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Chaz Rufo and Madison Vance were named Reserve Champion and Champion Overall in the 4-H 2- Year- Old Horse Training Project Class 2014. (Courtesy photo.)

4-H members shine in horse training project

The State 4-H Horse Show started with a bang June 20. 4-H members from across the state who qualified at their district level traveled to Shawnee, Oklahoma, to participate for top honors. 4-H horse members participate in a variety of disciplines from speed events to western pleasure, showmanship and trail. This year, 11 members from across Oklahoma participated in a different type of competition, the Oklahoma 4-H 2-Year-Old Horse Training Project Class.


Getting kids horseback made simple

Take Me Riding, the world’s most revolutionary effort to introduce children to a wonderful world of horses, is now available. Take Me Riding is an all-breeds “edutainment experience” for children ages 5 to 9 found online at

TAHC updates vesicular stomatitis status in state

On July 10, the Texas Animal Health Commission received confirmation of two new cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in horses in Bastrop and Travis counties in central Texas. One premises is located 2 miles east of Webberville, Texas in Travis County. The other premise is located 4 miles east of Webberville in Bastrop County. To date, 10 premises in seven Texas counties have been confirmed with VS. Those counties include: Kinney, Hidalgo, San Patricio, Nueces, Jim Wells, Bastrop and Travis counties. Note: The Kinney county premises has been released from quarantine.

Caramello named director of UHC
Horse owners should take precautions against West Nile
America's Horse in Art
AQHA acquires pedigree service
Horses that graze on pasture 24/7 eat more slowly
One getaway steer only slight setback for top Kansas college rodeo cowboy



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