Category: News & Notes

Parasite Newsletter (originally published 2013)

  Protect Your Horse From Parasites Gina G. Tranquillo, VMD, CESMT It’s time to re‐think your plan about protecting your horses against parasitism. Internal parasites can cause extensive internal damage even if the horse looks healthy on the outside. It’s important to be in tune with your horse’s health care program and work together with […]

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Don’t miss The Pace for the Roses

(April 22, 2014)  UKDET Spring Hunter Pace will be held Saturday May 2 at MSP! Course opens at 9 am – Closes at 3 pm – start when convenient for you Three divisions available – Hunt, Pleasure and Junior All fences optional. Enjoy a fun day at Masterson Station Park! Click here for more information and […]

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Water in the Winter

(February 20, 2015) Horses need to drink a minimum of 10 to 12 gallons of water a day to stay healthy, no matter what time of year it is. Their requirements increase if they are ridden. Dehydration can be as much of a problem in the winter as it is in the summer. Winter diets […]

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New Mounting Block by Hunter Ring

(January 21, 2015) Thanks to Dale Dinsmore for his generous donation of a custom-made mounting block for the Hunter Ring! It’s nice and tall and very sturdy and will make getting on board much easier. Thanks Dale!

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HAGYARD IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF MASTERSON EQUESTRIAN TRUST

(January 20, 2015) Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, one of the world’s premier veterinary institutions, is proud to partner with the Masterson Equestrian Trust Foundation as a 2015 Premier Corporate Sponsor. Masterson Equestrian Trust (MET) Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation of Masterson Station Park for use by all equestrian enthusiasts and to […]

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Feeding Horses in the Winter: Fuel for warmth

Amy Parker, MS To stay warm in cold temperatures, the horse has to burn energy, which can come from stored sources (e.g., body fat) or from the diet. Horses in good body condition have some body fat stores to burn for energy, but thin horses have little to no body fat stores from which to […]

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Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

Gina G. Tranquillo, VMD, CESMT Fall is here. The leaves are changing colors. It is time to prepare your barn and your aging equine for winter. There are several major considerations when preparing your older horse for winter. The most important categories are: body condition, vaccination status, parasite control program, dental care, hoof care, nutrition, shelter, and […]

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Have You Schooled the NEW Corner Jumps Yet?

(July 29) We promised you schooling corners in last year’s newsletter – have you schooled them yet? Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, we were able to fund the building of two schooling corners this Spring. One is training/prelim size and one is a “nada corner” which is novice size. They are both […]

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MET Purchases Mower to Aid in Park Maintenance

(July 10, 2014) On April 21, the Masterson Equestrian Trust purchased an Exmark Lazer Z S-series with a 60-inch deck. This zero-turn riding mower will allow us to maintain galloping lanes on the cross country courses, as well as enable closer mowing near cross country fences, drastically reducing the need to weed eat around fences, […]

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MET Receives Grant to KEEP the Pace Going Strong

(July 9, 2014) Masterson Equestrian Trust recently received a generous gift of $500 from the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) in partnership with Fasig-Tipton. As KEEP’s mission is “to educate Kentucky’s general public about the value of the horse industry to every citizen of the Commonwealth,” providing a monetary grant to MET for their Hunter […]

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