Nobody likes to think about that time in our lives when we might not be here, or might be stricken with a severe disability. But, just like the people in our lives, our horses depend on us for many things and it is our responsibility to plan for their future. After all, horses live a long life—many well into their 30s. A little estate planning now can ensure the continuation of care for your horse(s) should something happen to you.
Just across the state from Union Hill Corp in Warren County, N.J., Mylestone Equine Rescue gives unwanted, abused and neglected horses a second chance at life. Through rehabilitation, expert care, medical treatment and abundant love, many castaway horses begin to thrive in this safe haven. These horses learn to trust again and no longer live in fear, leading them on a path to a new life.
What happens to your rights when the horse you sold is then sold to somebody else? The best way to protect yourself and your horse is to make sure you have the “Right of First Refusal”.
From Health Stats to Keeping Rhythm, There’s an Equine App for That! Like most of us, you probably can’t live without your smartphone—and if you don’t have one, then what are you waiting for? It’s 2013 after all! Smartphones entertain us, keep us in touch with others, inform us and help us manage our careers and run our businesses—even for those of us in the horse business. From the convenience of your pocket, you can carry everything you need to know for success in the sport horse industry. New mobile Apps (mostly IPhone, IPad and Android) are launching regularly to keep you competitive. Monitoring your horse’s health, keeping track of his stats, keeping rhythm during dressage training, and having a catalogue of riding exercises at the touch of your finger can make life a whole lot easier. Not to mention there are plenty of Apps for handling the daily management of your business, too. So toss those ledgers, throw away the training manuals-- just grab your smartphone, hop on your saddle and get ready to ride into the 21st century. Read on for a round-up of some popular Apps in the equine world.
During the summer months, we are inundated with reminders about keeping cool and staying hydrated, avoiding the midday sun and taking frequent rests. Television commercials for sports drinks overwhelm the airways and the news outlets cover the dangers of overheating. Then winter approaches and the conversation quickly turns toward ways to stay warm, what is the best winter gear and soon those ads for sports drinks are replaced by those for warm mugs of cocoa.