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Snow Pics!

The Equiery has been flooded with snow photos and stories! Keep them coming! Send your snow photos and stories to We’ll keep posting a few here throughout the next couple of days. Look for more photos/stories in the March 2010 issue. Here’s a photo from Betty Donovan on the Eastern Shore. Scarlett (4-year-old Morgan filly) jumps up to find another good spot for a snow...

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Is working around horses as dangerous as we think it is?

Common wisdom says that working around horses is dangerous. But is it really? And how dangerous is it in comparison to, oh, say working in Nascar? Or working in the construction industry? The Maryland Horse Council is conducting a survey on injuries in equine businesses. The scope of the survey includes, but is not limited to, owners of training, boarding, and lesson, stables, shipping companies, stall mucking companies, vet hospitals, carriage operators, pony ride operators, hunt clubs, as well as to individual service professionals and providers – anyone who would hire employees or have interns or student workers, including but not limited to, veterinarians, farriers, and dentists. It will be a blind survey, and you can participate anonymously through the internet. It will only take a few minutes. Click here to take survey To comment, please e-mail or *************** Place your free classified on today!   Buying or selling? New classifieds placed daily. ...

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Trooper Jess Found

Julie Hagen of Bascule Farm informed The Equiery that on October 28, Trooper Jess had been returned to his field around 5p.m. “No details other than he appears to have lost weight but seems otherwise healthy,” said Hagen. How he got out of the field and who returned him is still a...

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Have You Seen This Horse?

Trooper Jess, a 16-hand black Quarter Horse gelding went missing from a farm in Barnsville on Tuesday, October 20. His owner, Margaret Mellon thinks that he jumped out of the pasture and said several people in the area reported seeing the horse running through the neighborhood. He has not been seen since October 20 and Mellon is offering a reward for his return. If you have any information about Trooper Jess, please contact The Equiery at 1-800-244-9580 or e-mail...

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Your Opinion Is Needed: Maryland Horse Industry Today & Tomorrow

WANTED Your participation! Your ideas, thoughts, opinions, analysis, conclusions and brainstorming creativity. Maryland Horse Industry Forum August 6, 2009 Show Place Arena Prince George’s Equestrian Center Upper Marlboro, Maryland 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m Guest of Honor: Governor Martin O’Malley Registration Fee: FREE Only your time, attention and critical thinking skills are needed. The Equiery is pleased to sponsor the 2009 Maryland Horse Industry Forum If you have a stake in the Maryland equine industry, then you need to be at the Show Place Arena on August 6. From racing and slots to trails and greenways, from education to zoning and land preservation, Maryland’s equestrian community faces a myriad of challenges. What should be done? Where should we focus our efforts? Horse Park? Import/Export facility? Should Maryland focus resources on acquiring more public lands? Or should the State instead offer incentives for conservation and trail access easements on private land?  Should the Maryland Office of Tourism help to better promote equine-related tourist activities, such as guided trail rides and attending the races? How can the Department of Economic Development help the average horse business? Should the Maryland Insurance Commission do more about equine insurance? Governor O’Malley wants to know your thoughts! Over 300 industry, state and local leaders attended the 2004 Forum, including the Governor. That Forum provided the raw ideas for scores of initiatives, many of which have...

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