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Find Your Adventure: Equestfest at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 2016: Practice Failure and Success

We are back from our great adventure to Burbank and Pasadena where my two horses, Granite Chief and Pro Bono had the honor of performing in Equestfest on December 29th, and then were ridden in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2016.  I thought it would be fun to do some blog posts detailing our adventure and how the trip went.  It was truly a once in a lifetime experience on so

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Worming my endurance horses

Fecal count results = 0 EPG for both horses

I haven’t wormed my horses this ride season at all.  Their fecal tests keep coming back negative.

I find it interesting how things change, just about the time we think we have something dialed in and figured out in regards to how we manage our horses.

I had what I thought was a nice worming program set up for my horses and then along

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Bar H ride coming up

Chief and Bo are playing and having a good time!

I think the horses like their new haircuts! It has been nice enough to take their blankets off during the day.

Tomorrow we are heading to Perris, CA for the Bar H ride where the horses will get to enjoy sunny and 70’ish degree weather.

It looks like there will be a good turnout for the ride this weekend, especially if the

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Electrolytes and the endurance horse

Connie Hoge has set up a new group on yahoo on the topic of electrolytes.  Click here to visit the group or to join!

What do I do in regards to electrolyte supplementation on my own horses during rides?  I add plain salt to my horses soaked mashes.  I try to preload them a little ahead of traveling and of course try to do what I can post ride to help them recover after

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Clipping the neck on an endurance horse for cooling

I was asked why I clipped the top part of my horses necks rather than the bottoms.  I’ll post a photo so it’s easy to see where I’ve clipped.

You know, I don’t know that I learned to clip this way from anybody — I just started doing it this way and it seemed to work rather well so I’ve kept doing it.

In the first photo you can see where Bo was clipped

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