Accredited Louisiana-Bred Quarter Horses will participate in three stakes races on Saturday, December 11th as part of the annual Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
LQHBA members looking to nominate a person or horse for the LQHBA Hall of Fame Class of 2022 must turn in nomination forms on or before Monday, December 20.
The California Horse Racing Board approved two license applications for racing at Los Alamitos during a teleconference meeting on Wednesday (Nov 17).
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday (Nov. 18) at the Primrose Funeral Service, 1109 North Porter Avenue in Norman, Oklahoma for longtime Oklahoma horseman Andrew "Andy" Smith.
Harry James MacRoberts, 74, of Finley, Washington, while surrounded by loving family, passed away at his home on Monday, November 8, 2021, from complications of bone cancer. The family expresses deep, heartfelt gratitude to Chaplaincy Hospice Care for fulfilling Harry’s desire to begin his new journey on his own terms.
The horse has three bones in each lower leg between the knee/hock and fetlock joint. The cannon bone is the largest, and the main support for the limb. The two small splint bones, which are finger size in diameter, are long and slender and are attached to the cannon bone on each side and toward the rear.
A horse demonstrating signs of heat stress – either subtle or obvious – could signal impending metabolic collapse. If any of these signs are seen, then it is necessary to stop the horse’s exercise immediately and begin implementing cooling strategies, described below. If the horse’s rectal temperature does not begin to return to normal within 15 minutes or so, a veterinarian should be contacted immediately.
Not all horses have the luxury of spending time on green pasture, head down, grazing to their heart’s content. Horses in race training are usually stabled in restrictive living arrangements with their primary forage source as hay. Yet, the healthiest strategy for equine gastrointestinal health is the ability to eat small amounts at intermittent intervals throughout the day.