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By Susan Salk on February 2, 2016
In a cartoon widely shared on Facebook, a horse wearing five blankets, but sweating in his cold-weather gear, explains his multiple layers to another horse in the paddock: “My Mom was cold.” Funny as the cartoon was during this nationwide cold snap, Dr. Ginger Reed, VMD,Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, says most healthy horses are well equipped to endure cold temperatures without undo fuss. And in this week’s Veterinary Answers, Dr. Reed discusses ways to ensure that the horses are happy during this seemingly endless winter, and offers tips for feeding, clothing and keeping a horse during the winter months. […]
By Press Release on February 2, 2016
The Retired Racehorse Project announced today the results of a four-week effort to recruit experienced horse trainers for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover. The event requires each trainer to acquire a Thoroughbred that raced or had a published work after October 1, 2014 and had no second career training before this year. Trainers will ship to the Kentucky Horse Park on the last weekend of October to compete in ten equestrian disciplines for $100,000 in prize money and the title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred. Here are some statistics about who entered. Some 488 trainers applied. And, 253 of those hope to […]