Foal Watch

With proper management, both mare and foal can come through the foaling process safely. Photo: Darrell DoddsNo horse is identical to another, and no broodmare shows pregnancy signs in the same manner as another. Here, Dr. Khris Crowe outlines the warning signs owners should know to prevent a potential disaster.

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Ask Our Expert - Ron Emmons

Ron EmmonsCalifornia reined cow horse trainer Ron Emmons prepares horses for major events such as the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Snaffle Bit Futurity and World’s Greatest Horseman. Emmons and Olena Oak won the World’s Greatest event in 2012, and successfully defended their title in 2013. The professional horseman grew up on his family ranch in California, and today resides in Ione with his wife, LaDona.

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Ask Our Expert - Dena Kirkpatrick

Barrel horse trainer Dena Kirkpatrick grew up on a dairy farm in New Mexico, where her grandfather raised racehorses and her father roped. She was exposed early in her life to Thoroughbreds and racing Quarter Horses, and got her first experience with stock horses when she married Cliff Kirkpatrick 30 years ago and moved to his family’s ranch in Post, Texas.

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Ask Our Expert - Al Dunning

Al DunningProfessional horseman Al Dunning lives and trains out of the Almosta Ranch northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona. An avid and successful competitor in reining, cutting and cow horse events, Dunning has won more than $912,000. Though he specializes in Western performance events, this multiple-association-approved judge of 27 years offers horsemanship advice to all riders through his online mentoring program, Team AD International.

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Ask Our Expert - Pat Parelli

Pat ParelliPat Parelli makes his living teaching horses and people the fundamentals of control and communication in horsemanship.  At 14-years-old he started working with a horse trainer, and has been a leading clinician for more than 25 years. 

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