet. Fate: Shot a month later In total, 12 out of 14 horses were killed after being signed over to the ownership of the RSPCA when they were rescued from a farm in Lancashire in March 2013, raising fears that it is now the charitys policy to kill large numbers of such horses. Our investigation revealed that: Four were put down shortly after being rescued from the farm, despite veterinary assessments diagnosing them with no life-threatening conditions. Most were killed after they were assessed by a vet as being bright, alert and responsive. Of 14 horses signed over to the RSPCAs care, only two were rehomed the rest dispatched by a slaughtermans bullet. A mare was shot on arrival after breaking its leg while being transported to a rescue yard by the RSPCA. The charity then claimed 200,000 in prosecution costs, which included more than 10,000 in spurious stabling charges, but later withdrew the claim, blaming an administrative error. In several cases, the charity claimed more than 100 days costs for stabling some of the horses although they were already dead. 2. Creesh Diagnosis: Bright, alert, responsive. Overgrown feet, rainscald. Fate: Shot next day An independent vet who has seen the evidence in our disturbing dossier confirmed none of the horses conditions justified euthanasia. Even the man who shot the horses for the RSPCA told the MoS: Some of those horses could have been rehomed, but I was told I wasnt allowed to. I could have rehomed four of them. Last night the RSPCA insisted the horses had no realistic prospect of being rehomed at the time, yet the MoS saw ample evidence that horse-lovers were desperate to give the animals a loving home. Last week in an online chat forum for the Arab Horse Society, one member told how, after repeated enquiries to the RSPCA, she was told no information could be given about the horses because of the Data Protection Act. 3. Midge Diagnosis: Hard to handle, suffering from cracked hoof, which needs a trim. Fate: Shot same day 3. Midge Diagnosis: Hard to handle, suffering from cracked hoof, which needs a trim. Fate: Shot same day RSPCA Inspector said three of the horses were doing ok: Kat Hamblin recorded notes on the state of Anna, Pip, and Heron after consulting with stable staff RSPCA Inspector said three of the horses were doing ok: Kat Hamblin recorded notes on the state of Anna, Pip, and Heron after consulting with stable staff And a woman describing herself as a previous owner of one of the horses wrote that she intended to write to the RSPCA although she feared my poor mare is long gone. CHINESE STAR INJURED DURING SHOOT Veteran Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau, one of the biggest stars in the Chinese speaking world, is being treated in hospital after being thrown from a horse while shooting a commercial in Thailand, he said on his blog. There was an accident when I was shooting for a commercial in Thailand on January 17. I fell from a horse and this lacerated my pelvic bone, Lau wrote on his blog bit.ly2iLe4Lc Right now a medical team is taking proper care of me. I am doing well. Please do not worry. Thank you for your well wishes. There was no immediate response from one of Laus production companies, Focus Films, on his latest condition after he was flown into Hong Kong late on Wednesday and wheeled into hospital on a stretcher according to footage carried by local media. Lau has enjoyed a nearly 30-year career as an award-winning singer, actor and producer, and is widely known as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop. He has starred in over 140 movies according to his production company website, and was recently cast in Chinese director Zhang Yimous movie, the Great Wall, that also featured Hollywood star Matt Damon. (Reporting By Venus Wu Editing by Michael Perry) BACK IN THE SADDLE AFTER HORRIFIC INJURIES FOUR and a half years ago horse rider Suzanna Hext, 28, suffered life-changing injuries in a fall. Wiltshire Air Ambulance came to her aid at Marston Meysey and the speedy response of the helicopter ensured she was at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, quickly to receive specialist care. Suzanna suffered a spinal injury, head injury, and broke her back, pelvis, and shoulder, during the fall on July 26, 2012, and was in hospital for over 177 days. She was completely wheelchair bound for two years but can now use crutches as well as her wheelchair. She undergoes regular physiotherapy at the Injured Jockeys Fund Rehabilitation Centre at Oaksey House, Lambourn, and the Oxford Centre for Enablement. Before the accident Suzanna was competing in Eventing at 2 star (International) level as an amateur. She started riding again in July 2014 and competes at an advanced level in para and able-bodied dressage competitions. She has won two national para dressage titles, won at para international level, competed at Prix St George (high level able-bodied dressage test), was long-listed for the Rio Paralympics and she has also been selected onto the National Lottery World Class Programme. Her goal is to be selected to compete for Great Britain in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020. Suzanna works in the pharmacy at BampW Equine Vets at Breadstone, Gloucestershire. Recalling her accident Suzanna, who lives near Sherston, near Malmesbury, said: Because of the severity of my injuries I needed the quickest response and Wiltshire Air Ambulance provided that. I can remember saying to the crew that I couldnt feel my legs or move them. The crew were so calm and reassuring. They assessed my injuries before flying me to hospital. If they hadnt got me to hospital quickly, the outcome could have been different. Suzanna is a volunteer with Wiltshire Air Ambulance and is backing the charitys airbase appeal. She said: Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a vital service that we couldnt do without, especially in rural locations, such as where I had my horse riding accident. Its new airbase at Semington will still enable the helicopter to reach all parts of Wiltshire in 11 minutes, as it currently does from its base in Devizes. Im so proud to be a volunteer with Wiltshire Air Ambulance, helping to spread the word about the lifesaving work it does. It is a charity and the fundraising and administrative team work so hard to keep the donations coming in to enable the helicopter to keep flying and saving lives. Now they need the publics help to raise the funds needed for the new airbase. RUNAWAY HORSE The spooked animal broke free of its trap, wrecked a car, and left a bus stop at a 45 degree angle during its weekend rampage. The incident has led to calls for all animals on the road to be insured so innocent drivers arent left out of pocket. Ian Garner, whose Ford Fiesta suffered an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 of damage after being hit as he turned into Highfield Road at around noon on Saturday, said: I was not even going 15mph and the horse came at me. It hit the side of my car and went over the bonnet and into the windscreen. It looked at me and then ran off. If it had gone through the windscreen it would have been see you later. If it was someone crossing the road with a pram, or someone on a motorbike, they would have been killed. The 60-year-old supervisor at lighting firm Chelsom in Bispham, who was out shopping with his 82-year-old mother, added: If a horse is allowed to go on the road it should be insured. Mr Garner, of Convent Crescent in Grange Park, has been left without a car while his is being assessed in Manchester, and said both he and his elderly mum are still recovering from the accident. I keep waking up and seeing horses, he added. Itll fade eventually but were still shaken up. It could have killed us both. The car can be replaced, but you only get one mum. She could have had a heart attack. The frightened horse, described as being white or beige with brown patches, ran off after the crash. Its fate is unknown, though it was also spotted on the loose in both Vicarage Lane and School Road. A worker in Midgeland Road said the horse seemed to know where it was going. He said he tried to warn passing motorists after seeing the horse running down the street, something he described as a bit of a one-off. Lancashire Police said it received several reports of the loose horse and crash but officers did not attend. A spokeswoman said the horses rider or owner was not obligated to report it had been involved in an accident, and said any damage caused to street furniture, including to the bus stop close to Booths, was a matter between them and the council. Mr Garner said two girls who stopped gave him an address for where the horse may have come from, but its unclear whether its owner will be liable for the damage. Under the Animals Act 1971, they may be, depending on several factors, including where the horse was being kept and whether its keeper was negligent. But even if that is the case, liability insurance for horse owners is not compulsory, the British Horse Society says on its website. It leaves Mr Garner waiting to hear whether he faces claiming for the costly repairs or even a replacement car on his own policy, though he said his no claims bonus should be protected. COUNTRY CORK - IRELAND - NEW BY LAWS THREATEN HORSE MARKETS Thats the claim from horse traders who say some of the bylaws drawn up by Cork County Council as part of new casual trading regulations are definitely non-runners. They say three of the bylaws in particular are unworkable. One proposes that horses may not be trotted at fairs while another states that no person under 16 can be in control of a horse at any time. The council also wants to introduce a licence fee for selling horses, making it the first local authority in the country to do so. Dermot OMahony, a senior member of the West Cork Horsebreeders Association, led a delegation to meet councillors where he and colleagues outlined their fears about the proposals. Ive been going to these fairs for 60 years and now they want us to get a licence. They just dont want us to go to fairs. It will spell the death knell for horses fairs, of which there are 10 around the county, including the famous Cahirmee Buttevant, Mr OMahony said. He said the council wants to confine each horse to a designated spot for the day, which would be impractical and it would be impossible to sell them unless prospective new owners see them trot. Cllr Christopher OSullivan, who organised the delegation, pointed out that some ponies may be only 12 hands, 2ins, or smaller, and can only be ridden by children under the age of 16. Younger members of horse breeding families have traditionally ridden small animals in front of prospective buyers. Trotting your horse and demonstrating how the horse moves is a huge part of making a sale. This is how fairs have operated for decades and I will be insisting this continues to be the case. These bylaws cannot be implemented in their current form, Cllr OSullivan said. He said horse fairs are part of the fabric of West Cork in particular. The Ballabuidhe fair in Dunmanway is centuries old and there is an age-old tradition of horse fairs in Rosscarbery, Bantry, Johnstown, and Leap village. They have always been held without the requirements for permits or licences and this has been one of the reasons for their long-lasting success. For many of these towns Fair Day is the busiest day of the year for many businesses. In some instances they are a tourist attraction in their own right, he added. Cllr OSullivan said that if council officials insist on introducing licences and fees he could guarantee that horse traders will go elsewhere to buy and sell horses. No other county has such bylaws which means we will be sending people outside the county to do business. Alternatively they will go to horse sales where there is less paper work required. I accept the bone fides of the council in making efforts to regulate casual trading. However, I will be looking for horse traders to be exempt from the bylaws or a complete overhaul of the bylaws in their current form, Cllr OSullivan said. RESEARCH - HORSES MORE DANGEROUS THAN SHARKS, SNAKES, CROCKS, INSECTS AND JELLY FISH Over the span of 13 years, ranging from 2000 to 2013, a total of 74 deaths were caused by horses in Australia as compared to 27 deaths caused by venomous snakes and stinging insects. According to the report, it was noted that spiders did not cause a single death during the years of the study. Although the focus of the study was supposed to be on biting animals and stinging insects, researchers covered on the deaths caused by horses in Australia too. According to Dr. Ronelle Welton, from the University of Melbourne who analyzed data of mortality rate and admissions, Australia is well known for having all things venomous. It is surprising for Dr. Welton to find that most insect bite victims were able to reach the hospital and were given treatment. Allergic reactions caused by stings and bites were also studied in the report, these are the most dangerous according to the report. Horses in Australia are more likely to cause human death than these other venomous creatures. Accidents from horse backriding account for more deaths in Australia. The research concludes that insects and snakes caused the majority of injuries due to envenomation. Most of the deaths that occurred were at home and when access to health and medical care was not possible according to an article by the International Business Times. There are 41 recorded deaths from venomous snake bites between 1980 and 2009. The average for snake related deaths is at an average of less than two per year. Nobody has died of spider bites in Australia since 1979 after the successful introduction of anti-venom. Sharks account for 25 deaths between 2000 and 2012 and averages about two deaths a year. Crocodiles account for less than 1 percent of deaths per year. Jellyfish account for less than one death per year as reported in an article LEFT FOR DEAD 6 WEEKS HUNTING -- If you think youve had a tough winter, consider the plight of a Wyoming pack horse that was left for dead and survived on its own in the wolf-infested national forest for six weeks. The Jackson Hole News amp Guide this week is reporting the remarkable survival story of Valentine, a 6-year-old pack horse that had fallen ill during the November hunting season and was basically left for dead in the the Bridger-Teton National Forest. When she was detected by a snowmobile trail groomer in midi-December, the outfitter was dumbstruck. How did she recover from her illness How did she find enough food in snow that piled up to five feet deep and temperatures that dipped to minus 30 degrees And how did she elude the wolves that would have found her bogged down and easy prey Its an equine Revenant movie in the making. She hung high up North Forth and Fish Creek, and I think thats what saved her from the wolves, said BJ Hill, owner and operator of Swift Creek Outfitters and Teton Horseback Adventures. Knowing the horse was alive was one thing. The rescue would be equally remarkable. The mare was about 6 miles down from the Continental Trail a sidehill snowmobile route that wouldnt normally be packed and groomed at that point in December. I ride a brand-new 800 RMK snowmobile and it was challenging for the three of us to actually snowmobile down to where she was, said U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Dirk Chalfant, who joined the attempt with the outfitter and his son. But when the horse spotted them, she made it clear she did not want to be left behind again. She didnt want to spend another night back there alone, Chalfant told reporter Melissa Cassutt. If we had to leave her and drive away, I think she would have been heartbroken. The men brought hay for the gaunt horse and used their snowmobiles to pack a negotiable path out. The weather wasnt helping: a storm that day dumped about 8 inches of new snow as they worked. The snowmobile groomer came in on a road below the rescue and assisted by packing a route out. The snowmobile rescuers would pack it more, and still the horse had to have a huge heart for survival to continue. That horse would walk in our tracks and break through into 5 feet of snow, Chalfant said. We just took the time it took. It basically took eight hours 1 mile an hour to lead it out. She never quit, Chalfant said. She never tied up. After what Chalfant estimated was 20 miles of travel, they finally reached the Moccasin Basin parking lot east of Togwotee Pass, where they loaded her up in a trailer to take her back to her winter home in Pavillion. To be honest with you, Chalfant said, when we went down there, we didnt think we could get her out. But all the stars aligned. To me, it was a Christmas miracle. Update: This story is taking off on social media. Predictably, a lot of people are calling for the outfitters head. Some are saying he was an idiot for not having a gun, and in that case he should have put the horse down rather than abandon it in the forest. But Facebook reader Maury Jones offered a reality check. Is it more humane to kill a sick horse or hope it gets well If it gets well, it has lots of grass and water nearby. Put yourself in that position You do not have a firearm, just pepper spray. You are 20 miles to the trailhead and have to make it there by dark because you are leading a long pack string of horses through grizzly country. What would you do Yes, they had to leave it but the frequently checked the trailhead and asked anyone riding the trail if they had seen the horse. No one had, so BJ and his guide didnt abandon the horse. When even more vile threats and comments were made toward the outfitter, Jones posted this detailed account in the comments with the original story by the Jackson Hole paper: Here is the true story, and I knew it the moment I read the article. I called BJ last night and got the straight scoop and it was exactly as I figured it was. I know BJ Hill well and he takes good care of his stock and cares about them (and, by the way, he is no friend of the wolf). He had a riding stable right near mine in Alpine one summer so I know how he takes care of his horses. When his wranglers were packing out, the mare became ill. Couldnt continue. She was lying on her side groaning and breathing heavy. So his wranglers had the option of trying to kill her without a firearm on them (slit her throat with a Leatherman pocket knife Beat her to death with rocks) or leaving her hoping she would get well. They didnt have a firearm because pepper spray is the correct and non-lethal way to deal with grizzlies. A gun is just one more heavy thing to have to pack and carry. They chose to leave her there and, fortunately she survived but unfortunately it was a long time before she was found. One would normally expect the horse to come on down the trail after she got better, before the snow got deep, the direction her friend horses went. That would be normal horse behavior, to follow the trail back. BJ and his staff checked the trailhead frequently and talked to people using that trail and no one had seen her. So BJ surmised she had died and been picked to the bones by coyotes, wolves, bears, eagles, and ravens. It wasnt worth a 20 mile ride back up there to see a pile of bones. He was surprised when she was located alive. It took BJ, his son, and a Forest Ranger a full day in below-zero temperatures to rescue the horse. 20 miles of working diligently to pack down a trail with snowmobile and help the horse along to get her home. BJ said she is in a corral next to his home and doing just fine. I had a similar thing happen when I owned a kids summer camp near Lizard Head Pass, Colorado. A horse got sick on a pack trip. Was down and wouldnt get up. Dying, we thought. Thin old horse. We didnt have a gun along to shoot her, so we took saddle and bridle off and just left her there, figuring she would either get well or would be bear bait. About six weeks later a Forest Service guy came into our ranch and reported a lone horse wandering around. From his description we knew it was her. We went up and located her and she was doing fine, much fatter than when we left her. Happy ending. So this wasnt a cruelty thing for BJ Hills wranglers and him. It was doing what seemed best at the time giving her a chance to live. They didnt have any way to kill her if they had wanted to. Anyone who knows horses would think the horse would come on down the trail if it got better. But thanks for being concerned. And, people, how about learning the facts before you use such abusive language on a person who did the right thing DUMPED AND FROZEN SOLID A TEENAGE girl was horrified when she found a dead horse was found dumped on a lane - frozen solid. Emily Standen was walking home when she came across the black and white horse that was frozen to the lane - and has been trying to track down the owners ever since. The 16-year-old, from Five Oak Green, Kent, who has been riding horses for 12 years, launched a Facebook appeal to help find the owners - but so far still does not know where the horse came from. She said: I was walking back home and saw this poor horse dumped in the woods. It was left on the bridleway and it was blocking the entrance. Looks like a youngster and the poor thing is frozen. I stood with the horse for at least ten minutes to make sure it was dead not suffering. It made me so angry how sick and evil people could be I was in so much shock seeing such a large animal dead in front of me. It made me so angry how sick and evil people could be. Im devastated. The RSPCA said it was contacted about the horse and it appealed to the public to help establish how the body had ended up in the woods near Five Oak Green. DRUGS FOUND IN HORSE SADDLE PITTSBURG At least two people are facing federal charges related to allegedly trafficking methamphetamine into the Bay Area from Mexico after federal authorities seized a package containing 20 kilograms or about 44 pounds of the drug. The investigation started after federal agents intercepted a package heading to Pittsburg, with a return address in Guadalajara, Mexico. Inside the package, there was a saddle, but when federal investigators took apart the saddle, they found the meth hidden inside, according to a federal affidavit. So FBI agents came up with a plan: They replicated the package and the saddle, and sent an undercover agent disguised as a UPS driver to deliver it to a home on the 1100 block of Maple Street in Pittsburg. Then they surveilled the home and followed its occupants as they delivered the package to a woman named Mariela Solis. Solis was then seen taking the package to another man, identified as Victor Galaviz, who paid her 500, according to the federal affidavit. Thats when police swooped in, arresting Solis, Galaviz, and a third man who has not yet been charged. Solis and Galaviz were charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. They face up to 20 years in prison and a 1 million fine if convicted. Authorities interviewed several people allegedly part of the conspiracy. One of them refused to provide the name of the person who ordered the package, saying that person is part of the mafia and cartel, and that he feared retribution, court records show. In recent weeks, federal authorities investigating methamphetamine trafficking have turned their attention to Contra Costa County. Theyve busted several seemingly unrelated alleged meth-trafficking operations, seized several pounds of the drug, and filed conspiracy charges against at least four other alleged traffickers, according to court records. NEIGHBOUR ATTACKS HORSE WITH BOW AND ARROW Gore, Okla - In less than 24 hours after being welcomed to her new home, Snowy the Pony went missing in her Gore Neighborhood. When Rachel Bellman realized Snowy was not in her pen, the search party began to find her familys missing horse. Snowy was found with a bow and arrow lodged in her ear along with a large gash on her shoulder, bleeding down her coat and requiring the efforts of a local veterinarian to stop the bleeding. The six-year-old horse was a birthday present from Rachel Bellman to her son and after the attack, Bellman says she cant understand how an incident like this could take place. To think that somebody I consider my neighbor up here would be capable injuring a pony on purpose is appalling, Bellman said. Shortly after Snowys health was no longer in question, Rachel Bellman posted a passionate Facebook message capturing the attention of many. Originally a 100.00 reward, strangers began donating funds in order to help bring the person responsible to justice. Since posting the message, Bellman has received 200.00 of additional cash to add to the rewards total and the Gore Police Department has launched a full investigation. In a town with a population of less than 1,000 people, many are surprised someone would attack a neighbors pet. Town Administrator, Horace Lindley, says the attack in a town such as Gore is unique and uncommon. Ive been involved in government 20 plus years and this is the first time Ive has a horse that was shot in this manner, Lindley said. As for the Bellmans, they hope to find the person who attacked their new pet and want an apology and explanation. My children deserve an apology, Theyre four and six and they dont understand how something like this could happen, Bellman said. HORSE FLIPS OVER ONTO RIDER The dramatic moment a horse attempts a jump and flips 180 degrees to land on its rider has been caught on camera. The incredible clip has been shared on Facebook. In the 10-second video a horse rider can be seen cantering along and successfully making a jump. The dramatic moment a horse attempts a jump and flips 180 degrees to land on its rider has been caught on camera. The incredible clip has been shared on Facebook. In the 10-second video a horse rider can be seen cantering along and successfully making a jump. The second rider isnt so lucky however. They trot up to the wooden fence but instead of clearing it the horse takes a huge tumble. It flips 180 degrees and lands on its rider. Horses arent light so we can only assume it must have hurt. The shocking video has received hundreds of comments. It isnt clear where it was filmed. HORSE HEALTH GUILTY FINDING BY F.E.I. The Fdration Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has issued its final decision in the case involving Pasha Syed Kamaal, DVM, of India, identified as support personnel in the 2012 equine anti-doping case involving the endurance horse Glenmorgan. Samples taken from the horse, who was ridden by HH Sheik Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the CEI3 160 km at Al Wathba (UAE) on Feb. 10, 2012, returned positive for the banned substance propoxyphene, an opioid analgaesic, and its metabolite norpropoxyphene. In its final decision, the FEI Tribunal has imposed a two-year suspension on Kamaal as a member of the support personnel, in accordance with Article 169 of the FEI General Regulations and Article 10 of the Equine Anti-Doping Rules. The period of provisional suspension, effective from Nov. 16, 2015, has been credited against the period of ineligibility, meaning Kamaal will be suspended until Nov. 15, 2017. The tribunal also imposed a fine of CHF 2,500 and costs of CHF 1,000. Kamaal has 30 days from the date of notification (Jan. 13) to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The FEI Tribunal had previously imposed a 27-month suspension on HH Sheik Hazza as the person responsible. This was reduced to 18 months on appeal to the CAS, although the court upheld the FEIs principle of strict liability in the application of its equine anti-doping rules. During the FEI Tribunal and CAS proceedings, Kamaal said he had administered the product Fustex to the horse the night before the event. Fustex contains Propoxyphene, although it is not listed as an ingredient. Following the original case, the FEI issued a notice to stakeholders in July 2015 urging caution over the use of Fustex, an Argentinian product used to promote muscle growth. The notice stated that lack of knowledge regarding the ingredients of Fustex would not be a valid excuse in any equine anti-doping procedures. VETERINARY MEDICINE GOES HIGH TECH Veterinary medicine and diagnostics have come a long way in the past hundred years, with technology once only dreamed about for horses coming in to regular use in clinics around the world. At the forefront of the high-tech revolution is Radiologist Dr Sarah Puchalski, whose work at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) in Wellington, Florida, uses state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic imaging equipment, including Equine Standing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and a Nuclear Scintigraphy camera to quickly and accurately diagnose injuries. Every horse owner dreads seeing signs of lameness or discomfort in any horse, whether it is a backyard companion or a top-caliber sport horse. But for performance horses, one of the first questions many owners ask upon contacting a veterinarian about a problem is, Can the horse safely and comfortably return to work With cutting-edge technology, that question can be quickly and accurately answered. A specialized nuclear isotope gamma ray camera is used to capture images of the skeletal anatomy with a 360-degree view. The Equine Standing MRI produces highly detailed images in several different planes to capture a complete image of a desired area. An MRI is best used to further define a specific area of both bony or soft tissue that has been pinpointed as the origin of lameness. The process can be completed while the horse is in a standing position and requires only light sedation. Similarly, the process of a Nuclear Scintigraphy is a bone scan that begins with the injection of a radioactive isotope, specifically named Technetium 99. The isotope attaches to the phosphorous proteins localized within the bone and is absorbed over a few hours time. A specialized nuclear isotope gamma ray camera is used to capture images of the skeletal anatomy with a 360-degree view. Points of interest light up on the image to indicate increased metabolic activity and the site of injury. The process of a Nuclear Scintigraphy is a bone scan that begins with the injection of a radioactive isotope. The process of a Nuclear Scintigraphy is a bone scan that begins with the injection of a radioactive isotope. Jump Media Lameness or performance problems are most frequently approached through routine x-rays and ultrasounds, which can appear normal. Thus, it is difficult to diagnose subtle problems because the most common tools are not sensitive enough to diagnose in every case. The Equine Standing MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy equip veterinarians with an advantage when troubleshooting a lameness issue and helps them to determine a correct diagnosis in a timely manner. The Palm Beach Equine Clinic is also one of very few equine practices in the US with a Board Certified Radiologist on staff, and thanks to Puchalski, hundreds of MRI and bone scans are read each year at the clinic. In addition to being state-of-the art diagnostic tools, the technology also affords economic benefits to owners. MRIs can give a definitive diagnosis, and that saves time and money in the long run, Puchalski said. For example, if a horse goes lame and is examined and treated empirically, which is a diagnosis based on likely problems through common diagnostic procedures, it either stays sound or it becomes lame again or even non-functional in three to six months. This method sets back the commencement of the appropriate therapy. What the MRI does is allow the horse to be treated early and correctly. Otherwise, you may not be treating the correct issue, and the horse could end up lame again very soon. Nuclear Scintigraphy does not produce a scan that is as specific, but it gives Puchalski the opportunity to procure a concrete diagnosis, as well as evaluate the whole horse for secondary problems. PBEC is also one of very few equine practices in the U.S. with a Board Certified Radiologist on staff. Dr Sarah Puchalski reads hundreds of MRI and bone scans each year. PBEC is also one of very few equine practices in the U.S. with a Board Certified Radiologist on staff. Dr Sarah Puchalski reads hundreds of MRI and bone scans each year. Eques Solutions Oftentimes the primary problem in one place is making a horse sore in other places, she said. Owners like to know the root problem, but to also quickly diagnose secondary problems so the entire horse can be treated at once. Puchalski said the biggest benefit of the tech at the clinic is accessibility, particularly at the PBEC is the official veterinary hospital of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Anyone can call from the horse show to the clinic, get a scan scheduled quickly- in and out, get results fast, and then their training program can be changed immediately. An MRI is best used to further define a specific area of both bony or soft tissue that has been pinpointed as the origin of lameness. An MRI is best used to further define a specific area of both bony or soft tissue that has been pinpointed as the origin of lameness. Jump Media Dr Sarah Puchalski, from Davis, California, was an associate professor at the University of California in its Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. In 1995, she received her BS in biology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and in 1999 earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where she received the ACVS Outstanding Large Animal Surgery Student award that same year. Puchalski interned in Field Service and Sports Medicine at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and completed her residency in radiology at UC Davis in 2005 OVER WEIGHT HORSES SUFFER HEALTH PROBLEMS TOO It is tempting to dismiss a little extra fat on a horse as nothing to worry about. Many horses and ponies these days are overweight. The same holds true for cats and dogs. It is my experience that animals of normal weight have become so infrequent that many people worry the animals are too thin. Our society has become so accustomed to overweight animals that obesity is the new normal. However, excess fat is harmful. Plump ponies and roly-poly horses are prone to serious health issues. Unlike the workhorses of the past, modern horses are typically not required to put in consistent, heavy work. Confined to box stalls and small paddocks, the lifestyle of many pleasure horses mimics that of people. Both consume high-energy diets that far exceed nutritional requirements. Restricting them to stalls or small paddocks is like plunking them in front of the television for the night. The burst of activity that comes with an intensive workout does not fully combat the problems that arise when individuals are otherwise sedentary. Another contributing factor is nutrition. Modern pastures have been optimized to achieve weight gain in grazing cattle and sheep. But nature designed horses to spend most of their time grazing low-quality grasses. The hay and grain diets we feed the modern horse are the equine equivalent of a burger and fries. Then there is the issue of equating food with love. Feeding a hot bran mash or bucket of grain because the horse likes it, even though it doesnt need it from a nutritional standpoint, is likely to add excess weight. Trainers who use positive reinforcement techniques involving food rewards consider treats in the context of the horses nutritional requirements. Obvious problems associated with excess fat include poor performance and reduced endurance. Obesity is also associated with reproductive issues. Obese mares may have abnormal cycles and trouble delivering foals. There is also evidence to suggest that overweight mares give birth to larger foals, which may compound birthing troubles. One of the most serious effects of horse obesity is abnormal insulin metabolism, which can lead to future health conditions. The most notorious condition associated with obesity and insulin dysregulation is laminitis (also called founder). When all three conditions occur in the same horse, it is called equine metabolic syndrome. In addition to founder, affected horses develop abnormal fat deposits on the neck, creating a cresty neck. Laminitis is difficult to manage and can lead to euthanasia. Overweight horses are prone to developing benign fat tumours (called lipomas) in the tissue that supports the intestines. If these lipomas are suspended on a long stalk, they can wrap around portions of the gut, leading to severe colic that requires surgery. Given the heath concerns, it is important for owners to recognize when their animals are overweight. Scales, although not always available, provide an accurate assessment of body condition. Weight tapes are useful to estimate weight. Another popular approach is body condition scoring, which uses an objective scale to assess body fat deposits along the neck, withers, ribs, back and tail head. There are excellent charts available online that can help you evaluate where your horses are on this scale. Achieving optimum weight and body condition will require an honest look at your horses nutritional requirements and activity level. Decreasing high energy feeds, providing lower energy hay and increasing exercise will help with weight loss. The unnecessary feed and the cost to treat these serous health conditions make obesity an expensive situation. And because what we feed horses is under our control, management strategies to reduce obesity are also attainable goals. Dr. Jamie Rothenburger is a veterinarian who practices pathology and a PhD student at the Ontario Veterinary College. Twitter: JRothenburger GENETIC DISCOVERY RE CROOKED LEGS Crooked legs in Shetland ponies often result from a hereditary disease that leads to disturbed skeletal development and usually requires euthanasia. As such, the condition can cause major problems for Shetland breeding farms. But new genomic research has finally identified the responsible genes, a finding that could ultimately eliminate the diseases presence altogether. Our study has allowed us to discover the exact locations of the responsible mutations in the horse genome, said Carl-Johan Rubin, PhD, of the Science for Life Laboratory in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University, in Sweden. Our hope now is that breeders will use this knowledge to get their breeding stock tested, so that no new individuals ever have to be born with this debilitating condition, he told The Horse. The condition, known by scientists as skeletal atavism, causes the radius and ulna andor the tibia and fibula (in the front and hind legs, respectively) to develop as separate bones, whereas in modern adult equids, these two bones are fused together, Rubin said. Affected ponies are born with splayed, crooked legs, which prevent them from moving correctly. Usually, owners have the foals euthanized. Were not sure exactly how common the disease is since we suspect its often underreported, given that its not something breeders want to publicize about their breeding stock since its a hereditary condition, said Rubin. But it does seem to happen fairly frequently, resulting in the loss of many individuals. In a multinational research project, scientists from Sweden and the United States worked together to map the genomes of affected Shetland ponies and compare them to those of healthy individuals. Their data led them to investigate a region of the genome that carries a gene called the short stature homeobox (SHOX) gene. Scientists originally gave it this name because when the gene is absent in humans, it causes people to be shorter than they would be normally. Skeletal atavism causes the radius and ulna andor the tibia and fibula (in the front and hind legs, respectively) to develop as separate bones, whereas in modern adult equids, these two bones are fused together. Photo: Courtesy Dr. Carl-Johan Rubin Deletions in and around the SHOX gene, like those seen in foals suffering from skeletal atavism, might not be strongly related to size but to other aspects of skeletal development, Rubin said. They found that skeletal atavism was consistently associated with a deletion of the SHOX gene, a deletion of the cytokine receptorlike factor 2 (CRLF-2) gene (downstream on the genome from the SHOX gene), or a combination of both. As a result of their findings, a DNA test is now available worldwide. Rubin said he recommends breeders at least have their breeding stallions tested, because there must be two copies of the genetic deletion (one from each parent) for the disease to appear in the foal. If the stallion does not carry the deletion, then even if the mare does, there is no risk that the foal will develop the atavism, he said. However, the foal could become a carrier if its mother passes on the deletion, he added. So tested mares as well could ensure that the deletion is ultimately eliminated entirely from the breeding stock. Not to be confused with dwarfism, which is caused by mutations in the aggrecan gene (ACAN), skeletal atavism can also occur in Miniature Horses due to the strong influence of Shetland genes in that breed, said Rubin. A genetic test for dwarfism has been available since 2014. The research team also included researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in Uppsala the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas AampM University, in College Station, Texas the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington the Department of Genome Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the University of Washington School of Medicine, in Seattle and the New Research Complex at Qatar University, in Al Tarfa, Doha. SKULL FRACTURES IN HORSE COMMON Accidental injuries can happen to any horse at any time, and a fairly common and usually catastrophic injury is trauma to the head resulting in fracture of the skull, writes veterinarian Dr Neil Williams. Horses often are victims of accidental injury. Their gregarious nature, social hierarchy, heightened flight response, and handling and confinement by humans puts them at increased risk of trauma. The head of a typical adult horse weighs more than 40 pounds (18kg). This, coupled with the long neck placing the head well outside the center of mass, causes the head to strike the ground with tremendous force during a fall. Also, the speed and strength of a horse can result in severe impact of the head against an object when rearing or running. Over a five-year period, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has diagnosed 34 cases of skull fracture, with a yearly average of 6.8 cases. These were diagnosed in several breeds, with Thoroughbreds predominating. The affected horses ranged in age from 2 days to 23 years. Most cases were adult horses, but yearling and younger horses were affected as well. Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling. In other instances the history indicated the horse running directly into an object, such as a tree, fence, or barn. Occasionally, the horse was simply found dead with the causative event not being observed. The clinical signs in horses suffering a skull fracture included ataxia, recumbancy, paralysis, blindness, nystagmus, seizures, coma, and death. Hemorrhage from the nose or an ear was sometimes observed. Medical treatment was usually attempted however, the horses often died or the severity of the injury necessitated euthanasia. Cutting-edge imaging is improving equine head and spine diagnoses. Left, the horses head positioned within a CT gantry. The cradle and sand bag provide extra stability during CT scanning. The diagnosis was made or confirmed at necropsy. The pathological findings among cases were similar. These sometimes included scrapes or excoriation of the skin on the head, and bruising and hemorrhage of the subcutaneous tissue at the point of impact. Hemorrhage in an ear canal, nasal passages, or a gutteral pouch was not unusual. Commonly, there was epidural hemorrhage and tearing of the meninges, with hemorrhage into the brain and around the anterior cervical spinal cord. Fractures involved many of the different bones comprising the skull. The structure of the skull makes the occurrence of one fracture unlikely. The force resulting in a fracture and displacement in one area is transferred across the skull, fracturing another area. The occipital bone was most commonly fractured with a concurrent fracture of the basisphenoid bone. These fractures sometimes involved the acoustic meatus, with bleeding into the ear. Fractures of this type are typical in a horse that flips over backward, striking its head. In contrast, running into an object or being kicked was associated with fracture of the frontal bone. Other bones fractured in this type of injury included the parietal, temporal, and zygomatic bones. Fractures of the frontal bone were often associated with hemorrhage into the frontal sinus and nosebleed. It is important to recognize that horses are susceptible to this type of injury and how serious head injury can be. Special care is warranted when handling extremely nervous or flighty horses so that they are not put in situations or an environment where injury is more likely to occur if the horse becomes unruly or panics. Reprinted courtesy of Dr Neil Williams, Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Accidental injuries can happen to any horse at any time, and a fairly common and usually catastrophic injury is trauma to the head resulting in fracture of the skull, writes veterinarian Dr Neil Williams. Horses often are victims of accidental injury. Their gregarious nature, social hierarchy, heightened flight response, and handling and confinement by humans puts them at increased risk of trauma. The head of a typical adult horse weighs more than 40 pounds (18kg). This, coupled with the long neck placing the head well outside the center of mass, causes the head to strike the ground with tremendous force during a fall. Also, the speed and strength of a horse can result in severe impact of the head against an object when rearing or running. Over a five-year period, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has diagnosed 34 cases of skull fracture, with a yearly average of 6.8 cases. These were diagnosed in several breeds, with Thoroughbreds predominating. The affected horses ranged in age from 2 days to 23 years. Most cases were adult horses, but yearling and younger horses were affected as well. Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling. In other instances the history indicated the horse running directly into an object, such as a tree, fence, or barn. Occasionally, the horse was simply found dead with the causative event not being observed. The clinical signs in horses suffering a skull fracture included ataxia, recumbancy, paralysis, blindness, nystagmus, seizures, coma, and death. Hemorrhage from the nose or an ear was sometimes observed. Medical treatment was usually attempted however, the horses often died or the severity of the injury necessitated euthanasia. Cutting-edge imaging is improving equine head and spine diagnoses. Left, the horses head positioned within a CT gantry. The cradle and sand bag provide extra stability during CT scanning. The diagnosis was made or confirmed at necropsy. The pathological findings among cases were similar. These sometimes included scrapes or excoriation of the skin on the head, and bruising and hemorrhage of the subcutaneous tissue at the point of impact. Hemorrhage in an ear canal, nasal passages, or a gutteral pouch was not unusual. Commonly, there was epidural hemorrhage and tearing of the meninges, with hemorrhage into the brain and around the anterior cervical spinal cord. Fractures involved many of the different bones comprising the skull. The structure of the skull makes the occurrence of one fracture unlikely. The force resulting in a fracture and displacement in one area is transferred across the skull, fracturing another area. The occipital bone was most commonly fractured with a concurrent fracture of the basisphenoid bone. These fractures sometimes involved the acoustic meatus, with bleeding into the ear. Fractures of this type are typical in a horse that flips over backward, striking its head. In contrast, running into an object or being kicked was associated with fracture of the frontal bone. Other bones fractured in this type of injury included the parietal, temporal, and zygomatic bones. Fractures of the frontal bone were often associated with hemorrhage into the frontal sinus and nosebleed. It is important to recognize that horses are susceptible to this type of injury and how serious head injury can be. Special care is warranted when handling extremely nervous or flighty horses so that they are not put in situations or an environment where injury is more likely to occur if the horse becomes unruly or panics. Reprinted courtesy of Dr Neil Williams, Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 15th January, 2017 HI Folks. Hope You are all well. We have the Tour Down Under doing Laps in Victor Harbor this Week so things will get busier around the place. The Weather has still be great for Summer and we got 10mm of Rain during the Week. Water is still well ahead of where it has bee in other Years so we are out of danger now. Mrs. HP ordered a new Car because pure Business reasons meant we would be made not to, with the interest rates as they are and expenses dropping markedly from where they were. Besides :) Nissan are now making Yellow again :) but this one with the black fold down roof. but she has to wait until April as it is a Factory Build in Japan. Never mind, should be worth it. My only problem is that I cant mis-behave in it for the whole of Victor Harbor will know who the idiot is :) Always something happening. our main TV blew up. Been gone for a Month as they have tried various parts to fix it. No success. Now it is under warranty and we havent even reached the extended warranty yet but the naughty manufacturer first tried to send us to them, which quickly got rejected of course :) Then, once they realized it couldnt be fixed, they again tried to send us to the extended warranty Insurance People but again rejected. Now here is where I have to pay a huge compliment to a Victor Harbor Business, who got quite shitty with LG and even threatened to withdraw as their Repair People. As a result, they had a mind change and came to the party with a new one, which we get this Week. Trips to Victor Harbor twice and Mrs. HP teaching and riding Her Horses. QUIZ OF THE WEEK Facebook Quiz of the Week was this: The Trainer says becomes nervous in public places and around large crowds What does the Horse say Congratulations Megan. She selected straightening the Crooked Horse from our Video Portal. horseproblems.auVideo20Problems20Library.htm GAINSBOROUGH SOAP Busy on Maintenance and finishing the set up of the Fire Fighting Unit filling station but all ready now. I was lucky to snare an old but strong Trailer that had had its wiring burnt in a small first event but fine for the Fire Tanks and Pumps. Everything seems to be fine on the Property. Lot of Gardners coming and going, getting Horse Manure. I had the opportunity of gazing into a few Yards on Saturday, on Stables 1-10. There are a couple of agistees who need direction when it comes to Yard maintenance. Remember, Your Horse expects and relies upon You, the Owner who loves it so much, to do the best possible job to ensure the comfort of the Horse. A couple are NOT doing so. of the Week goes to. Mel in Stable 17, for being concerned about Her Stable levels, which had been diminished by previous Folk.Thanks for shovelling the Bluestone and the Sand Mel, for the Bobcat cant get into that one. GO THE SNIPSTER Victorian Elementary Champion and 2nd in Freestyle. Well done Young Samantha Coleshill. and congrats to the South Australian Girls. Nice smiles. The Case of the Horse Leased for Lessee to get a Foal out of. The Lessee refuses to give the Mare back and indeed, floated Her and Her 5 Week old Foal 14 Hours to an Inter-State Horse Auction, where the Police intervened and stopped the Sale. The Matter is proceeding to Court. The Case of the Olympic Rider putting a Young Lady on a Horse for a Photo opportunity to be used for Sale purposes. Rider seriously injured when it reared over. It is alleged that the same Horse reared over the Day before, in Hand, on Cement, with the Professional. The Rider has decided to leave the Horse Industry and Her Horse has been handed on. PHOTO OF THE DAY TIP OF THE DAY Watch how You feed Your Horses. Spoilt Horses can react dangerously. GOSSIP OF THE DAY AUSTRALIAS FIRST FAKE NEWS SUCCESS from ADELAIDE NOW A REPORTED million dollar Golden Grove property featuring a much-loved equestrian centre will be sold next Friday. However Mulberry Park owner Anne Simmons said rumours the 19 ha Crouch Rd property, which boasts a 173-year-old home, was being sold to make way for a mosque were simply a joke. It has been purchased by a couple of high-profile, northeast personalities for a private residence, she said. It was misreported on a website it was being sold for a mosque. This is not correct. The centre has helped hundreds and hundreds of people over the years. I set it up 18 years ago. Its been very demanding (running the equestrian centre). The property will settle on the 20th, and we move out on the 16th of this month. Described as a substantial and significant equine lifestyle property by selling agents Country Estates, the near 50-acre Mulberry Park comes with a large character home, in-ground pool and quality shedding established for horses with many facilities. The property, which has catered for 30 horses each year over the past five years, boasts a stone, six bedroom home including cellar and attic and reportedly built back in 1843. The second living level is an extension of the original building and constructed about 116 years later. The property has been established as horse agistment and continues to provide its clients equine facilities of substantial and varying purposes, a biography by selling agent Country Estates reads. The land also includes a 40m x 20m floodlit dressage arena, riding trails, six stables, 26 separate paddocks, jumping arena, training ring and a 60m x 20m dressage arena with mirrors. Country Estates declined to comment before the expected January 20 settlement. The property was listed at 1.55 million on a Country Estates brochure. In fact it disappeared off the Country Estates Site Weeks ago. Two Warmblood Stallions go for it after one escaping from Handler. One can only imagine the scene and the Skin Off. Joddy Boys of course THE CIRCLE OF LIFE AROUND AND AROUND AGAIN, WHERE WILL THEY STOP, NOBODY KNOWS Yet another Horse that appears on our Listen to the Horses DVDs has come back into our Life. We first saw it at the point of Sale, with yet another Dressage Queen lunging in only one direction back Years ago and then ridden in one Direction for the Buyer. It was Purchased for 18,500 and later assessed by Mrs. HP due to rearing. Declared unsound. Then off the to Adelaide Hills Trainer who sent it back after being unsuccessful and now. full Circle. 1500. If only Horses could be saved the Years of Trauma by Humans taking a reality check the Horse mentioned in the Horselaw section Today. would You believe that this Week, a Buyer of it drove into our Property this Week, having just returned from the Vets, where it was found to be unsound. EA COACHES rank the most dangerous when it comes to buying a horse HORSE TRAINING ONLINE Just got back from an hour an a half trail ride with Tux and Shaunee on Monkey - on quiet country roads and bush trails. Tux behaved as though he had been doing this for the last 10 years Finally has come together - me and my girl out riding together on 2 safe horses. Did the trot up thing as you said and Tux took to it like a duck to water. Feeling Blessed. Now I want to be doing Grand Prix in the next 5 years Wonderful outcome Dianne. You deserve it. You have the right attitude, one that many do not xx Diannes first Horse Starting attempt was on MONKEY and now, Her 4 Year Old Gypsy Cob Cross from scratch. NEWS OF THE DAY FINALLY, LAWS ON TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES Pushed to act by a series of HSUS undercover investigations and a national campaign that attracted the support of more than 300 members of the U.S. House and Senate across the political spectrum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced strict new rules to crack down on the barbaric practice of horse soring the intentional infliction of pain on the legs and hooves of show Tennessee walking horses and related breeds, to force them to perform the artificial, pain-based Big Lick gait. An enormous coalition of animal welfare groups, horse industry organizations, veterinary organizations, law enforcement, and others backed federal action, but ultimately credit goes to President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for getting this done on their watch. This has been one of The HSUSs top federal priorities, and I am thrilled to pass on this news to you today. We will, however, have to be vigilant that President-elect Trump and a handful of opponents in Congress do not interfere with implementation of this rule meanwhile, well continue to press for federal legislation to build on the regulatory reforms, so the battle is not entirely over. As requested in a rulemaking petition submitted by HSUS attorneys with the assistance of the law firm Latham amp Watkins, the USDA rule, which was years in the making, bans the use of stacks and chains on Tennessee walking horses and racking horses (the breeds that have been chronic victims of soring). These medieval-looking devices accentuate the pain when chemicals are burned into the horses legs and their feet are injured with cutting and concealed hard objects. Injuring their feet and then forcing them to walk on four-inch stacks with chains banging against their sores creates the exaggerated gait prized by judges at some of the top horse shows. The rule also eliminates the failed industry self-policing program, and puts the USDA squarely in charge of enforcing the rules to eliminate these abuses. No other category of horse shows, for any other breeds, have needed laws and rules aimed at them. Its a testament to the ongoing scofflaw culture that pervades a segment of the Tennessee walking and racking horse show world. When you consider that the first major step in this process was taken more than 45 years ago, with Congress passing the Horse Protection Act of 1970 attempting to outlaw the practice but leaving loopholes that the horse soring crowd walked through almost every day you may have a sense of the countless hours devoted by reformers to deliver mercy to these horses, and to outlaw a practice that is as deplorable and intentional as dogfighting or cockfighting. The HSUS has been investigating and campaigning against the cruelty of horse soring since the late 1950s it is a concern nearly as old as The HSUS itself. The USDAs Office of Inspector General conducted a comprehensive two-year audit released in 2010 that exposed how trainers within the industry deviously evade detection and continue to use horrific practices to attain the Big Lick. The OIG concluded from its findings that in order to fix the continued abuse, an overhaul of the USDAs regulations to eliminate the flawed system of industry self-policing and stiffer penalties are vital and necessary. That OIG report provided an enormously important grounding for our national anti-soring campaign. U.S. lawmakers weighed in on the issue in a major way, with House and Senate bills introduced in the 113th and 114th Congresses, attracting enormous bipartisan support. Forty-two Senators and 182 Representatives sent letters voicing support for the USDAs proposed rule. Special thanks goes to Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. Steve Cohen D-Tenn. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. along with former Reps. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. David Jolly, R-Fla. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. and former Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. along with former Sen. Joe Tydings, D-Md. who introduced the original Horse Protection Act of 1970. They are all champions in fighting for reform, and their work positioned us for success with the USDA. We are tremendously grateful to each of them. Congress still has work to do protecting the rule from attacks, ensuring its acceptance by the Trump Administration and adequate funding for the USDA to enforce it, codifying the rulemaking provisions, and increasing penalties for violators. We expect to see legislation introduced soon to address these issues and build on the rulemaking. But as with our successful efforts to strengthen the federal animal fighting law a decade ago, and our work to bring an end to the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments, this rule is a triumph for our movement. We need to be vigilant, but today, we should celebrate. WHEN YOU DONT HAVE A HORSE - TEACH YOUR COW Now thats ingenuity: A New Zealand girl who didnt have a horse growing up has taught her cow to jump instead. Teenager Hannah Simpson rides her Swiss Brown dairy cow, Leila, on the farm in Invercargill in the countrys deep south. She has been doing so since being dared by her brother when Leila was six months old and has now trained her to jump 4.5 feet high, according to The Guardian. She is a cow and I cant expect her to ride like a horse. Without a bit of prodding she wouldnt really do anything, she has a very chilled-out nature, she said. Now thats ingenuity: A New Zealand girl who didnt have a horse growing up has taught her cow to jump instead. Teenager Hannah Simpson rides her Swiss Brown dairy cow, Leila, on the farm in Invercargill in the countrys deep south. She has been doing so since being dared by her brother when Leila was six months old and has now trained her to jump 4.5 feet high, according to The Guardian. She is a cow and I cant expect her to ride like a horse. Without a bit of prodding she wouldnt really do anything, she has a very chilled-out nature, she said. I have always loved jumping, I always wanted to do show jumping on a horse, she said. And Leila was always jumping out of the cow shed when she was young so I think she likes it, too. We started her off with stepping over logs and it just got bigger and bigger. Hannahs Instagram is filled with pictures of herself and the cow jumping logs on the property. It also features pictures of farm life including other animals like dogs, goats and sheep. SHOW HORSES INJURED Several show horses were hurt, at least one seriously, when the horse trailer they were traveling in was involved in a crash with a tractor trailer Wednesday morning on the 10 Freeway in Redlands, reports show. The crash was reported around 8 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway near Orange Street, according to the California Highway Patrol incident log. The tractor trailer lost control and swerved into the center divider, bounced off, went back toward the slow lanes of traffic and side-swiped the large Brook Ledge Horse Transportation trailer, ripping a portion of the side, according to CHP Officer Brian Alvarez. The show horses were being transported from Seattle to Thermal for an event. The trailer was carrying seven horses, according to officials. Carl Baker, Redlands spokesman, said three horses were injured and one was tranquilized. There were initial concerns that an injured horse may have to be put down, but Dr. Jade Johnston, a veterinarian at the scene, said it didnt look like any of the horses would have to be euthanized. A Redlands Animal Control officer was observed comforting one of the horses inside the trailer. Animal control officers on-scene attempted to tranquilize a frightened horse. The crash resulted in 75 gallons of diesel fuel spilling on the roadway. Ten gallons ended up in a storm drain, officials said. All but one lane was shut down as rescuers worked to get the vehicles off the freeway and help the injured animals, officials said. The crash led officials to issue a SigAlert. FROZEN LAKE RESCUE Idaho County, Idaho Citizens and law enforcement worked together to rescue a horse that had become stranded in a frozen river. Law enforcement was called for assistance to help remove the horse from the freezing river, where it was standing submerged to its chest. No one knows how long the horse was standing in the river, or how it got there. Members of the Idaho County sheriff and citizens formed a plan to put sheets of plywood and an extension ladder on the ice close enough to rope the horse. The horse was then carefully pulled from the river. To the relief of the rescue workers, the horse appears to be OK with the exception of minor injuries on its legs. The sheriff praised the community for coming together to help the horse in need. Idaho County citizens are the best, they are willing to help regardless whether it is man or beast that is in trouble, Doug Giddings, Idaho County Sheriff, told reporters. UN-LICENSED HORSE DENTIST ARRESTED Weatherford, Texas Offering to sedate a horse prior to floating its teeth has landed a man in jail. Nathan Strahan, age 33, advertised his equine dentistry business on Facebook. His advertising caught the eye of law enforcement, and Special Ranger Wayne Goodman investigated in participation with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Goodman and an employee of the Veterinary Medical Examiners contacted Strahan, and agreed to meet in the parking lot of a grocery store for Strahan to float a horses teeth. Strahan agreed to sedate the horse prior to floating its teeth. When Goodman confronted Strahan about his lack of medical licensing to dispense sedative, Strahan told him he didnt know he needed a veterinarian prescription because he was from California and didnt need one there. Prior discussions with the California Veterinary Board had already confirmed to Goodman that Strahan was under investigation for illegally using equine drugs in California. Strahan turned over a bottle of Xylazine in his car and 3 more bottles from his house. The bottles were not marked with a prescription from a veterinarian. He was arrested, charged with possession of a dangerous drug and violations of veterinarian regulations, book into jail and released on a 3,000 bond. POLICE OFFICER CAUSES DEATH OF HIS OWN HORSE Denver, Colorado An officer who killed his mounted patrol horse by neglect has learned his punishment. In September, officer Joseph Teeter left his 10-year-old mounted police horse in his stall without food or water for 16 hours following a patrol. MC Hammer, the police horse, had been with the department since 2015. When Teeter and MC Hammer returned from patrolling downtown, Teeter tied MC Hammer in his stall, removed his saddle and took it to the tack room. Teeter then got distracted by paperwork, and forgot to untie MC Hammer. He was discovered the next morning, still tied in his stall. He was given food and water, and appeared alert and reactive, but then developed symptoms of colic. MC Hammer was taken to the veterinarian hospital, where he was treated for colic. It was determined that he would not recover, and the decision was made to euthanize him. The medical examiner could not conclusively conclude that his colic was caused by being tied for such an extended period of time. An internal investigation into Officer Teeters actions revealed he did not purposefully neglect MC Hammer. The investigation concluded and Teeter was docked 1 vacation day for violating department rules. Officer Teeter is still a member of the Denver Police Mounted Unit and was given another horse. HORSE HEALTH BLUE FLY VEILS Horses consider certain floor colors more alarming than others, according to researchers in Nottingham, England. They documented the reactions of 16 horses to various colored mats laid as flooring across an aisle. Each horse confronted a colored floor mat while it was allowed to walk freely along the aisle. Half the colored mats elicited apprehension and hesitation from the horses. The horses showed the most unease with yellow, white, black or blue mats laid across their path. They also took longer to walk across these colors than they did with green, red, brown or grey mats. When the horses encountered the colored floor mats for a second time, their distress with the scary colors was still evident, although the horses didnt pause any longer before passing over. In another trial, horses were exposed to the same mats hung against a wall in the stable alleyway, instead of placed on the ground. In this situation, color made no difference to how the horses reacted to the wall mats. BREXIT AND ITS IMPACT UPON HORSE SPORTS Brexit will be a hot topic at this years 25th National Equine Forum (NEF) in Britain, when representatives from every strata of the equestrian industry come together for friendly, non-partisan debate. The potential impact on the horse industry of Britains exit from the European Union will be at the forefront of discussion, as well as the equine database, the UK Thoroughbred Health Network, tack, bits and welfare. The prestigious Sir Colin Spedding Award will also be presented at the forum, on Thursday, March 2 at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London. Government officials, vets and equestrian industry leaders are among those who will attend the forum, which aims to inform, educate and help the industry to speak with the united strength of one voice on topical matters affecting the current and future management and wellbeing of the horse. The morning session on the horse industry, government and policy will commence with the Defra view from Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity. Stewart Everett, from the Equine Register will follow with an update on the Central Equine Database. What might EU exit mean for the horse industry will be the focus for a potentially lively panel discussion between policy, sport, racing and trade representatives, chaired by Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare. Dr Tim Parkin Senior Lecturer in Equine Clinical Sciences at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, will present the Memorial Lecture on the role of the Thoroughbred Health Network (THN) in the UK. These lectures are given each year and link to past winners of the Sir Colin Spedding Award. In 2015 Paul Greeves, former Executive Director and Keeper of the General Stud Book at Weatherbys, won the award. During his time at Weatherbys Greeves keenly supported the use of science to underpin developments within the Thoroughbred. This is reflected in the role of the THN as much of the data provided for their epidemiological work comes from Weatherbys. The afternoon includes a themed session entitled Tack: an anatomical perspective. Dr Sue Dyson, head of clinical orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust centre for equine studies, will discuss tack fit and its impact on the horse and Dr Caroline Benoist, manager of research and education, Neue Schule Ltd, will look at bitting and the welfare and comfort of the horse.The afternoon will also feature British Horse Society Chief Executive Lynn Petersen speaking about the organisations new educational programme Changing Lives through Horses, which aims to support people to develop the skills, and the desire, to return to education andor employment. In addition there will be several topical slots interspersed throughout the day and the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award will be announced and the award presented. This award was established in 2013 in recognition of the late Professor Sir Colin Speddings services to the equine sector most especially founding the National Equine Forum and Chairing it for 19 years. The National Equine Forum is organised by a committee reflecting various sectors of the equestrian industry and has as its President HRH The Princess Royal. It is sponsored by Bedmax, the Blue Cross, British Equestrian Federation, British Equestrian Trade Association, British Equine Veterinary Association, British Horse Society, British Horseracing Authority, Bulley Davey, Craig Payne Photography, Dodson and Horrell, Donkey Sanctuary, Hadlow College, the Horse Trust, the Horserace Betting Levy Board, Jeffress Scholarship Trust, NFU Mutual Insurance, Redwings, Weatherbys and World Horse Welfare. A MESSAGE FOR ALL STABLE HORSE OWNERS Just one hour of exercise a day, regardless of the type, takes the edge off of stabled horses, researchers have found. Their study also examined whether four different forms of exercise were equally effective in reducing unwanted behavior from horses housed in stalls. Two dozen horses, including thoroughbreds and part-thoroughbreds, received an hour of exercise daily with one of the four methods. Some horses used a walker, others a treadmill, while another group had free turnout, and a fourth group of horses was ridden. Every few days, each horses behavior was evaluated while being handled for weighing and then while loading in and out of a trailer. Each horse was also released on its own into an arena for 15 minutes while its activity was documented to assess rebound behavior. The researchers considered rebound activity as an indicator of the horses previous behavioral deprivation, resulting from being confined to a stall four metres (13 feet) square. For comparison, during another period when the same horses went without daily exercise, they received the same behavior assessment routine. horse gallops in a field Freedom in a field is the best kind of exercise for a horse. The researchers observed that horses given daily exercise did less walking, trotting and cantering when let loose in the arena, even when the exercise only consisted of walking. Those horses that had turnout did the least amount of cantering, and seldom bucked or rolled during their freedom in the arena. Horses exercised by walking or riding usually bucked two or three times while in the arena. This difference suggests that turnout was the most effective exercise regime. Meanwhile, horses without any daily exercise let out six or seven bucks and also rolled once or twice during their 15 minutes at liberty. All types of exercise left horses in a more cooperative and less reactive mood. This was reflected in less vocalizing while being handled and in taking less time to load onto weight scales. Whether they got exercise made no difference, however, in how horses behaved during trailer loading. While this study doesnt indicate whether one hour of exercise is ideal or even enough for a stabled horse, it does show that an hour of activity makes a significant difference in a horses behavior. The greatest benefits come from allowing horses free turnout, rather than providing exercise with just a walker, a treadmill or by riding. So less Gossip and more riding EQUINE CORONAVIRUS Equine coronavirus (ECoV) is classified within the Betacoronavirus genus, along with bovine coronavirus, porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus, mouse hepatitis virus, rat coronavirus (sialodacryoadenitis virus), and certain human coronaviruses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus the latter two viruses have caused epidemic outbreaks of respiratory disease in human beings in the last decade. Equine coronavirus has been recently associated clinically and epidemiologically with emerging outbreaks of pyrogenic (fever-causing) and enteric disease in adult horses in Japan and anorexia, lethargy, and fever in the United States. Coronavirus infection typically begins in the proximal small intestine and subsequently spreads to the colonic epithelial cells, leading to blunting of the intestinal villi and subsequent villous atrophy. Loss of epithelial cells results in malabsorption and maldigestion of nutrients and acute diarrhea. Following a short incubation period of 48 to 72 hours, adult horses develop fever, anorexia, and depression. Changes in fecal character, ranging from soft-formed stools to watery consistency, and colic are seen in less than 20 of affected horses. A small number of horses develop acute neurologic signs due to hyperammonemia, which can manifest as severe depression, head pressing, ataxia, proprioceptive deficits, recumbency, nystagmus, and seizure. Common hematologic abnormalities are leucopenia due to neutropenia andor lymphopenia. ECoV infection generally resolves within one to four days with supportive care consisting of the administration of anti-inflammatory drugs and oral or intravenous fluids. Fatalities have been associated with septicemia, endotoxemia, and metabolic abnormalities leading to encephalopathy (hyperammonemia). Historically, the detection of ECoV has relied on either electron microscopy, antigen-capture ELISA, or viral isolation from the feces. All of these detection modalities lack sensitivity, especially if viral particles are not present in sufficient numbers. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the detection of ECoV nucleic acid has supplanted many conventional virological assays, mainly due to its short turn-around-time, high throughput capability and increased analytical sensitivity and specificity. The overall agreement between clinical status and PCR results for ECoV is over 90, making fecal PCR the diagnostic tool of choice. Infected horses can shed ECoV up to 14 days. Due to the fecal-oral transmission route and the highly infectious nature of ECoV, common-sense biosecurity protocols should be instituted during an outbreak. ECoV-PCR-positive horses (clinical or subclinical) should always be isolated from the rest of the equine population to decrease the exposure risk and environmental contamination. Potentially exposed horses should not be moved until their definitive infection status has been determined. For isolation purposes, use an empty barn or an isolation unit. In a barn situation, close one end of the barn and use it as isolation area. Caretakers and owners should wear gloves, protective clothing (coveralls or disposable gowns), and dedicated footwear. Good hand hygiene should be instituted (faucet with warmcold water or hand sanitizer). Barrier nursing techniques should be established in the form of footbath or mats in front of the isolation unit and each stall. This will minimize the spread of pathogens from stalls to clean areas. It is very important to control traffic and minimize contact of affected horses with the general public. Hygiene should be maximized by regular cleaning and disinfecting. THE INCREASING USE OF EQUINE DNA Appraising a horse by physical appearance alone is a thing of the past in the world of equine breeding and selling. Thanks to rapidly changing advancements in technology, horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts can learn more about their horses now than ever before. Tests evaluating an animals deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), can identify the individual markers of a horse and unveil the genetic code that determines both the horses health and physical appearance. The most widely available DNA tests in horses look for single gene diseases, said Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine diplomate and University of Minnesota (UM) College of Veterinary Medicine associate professor. With the increase in emerging genetic tools, I see DNA testing expanding rapidly. We used to be able to test for seven genetic mutations in horses, and now we can identify nearly 20. This information allows owners to make more informed breeding and management decisions. DNA testing requirements are very breed specific. For example, European breed associations require testing on most of their registered horses, and while its great to identify any disease carriers, McCue said issues can arise when breeders start limiting gene pools because of test results. Knowledge is power, and genetic testing is a great way to learn more about a horse and specifically test for certain diseases, said McCue. However, some associations choose to eliminate genetic lines altogether if the horse is a carrier of a disease. This can be a problem because as we try to eliminate some of these diseases, we lose genetic diversity and increase the risk of inbreeding depression, which is the accumulation of deleterious genetic mutations. In short, breeders often select for a typical trait, and the opposite side of that is a loss of genetic diversity. McCue said DNA testing is a hot button issue in the industry right now. Many owners worry that information about their horses learned from DNA tests could have negative economic impacts, she said. I understand that concern, but I think educating horse owners and breeders about how to avoid the risks of recessive diseases and how to manage these horses if they are carriers would go a long ways toward easing those concerns. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) currently offers a five-panel test to determine if a Quarter Horse is a carrier of five genetic diseases including glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED), hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), malignant hyperthermia (MH) and polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1(PSSM). We require all stallions to be tested with the five-panel disease test, said Tammy Canida, AQHA director of registration operations. AQHA began requiring stallions to be tested in 2014. It allows owners to know if horses are carriers of these diseases so they can make responsible decisions for their breeding programs. These equine diseases can affect a horse in a myriad of ways. Some can severely impact a horses health and even be terminal, while other symptoms are fairly mild and can be managed to lessen the effects. McCue has spent her veterinary career studying these diseases and holds a patent on the PSSM test. Her passion for American Quarter Horses is what drives her to improve things for the breed and address some of the misconceptions out there regarding these diseases. PSSM can be managed with diet and exercise, said McCue. However, without these genetic tests, a horse owner wouldnt know that management of a disease was necessary. The panel test can also be run in conjunction with the DNA test required for most breeding stock to verify parentage. DNA testing provides us with a tool to help fulfill one of AQHAs mission statements to preserve the integrity of the breed, said Canida. DNA kits with hair samples are sent to the University of California-Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, and AQHA notifies the owner once results are in and updates the horses records with its registration information. The American Paint Horse Associations (APHA) has its own set of rules when it comes to DNA testing. According to Jessica Hein, APHA senior director of member care and publications, APHA requires stallions used for breeding to have their DNA on file before any offspring can be registered. Foals that are the result of transported semen or frozen semen breeding are required to be parentage verified through DNA testing. Foals resulting from embryo, vitrified embryo or oocyte transfer must be parentage verified. Additionally, race horses are required to be parentage verified prior to being tattooed. Coat color tests are also common with Paint Horses, as well. Available coat color tests include red factor, agouti, cream, pearl, champagne, dun, silver, gray, tobiano, frame overo, splash white, dominant white and Sabino 1. APHA also offers disease diagnostic tests to determine if a horse is a carrier of HERDA, HYPP, GBED, MH, PSSM1 andor OLWS. We advocate for genetic health panel testing, said Hein. This year, our board of directors passed a measure which goes into effect on the first of January that will require all stallions to have a genetic health panel on file in order for their foals resulting from breedings after January 1, 2018, to be eligible for registration. The genetic health panel costs 125, and theres an option for a comprehensive test that includes both genetic health and color panel tests for 139. While equine DNA testing has been around for decades, the ability to test for a wider range of traits is still in its infancy. While the UM laboratory McCue works at has traditionally focused on genetic disease testing, she said its now split 50-50 from identifying disease mutations to determining genetic performance markers similar to cattle. Looking at halter horses, many descendants of Impressive are carriers of HYPP, although theres no proof he has the mutation, said McCue. Because of this, theres the belief that HYPP makes winners, despite there being no scientific evidence to prove this. However, if we could identify the performance markers that did make Impressive a winner, we could make breeding decisions by selecting those specific traits for future offspring. If we can choose to breed for both the positive traits and the things we want to avoid, moving forward over time, we can use this information to keep horses healthy, maintain genetic diversity and improve our breeding decisions. LETTER OF THE DAY
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