Assateague’s Foals of 2016

This year four new Assateague foals were born to the Maryland herd on Assateague Island. Let’s take a look at each of these foals, see what they look like, who their moms are, and what their numbers are. The first foal born was a colt. The National Park Service named him N2BHS-O. What kind of name…

How Much Hay is Wasted?

Have you ever had the job of feeding hay to a barn full of horses? A common method of feeding hay to horses is to simply toss flakes of hay on the ground. The horses lower their heads and don’t stop eating until it’s all gone—or trampled into the ground. If you’ve ever mucked out a stall or…

Summer Vet Camp Part 2

It’s back to the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Summer Camp again this week. The third day of summer camp took campers to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis for a tour that included an introduction to the blood donor herd, an explanation of how blood is collected from horses, as…

Join in at a Summer Vet Camp

Twelve-year-old Taylor Lai has a passion for horses. She’s attended horseback riding summer camps, and has been fortunate to have grown up with horses in the Mount Diablo foothills in California.  “I really want to have my career to do with horses, and I like the idea of being a vet because you get to be around…

Morgan horse Key Classic 2013

Morgan Gets Third at Dressage at Devon

Dressage is a popular international equestrian sport. It is one of the Olympic equestrian events and is considered to be the highest expression of horse training.  Sometimes it’s been called dancing on horseback. One of the top international dressage shows in the U.S. is Dressage at Devon. It is held each year in September at the Devon Horse Show…

First Woman to Win!

One of the top show jumping events in the world, the Longines King George V Gold Cup is held every year at Hickstead in England. In over a century of competition, no woman has ever won—until 2014, when American Beezie Madden, riding Cortes ‘C’, made history by becoming the first woman to win this prestigious Grand Prix event.…