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Jan 23, 2015
Spring Break Riding Camps
March is Coming Fast
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Register now for spring break horseback riding camps. Spring break is only six weeks away. Also start looking at summer horseback riding camps now and avoid disappointment this summer. More info...

Jan 20, 2015
SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mysteryhorse shows

Colic. It’s a grim word with dire meaning for horse owners. It kills backyard ponies and million-dollar race horses alike. The early signs can be subtle, easily missed. And by the time the signs are unmistakable, sometimes it’s too late.
Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale and an equine nutrition authority, isn't the first researcher to want to find a cure. But she is one of a small number with access to one of the best research tools available: cannulated horses, eight of them. More info...

Jan 16, 2015
Kids, Horses and the Difference Between ‘Adorable’ and ‘Dangerous’
From Catherine:Ford
horse showsOur most primal parenting instinct is to protect our children from danger — and big, powerful, unpredictable horses definitely fall into the “danger” category. Catherine Ford discusses learning to trust without letting down your guard.
A video made its rounds recently of a little kid leading a horse. It was met with the usual “aww precious” comments and an equal number of “that is so dangerous, that poor horse, a kid isn’t capable…” I find myself changed now that I have my own kids. Something as simple as watching The Black Stallion, I didn’t stare with the wide-eyed wonder I used to, dreaming of riding my own horse just like that. Instead I was thinking, “Good grief, what kind of a man would put a kid on a horse that hot and set them loose on a track?!” More info...

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