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Nov 1, 2014
A Place to Hang Your Hat, and Bridles
Wellington Florida
Depending on how committed their children are to the high-priced pursuit of show horses, the biggest expense for parents can be the equestrian property that goes with it. Because proximity to show venues is a paramount selling point, the most notable water feature of such expensive properties can be a horse trough.

Wellington, Fla., for example, has no ocean frontage or mountains, but Bill Gates owns a multimillion-dollar home with a barn in its Mallet Hill section near the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds, according to Marysue Jacobs, owner of Destiny Properties International. Georgina Bloomberg has a place in Mallet Hill, too. More info...

Nov 1, 2014
When Your Horse Won't Load
Liz Goldsmith
I think we’ve all been there. You know, standing behind your trailer with the ramp down and your horse’s feed firmly planted on terra firma, determined not to move even an inch. The Clinton Anderson video above offers some good advice for how to load the difficult horse. Not the horse that is genuinely scared; the horse that decides it just doesn’t want to get on.

None of my horses came to me as “good loaders”, in fact I can remember a few epically long mornings and afternoons where I was determined not to quit until the horse was standing on the trailer. Years ago I missed an event because of trailering issues, and I had an “exciting” experience with Freedom the first time I trailered him alone — and he realized that he was alone! More info...

Oct 30, 2014
Horse Show Season in Florida is Flu Season Also
Written by Martha Smith FNP-BC
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With millions of people traveling to Florida in winter, chances are many will the carry the flu bug with them. Don't let the flu ruin your horse show season and that of others.

According to the American Lung Association, one in five Americans will get the flu every year. Influenza is more severe than a cold. Symptoms may range from mild to severe, and can even be life threatening in the most severe cases. The flu usually starts abruptly and can affect the entire body, causing a high fever, cough and body aches. How much do you know about the flu? Take this quick true or false quiz to test your flu knowledge.
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