Whoa-Ga! book coverSaturday June 15, 2013     9am-3pm
Sunday June 16, 2013     9am-3pm
Happy Apple Stables    New Hope, AL

Clinic Registration Forms and Info Packet

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Horse eating hayHay horse owners! Want to learn more about your horse? Your Alabama Cooperative Extension System presents a special bonus meeting of the Horse Owner Resource, Science and Education (H.O.R.S.E) series of educational meetings for Spring 2013!

Tuesday May 28, 2013 – 6:00pm – Forage Production for Horse Owners

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Hoof Trimming for Horse Owners 101 clinic

Saturday May 11, 2013    9am-2pm
Shiloh Farms   Auburn, AL

Join us for an informal trim coaching day geared toward horse owners who are trimming their horses’ hoofs and have questions, or who would like hands-on guidance.

Participants bring and trim their own horse or horses with one-on-one coaching when you need it, or practice horses will be available on-site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Join Harvest Feed Mill & Purina for their annual Horse Owners Workshop! This Thursday night 5/9/13 at 6:00pm – a free BBQ dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by calling Harvest Feed Mill @ (256) 837-3039. Please bring a folding chair.

Featuring presentations from Purina nutritionists and veterinarian Dr. Vikki Trupin, and lots of great door prizes!

When: Thurs. May 9, 2013, 6:00pm


RSVP: (256) 837-3039

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Caution! Grass that's high in simple sugars and starches can trigger a laminitis attack in sensitive horses!

For me, the first sign of spring is not seeing a bluebird, it is getting that first panicky phone call of the year from a horse owner, asking for help with a laminitic horse.

That happened yesterday, so be warned and take preventive action if your horse may be prone to laminitis from spring grass! A soaking rain, followed by unseasonably warm weather, is providing perfect conditions for the grass to grow like crazy here in the Tennessee Valley.

If you suspect your horse may be at risk, the time to act is NOW! Limit or remove access to green, growing grass before you have a problem. Just because a horse didn’t suffer a laminitis attack last year, doesn’t mean he’s safe this year.

Breeds at risk for insulin resistance and grass founder/laminitis include:

  • pony breeds
  • mini horses
  • donkeys
  • mules
  • Morgans
  • Arabians
  • Mustangs
  • Tennessee Walking Horses
  • Spotted Saddle Horses
  • Paso Finos
  • Peruvian Pasos
  • other gaited breeds
  • American Saddlebreds
  • APHA Paints
  • baroque breeds (PRE, Friesian, Lipizzaner, Lusitano)

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