Arabians Shine at High Roller Reining 9PERCENT
$165K IN SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES HorseandRider.com December 2016
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).
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).
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).
Try a spray- on, waterless equine shampoo for days where your horse needs a bath, but it’s too cold to use water.
Use a green spot remover to banish any stains that might occur when your horse lays down or goes outside.
Keep his coat shiny by filling a spray bottle with equine hair moisturizer to use every time you groom him.
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.
Antibiotic wound ointment.
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.
Learn about extra items to include in a first-aid kit to carry on the trail.