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July 2017

A Day at an Equine Hospital

Woodside Equine Clinic is a horse-only hospital located in Ashland, VA. The veterinarians are available for emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You probably haven’t thought about what happens at a horse hospital, but every day is something new and different.

At 1 am, a horse we will call “George” arrives at the clinic with colic. George did not eat his dinner and later started nipping at his sides. His owners walked […]

Virginia horse tests positive for West Nile Virus – first case since 2015 in VA

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)  announced on July 10, 2017 the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in 2017. It is the first case since August 2015 in Virginia. The horse, a ten-year-old Saddlebred gelding, was from Wythe County and died as a result of the disease. Symptoms included loss of control of bodily movements and partial paralysis in the hind limbs, dazed appearance and […]

“For the Love of Equine” Art Show and Opening Reception July 8, 2017

Stop by Allure Art Center, White Stone, VA this coming Saturday, July 8, 2017… a group of ten Virginia equine artists are having an opening reception for our show entitled “For the Love of Equine”.  It’s a daytime event, 9am-4pm, and they will be sketching and painting outside, possibly from live Peruvian Paso horses, weather permitting.  Some artists will also be painting landscapes and doing “how to draw horses” demos.  So please come by if […]

A New Direction for Horse Talk

We are excited to announce that as of July, 2017 Horse Talk will be completely digital! In this new age of digital media, we plan to continue to keep Virginia’s horse lovers in touch with all the news and events. Our focus will stay the same – Virginia horses!

Please check our website often for new calendar of events, news, features, and horse health articles.

If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to our […]

June 2017

Washington International Horse Show announces all new footing for 2017 event

The Washington International Horse Show is pleased to announce the upgrade to all new footing for this year’s event at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., on October 24-29, 2017.

An organization that takes great pride in listening to the needs of its exhibitors, as well as continuously striving to improve and be the best, the management at WIHS looks forward to this enhancement.

“Our riders have been asking for new footing for years, but Verizon Center’s […]

Riders, Falls, and Concussions

Written by Mary Beth Jackson for our May/June 2017 Issue
There’s that moment after you come off your horse where you assess the damage to yourself. This time, I fell forward onto my knees, holding my head, still wearing my helmet. My nose dripped blood onto my breeches, and tears filled my eyes. My head hurt terribly, front and back. My helmet was cracked at the back.
My 15-year-old paint horse had bucked me, in the arena, […]

Animal Awareness & Assistance 4th Anniversary Party – June 24th

Celebrate their 4 year anniversary with Animal Awareness and Assistance, a local nonprofit, with FREE food, games, and more!
A great event for all ages!
Located at Whispering Hills Farm, 2915 Patriot Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Time 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Check out the Facebook page or website (www.AnimalAA.com) for more information about the special guests, pony rides, games, free food, and more. Best of all, come visit our “mascot” Magic and his friends! Bring your camera to take […]

May 2017

Toxic Pasture Plants

Green pastures make for happy horses and happy horse owners, but do you know what’s really growing in your fields?  Fortunately, when offered adequate forage and feed, most horses preferentially avoid toxic plants.  However, knowing what weeds and grasses are in your pasture can help prevent these unfortunate events or help your veterinarian treat a suspected toxicity.

Several grasses can prove toxic when consumed in large enough quantities. Fescue, a common grass found in pastures, becomes […]

Ecovet Fly Spray Is New Standard in Equine Insect Control

EcoVet is a revolutionary, safe Fly Repellant for Horses. A spatial repellent, Ecovet safely and effectively stops insects (including mosquitoes, flies, ticks and no-see-ums) from landing on the horse. If insects don’t land on a horse, they don’t bite the horse.

Versatile 46+ Acres Farm in VA Hunt Country

Desiderate Farm in Rixeyville, VA is offered for sale.
This Versatile 46+ Acre farm in Virginia’s Hunt Country is close to 6 Hunt Clubs! Includes 7 paddockes + 7 Sheds with water and electric. 2 Barns, 2 Wash Stalls, Trails, Jump Field, Groom’s Cottage. Perfect B&B, Training, Breeding OR? Professional All The Way!

Home includes  5 bedrooms,  5 full baths, 2 half baths, Privacy + VIEWS!   $924,900
Contact Marilyn for an appointment! shack@LNF.com 540-220-1318 – 703-968-7000