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2022 Regional Cavalry Competition

For those of you that following my website here, I want to inform you that the Regional Cavalry Competition with be held on April 19th through the 24th. It’s at San Angelo, Texas at Fort Concho. Fort Concho is an Indian wars fort that has be preserved to the max as it still maintain several […]

One Exercise I Return to Frequently When Developing the Canter

#MasterclassMonday is a collaboration between Horse Network and NOELLEFLOYD.com to empower equestrians. Every Monday we’ll bring you a new lesson from a leading trainer to help you troubleshoot your training, master your mindset and up your game. This month’s featured rider: Karl Cook teaches strategic riding. Welcome back! Last week, we discussed why the canter needs […]

A Horse Owner’s Guide to Colic Surgery Recovery

Every owner dreads having to decide whether or not to send their horse onto the surgical table for colic surgery. For a fully-informed decision, it is important that the horse’s owner or caretaker understand what to expect throughout the recovery process. Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC) veterinarian Weston Davis, DVM, DACVS, assisted by Sidney Chanutin, […]

Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

After recent years of record-high temperatures and raging wildfires, Oregon farmworkers will now be entitled to overtime pay under a bill passed by the state legislature last week. The legislation states that farmworkers will eventually be entitled to overtime pay after 40 hours of work. If signed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, as is expected, […]

What Will It Take to Tackle America’s Feral Hog Problem?

Josh Ritchey has become accustomed to seeing craters and ruts strewn across his fields—signs of unwelcome visitors on his Stephenville, Texas farm. Often, before harvest time rolls around, a good portion of his wheat and hay crop have been plowed over or rooted up.The culprit? Drifts of feral swine that demolish anything in their path. […]

Horse Training-The Body II

Last time we looked at the desensitizing the horse or the body in general. You will continue along the body, mainly the top line and the under belly. As with the front portion of the body, much rubbing with the hands in necessary. You will be able to tell when the horse is absolutely relaxed. […]

Horse Saddles 101: What You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered: what lies beneath the smooth leather of a saddle? What’s the difference between a jumping or dressage saddle? How can I tell if my saddle really fits my horse? We rounded up one comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about horse saddles, both inside and out. Whether you’re shopping […]

After You Fall…

“Gretch, you fell from six feet going 25 miles an hour,” my horse trainer said as I stood up and limped back to the mounting block. I dusted the arena footing off my breeches and wondered how much I was going to hurt once the adrenaline wore off. I was a shaky, weeping mess as […]

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