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It’s Not Too Early to Score a Deal at the 2018 Equine Affaire, Springfield, MA
Horizon Structures houses horses for horse lovers nationwide in their beautifully crafted Amish barns and multi-purpose buildings. On November 8th through 11th, 2018, when thousands of horse aficionados convene at the highly successful Equine Affaire, at Springfield, MA, Horizon Structures L.L.C., will again be present as a sponsor and exhibitor.
For folks that are ‘hot to trot’ and busy planning a new barn build within a 300 mile radius of Springfield, MA, now is the time to enjoy a substantial discount off a brand new, customized modular building. It’s an opportunity to save some serious money and enjoy showing off your new low profile four-stall barn at the Equine Affaire to friends and visitors. After the show, Horizon Structures will deliver the barn directly to your property.
Horse owners appreciate the affordability, safety and quality of a Horizon Structures horse barn. Horizon Structures also offers a full range of other outdoor structures, from residential and commercial grade kennels (inquire about similar discount possibilities for the Equine Affaire showcase), coops, outdoor living gazebos, pergolas, pavilions and cabanas, to judge boxes, concession stands, sheds and garages. With financing options available, buyers are able to make a quick application and purchase their dream barn now in time for delivery before the snow flies. Read the full article...
Good News For Veterans ~
House Approves $5 Million for Equine-Assisted Therapy to Aid Veterans
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5895, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act; 2018 that included an amendment to increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2019.
Coming Soon! The Latest Book from Catskill Horse Editor Nikki Alvin-Smith ~
Road Map to Grand Prix Dressage
With a ton of experience horse breeding, importing, training horse and rider in dressage it is no big surprise that our own Nikki Alvin-Smith has been signed up to write a book on the topic. The book will be chock full of advice on everything dressage from horse selection to piaffe and passage training.
“I’ve always believed that every horse and rider can benefit from dressage training no matter what discipline they currently favor. The advanced levels are attainable for everyone and I love to take the mystique out of all horse training and provide a down to earth program for riders and horses of all abilities. My book will have a humorous touch with the ‘road map’ portion legend that will warn the rider when to put on the brakes or proceed with caution as they train their own horse through the various movements. Classical dressage training is fun and this title will include lots of anecdotal experiences I love to share including travel to buy horses abroad, competing abroad and clinic snafus that have happened during my career. I am thrilled at this opportunity!” said Nikki.
Road Map to Grand Prix Dressage is slated for release in Spring 2018 and will be available for purchase through www.TheHorseStudio.com and Amazon in both print and e-book format.
Colic: Better Options, Better Outcomes
Although many colic cases are mild in nature, others can imperil your horse’s life and career and can require surgery. Today, because of advancements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of colic, the chances of survival and return to normal activity following colic surgery have never been better.
Colic signs should always be taken seriously, and although early symptomatic treatment will resolve many mild cases, if a horse fails to respond, it should be considered an emergency. The biggest controllable determinant for a successful surgical outcome is minimizing the duration of clinical signs before surgical intervention. Early correction of twisted intestines can obviate the need for costly resections (removal of sections of intestines). In addition, timely intervention can limit the collateral damage to the intestine, which can lead to serious disruptions in propulsive motility requiring lengthy hospital stays, increased cost and complications such as adhesions. Read the full article...
Standing a Stallion? Cash in on a FREE listing in Catskill Horse Stallion Directory
The Merry Band at the Catskill Horse continues to add more resources to the magazine to service regional horse businesses and horse owners with the addition of a Stallion Directory.
To grab your free listing as a stallion owner please submit the following via email to us at info@CatskillHorse.org :-
Bloodlines to 3 generations:
Registry of Stallion: GOV/VHW etc.
20 words or less highlighting his credentials:
Stud Fee: Up to you whether you want to list or show as Private Treaty
Location where stallion stands: Town/State ( Your full address if you wish published)
Contact Tel #:
And most importantly a great photo! Must be copyright released to us by photographer if not your own to release.
The Horse Studio, The International Equestrian Shop Launches New Year Round Charity Campaign
Pick your favorite charity, horse rescue/sanctuary, therapeutic riding program and send their name to the online tack store The Horse Studio and they will consider the charity for their giving campaign. The organization must be a registered 501c charity. A percentage of sales from the strap goods (bridles/halters/leather leads etc.) on their site will be donated to the charity.
Congratulations to the latest addition to the program, Northeast Hackney Rescue & Sanctuary, of Brookfield, New York. Simply add their name in the comments box of your order of any Masters line bridle or any leather halter and they will receive 5% of the proceeds from the item sold!
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