Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

The Bureau of Land Management today announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.  To be considered for appointment, nominations must be submitted via email or fax by December 18, 2014, or postmarked by the same date.  Continue reading

Idaho Horse Expo 2015, April 17,18,19

This Years Clinician is Ruben Villasenor ,

Horsemen’s Western Dressage ,About Horsemen’s Western Dressage

Horsemen’s Western Dressage’s experience has been developed and honed through the years within the Villasenor family. The Villasenor family has a long history of outstanding horsemanship, experience and traditions have been passed down through the generations. As a young boy in Mexico it was Ruben Villasenor, owner of Horsemen’s Western Dressage, responsibility to tame wild horses that were rounded up in the mountains of Jalisco. As a child he knew little about the processes involved but dedicated himself to earning the trust and respect of those wild horses. Now, as the owner of Horsemen’s Western Dressage, he works with all breeds of horses and train for all disciplines. HWD believes that the more we teach our horses the more capable and dedicated they will be to our relationship with them.

Training Techniques

Horsemen’s Western Dressage utilizes a unique the methods with a Bosal. HWD offers their clients and the public a new and fresh approach to the correct use and fit of this very effwctive but often misunderstood tool.

HWD’s training techniques are good for the horse and easy for the horseperson to understand and implement. We believe that if you are not having a good time while working with your horse then it is time to learn how to, after all, most of us at the end of the day want to spend time enjoying our horses not struggling with them.



Miss Rodeo Idaho – 2014 Hali Stutzman –

9206281Hali will be our dinner speaker at the Idaho Horse Council Annual Meeting.

Hali is the 24 year old daughter of Howard and Laura Stutzman of Twin Falls, Idaho. Hali was crowned Miss Rodeo Idaho July 17, 2013 in front of a packed house at the 98th Annual Snake River Stampede in Nampa. She began her reign in mid-December, 2013. Hali is the 59th woman to wear the Miss Rodeo Idaho crown.

Hali has always believed if you work hard and have enough passion, you can achieve your goals. In 2008, Hali and was signed to compete on the College of Southern Idaho Rodeo Team. In 2009, she was recruited to compete for the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team in New Mexico where she served as women’s team captain. She was a successful and strong competitor in breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing and goat tying. Continue reading

Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horse’s feeding program in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.


As the temperatures fall, horses will often decrease their water consumption per day. Ensure horses always have access to fresh water, and when temperatures dip below freezing, make sure to check all water sources for ice. Continue reading

Vet Mobility Act Signed Into Law

Vet Mobility Act Signed Into Law

On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed into law an American Horse Council (AHC) supported bill, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to provide the care necessary to horses away from their licensed place of practice and across state lines.

Previously, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) believed that veterinarians were in violation of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) and prohibited them from transporting, administering or dispensing any controlled substances which are necessary for the veterinarian when attempting to care for the safety and well-being of the horse beyond their licensed locations.

The new language reads, “a registrant who is a veterinarian shall not be required to have a separate registration in order to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice at a site other than the registrant’s registered principal place of business or professional practice, so long as the site of transporting and dispensing is located in a State where the veterinarian is licensed to practice veterinary medicine and is not a principal place of business or professional practice.”

The AHC is unaware of how the DEA will react to this or whether they will issue new guidance or change their registration process in any way to reflect this new provision.

 The AHC would like to thank Congress and the President for this important legislation that allows veterinarians to continue caring for the well-being of horses without any fear of being in violation of the CSA.

Vet Mobility Act Passed by Congress

Vet Mobility Act Passed by Congress

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Congress has passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act by voice vote. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho of Florida (R-FL), both of whom are veterinarians and Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Jerry Moran (R-KS). The AHC has strongly supported this bill. Continue reading