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Is Your Farm Missing in the Farm Finder?
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If you haven't renewed your membership for 2010, you may find it missing in the Farm Finder on www.morganhorse.com. The Farm Finder is an AMHA member benefit that allows your farm to be listed. This is a perfect way to promote your farm and its offerings, from training to trailering and everything in between. More

First AMHA Youth of the Year Finalist Named
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Emma Banks of Tampa, Fla., became the first 2010 National Youth of the Year Finalist after winning the senior division at the Citrus Cup Youth of the Year contest earlier this month. Emma competed with seven other seniors to win the title. Emma will represent Citrus Cup this fall at the National Youth of the Year Finals held in conjunction with the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. More

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Morgan Twins!
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Jeanne Michaelis of Baymount Morgans in Red Bluff, Calif., recently told us of the new arrival at her farm -- Morgan twins! Sired by Marvelous Intrigue and out of Alves Surprize, the colt and filly were born on April 5 and were no more than 10 minutes apart. Jeanne said the arrival of the twins were a shock, as Surprize was ultrasounded twice by an excellent vet who is board certified in reproduction. More

It's Show Season!
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Spring is in the air here at The Morgan Horse and we're ready for show season! We're ready to cheer you on from the sidelines, reporting on many of the shows that you'll be attending in 2010. In the May 2010 issue, we have a team of expert reporters at Diamond Jubilee, Oklahoma Centennial, Citrus Cup, and UPHA Spring Premiere. More

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Resource Article: Breeding the Older Mare
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"Breeding the Older Mare," by Patrick M. McCue, DVM, is the first in a series of helpful breeding articles brought to you by the AMHA Breeders Committee, with permission by Colorado State University's Equine Reproduction Laboratory. More

Congress Continues $250,000 Expense Allowance Through 2010
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Just before leaving for the Easter break, Congress passed and the President signed into law a continuation of the more generous expensing allowance, which was in effect in 2009 through 2010. This means that $250,000 of the total cost of horses and other depreciable property placed in service in 2010 can be deducted this year, subject to a phase-out when total purchases of depreciable property exceed $800,000. More

Little Horse in NH May Be World's Smallest
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A little horse in New Hampshire is making big news around the world. Weighing just 6 pounds and standing 14 inches tall, a pinto colt born April 23 may be the smallest horse on the planet. He's named Einstein. "We've been at this for 20 years and I've never seen one this small -- never," Judy Smith, owner of Tiz A Miniature Horse Farm in Barnstead, N.H., told the Boston Herald. The average miniature horse foal stands 21 inches tall at birth and weighs 18 pounds. More



Isolated Yearlings Learn Better, Says French Study
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When a yearling is separated for a few days from other horses for practical reasons, it's a great opportunity to get in some good quality training with that youngster, according to a new study by French equine behavior researchers. Yearling colts and fillies housed in individual stalls over a period of 11 days were easier to train to walk and back up on command than their counterparts housed in group stalls, said Lea Lansade, PhD. More

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells Aid Bone Healing
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Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells can be genetically modified in culture and subsequently used in live horses to enhance healing of bone defects, according to Colorado State University researchers. More

Burlington, Vt. Woman Uses Horse-powered Therapy
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For 9-year-old Colby, interpreting a gentle touch and a soft sound simultaneously with background chatter and an occasional honking horn makes for a terror-filled cacophony of confusion. He has autism and has trouble interpreting the world around him. On Destiny Morgan Farm in Colchester, he is learning to cope. When Colby arrived for his therapy session at Destiny Morgan Farm in Colchester, Vt., he ran straight to Lori Sullivan to give her a hug. More
   
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