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Alberta Horse Industry MissionTo provide a unified voice for the Alberta horse industry and strengthen it through advocacy, education and research.

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Alberta Horse IndustryA growing, profitable, united Alberta horse industry, recognized nationally and internationally.

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New Seminar - Horses 301

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We have developed another seminar in our Horses 101 and 201 series. Introducing Horses 301! This seminar continues to build on understanding horse behaviour and will cover preparing the horse for riding and developing effective horsemanship and communication skills in the saddle.

We will be presenting this seminar for the first time on Saturday, May 2, at K&K Livestock Co. in Calgary. Register now!

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Do You Have a Lame Horse?

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Do you have a lame horse

Spring is Coming – Are You Ready?

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By Kathleen WinfieldP1020497

Spring is approaching – are you and your horses ready?  There are quite a few tasks you can be doing now so you are ready to get out and enjoy your horses once winter has left us.  Our outdoor equestrian activity season can be short so you want to be prepared to get out and take full advantage of the good weather and footing when we get it!

Inspect your tack – now is the time to go over all your horse related tack including saddles, harness, bridles, halters, blankets etc.  Insure everything is clean and repairs are completed where required – pay particular attention to straps and buckles making sure there are no tears or signs of excessive wear. Do some “spring cleaning” and organizing in your tack area so that you know where everything is and can find exactly what you want when you want it.  Make sure all your grooming supplies and clean and in good working order.  For those who clip their horses, now is the time to inventory your clipper blades to determine which ones need sharpening or replacing.

Inspect/service your truck and trailer – insure your truck is current on all servicing as you don’t want to start your season withP1020482 mechanical issues.  Pay particular attention to your trailer – inspect everything including the floor under the mats.   Check the tires – they don’t last forever even if you have low mileage on them.  Check the entire hitch assembly including the emergency braking system.  Insure all the electrical components are working properly including exterior and interior lights and brake lights.  Make sure the reflective material on your trailer is all intact – sometimes that material can wear out when exposed to the elements and actually come off your trailer.  The more visible your trailer is on the road, the safer you will be.

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Do I Need A Premises Identification Account and Number?

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Alberta horse owners and operators of stables are being reminded of the requirement to register for Premises Identification (PID) and the importance of obtaining a PID Number.  Registering is free, simple and helps protect your horse(s) in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or disease outbreak. 

Premises Identification (PID), one of the pillars of traceability, links livestock (including horses) and poultry to land locations or premises. Alberta’s PID Program was established to plan for, control, and prevent the spread of agricultural diseases. It is also used as an early warning system to notify animal owners of a natural disaster such as a flood or fire that could affect their animals or operations. Regulations requiring premises identification became law January 1, 2009 as part of the Animal Health Act.

Who Must Apply for PID Account?

Horse Owners

If at any time during the year, your horse(s) is under your care and control at your farm or acreage, you must apply for a PID Account and obtain a PID Number for the land location where the horse(s) is located.
If your horse(s) is only ever kept a commingling site (e.g. stable), you are not required to register for a PID Account.  However, you will need to obtain the PID Number from the operator of the site.

Stable Operators

As an operator of a commingling site, you must apply for a PID Account and obtain a PID Number for each land location you operate a stable on.  You must also provide the PID Number of the stable location to the horse owners who board there animal there.

 

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April 8-12, 2015

 

 

 

 

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97 East Lake Ramp NE
Airdrie, AB
T4A 0C3
Phone: 403-420-5949
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