From My Saddle: New Beginnings With a New Horse

New Horse
COHS publisher Karen Pickering is enjoying getting to know her knew partner, Chip

I Never Thought I’d Find the Right Horse Again As I’m writing this, today was our first trail ride. My new horse, Hersheys Chocolate Chip (Chip), was quite a find. Riding through the trails at Homestead Park was so enjoyable. Chip was quiet, eager, and a joy to ride. I …

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Manzanola Feeds is Recalling Certain Lots of Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes due to Possible Clostridium botulinum Health Risk

Alfalfa Cubes

Summary Company Announcement Date: December 16, 2022 FDA Publish Date: December 16, 2022 Product Type: Animal & Veterinary Livestock Feed Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum Company Name: Manzanola Feeds Brand Name: Top of the Rockies Product Description: Alfalfa Cubes Company Announcement Out of an abundance …

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Small Farm Makeover: Fire Safety in Equestrian Stable Barns

Fire Safety
Consult your local fire department to improve fire safety in your barn and let them get familiar with your property in case of an emergency.

Your local fire department is a great resource. This year alone, 77 horses have already died in the U.S due to barn fire—already in June, surpassing the annual average for the last three years. One of my responsibilities, as an architect, is to design buildings that safeguard the health and …

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Trail Savvy: The 10 Trail-Riding Essentials

Images Courtesy Robert Eversole, TrailMeister

Pair these tools with common sense for a great ride. Back in the early 1930s, a group of mountaineers in the Pacific Northwest created the 10 Essentials; a list of items intended to help you respond positively in an accident or emergency and help you safely spend an unplanned night …

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Rutgers University Advises Helmet, Vest Replacements

Rutgers University

Recently Rutgers University addressed riding safety and traumatic brain injuries, and the need to replace helmets and vests more often than most riders think. According to the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University (https://esc.rutgers.edu/), riding is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the United States because injuries are …

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Why Should I Learn to Read a Map? 6 Reasons this Skill is Important for Trail Riders

Photo by Robert Eversole

From cave paintings to ancient manuscripts to all the 21st century options, people have created and used maps as essential tools to explain and navigate their way through the world. With their longitudes, latitudes, and myriad lines crisscrossing miles of ground encompassing mountains, valleys, and more, maps have guided the …

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