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Horses, Cameras, Flu, Rides, NEDA, etc.

Notice the stall mat in the 3rd stall is halfway out – Bo can’t resist playing with the mats!

The horses are all looking good.  I’ve been letting Chief and Bo into the pasture for an hour or two a day to graze.  Rocky gets a little bit of extra grass hay so he doesn’t feel left out.  He’s not allowed to graze right now but I may allow him in later on

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Horse Worm Purge Info – Save Some $$ – Including How to Figure Dosage

I have a page on the main enduranceridestuff.com website that is on the topic of worming horses:

http://enduranceridestuff.com/HorseWormingInfo.html

I will go ahead and copy that info here so that it will be easier for people to find.  I get a lot of questions about this.  One of the most commonly asked questions relating to the 5 day horse worm purge  is “how do I figure out the correct dosage?”.

To begin with, the recommended dosage to worm a horse with fenbendazole is 2.5 cc per 100 pounds of body weight orally.

So….if your horse weighs 1000 pounds that would be 25 cc for a regular dose of fenbendazole wormer (10 x 2.5).  Now since we want to double dose the horse with this for five days we will actually be giving a 50 cc dose each day.  It’s real easy to figure out by going to Google and typing in:  50 cc = ?tbsp.  Here is the answer.

To make it even easier, I’ve done the work for you and have calculated how many tablespoons of the liquid fenbendazole wormer to give daily for five days (this is the double dose amount) for various weights of horses.  I use a tablespoon to measure mine out since I mix it into the horses feed.  You can also use a 60 cc sized electrolyte or dosing syringe and administer the correct dosage of CC’s that way as well.  My horses have no problem eating it right up if I mix it in with a little soaked beet pulp and complete feed.

Weight of Horse Tbsp. Daily x 5 days # CC’s
800 2.71 40
850 2.87 42.5
900 3.04 45
950 3.21 47.5
1000 3.38 50
1050 3.55 52.5
1100 3.72 55

Liquid Fenbendazole for doing a worm purge on your horse can be purchased from KV Vet at this link, or from Valley Vet Supply at this link. You can also buy it packaged in a five dose syringe pack for the purge worming. It costs a lot more that way!

I’ve been using the liquid form of fenbendazole for years and do at least one five day purge on my horses per year. I can purge worm three or four horses with one bottle and still have enough left for some individual wormings later. That cuts my cost down by about 50% of the cost of purchasing it packaged the other way. Click here to see the cost of purchasing it packaged for the purge. Continue reading Horse Worm Purge Info – Save Some $$ – Including How to Figure Dosage

American River Ride Update

70 Mile Double Award Winner Rachel Shackleford

Here are photos along with a short update on the American River Ride from Bob Sydnor:

“Here are a few photographs from this difficult ride, which was won by 17-year old Rachel Shackleford.

Rachel became the first winner of the Barsaleau Cup, for the Pioneer Award for the 70-mile ride within the American River Classic. Rachel placed first, plus won Best Condition.

“Pioneer” riders have to

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The Horse’s Hoof Trimcast

The Horse’s Hoof Trimcast is a series of podcasts about trimming hooves.  It’s off to an excellent start already with some excellent information.  Check out this series that is intended for those that are already trimming their own horses hooves.

Below is some info on THH quarterly magazine.  Click here to go to a page where you can subscribe.  My horse Granite Chief is a feature story and is on the cover of the

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Skywatch Friday – Sunset Photos From High Desert Last Friday Evening

What is your all time favorite endurance ride, and why?

My favorite endurance ride that is still going right now is the Fort Schellbourne 5 day XP ride.  Schellbourne is located in Eastern Nevada in the West Region 35 miles north of Ely.

I like Schellbourne (also known as the June XP) because it is remote and in rugged country that is not what most people would expect for Nevada.

On some days the trail goes up several

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Interval Training for Endurance Horses & Why Mileage Horses Need Breaks

The basic idea behind interval training is to enable the horse to experience more intense work over several short periods of activity than would be possible if the work was carried out in one block.  So the horse is given periods of activity interspaced with rest periods, and each period of activity can vary from easy aerobic exercise to high-intensity, mostly anaerobic exercise.

The easiest way to understand the principle behind interval training is

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Fun Video – Frostie the Dancing Bird!

Couple of photos from today, Chief and Bo, post ride musings and I got zapped!

I just took this photo along with some others of the horses this afternoon.  I need to undo the braids in Chief’s mane before he starts damaging them.  Notice the two shorter ones midway down his neck?  He had rubbed nearly all of his hair (last summer perhaps) off there rubbing and itching himself on the side of his stall door.  It’s been growing back.  For awhile there wasn’t enough there to braid.

I’ve

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High Desert, Ride Report & Photos

[Show picture list] jQuery(‘#ngg-slideshow-47e9a636e7846e7bdaa34cc8a47de719-1747533440-image-list’).hide().removeClass(‘ngg-slideshow-nojs’); jQuery(function($) { jQuery(‘#ngg-slideshow-47e9a636e7846e7bdaa34cc8a47de719-1747533440′).nggShowSlideshow({ id: ’47e9a636e7846e7bdaa34cc8a47de719’, fx: ‘fade’, width: 640, height: 480, domain: ‘http://www.karenchaton.com/’, timeout: 4000 }); }); Here are a few photos from the ride this weekend.  You can see that we rode through a lot of snow and mud.  I only made the first 35 miles on the first day.  Chief and I were having a really great ride and everything was going well.  He was his usual

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