Hoof Beats

School Horse Initiative By Dr. Mark Baus & Team from Grand Prix Equine School horses are the bedrock of the horse industry. They work tirelessly helping beginner riders start their careers as competitors at the myriad of horse-related competitions in the world. The budgets for caring for school horses tend to be stressed when times are good but are dangerously thin when trouble strikes as it has recently. Many of our stable managers with school horse problems made it clear to us that their programs were in trouble due to the COVID-19 shutdown. It...

We are SO excited to announce an additional Scholarship opportunity for YOU! We are partnering with Patterson Veterinary to offer a $350 scholarship to our Online Certification Program with a NEW application window this summer. Applications due by August 1, 2020   Eligibility requirements Applicants must be current AAEVT members in good standing and at the time of application and be currently enrolled in the AAEVT Online Certificate Academy program. Deadlines Summer Scholarship applications must be received no later than August 1, 2020 Application requirements Completed application form. Resume including previous and current employment, with dates, giving brief details of...

Lexie Conrow, LVT August 30th, 2019 will be a day I will never forget.  Something I hoped would never happen to me or my horse, happened. My horse had colic surgery. I have spent my life as a horse woman and my career as an equine veterinary technician, watching countless horses and owners, friends and strangers, go through this experience. It starts with the confusion and panic of the “before”. The “is she colicing or is she not?”, the “ok — now what” phase. I’ve met them at the door of the hospital,...

The Foundation for the Horse is  Throwing a Virtual Barn Party to Celebrate the Horse and Essential Care Providers Partner Donors Offer $40,000 Matching Challenge On the evening of May 29, The Foundation for the Horse invites you to polish your belt buckle, pull on your boots and log into Facebook for The Virtual Barn Party for the Horse, a Facebook Live event celebrating horses and all who care for these majestic animals. The 90-minute party will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET and feature live performances by Nashville-area musicians, guest appearances by...

We've been working very hard to update, curate, and provide access to some resources that we think will be of value to both you and your practices. All the areas on our main RESOURCES page are active and ready. Some are for "Members Only," so don't forget to renew or login before accessing these sections! Areas include: Career Center Online Certificate Academy Scholarships Equine Manual Past Event Proceedings On Demand CE  *might be worth checking this section out if you need CE! Anesthesia Society AEVNT   We have also filled out our ADDITIONAL RESOURCES...

You Got This! Mentally Strong with Self-Awareness, Resiliency, & Adaptability. By Debra A. Van Cleve Create Results Consulting Today is such a crazy time with the global pandemic shutting down or diminishing or changing business operations at many Veterinary practices. During these times, often, people are focused on their emotions and their internal state. At the same time, they are trying to navigate this new and uncertain way of operating. Such as working from home, or as part of being an essential job and having to take extra time and care with everything...

Register now for Ask TheHorse Live "Equine Essentials: The Importance of Vitamin E" Thursday, May 14, 8 p.m. EDT! Few horses are lucky enough to have constant, year-round access to fresh, green grass, which provides the best natural source of vitamin E. This powerful antioxidant supports muscle and nerve health. Is your horse getting enough? Learn about horses’ vitamin E requirements and how to prevent deficiencies during this live event. Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products Can't tune in on Thursday? Everyone registered for the event will receive a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the live event. REGISTER NOW...

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