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By Don Blazer
Trichobezoars, enteroliths and phosphatic calculi can be lurking within your horse.
All are concretions found in the large intestine, and sometimes, although rarely, in the horse’s stomach.
Concretions, as you may have guessed, are internal stones, about as hard as concrete.
These infernal internal stones are made up of undigested material. They can easily attain a diameter of five to six inches, and are often much larger.
The ordinary weight for phosphatic calculi, which look like rounded and polished stones, is two to three pounds. In exceptional cases they have tripped the scales at 16 pounds.
Alfalfa and Horses
Is alfalfa best hay for horses?
The word alfalfa comes from the Arabic word “alfasfasha”. Loosely translated it means “the best fodder”.
But, is it?
Can you train your horse to be champion by taking an online course?
…..you bet you can!
She started as a 2-year-old "demonstration" horse for www.horsecoursesonline.com and finished with two ABRA World Championship awards and a Reserve World Championship title.
Sheza Especial Gold got her training as a demonstration horse for Don Blazer's online course, Training Performance Horses. Step by step she followed the course program until she competed for 2010 and 2011 World Championship titles at the American Buckskin Registry Association show in Tulsa, Ok. Blazer rode the 5-year-old filly in her competition classes.
In 2010 Sheza won the ABRA Junior Trail Horse title under all five judges, and then came back this year to repeat as a judge's choice sweep in Junior Trail.
This year the filly also won Reserve World Champion honors in All-Ages Western Riding, a pattern class requiring 8 flying changes of lead. She was the only junior horse in the class.
Sheza was sold at the Reichert Celebration Show Horse Sale in Fort Worth September 9 and 10.
"We'll miss Sheza in our program," Blazer said. "Hopefully she'll go on to win many more titles for other horse lovers. I think she'll make an exceptional all-around horse for an amateur or youth rider."
Sheza's trail horse training followed the course instructions in Train A Trail Horse, taught by world champion trainer and AQHA director Cathy Hanson. The filly's education in western riding came from following the instructions in Train for Western Riding taught by world champion trainer Nancy Cahill.
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