More on icing, cold water salt spas

More on icing, cold water salt spas

One of the current trends within the show community currently is icing horses’ legs or using the cold salt water spas at major events. Cryotherapy, or cooling a limb below normal body temperatures for extended periods of time, is an old horse owner’s trick that has taken a new spin. For years, athletes, both humans […]

For Hayley Saul, the reward is watching youngsters excel

For Hayley Saul, the reward is watching youngsters excel

Ask Hayley Saul what makes her competitive in the show arena and her answer is simple. It’s all about her parents and the hard lessons she’s learned along the way. Hayley grew up in a family deeply involved in the life of competitive horse shows. Her parents, Dean and Kathie Saul, “showed hard” in the […]

Silver Dollar Confirmed To Shine Again In February

Silver Dollar Confirmed To Shine Again In February

The Silver Dollar Circuit has solidified its February dates for next year.  Given the success of the past show and the benefits of having the Sun Circuit directly after, Director Jan Bruner has given the go ahead for next year’s dates.  Starting on Friday, February 23rd and ending on Wednesday the 28th, the Las Vegas […]

Clark and McDonald wed

Clark and McDonald wed

AQHA trainer Allison Clark, of Bonaire, Georgia, wed Kevan McDonald in an afternoon ceremony on Sept. 2, in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Clark is a top Hunter Under Saddle rider in AQHA and NSBA events. 

Zuidemas welcome a boy

Zuidemas welcome a boy

AQHA trainer Jamie Zuidema and his wife, Anna welcomed a son on Sept. 1. The new arrival, named Wendell David Zuidema, weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 20 inches long. Zuidema owns and operates Jamie Zuidema Show Horses in Cumming, Iowa.

Support horses in need through the Texas Equine Veterinary Association

Support horses in need through the Texas Equine Veterinary Association

APHA is teaming up with the Texas Equine Veterinary Association to offer aid to the horses and horse owners affected by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding. TEVA is coordinating large-scale distributions of feed and veterinary supplies, securing temporary animal housing and more; we encourage APHA members interested in helping to consider donating to TEVA. In addition to physical […]

Whitney Wilson gained new perspective after accident

Whitney Wilson gained new perspective after accident

As the daughter of two highly successful horse trainers Whitney Wilson, of Findlay, Ohio, grew up in the saddle. When she was 7 years old she won the Quarter Horse Congress Small Fry Horsemanship aboard a bay roan gelding named Iron It Out. But one thing a lot of people don’t know about Whitney is […]

AQHA Animal Welfare

AQHA Animal Welfare

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission that will affect tie-down roping classes, as well as the use of furosemide (Lasix®) in show horses. Furosemide (Lasix®) After an Executive Committee-requested review of Lasix, the Executive Committee has approved a maximum permitted plasma concentration of furosemide of […]

AAEP Accepting Donations to Assist Horses Affected by Hurricane 

AAEP Accepting Donations to Assist Horses Affected by Hurricane 

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future disasters. […]

Masterson Farms closes the book for RL Best Of Sudden

Masterson Farms closes the book for RL Best Of Sudden

Masterson Farms, LLC, the home of RL Best Of Sudden, today announced that it will close his book to outside mares for the 2018 breeding season. Ken Masterson discussed the reasons for having limited his book in the past and for now closing it. He noted “RL Best Of Sudden will be 16 years of […]

Rea and Ferguson tie the knot

Rea and Ferguson tie the knot

AQHA professional trainer Rusty Rea wed Taylor Ferguson on Aug. 27 in Kentucky. Rusty owns and operates Rea Quarter Horses, where he trains all-around horses (with a specialty in Trail) and coaches youth and amateur competitors. His new wife, originally from New Jersey, met Rusty when she moved to Kentucky to attend the University of Louisville.

Stressed? New studies suggest to spend more time with your horse

Stressed? New studies suggest to spend more time with your horse

Horse owners know that spending time with horses is good for the human soul. One whiff of sweet horse scent dissolves stress for a bad day at the office. A positive ride or quiet grooming time melts life’s tensions. “I’ve had clients show up so frazzled from a day at work that I’ll just get […]