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Beduino, The Mystery Horse From Mexico

Beduino, The Mystery Horse From Mexico
Five years ago, a big gray Thoroughbred stallion arrived at the Vessels Ranch from deep in the heart of Mexico. He was big – muscular for a Thoroughbred – but well-balanced fore and aft. He stood with a commanding presence, a calm, almost arrogant air. His name was Beduino and probably because he was a mystery horse from Mexico, rumors began to fly around the Los Alamitos Race Track stable area that this was an unbeatable horse.

Hard Work, Kindness & Integrity

Hard Work, Kindness & Integrity
When asked what they admire about northern Utah breeders Brad and Robin Hart, the couple’s connections unanimously agree: They’re hard working, kind and scrupulously honest.

Knee Problems

Knee Problems
Lameness is a serious issue, particularly for an active equine athlete. Even the slightest amount of pain can impair performance, especially where seconds matter as in Quarter Horse racing. Most equine lameness in the front legs – up to 90% – is attributable to problems in the lower limb from the fetlock down. That said, a variety of injuries can occur within the knee (carpal) joints and surrounding soft tissues.

Dash For Cash and the Crossover Effect

Dash For Cash and the Crossover Effect
Whether it's in race results, a pedigree, or some other print or electronic race media, the name Dash For Cash signifies an elite position in Quarter Horse racing. Dash For Cash, a two-time AQHA Racing World Champion and all-time leading sire, holds that elite position. His name runs deep in our runners today as a modern foundation sire of the racing American Quarter Horse. Dash For Cash is like many of our racing stallions in that he has had an impact as a crossover.

The Challenge of a Horse That Stops Eating

The Challenge of a Horse That Stops Eating
There can be various reasons why horses go “off feed,” so it’s important to find out what’s wrong. Some horses are simply fussy eaters and it can be difficult to find ways to get them to eat enough.

The Eternal Gamble - Vernon Pool

The Eternal Gamble - Vernon Pool
Vernon Pool grew up in Canadian, Texas, where his father owned a hotel and was a railroad contractor “who depended on horses and mules instead of the heavy equipment we have today.”

Jessie Hanson, Equine Industry Go-to Pro

Jessie Hanson, Equine Industry Go-to Pro
During her lifetime in the horse world, Wisconsin native Jessie Hanson has exercised her creative-solutions talent to promote the health and welfare of horses in a wide variety of aspects.

Dealing with Ringbone

Dealing with Ringbone
Ringbone is the common term for osteoarthritis of the pastern joint or the coffin joint. This problem occurs most often in the front limbs, and can be very painful if it is articular (in the joint).

Recurring Colic

Recurring Colic
One of the more dreaded health problems faced by horse owners and trainers is colic. It is possible for equine colic to develop into a more serious crisis that requires surgery or could even be fatal.

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Being prepared is your best defense to safeguard your property, and your horses. This article was featured in our October 2017.

The Many Roles of Vitamin A

The Many Roles of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is just a general term for many different forms of retinol. After it’s absorbed by the body, it goes through various forms as it goes from storage to distribution to target cells.

Diagnosing Colic

Diagnosing Colic
The term colic simply means abdominal pain. The pain may be caused by a digestive problem, irritation or blockage of the digestive tract, pain from some other internal organ, or uterine contractions in a foaling mare.

Warts and Sarcoid Tumors in Horses

Warts and Sarcoid Tumors in Horses
Warts and sarcoid lumps are common skin growths in horses and may be hard to differentiate because they can be similar in appearance.

Martha Claussen, You Know You're There

Martha Claussen, You Know You're There
Having Martha come up to you in the winner’s circle and congratulate you and give you an interview is such a special experience, you know you’ve done something right in Quarter Horse racing when that happens!

A Common Bond

A Common Bond
The American colonists loved horse racing. With no racetracks, however, they improvised by limiting their races to shorter distances in clearings – and Quarter Horse racing was born.

Town Policy, A Tribute

Town Policy, A Tribute
Town Policy possessed a charisma about him that attracted attention – he had what Stars are made of – talent, stamina, determination, opportunity.

Joint Health for Long Term

Joint Health for Long Term
Selecting both the mare and stallion for strong conformational attributes can improve known structural deficits in either individual.

Plants Toxic to Horses

Plants Toxic to Horses
Most poisons that affect horses are found in toxic plants that contain dangerous alkaloids. Some of these are so deadly that they can kill a horse quickly even if a very small amount is ingested,.

Mr Jess Jenkins Wins The All American Dream

Mr Jess Jenkins Wins The All American Dream
Mr Jess Jenkins came into the All American trials with three starts, having failed to place in any of his races. He started with an eighth in his first start, a sixth in his second start and a fourth in his third start. Along the way, Mr Jess Jenkins went through a life changing event when he was gelded. The fourth start for Mr Jess Jenkins was in the first day of the All American trials, breaking his maiden and posting the third fastest time of the day in :21.751.

Master Of The Horse

Master Of The Horse
Welch’s life started rather quietly. He was born on July 6, 1907, on a ranch in Eddy County, New Mexico. He punched cows until he was 16. But such a lively spirit couldn’t be content to stay home. He left at 16 to ride in rodeos.

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