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Q&A: Dr. Maloney explains ‘Kissing Spine’

Q: What are the symptoms of kissing spine?

The symptoms of kissing spine can be variable and are often misread by riders as behavioral issues. An obvious symptom is when the saddle is brought out the horse may show anxiety on the crossties (shifting his weight and moving his bowels often).

A Thoroughbred inspires bravery in fight for life

The day she met Rowdy Jones, Kim Alexander was feeling as poorly as the scruffy gelding looked. Weak from her battle with stage-four breast cancer, Alexander was there to see if the ex-racehorse she’d heard such good things about might be a horse she could bring along, in whatever time she had left. The talented equestrian had already accomplished so much. She won bronze and silver medals in USDF competitions in Tennessee in 2007 and 2010, and captured the state championship in October 2010.  All while undergoing cancer treatments that ravaged her body and left her bald. But there was […]

Old Friends Kentucky signs property deal

For a runty Thoroughbred who is said to bear a striking resemblance to Seabiscuit, and for the other retired racehorses who lucked into meeting Michael Blowen, a land deal in Kentucky has ushered in acres and acres of green clover and two warm, roomy barns.

In a happily-ever-after turn of events, which softens the blow of losing out on a planned expansion to a New York farm earlier this year, Old Friends Equine signed a lease last month on a 120-acre parcel near its Georgetown, Ky. headquarters.