Masterson Equestrian

Managing Colic Pain

Brought to you by our Corporate Sponsor, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute   Take some time to read THIS over!      

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Equine Body Condition Score (BCS)

Area of Emphasis for Body Condition Scoring Brought to you by our Corporate Sponsor, McCauley’s Bros For more information, questions or to schedule a consultation, contact Amy Parker at 859-873-3333! 9 Extremely Fat Bulging fat. Patchy fat appearing over ribs. Difficult to palpate ribs. Area behind shoulder is filled with fat. Obvious positive crease (gutter appearance) […]

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Fitness Training a Must for Event Horses

Now that the new year is upon us, most of us are either starting our winter competition season or contemplating our goals for 2019. Whether you are up north or have the luxury of spending your winter months down south, fitness is always a big thing to think about! Your horse’s fitness regimen should be […]

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Parasite Newsletter

  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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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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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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