Ara­bi­ans Shine at High Roller Rein­ing 9PERCENT

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The Na­tional Ara­bian Rein­ing As­so­ci­a­tion made its first of­fi­cial ap­pear­ance at the 2016 High Roller Rein­ing Clas­sic Septem­ber 9-17 at the South Point Eques­trian Cen­ter in Las Ve­gas. NARHA, an in­cen­tive pro­gram that has re­cently taken the reins from the Ara­bian Rein­ing Breed­ers Clas­sic, awarded $9,500 in prize money to Ara­bi­ans and Half-Ara­bi­ans com­pet­ing in open and non- pro rein­ing, as well checks rang­ing from $500 to $1,000 to Ara­bian youth rid­ers in team and in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion. Find full re­sults of the Ara­bian com­pe­ti­tion and the en­tire show, which draws top rein­ing horses and rid­ers from around the world, at high­roller­rein­ing­clas­sic.com.

Spread the Word!

The low­down: The Un­wanted Horse Coali­tion’s newly re­vi­tal­ized Am­bas­sador Pro­gram uses vol­un­teers from the horse in­dus­try to present in­for­ma­tion about un­wanted horses na­tion­wide. How it works: Any group in­ter­ested in learn­ing how to re­duce the num­ber of un­wanted horses— or what it means to “own re­spon­si­bly”— can re­quest a speaker from their area to de­liver a five, 10-, or 20- minute pre­sen­ta­tion sup­ple­mented with lit­er­a­ture and ma­te­ri­als. Get in­volved: To re­quest a speaker (or vol­un­teer to be one), call the Un­wanted Horse Coali­tion at (202) 296-4031.

Been on a Buck­ing Horse?

We asked if you’ve ever been bucked off a horse or rid­den through a buck. Above is a break­down of the re­sponses we re­ceived. (And for help with a horse that bucks at the lope, see page 66. To par­tic­i­pate in fu­ture polls, “like” us at our Face­book page.) your hol­i­day list? Con- items rang­ing from a $1 blan­ket pin and $3 pocket-size fold­ing hoof pick (at right) to a horse­man’s knife ($7), a fold­ing can­vas wa­ter pail ($20), re­flec­tive leg wraps ($25/pair), and

Find these and other un­usual stock­ingstuffers at twohorseen­ter­prises.com (click on “Items”). Uptick in en­tries at the 2016 Amer­i­can Ju­nior Paint Horse As­so­ci­a­tion Youth World Cham­pi­onship Show held in Fort Worth, Texas, in June. The rise over the prior year was due in part to sig­nif­i­cant in­creases in the walk-trot and novice youth di­vi­sions ( apha.com/ywcs).

Tablets Ap­proved

Equioxx (firo­coxib), a once- daily treat­ment to con­trol joint pain and in­flam­ma­tion as­so­ci­ated with equine os­teoarthri­tis, is now ap­proved by the FDA in tablet form. Avail­able by pre­scrip­tion only, the NSAID (non-steroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drug) tablets are de­signed to be easy for horse own­ers to ad­min­is­ter. As with all NSAID use, own­ers should fol­low their vet­eri­nar­ian’s in­struc­tions— es­pe­cially in dos­ing—ad­vises Dr. Hoyt Cheramie, man­ager of Me­rial Large An­i­mal Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices ( equioxx.com).

BROODMARE VAC­CI­NA­TIONS

Trimesters in which the only ap­proved equine lep­tospiro­sis vac­cine can be used to pro­tect brood­mares against late-term abor­tions caused by lep­tospires ( L. pomona). Orig­i­nal ap­proval for Zoetis’ Lepto EQ In­no­va­tor in preg­nant mares had been for the sec­ond trimester only ( lep­toe­qin­no­va­tor.com).

Sham­poo

Try a spray- on, wa­ter­less equine sham­poo for days where your horse needs a bath, but it’s too cold to use wa­ter.

Stain Re­mover

Use a green spot re­mover to ban­ish any stains that might oc­cur when your horse lays down or goes out­side.

Healthy Coat

Keep his coat shiny by fill­ing a spray bot­tle with equine hair mois­tur­izer to use ev­ery time you groom him.

Tail Care

When you can’t wash his tail, use a spray- on tail con­di­tioner to help keep his tail soft and tan­gle-free.

To cleanse wounds.

Be­ta­dine so­lu­tion. To flush out wounds, when di­luted with wa­ter to a weak-tea color (no stronger than one part be­ta­dine to 10 parts wa­ter). Saline so­lu­tion. To flush an in­jured or ir­ri­tated eye. May also be used to flush or clean a wound.

Dos­ing sy­ringe.

wound.

An­tibi­otic wound oint­ment.

cial abra­sions.

Ban­dage ma­te­rial. To ap­ply a wrap to a wound or swollen leg. In­clude three to four sheet cot­tons, 6-inch brown gauze, self­ad­her­ing elas­tic wrap, self-ad­he­sive tape, and sev­eral non­stick wound dress­ings.

For ban­dag­ing and other cut­ting needs.

Dis­pos­able gloves. To make messy ap­pli­ca­tions and other jobs eas­ier and more san­i­tary.

To re­move a shoe. For MacGyver­ing just about any­thing.

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Learn about ex­tra items to in­clude in a first-aid kit to carry on the trail.

Ara­bian rein­ers had their own com­pe­ti­tion within Las Ve­gas’ pop­u­lar High Roller Rein­ing Clas­sic in Septem­ber.

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