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Happy 2014!

December 30, 2013

As we ring in another new year, let’s look back at the top stories of 2013 on America’s Horse Daily.

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Happy New Year from America’s Horse Daily!

America’s Horse Daily wishes you, your family and — of course — your horses a happy new year filled with countless horse adventures.

As we reflect on 2013, let’s glance back at some of the most-visited posts.

  1. Grass Founder — We learned that fresh, lush grazing pasture can come with its own hazards, including founder and laminitis.
  2. Horse Color and Markings Chart — We learned the 17 AQHA-recognized colors and markings through descriptions and pictures.
  3. Texas Fun Facts — We shed Texas’ gunslinger and 10-gallon hat stereotype and picked up some fun facts about the state.
  4. What Is Colic? — We learned expert advice from Dr. Thomas Lenz on signs and treatments of colic.
  5. The Spur Stop — We learned the benefits of the spur stop and the training secrets behind it.
  6. Horse Color Genetics — We dove into the science of coat-color genetics and discovered the possibilities each future foal possesses.
  7. EPM Symptoms in Horses — We learned how to recognize and combat the condition, Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, with helpful advice on signs and symptoms.
  8. Extension At All Gaits — We learned how the standard is changing for western pleasure classes and what the lengthened stride means to showmen.
  9. Appendix vs. Quarter Horses — We learned the registration protocol and differences between an appendix horse and a purebred American Quarter Horse.
  10. Horse Training for Lead Changes — We learned how to train our horses for one of the most difficult maneuvers to master – the flying lead change.
  11. Foal Growth — We learned the special care and nutrition requirements for young horses.
  12. Sarcoids in Horses — We learned what sarcoids are and how to treat these skin tumors.
  13. How to Make a Rope Halter — We learned how to create a homemade knotted rope halter for our horses.
  14. Wrap It Right — We learned how to correctly wrap polo wraps for tendon and ligament report.
  15. Pace Horse to Lead Car Races — We learned about a new partnership between the American Quarter Horse Association and stock car racing, wink, wink.

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