** Reminder – Workshop is tomorrow. Walk-ins are welcome! We will have bales of hay for you to look at and the matching hay analysis sheets. Ballston Spa, NY — Are you a horse owner interested in the nutritional value of the hay you are feeding your horse? Is the definition of “good hay” confusing to you? On Thursday, January 9th,2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, will host guest speaker, Paul Sirois, director of Forage Laboratory Services from Equi-Analytical laboratories, for a hay nutritional analysis workshop.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik is Official Spokesmodel for the 5th Annual “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby.”
Thursday, December 05 2013 by Editor
Proceeds from the online fashion auction to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility.
Meet the beautiful 2 year old, 15.3hh Thoroughbred filly Dixie’s Tune now available for adoption from New Vocations’ Marysville, Ohio facility. Adoption Fee: $400 We love the mind of the 2 year old fillies because they are so much more mature than the boys at that age and have a good sense of self as well
SmartPak Introduces New and Improved SmartVite Formulas Four Multi-Vitamins Target Horse Age and Workload
Thursday, September 19 2013 by Editor
PLYMOUTH, MA—September 18, 2013— A horse owner survey revealed that seven out of ten horses do not get a full serving of fortified grain or complete feed. Adequate levels of vitamins and minerals are critical to the proper functioning of every major body system, including immune, digestive, nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal, respiratory, endocrine and skin. If your horse is getting less than the full serving of fortified grain or complete feed than what is listed on his grain bag he may need one of the four formulas in SmartPak’s new and improved SmartVite line of vitamin/mineral supplements
If you’ve seen Guy McLean perform with his incredible troop of horses, you’ve seen the Australian Stock Horse in action. This fascinating breed is known for its great temperament and versatility. History The Australian Stock Horse is a descendant of horses brought to Australia by ship in 1788.
Small Pair, aka “Pair” is a 2007, chestnut mare. She is 15.3 hands from Hummelstown, PA with an adoption fee of $600. Pair is a lovely mare who will steal your heart with her golden personality! This sweet mare is quiet and well mannered enough to be ground tied while she is groomed, tacked, and bathed
Friday, May 24 2013 by Editor
Nicholasville , KY — Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship has been selected as one of 26 trainers from across the US to participate in the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover . The makeover begins shortly and will concluded October 5-6, 2013 at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, with a symposium demonstrating the ex-racehorse’s new abilities. The Thoroughbred that James selects must have a race record and no secondary career training. “This will be a unique opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of our training program to the Thoroughbred community as well as the potential that Off The Track Thoroughbreds possess in secondary careers,” stated James
Thursday, May 02 2013 by Editor
Proceeds benefited New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Training Project Lexington, KY- Friday night’s Thoroughbreds For All nearly doubled in size from last year’s event with over 500 attending from 28 states while raising over $12,000 for two worthy aftercare charities. The majority of the audience was made up of equestrians in town for the Rolex Three Day Event who wanted to learn more about retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The racing industry was well represented as the event was sponsored by AmWest Entertainment, Gulfstream After Care, and Three Chimneys Farm. The beneficiaries, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Retired Racehorse Training Program, partnered to host the educational event at the New Vocations Lexington facility. The evening consisted of dinner followed by a special presentation from The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program to recognize each of the 2013 Rolex riders competing on registered Thoroughbreds with a gift. Each Rolex rider shared their thoughts and most their preference for using retired racehorses for eventing. “The Thoroughbred Incentive Program recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and awards at horse shows and events across the United States and Canada,” said Kristin Leshney , legal associate for The Jockey Club “The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the epitome of equine athleticism, and it was an honor to be able to recognize so many Thoroughbreds competing at this level.” The remainder of the evening consisted of four sessions focused on how to choose and work with newly retired racehorses.
Have you ever been lucky enough to have seen one of these unusual looking horses in real life? The Akhal-Teke is an incredible, beautiful breed, and currently there are only about 3,500 of them in the world. A great endurance horse, the Akhal-Teke has an unusual appearance and looks like it’s stepped right out of a history book.