Serving the equestrian community of Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Pt. Saint Lucie, Stuart and Palm City in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Find riding instructors, boarding barns, hotels, equine vets, farriers, tack shops and horse hay and feed.
The Treasure Coast is home to dressage, hunter jumper and barrel racing clubs and organizations featuring horse shows and events throughout the year. Check out the calendar for this months shows.
May 21, 2013 6 Key Horse-Hunting Questions By Heidi Melocco with Julie Goodnight Looking for a new trail horse? Here are six key questions to ask the owner from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.
“Try to find the safest and best-trained horse your money can buy,” advises Julie Goodnight (shown). “You’ll love a horse that makes you feel safe.”
Photo by Heidi Melocco
When you’re hunting for a new equine trail partner, look for an experienced horse with a mellow, kind, forgiving attitude. For trail riding, also look for a horse that’s been out and about, hauled around a lot, and will enjoy the ride with you.
When you visit a prospect, ask the following questions before you mount up—and before you buy.
1. Why is the horse for sale? You’ll see the warning glances if there has been an issue or training problem with the horse. There are lots of legitimate reasons to be selling a good horse, but the answer to this question can possibly throw up some red flags. Trust your intuition.
May 21, 2013 The Equine Vaccine ChallengeHave you ever wondered why your dog gets a rabies shot every three years, but your horse must endure one every year?
Well, you’re not alone. Horse Journal Contributing Veterinary Editor Deb Eldredge DVM explains:
Talk to any dog or cat owner and they competently discuss titers, three-year vaccines and the Rabies Challenge Fund (www.rabies challengefund.org) whose goal is to get rabies vaccines approved for five to seven years for companion animals. My sheep get the exact same rabies vaccine as my equines (horses and donkeys). For the sheep, the vaccine is considered effective for three years, but for horses it’s just one year. More info...
May 21, 2013 Healthy, Safe TraileringWhat can you do to make sure you and your horse arrive safely and legally at your destination, and how can you ensure your horse is healthy and ready to tackle the show, trail, or whatever awaits?
Listen to this question and answer session about safe house trailering with Rebecca Gimenez, PhD and Catherine Kohn, VMD. More info...
May 20, 2013 Cowboys, Cowgirls, & Native American Indians Needed!!! Davie Rodeo 25 Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Native American Indians are needed for The Glades on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Hiring from 21-50 years of age. Please contact Melanie at (407)468-4893. Please send picture and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay rate is $110/12 hours. They will be shooting a bar scene and fans at the Rodeo. Need to have hat, boots, and cowboy attire. Please contact immediately if you are interested.