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Troxel Adds Elite Modern Show Jumping Helmet, the 'Addicus', to Line of Show Helmets
2005-02-28 Troxel Helmets
San Diego, CA – Troxel LLC, the leading USA maker of ASTM/SEI equestrian helmets has introduced the Addicus, a modern show helmet for riders demanding a perfectly balanced, lightweight helmet made of the finest materials. The Addicus is ideal for hun (Click Headline For More!)

It's Hard to Get Back to Basics When You Haven't Been There To Start!
2005-02-28 Ron Meredith
I was interviewing a prospective student the other day - the very proficient youth-pleasure-trail-horsemanship rider who just wanted to "get a certificate" so she could "get a job as a trainer" type - the type whom I have seen so often. I was explain (Click Headline For More!)

Stock up on Braiding Supplies before Show Season Begins!
2005-02-28 Horse Tack
Braiding your horse's mane for a show is always a good decision. However, if you cannot do it right, please don't do it at all. I don't know how many times I have seen sloppy manes that would have been better off just left natural, and believe me, th (Click Headline For More!)

Learn About Equine Research
2005-02-26 American Quarter Horse Association
The care and welfare of the American Quarter Horse is of utmost importance to the American Quarter Horse Foundation. With millions of American Quarter Horses across the world, the need to provide funding for equine research has become a major priorit (Click Headline For More!)

NCHA crowns 11 new World Champions
2005-02-25 National Cutting Horse Association
As the curtain dropped on the 2004 Chevy Trucks/NCHA World Championship Finals, in Amarillo, Texas, 11 new riders were crowned World Champions.

Chubby Turner, Weatherford, TX, had waited 40 years for his dream of being a World
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Top Riders Enjoying the Benefits of the Organized Barn and Trailer's New Organization System
2005-02-25 Horse Tack - Press Release
Two of equestrian sport's most accomplished riders are reaping the benefits of the Organized Barn and Trailer's innovative tack and equipment storage and organizing system that is revolutionizing the way horse people utilize their limited barn and tr (Click Headline For More!)

Highlights from Week Four of the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival
2005-02-24 Phelps Media Group, Inc
A crowd of 10,876 enthusiastic fans turned out for the fourth Sunday Grand Prix of the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) season and were rewarded with a fantastic afternoon of show jumping excitement. The $60,000 Idle Dice Classic CSI-W, presente (Click Headline For More!)

2005-02-24 National Reined Cow Horse Association
Preliminary competition continued Tuesday, February 22, at the Bayer Legend™ National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions in Stephenville, Texas. The World’s Greatest Horseman preliminaries started with the steer stopping first thin (Click Headline For More!)

Blues, Beads, Beignets, and Bourbon Street - NRHA Convention a Huge Success in The Big Easy!
2005-02-24 National Reining Horse Association
The 2005 NRHA Convention, held from February 9-12 in New Orleans, Louisiana, proved to be NRHA’s most successful convention to date with more attendees than ever. Headquartered at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, convention participants found themse (Click Headline For More!)

Guidelines Addressing Use of Compounded Medications Released by the AAEP
2005-02-23 American Association of Equine Practitioners
The Drug Compounding Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released guidelines regarding the responsible use of compounded medications by veterinarians. The guidelines are the result of the association’s commitment (Click Headline For More!)

Easyboot Epic
2005-02-23 Horse Tack - Horse Boots
The Easyboot Epic is ideal for the barefoot horse, muddy conditions or for a horse who is difficult to keep booted. The attached Gaiter provides extra protection to the hoof as well as keeps excess dirt and debris from getting into the Easyboot. It a (Click Headline For More!)

A Horse, of Course
2005-02-23 Don Blazer
There may be more people driving carriages today than there were in the late 1800s….if not, one thing is certain --- they’re having more fun! Driving classes and carriage driving competitions are becoming more and more popular at a rate even chuck wa (Click Headline For More!)

New Breyer Horse! Salpicado - Argentine Criollo with Halter
2005-02-22 Horse Gift
Descended from the Arabs, Barbs, and Andalusians brought over by 16th-century Conquistadors, the Argentine Criollo is highly prized for its endurance as a work horse as well as for its intelligence, agility, speed, and generous nature in pleasure rid (Click Headline For More!)

Costello Squeaks By Take Away for Victory in 2005 AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular
2005-02-22 Diana De Rosa
Winning the American Hunter Jumper Foundation Hunter Classic Spectacular is important to any hunter rider but for Louise Serio this time was especially important. Just the day before one of her young clients (Rachel Geiger) lost her mom Jeannie in a (Click Headline For More!)

USEA Insurance Programs Updates for Competition and Clinic Organizers
2005-02-22 US Eventing Association
The USEA made some significant changes to the liability insurance programs offered to organizers of competitions and educational activities for 2005. These changes have increased the level of coverage, and allowed the program to expand to new organiz (Click Headline For More!)

Trafalgar Square Publishing announces new release The Parent's Guide to Horseback Riding
2005-02-21 Press Release - Horse Books
Trafalgar Square Publishing is pleased to announce the release of The Parent’s Guide to Horseback Riding by Jessica Jahiel. Nothing is more important to parents than the safety and happiness of their children, and this book is a handy resource guide (Click Headline For More!)

Squeaky Clean - Make that equine shine
2005-02-21 Rebecca Colnar
Whether it's a pre-show scrub or a summer "get-out-the-winter-grime" bath, your horse's coat will benefit from a good shampoo. But, to be honest, that's not the only reason I do it. I'm proud of my horses, and I want them to look well-groomed. That i (Click Headline For More!)

Pessoa Rodrigo GenX Close Contact Saddle
2005-02-20 English Horse Tack Product Spotlight
Designed for today's competitive riders with a deeper seat, wide sculpted panels and narrow twist for closer contact and greater control over the jumps plus a better feel for flatwork. Made with printed French leather and grippy buffalo hides for add (Click Headline For More!)

Teach Your Horse Flying Lead Changes
2005-02-19 Larry Trocha
Imagine your horse performing flying lead changes smoothly and correctly. Wouldn’t it be great to have your horse changing leads willingly without any lurching or missing a hind lead? You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to teach your horse this man (Click Headline For More!)

AQHA Approves New Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory for Horses
2005-02-18 American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association approved for immediate use, Surpass, a new nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. The AQHA Executive Committee approved the medication during their January meeting to keep in line with the rules of the United States Eq (Click Headline For More!)

The NRHA Reiner: From Mailbox to Desktop!
2005-02-18 National Reining Horse Association
The National Reining Horse Association is excited to offer the NRHA Reiner magazine in a completely fresh and innovative format. Members can now subscribe to the new Electronic Reiner magazine. It is an exact replica of the Reiner's printed version, (Click Headline For More!)

Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Champion to be Crowned in June at HITS-on-the-Hudson
2005-02-18 United States Equestrian Federation
Lexington, KY – Following a hotly contested open to the 2005 competition season in the warmer climates, and a highly-anticipated fight for the prize at the World Cup Finals in April, claiming the title of U.S. National Champion will be yet another ch (Click Headline For More!)

3-Speed Horse & Cattle Clipper Available from Andis
2005-02-17 Horse Tack - Horse Clippers
Andis has developed a 3-Speed Cattle & Horse Clipper with 180 watts of power for heavy-duty clipping. The three speeds range from 2100 spm to 3200 spm. A new ergonomic design has been incorporated, which reduces fatigue when clipping and fitting l (Click Headline For More!)

Rutgers Equine Science Center Website Features "Ask the Expert" Area
2005-02-17 Press Release
"Ask the Expert," a new feature of the Rutgers Equine Science Center web site,, invites horse owners and enthusiasts to seek science-based answers to their questions about horse health and management. The Equine Science Center, lo (Click Headline For More!)

Help Your Mare Have A Safe Delivery
2005-02-16 American Association of Equine Practitioners
If your mare has made it through 11 months of pregnancy, you’re almost home free. Labor and delivery, while momentous, are generally uneventful. In most cases, you will simply need to be a quiet observer – if, that is, you are lucky enough to witness (Click Headline For More!)

Equine Partnering: What is an Independent Seat? Why Do I Need One? Where Can I Get One?
2005-02-16 Lauren Woodard
You can’t buy an independent seat. Not only that, just because you ride doesn’t mean you have one. You could ride for 20 years and still not have an independent seat. All the parts of a saddle that you think help you stay on, actually help you catch (Click Headline For More!)

Silver Show Set by Alamo Saddlery
2005-02-16 Horse Tack - Western Show Tack
This Silver Show Set by Alamo Saddlery is designed in all skirting leather doubled and stitched. The rich russet color is beautifully accented with basket tooling and silver hardware. Matching Silver Buckle Bit End Split Reins and Breastcollar are al (Click Headline For More!)

Cambridge Prix D'Ecole Close Contact Saddle
2005-02-15 Horse Tack - Close Contact Saddles
The English tradition of fine craftsmanship combined with the highest quality leather creates durable saddle. Soft, supple pigskin seat is padded (as are panels) with 100% memory foam that will not break down (panels will not require re-stuffing). Tr (Click Headline For More!)

"Live" USDF Year-End Award Rankings Available on USDF Web Site
2005-02-15 United States Dressage Federation
Do you want to know where you currently rank in the various USDF year-end award programs? Now you can check on the USDF Web site's "2005 Preliminary Award Standings" at

This newest Web site serv
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Difficult Horses: Where Do They Come From?
2005-02-15 Lydia Miller, DVM
Does your horse commit any of these unsocial behaviors? Rubs against you with its head? Steps, pushes or leans on you? Pulls on the lead rope to eat or won’t keep up with you? Is hard to load or catch? Won’t tie? Is head or ear shy?

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Horse Trailer Safety Check and Yearly Service
2005-02-14 Neva Kittrell Scheve, EquiSpirit Trailers
Before the show season gets going full swing, now is a good time to do your horse trailer yearly safety check and service. If you aren't mechanical enough to do it yourself, a qualified professional can do all the work for you. If you are going to se (Click Headline For More!)

One Vaccine Protects Against Three Diseases
2005-02-14 Press Release
Wyeth Animal Health is proud to introduce West Nile-InnovatorTM + EWT, the first and only vaccine to protect horses against the mosquito-borne diseases of West Nile virus, and Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis.

Since its discovery in
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Winter Equestrian Festival Week 3 Wrap-Up, February 9-13, 2005
2005-02-14 Phelps Media Group, Inc.
2000 Olympian Laura Kraut and her Sydney Olympic partner, Anthem, galloped to victory in the $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup, CSI 3* on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Wellington. An enthusiastic crowd of 9,083 was on hand today as forty seven (Click Headline For More!)

Cowboy Magic Grooming Kit Winner, January 2005
2005-02-13 Horse Tack Review Staff
Horse Tack Review congratulates Candice and her horse Aggie, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, the Winner in our Cowboy Magic Grooming Kit Giveaway! Candice wrote reviews on the Big D Large Size Padded Halter/Bridle Bag, Champion Turf Buckaroo Braid Criss (Click Headline For More!)

2005 Awards for USDF Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Members
2005-02-13 United States Dressage Federation
Applications for the 2005 USDF Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Awards are now being accepted. These awards premiered last year and include the USDF Team Leadership Award and the USDF Senior Athletic Academic Achievement Award.

The Team Le
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Portable Vac 'N Blo Large Animal Vacuum
2005-02-13 Horse Tack - Grooming Supplies
Now it's easier than ever to get your horse looking like a champion in half the time of hand grooming! As a vacuum, Vac 'N, Blo super suction removes dirt, dander, parasites and loose hair. As a blower, it dries evenly leaving hair smooth and lustrou (Click Headline For More!)

Four New Trail Saddles In Tucker Saddlery 2005 Catalog
2005-02-12 Horse Tack - Western Saddles
Four new trail saddles are featured in the all new 2005 Tucker Saddlery catalog. As the leader in trail saddles and equipment, Tucker Saddlery continues to bring you the finest tack available in these newest saddle designs. Providing Tucker’s ultimat (Click Headline For More!)

Mountain Horse Windsor Front Zip Paddock Boots
2005-02-11 Horse Tack - Riding Apparel
Introducing the new Mountain Horse Windsor Front Zip Paddock with SCS3 technology. Made of fully-grained leather in an elegant and classic design, the exclusive shaped last is offered in both ladies and men’s styles and sizes and provides the highes (Click Headline For More!)

2005-02-11 Equine Resources International
SUCCEED™ Digestive Conditioning Program™—the first and only nutritional supplement scientifically formulated to support the entire equine digestive tract—is now available in multiple sizes to meet the needs of every equine care giver.

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Hubertus Schmidt, Mariette and Raymond Withages & Linda Zang Headline Dressage Workshop in Florida March 7-8
2005-02-11 Equestrian Sports Promotions
Several of the world’s top dressage authorities headline the Dressage Workshop on March 7-8, 2005 at Dr. Cesar Parra’s Performance Farm in Jupiter, Florida. 2004 Olympic Team Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt, FEI O Judge and Chairman of the FEI Dressag (Click Headline For More!)

Mounatin Horse Sterling Back Zip Paddock Boots
2005-02-10 Horse Tack - Riding Apparel
Introducing the new Mountain Horse Sterling Back Zip Paddock with SCS3 technology. Made of fully-grained leather in an elegant and classic design, the exclusive shaped last is offered in both ladies and men’s styles and sizes and provides the highest (Click Headline For More!)

Sterling Show Saddle
2005-02-10 Horse Tack - Western Show Saddles
New from Reinsman, the Sterling Show Saddle features a beautiful intricate fully hand tooled leaf acorn pattern, genuine wool skin on skirts, engraved silver rivets, contoured skirts, flat show cantle, lined fenders and jockeys.

Tree: Woo
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Farnam Helps Support the 2005 Black Stallion Literacy Project: National Horse Products Company Creates Educational Equine Web Site
2005-02-10 Farnam
Farnam Horse Products and the Black Stallion Literacy Project have partnered to help inspire kids to read while learning about the world of horses. The BSLP reaches grade school children nationally through the enchanting Black Stallion books by Walte (Click Headline For More!)

2005-02-09 Ariat Press Release
Building its world class design team, Ariat International, Inc. has hired Lisa K. Smith, a 22-year veteran of Western footwear design, as a Designer overseeing Ariat’s Western Performance and Western Fashion footwear lines. Ms. Smith joins Ariat afte (Click Headline For More!)

Ludger Beerbaum Files Appeal in Case that Could Affect Olympic Show Jumping Team Medal Standings
2005-02-09 US Equestrian Federation
Lexington, KY – As announced by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) earlier this week, German Olympian Ludger Beerbaum filed an appeal on February 3 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken by the FEI Judicia (Click Headline For More!)

(you can build) Jumps, Etc.
2005-02-08 Horse Books
Combine Lisa Campbell's clear directions and photos with Diann Landau's illustrations and, well, anyone with a little ambition and a few good tools can build the projects within these pages.

Each project includes a ready-to-go-to-the-store
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Highlights from Week Two of the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival
2005-02-08 Phelps Media Group, Inc
The second week of the 33rd Annual Winter Equestrian Festival was held February 2 through February 6 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The five day show, the Bayer Gold Coast Jumper Classic CSI 3*, featured top-notch jump (Click Headline For More!)

Lucky Seven - Olympians, Anne Kursinski and Bent Jensen Win the $25,000 Winsome Dressage /Jumper Spectacular
2005-02-07 Phelps Media Group, Inc.
For a truly spectacular seventh time, Olympians, Anne Kursinski and Bent Jensen won the $25,000 Winsome Dressage/Jumper Spectacular at Wellington Dressage. Six other top teams paired up to steal victory from the dynamic duo, but once again Kursinski (Click Headline For More!)

Carlos Wader by Billy Cook Saddlery
2005-02-07 Horse Tack - Western Saddles
New from Bolly Cook, the Carlos Wader, featers a Wade Roper, Bullhide tree, 16" or 17" Roughout seat, 7/8, Double, Stainless Plate rigging, 4" with 1" Cheyenne roll cantle, 4" x 4" Post horn with Rawhide binder and Muleskin wrap and 4" Rawhide Bell, (Click Headline For More!)

International ATH Low Profile Helmet
2005-02-06 Horse Tack - Riding Helmets
The ATH (Advanced Technology Helmet), was engineered with the rider in mind. An innovative front ventilating system keeps your head cool while the Air-Max interior comfort lining wicks away moisture. The outer shell is covered with Tech-Fab, a hi (Click Headline For More!)

Candidates Wanted for Laminitis Drug Treatment Research
2005-02-06 US Eventing Association
Charles Owen, an independent equine researcher that has been researching laminitis for 20 years is working on a new drug treatment for horses suffering from laminitis. The drug is currently used for humans and is approved by the FDA with no known sid (Click Headline For More!)

Wounds in Horses
2005-02-05 Spencer Barber, DVM, DACVS
Despite owners providing excellent facilities, wounds are common in all types of horses. An owner should have an excellent working relationship with his/her veterinarian to provide optimal care. While waiting for your veterinarian, there are a number (Click Headline For More!)

Pessoa Plain Raised Bridle
2005-02-05 Horse Tack - English Bridles
The Pessoa Plain Raised Bridle is made from premium French leather. Keen attention to detail sets this handsome bridle apart. The Pessoa Plain Raised Bridle includes 1/2" laced reins and the color is in Oakbark.

The Pessoa Bridlework rang
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Help Your Foal Grow with Proper Nutrition
2005-02-04 American Association of Equine Practitioners
A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your eyes. From birth to age two, a young horse can achieve 90 percent or more of its full adult size, sometimes putting on as many as three pounds per day. Feed (Click Headline For More!)

Jeffery Welles and Octavius Take WEF Challenge Cup at the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival
2005-02-04 Phelps Media Group, Inc.
The second round of the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series was the featured event on Thursday afternoon during the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club at 14440 Pierson Road, Wellington, Florida. The nation’s largest a (Click Headline For More!)

Oster Turbo A-5 Two-Speed Clipper Kit
2005-02-04 Horse Tack - Horse Clipper
Designed with a wide sweep for faster cutting in less time. The Oster Turbo A-5 Two-Speed Clipper Kit features increased speed and power to move along the horse's back faster and can handle thick, matted hair easily. Normal speed ideal for general an (Click Headline For More!)

Wash & Rinse At The Turn Of A Switch
2005-02-03 Horse Tack - Horse Grooming Supplies
Healthy HairCare Products introduces Herbal Horse Wash and Vigor Power Wash, all in one wash systems. Healthy HairCare Product’s new wash systems sprayer attaches to your garden hose and allows you to control wash and rinse at the turn of a switch, m (Click Headline For More!)

EQyss Horse Wrap & Blanket Wash
2005-02-03 Horse Tack - Blanket Wash
Leave it to EQyss to come up with this new, amazing product. The only anti-microbial horse wrap and blanket wash on the market today! EQyss Anti-Microbial Horse Wrap and Blanket Wash stops the spread of Ringworm, Scratches, Girth Itch and other skin (Click Headline For More!)

Hoofprints from the Heart: Taking Flight
2005-02-03 US Equestrian Federation
The call to serve in Iraq came as a welcome challenge for Captain Amy Coleman. The 29-year-old Flight Surgeon was ready to serve her country and help her fallen comrades, no matter the cost.

“There were people in need over there, and I wa
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Circle Y Softee Show Saddle Package
2005-02-02 Horse Tack - Western Show Tack
The Circle Y Softee Show Saddle Package features the ultra-comfortable "Softee" saddle. Handsomely hand-tooled leather with rich silver accents. Ultra lite finish. The matching show tack includes headstall, breastcollar and reins with matching engrav (Click Headline For More!)

North Carolina Horse Council Designates February as 'Horse Health Awareness Month'
2005-02-02 North Carolina Horse Council
February 1-28, 2005 , has been designated by the North Carolina Horse Council as “Horse Health Awareness Month”. Horse Health Awareness Month is designed to help owners call attention to their horse’s health needs. Some equine veterinary practition (Click Headline For More!)

2005-02-02 Phelps Media Group
The first week of the 33rd Annual Winter Equestrian Festival was held January 26 through January 30 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The five day show, the Nutrena/Western Hay Wellington Classic CSI 2* featured topnotch (Click Headline For More!)

NRHA Professionals Earn Big Bucks - And make a commitment to NRHA
2005-02-01 National Reining Horse Association
The NRHA Professionals program was initiated in 2002. Reiners who join the NRHA Professionals make not only a commitment to share their knowledge and expertise by volunteering their time to NRHA affiliates for clinics, demonstrations and/or lectures, (Click Headline For More!)

Mrs. Pastures Cookies for Horses
2005-02-01 Horse Tack Review Staff
Apples, Carrots, Celery. We all know what they taste like. Molasses, sugar cubes, even an occasional bagel or potato chip. All treats that we give our horses to be nice to them, an added bonus to their grain and hay each day, and these are things tha (Click Headline For More!)

Supracor Cool Grip Dressage Pad
2005-02-01 Horse Tack - Saddle Pads
The Supracor Cool Grip Dressage Pad provides air circulation & heat dispersal. The flexible honeycomb material provides unprecedented shock absorbing properties. Features an anatomically correct top line, with ample wither clearance, beneficial for b (Click Headline For More!)

Hoofprint-On-My-Heart Bookmark
2005-02-01 Valentine Gift Idea for Horse Lover
Lasso pages of your current read with this ingenious sterling silver bookmark. The Hoofprint-On-My-Heart Bookmark works like a paper clip, with a rope fashioned into a whimsical heart with a horseshoe in the center. Measures 2 1/2"W x 3 1/4"H.
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