Competition has resumed in much of the United States and schooling shows and clinics are cropping up on Canadian calendars. Yet, the school horses who likely put riders on their equestrian path in the first place are still hurting. Big time. After...
Posted on Jun 25, 2020
The latest addition to the United States Equestrian Federation's Learning Center video library covers a topic close to Haygain's heart: respiratory health in competition horses. In the video, veterinarian, dressage rider and USEF member Wren Burnley...
Posted on Jun 18, 2020
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched an updated and advanced website along with several new tests for veterinary community.
Posted on Jun 16, 2020
My ponies off to Europe last summer, learned the benefits of steamed hay. Even hay that has good nutrient quality and looks clean can be loaded with inhalable irritants. Dust, mold spores, bacteria and other allergens are not limited to hay that looks and smells bad.
Posted on Jun 7, 2020
Did you know Over 80% of competition horses are affected by Inflammatory Airway Disease? IAD is amazingly asymptomatic. Whenever we scope a horse, we often have owners think their horse doesn't have IAD at all. Yet, we often find signs of it.
Posted on Jun 7, 2020
Starting from scratch with five acres of former nursery, Emma put flooring first in prioritizing her budget. She knew what she didn't want: traditional stall mats. These provide little cushion for the horse and are a heavyweight hassle when they and whatever they're laid on top of need to be cleaned and aired out because of urine seepage and accumulation.
Posted on May 21, 2020
Markel Specialty is taking this pandemic very seriously, and our top priority remains taking appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees and their families, our trading partners and communities, while continuing to serve our valued policyholders.
Posted on May 18, 2020
The first horse to try it, took to it quickly. "It was interesting to watch. Floris seems calmer in his stall on this surface. He seems to be thinking about where his feet are and balancing himself evenly on all fours."
Posted on May 6, 2020
In equestrian sport, whether you have reached the level of an FEI Athlete, aspire to compete as one for your country, are an active competitor, or just love to follow equestrian sport, this article addresses the current climate of our sport. As we...
Posted on Apr 30, 2020
As a longtime Markel Equine and Farm Insurance Specialist, I am here for you, along with my assistant and Customer Sales Representative, Tracey Scharf, to provide the personal assistance and services needed in our industry.
Posted on Apr 20, 2020