Deworming

As everyone knows, horses sometimes can be difficult to deworm. Here's how Rex Blackwell, horseshoer and Equine Muscle Conditioning instructor, Wickenburg, Arizona, gets the job done.

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Pre-Purchase Evaluation Process

We couldn't step you through the pre-purchase process (described in this month's print feature, "9 Things You Don't Know About Pre-Purchase Exams") because no veterinarian uses exactly the same procedure. They'll all be equally thorough in their own way. Dr. Ed Murray outlines his procedure, giving you a glimpse into the process. Allocate two to four hours for this evaluation.

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Roping-Horse Care

In the July 2005 issue of Western Horseman, Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association tie-down roper Mike Hadley of Canon City, Colorado, shared his equine fitness regimen. In addition to ensuring his horses are physically fit for competition, Hadley also takes care to ensure they eat well and have a comfortable environment in which to live.

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Overhead Trailer Picket Line

At horse shows, trail rides or just about any other kind of activity, you'll notice quite a few ways of taking care of horses. Of course, you might luck out once in a while and find stalls or small corrals for rent, but usually the trailer becomes your horses' home, and they sure will head right for it when the ride or competition is over.

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Second Chances

I've never been an "A-rab" person, and frankly never thought I would be, having grown up around cowboys, Quarter Horses and all the good-natured biases that entails. As a matter of fact, I couldn't have told the difference between Bey Shah and bay shrimp. But that was before I met Chaniaah.

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