Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is your horse properly insured?

We all know that insurance is an important part of life!
From car insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance and life insurance, just to name a few. Most of us are fairly familiar with these types of insurance and how to navigate the system. However, when it comes to equine insurance many people are left scratching their heads. Do I need it? What kind? How much?

Equine insurance is highly varied based upon your needs, your horse(s), usage, etc... some of the most general and common types of equine insurance are Full Mortality, Loss of Use, Surgical and Major Medical. Then there are a host of others to consider such as Specified Perils, Stallion Availability and International Air Transit just to name a few!

So how do you decide what type of insurance you need? Well the best answer would be to talk with a professional such as your trainer and with an Equine Insurance Specialist. A insurance specialist can help you to determine what type of insurance would be best for you.

Dietrich Equine Insurance is a Kentucky based Equine Insurance Company comprised of a host of licensed insurance agents that are active in the horse world, both in competition and pleasure. These are agents are uniquely qualified to help guide you through Equine Insurance.

Dietrich Equine not only specializes in Equine Insurance but also in Farm and Liability Insurance allowing them to help with all of your Equine related needs.

For more information go to for a direct link to Dietrich Equine Insurance.

- Posted by Steph from my iPad

Friday, March 15, 2013

March Madness Giveaway!

Who doesn't love a giveaway!!

All new subscribers to between now and March 31st will be entered into a giveaway of a quality Walsh leather halter.

This time of the year is the perfect time for a new halter! With the mud and muck of winter transitioning into spring,having a brand new beautiful halter sure would be nice.

Walsh Harness & Saddlery has a long and rich heritage of producing peerless products known for their craftsmanship, longevity and ease of use. The company was founded in 1914 by John Walsh. The best part about Walsh... All Walsh brand products are not only manufactured right here in the USA but in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

It is great to know that when you invest your money in quality Walsh products you are supporting a local/regional based company!

NOW... Head on over to and become a subscriber today to get your name entered in the free Walsh halter drawing!

- Posted by Steph from my iPad

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Will EHV-1 keep you from showing?

With the ongoing scare of EHV-1 another Showplace Productions A show is being canceled. Showplace productions has put into place strict bio- security procedures to keep the spread of the disease at bay. However, it seems that many owners and trainers are just not wanting to take the risk of exposure and are deciding to sit this weekends show out.

The horses down in Florida at HITS Ocala are slated to be released from quarantine tomorrow after being in lockdown for 21 days and those horses will be returning home soon. Shippers are taking extra precautions such as decontaminating the trailers after every use and requiring strict health certifications to keep the disease from possible further spread.

Many Chicago area barns have voluntarily gone on quarantine after having vets administer the appropriate vaccinations. The general attitude seems to be better safe than sorry!

It's not just the Chicago area and Florida that have recently seen these EHV-1 outbreaks. There have been recent cases in California, Tennessee, Utah and Canada. Last fall the racing industry in Chicago had an outbreak at Hawthorne Racetrack that involved the death of seven horses and an imposed quarantine to control the outbreak.

These recent EHV-1 outbreaks makes us realize just how dangerous some diseases can be to our horses.

Will EHV-1 keep you and your horse at home and on lockdown?

For more information on EHV-1 and what you can do to keep your horses safe go to

- Posted by Steph from my iPad