Enter a Scholarship-Winning Essay Contest!

Do you live in the Chico, California area? The Chico Police Department Mounted Enforcement Team is offering a Scholarship Essay Contest open to high school students in the Chico area graduating or earning their GED in Spring 2019. The subject: “What it Means to be an Equestrian” Essays must be postmarked no later than Feb.…

Caring for Your Horse in Winter

With the first arctic cold snap of the year impacting the Midwest, its a good time to review winter energy needs. The horse requires additional dietary energy in order to maintain its body temperature and condition. For every degree below 18°F the horse requires an additional 1% energy in their diet. For example, if a…

Horses Prefer Gentle Grooming Over Brisk Brushing

Researchers in France have reported on an experiment in which they compared facial expressions and blood markers between two groups of horses who underwent grooming. One group of 13 horses received gentle grooming for 11 10-minute sessions, using only the hands, which focused on the body areas they appreciated the most.