In the surface, a horse moving through his paces often looks smooth and effortless. Inside that horse, however, are several body systems working tirelessly. At a recent veterinary meeting, Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia, gave attendees an inside look at how horses' bodies work during exercise and what's needed to let the horse reach his athletic potential.
BCQHA held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Langley in March, 2013. I am pleased to report this was a well-attended meeting with lots of good discussion that resulted in some positive changes to the association.
If there’s a common theme in our newly released issue of America’s Horse, it’s this: staying safe.
It even starts with the cover of the June issue, which features a recreational rider decked out in his Sunday best – and wearing a properly fitted safety helmet. We know that helmet usage, especially in the western world, is optional. But staying safe is not.
Qualifying Period: May 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013