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The AUCTION by Arqana... returns with a groundbreaking program of auction sales dedicated to world class show jumping performers and enbryos.

The Auc�on by Arqana, is a partnership between Christophe Ameeuw, owner and CEO of Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes and Founder and President of EEM, and Arqana, France’s leading racehorse auc�oneer and a leader in Europe. Created in 2019, The Auc�on by Arqana launched a groundbreaking program of auc�on sales dedicated to world class show jumping horses.

The shared ambition with The Auction is to bring trade of show jumpers forward in the same way as Arqana has done with racehorses, and their partner Artcurial before them in the art sector. The market for show jumpers requires accrued transparency, professionalism, globalization and modernization. Together with Arqana, we wish to implement an educational approach aimed at assisting vendors towards the public market as well as attracting fresh investors from every corner of the globe into the equestrian sector. Christophe Ameeuw

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The Equetech Crystal Plai�ng Bands make great stocking fillers and are designed to fit over your horse’s elas�c plai�ng bands for ‘bling in the ring’ Bri�sh Dressage legal. Available in Crystal. (5 pack RRP: £6.95). The Equetech Snaffle Bit Ring encrusted with CZ diamanté stones is the perfect horsey gi� for the person that loves sparkle and horses! Sizes: S/M, L/XL RRP: £19.95


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Leaf Please This smokey grey ceramic plant pot complete with beau�fully embossed palm leaves is the ideal container for your autumn/winter house plants. RRP: £5.50 Round Style & RRP: £7.50 Oval Version. www.ladida-andover.com

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Herbert Haseltine’s Unusual and Spectacular GOLD Horse Head Sculptures



orses have for centuries – millennia even – captured the imagina�ons of ar�sts across the world. From the 3000year-old chalk horse carved into the Uffington slopes of Oxfordshire, to the wild-eyed steeds of the Parthenon, to Stubbs’ detailed studies, the form and movement of these powerful and dignified animals have engaged both the ar�sts who strive to capture them and viewers who appreciate their successes. Among the most talented sculptors who dedicated his efforts to horses was Herbert Hasel�ne (1877-1962).

Son of landscape painter William Stanley Hasel�ne, Herbert developed his interest in horses in his youth. An American, born in Rome, educated at Harvard and trained in art in Munich and Paris, he was wordly and well-connected. His passion for polo and hun�ng led him to horses as a subject for sculpture when Aimé-Nicolas Morot suggested he try sculpture as a preparatory exercise for his drawing and pain�ng studies. His first sculpture was a model of two mounted polo players in ac�on, and invited acclaim at the Paris Salon of 1906.


Taking to sculpture, he con�nued with subject of polo, which led to a growing reputa�on and commissions from racehorse owners and enthusiasts across the world. Among his patrons were King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of England and Prince Schönburg-Hartenstein of Vienna. His commissions took him as far afield as India where, through the sugges�on of Edwin Lutyens, the Maharaja Jam Saheb of Nawanagar in 1925 commissioned Hasel�ne for a monument to the Maharajadiraj Jam Sri Rawalji, founder of the House of Nawanagar. It was in India that Hasel�ne started to develop a project that would take many years, and a very special patron, to complete: the 1949 mul�-gem and gold horse heads ‘Indra’ and ‘Lakshmi’. 22

These heads were modelled a�er the Maharaja’s favourite stallion and mare, drawing on 17th and 18th century Indian miniature pain�ngs for the decora�ve elements of bridle, collar and plumes. Influenced by his interest in Egyp�an Art, Hasel�ne pared back these heads to elegant simplicity, the first versions executed in bronze. However, Hasel�ne envisioned a more refined and opulent incarna�on of ‘Indra’ and ‘Lakshmi’, to be cast in gold and ornamented with precious stones. Hasel�ne finished most of the preliminary work on these pieces soon a�er his visit to India in 1938 but the great expense of these materials meant that he had to wait for the right patron before he could carry out his designs.


This patron was Barbara Hu�on who, in the late 1940s, gave Hasel�ne the chance to finish these beau�ful pieces. An heiress of tremendous wealth, a jewelry lover and aficionado, from a very young age she displayed a passion for gemstones. As a woman she developed an astounding collec�on of jewelry and ornamental objects. It has been noted by both jewellers and friends that Hu�on not only loved gemstones for their beauty, but was quite knowledgeable regarding them. She spent hours studying her jewelled pieces, admiring them as the culmina�on of the work of both man and nature and no doubt the refined form of the horse heads would have appealed to her in this sense, as the sculptures were inspired by the natural forms of horses, but pared back to ar�s�c elegance and ornamented with the natural beauty of gemstones that were skillfully shaped for the purpose. The intricate Indian inspired designs would have greatly charmed her long-held passion and spoken to her sensibili�es, since she is said to have loved welcoming guests to her palace in the Kasbah of Tangier dressed in a sari. With Hu�on’s support, Hasel�ne finished the pieces in three years. His work was aided by the Bedi-Rassy Foundry in New York, which cast them in 24 carat gold, mounted on globes of rock crystal, and crowned with carved crystal plumes. Joseph Ternbach, the cra�sman and conservator who had done the me�culous surface finishing for the Man O’ War Monument, chased and ornamented the gold heads with diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, garnets and jade. These pieces truly represent a serendipity between talent, cra�, and means of produc�on. Their significance has been appropriately appreciated in their inclusion in the 2004 exhibi�on Masterpieces of American Jewelry in New York (later travelling across the globe), and inclusion in the catalogue of that event.

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Cesar Torrente:

Judging with the Stars with LA Sokolowski, equinista No one likes to be first in the ring and probably no one understands that better than the man called “a rider’s judge,” Cesar Torrente, who became the very first judge under the new FEI 2*, 3* and 4* rating system. A quick FEI primer: the “new” 2* is for judges whose home countries have no Grand Prix classes and licenses them to judge a limited range of international competitions through Prix St. George and I-1 (including 3* Small Tour, CDI1* and 2*); 3* (formerly “C” or “international candidate”) judges internationally through Grand Prix except Olympics, CDIs above 3*, Grand Prix Championships; 4* (formerly “I” or “international”) for most international competitions excluding Olympics and Worlds; 5* (formerly “O” or “official international”) for all international competitions. The multilingual lawyer, former Colombian dressage national champion, two-time Bolivian Games team gold medalist, and member of the FEI Tribunal turns 60 this year with another first, as the newest judge on the Ground Jury of the 2020 FEI/WBFSH Young Horse Championships. Always generous with feedback for riders, he was as generous for us with his time.

HERS: How old were you when you got your first paying job? HIS: When I was 19 I was offered a weekend job as a dressage trainer in Bogota. I was studying law and since then, there has always been a struggle between law and horses. I need both but now am downsizing my law practice and following my passion!

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HERS: What never got included on your résumé? HIS: I quit my first important job as lawyer, in one the most prestigious law firms in Bogota, to show in Florida. HERS: What do you remember about your first horse? HIS: I started “seat lessons” when I was 12. That meant for almost two years I was not allowed to have stirrups or reins. Then, after a year with reins, my father (who decided he did not need advice from any trainer or vet) took me to the track and bought a Thoroughbred. The day after Pablo arrived, the vet said that he had a serious injury and it was dangerous to jump him. I was introduced to dressage by a very tense horse with difficult conformation but the journey was amazing. I discovered I loved dressage.

HERS: What book would you like time to read? HIS: To re-read War and Peace by Tolstoy, and Hamlet by Shakespeare. HERS: Last series you binge-watched? HIS: Suits, Madame Secretary, The Medicis, The Borgias, Vikings… HERS: If you had to work outside the horse world what would you be doing? HIS: I would love to be in a Broadway musical. HERS: What is your favorite quote? HIS: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.” HERS: Describe yourself in one word? HIS: Thankful.

HERS: What do you like best in a horse? In a person? HIS: Willingness and cooperation. 34


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Wendy’s artwork captures the unique spirit of each horse, she expresses the individual qualities that that can’t be explained about horses… they can only be experienced. Wendy is one of the true talents in the equine world. Through her exceptional artwork she provides an additional avenue to exhibit our beautiful horses. Wendy is consistently professional and passionate. Her work always exceeds expectations.

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What You SHOULD KNOW About

Equine Elastic Kinesiology Tape Wri�en and Photos Provided By DR. BEVERLY GORDON

The first thing you should know is that all equine training and rehabilitation programs can benefit from including EEKT (equine elastic kinesiology tape) as one of their go-to modalities. If you are wondering why, the simple answer is this: when the tape is applied properly, it works. Many human professional (and Olympic) athletes can be seen wearing elastic kinesiology tape during performance and training. This modality, which recently crossed over from human to equine use, is very versatile, consumer friendly, affordable, noninvasive, and effective. Still, many equestrians are unfamiliar with the benefits of using EEKT and know very little about it. So, what exactly is EEKT, what are the benefits, how does it work, and how can you use it to help your horse? Let’s explore these questions further.


et me begin by saying that there are many extremely useful EEKT taping applica�ons which can easily be applied to horses by non-professionals. But because of the versa�lity of this modality, more advanced usage exists, and some taping applica�ons can be quite complex. The good news is that many common issues can be addressed easily and successfully by the amateur taper, so the benefits of using EEKT are can be realized by all owners, trainers, and riders. Every equestrian can, and should, learn to the benefits of using EEKT.

What is EEKT?

EEKT differs from other tapes used for training and rehab as it is an elas�c tape which both adheres to and li�s the skin, allowing for increased blood flow to the �ssue. Both equine and human EKT offer the same benefits, however, EEKT (equine) is designed for use on horses. EEKT has a stronger fabric, increased stretch poten�al, and greater adhesive proper�es which can adhere to the hair and skin. While EEKT can be used for support, it does not act like a compression brace a human might wear on their wrist or ankle. EEKT applica�ons are not restric�ve thereby allowing the tape to move with the horse. The tape has medicalgrade adhesive applied in a wave pa�ern to op�mize both the adhesiveness and cooling factors of the tape. There is no medicine on the tape. You should be aware, that while many EEKTs might look or feel similar, they are not necessarily the same.

What are the benefits of using EEKT?


EEKT is very versa�le and can be used to help horses in numerous ways. Here is a short list of the many reasons you might consider using EKT: • Decrease swelling and inflamma�on • Support joints, ligaments and tendons • Relieve muscle tension • Support muscles in work • Reduce fa�gue • Decrease recovery �me


There are many basic taping applica�ons you can use to help your horse. EEKT can also be used to assist horses in training, thereby helping them reach their full athle�c poten�al. Common condi�ons such as back or neck pain, hind end soreness, ligament sprain, sore muscles, pain relief, recovery from exercise, kissing spine and lameness can benefit from the use of the tape. Let’s discuss the reason for its success.

How does EEKT work?

The science behind the effects of EKT applica�ons can be quite detailed, so I will not cover it in depth in this ar�cle. However, here is the short explana�on. When the tape is applied, the heat-ac�vated adhesive li�s the skin allowing for an increase in blood flow and oxygen delivery to working or healing muscles. This increased circula�on also aids in removal of work-related toxins for rapid recovery from exercise, overuse, or injury. The movement (pull) of the skin caused by the stretched tape affects underlying skin sensors and fascial �ssue. EEKT stretches and moves with the skin so it allows for full range of mo�on during movement. This non-restricted movement, along with its ability to increase circula�on makes EEKT a great, versa�le modality for to use in training and rehab programs!




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Taping Applications For all the benefits derived from EEKT use, you will be happy to hear that the tape is rela�vely inexpensive and easy to apply. However, the key to the success is determined by,

1. the applica�on chosen, and 2.the technique used when applying the tape. Tape direc�on, stretch, and especially surface prepara�on of the area to be taped play an important role in the outcome. Some EEKT tapes are sold with an instruc�on insert. While the number of taping applica�ons can be limitless (don’t let this confuse you), the guidelines, procedures, and the theory behind the use of all EKT always remains the same. EEKT taping applica�ons can remain on the horse for several days. The effects of the tape con�nue throughout the en�re �me the applica�on remains on the horse, so applying tape immediately a�er other therapies can enhance and prolong their benefit. Many prac��oners rou�nely apply EEKT a�er acupuncture, chiroprac�c, massage, and even some veterinary procedures. Always make sure the area to be taped is fee of lo�ons, sprays and dirt or the tape may not s�ck. Some “DO NOT” tape rules include not applying EEKT directly on an open wound without a bandage between the tape and the wound and not taping over infected areas. If you have any concern, it would be wise to consult a professional before taping.

Thermography before tape

Example Taping Application:

A very common, basic but extremely effec�ve EEKT applica�on can be seen in the picture below. The area to be taped was clean and free of lo�ons. This Hind End applica�on uses three pieces of tape over each side of the hind end and is useful when horses exhibit tenderness or soreness over that area, o�en as a result of exercise, overuse, or weakness. Each tape piece was cut with round edges and applied with mild stretch, but with no stretch on the ends of the pieces. The applica�on was rubbed vigorously to help ac�vate the adhesive. The applica�on was le� on for several days. (See photo, above right) IMPORTANT NOTE: While EEKT is consumer friendly and most people can easily learn to apply common basic applica�ons to help their horses, I recommend consul�ng a qualified Equi-Taping prac��oner to determine the best applica�on for your horse, as well as instruct you on the proper use the tape. Accurate assessment of your horse’s needs is an important factor in using EEKT, and proper applica�on technique is directly related to taping success.

Thermography a�er tape

You can find �ps regarding correct technique for applying EEKT at h�ps:// equi-tape.com/pages/basicequi-taping-�ps. If you want to learn more about equine taping, I recommend taking an online course or a�ending a demo. The more you know about taping, the more ways you can help your horse!







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For a horse, going more than four hours without feed is as good as fasting For a lot of horse owners, the end of the day is considered to be the end of the day in every sense. The lights are off, the horse has had its dinner, and is ready to hit the hay in its freshly cleaned stall. What most people don’t realise is that if the horse has been fed loose hay, it’s very likely to have an uncomfortable evening. According to researchers, horses consume loose hay very quickly and therefore end up wai�ng many hours before their morning meal, which is a drain on their physical and mental health.

In her study, Hardman and her fellow researchers took a look at the night-�me behaviours in four horses - all around nine years old - stalled overnight with varying feeding condi�ons. All four horses received loose hay placed on the ground and two kinds of slow-feeders - one made up of a large plas�c container that distributed hay through bars on the bo�om, and the other a solid plas�c container with a lid that dropped progressively as the horses pulled the hay through holes in the lid.

When allowed to graze at will, a horse will forage about 10-14 hours a day, according to Barbara Hardman, a postgraduate MSc from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies, in Scotland. She also stressed the importance of the fact that “day” here means a full 24-hour period and not just the daylight hours.

The researchers used infrared LED cameras to photograph the horses every 30 seconds for 17 hours, for seven days per horse. They then evaluated the images and created behavioral charts for the �me the horses spent on ea�ng vs standing, lying down, moving around, and staying alert.

Even when a horse is fed unlimited hay during the day, it is highly unlikely to have enough forage for the night �me in a stable, since any hay provided will be rapidly consumed. Nocturnal husbandry happens to be a very important aspect of horse care.

Hardman found that horses with slow-feeders spent around 95 to 120% more �me foraging than when they had loose hay on the ground. She also noted that when horses had access to loose hay, they spent 72% more �me searching around their bedding, possibly ea�ng their straw beds, pu�ng themselves at the risk of impac�on colic.

A common misconcep�on among horse owners is that horses find greater comfort on large straw beds compared to a night in the field, when in reality going more than four consecu�ve hours without forage is as good as fas�ng for a horse. It also puts the animal at risk of gastrointes�nal issues as well as problema�c behavioural �cks like crib bi�ng and bed-ea�ng (literally ea�ng their straw bedding). A good way to prevent this is the use of slow-feeders in the horse stalls, which can help prolong their foraging through the nocturnal hours without disrup�ng their sleep cycle.

What’s most interes�ng about this is the fact that longer consump�on periods don’t mean horses priori�se ea�ng over rest. Res�ng periods across feeding condi�ons were largely iden�cal. Essen�ally, slow-feeders can go a long way in extending feeding �mes for horses that are stabled on restricted forage diets. They can also prevent crib bi�ng and bedding inges�on. Pu�ng horses on inedible bedding such as wood shavings instead of straw can also greatly reduce bed-ea�ng.

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A Rough Guide to the

FRENCH Saddle Stamp

Wri�en and Photos Provided By DINA MAZZOLA

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Hunting for a used French saddle that fits can be a daunting task. Understanding the ‘stamp’ on a saddle can simplify this effort enormously.


All French saddles have a stamp which functions much like a VIN number in a car. It is a unique identifier that provides the owner with information about the saddle. It is usually found on the inside of the sweat flap, but some saddlers stamp the underside of the sweat flap. The stamp tells you the model, seat size, flap length and style, year of manufacture, unique serial number, tree and paneling configuration. Some also will indicate seat style or depth, and block size. However, the fun part is that each manufacturer is unique in their nomenclature. First let’s look at the serial number. In all saddles there is a 2 digit number either preceding or following a longer series of digits. This is the last 2 numbers in the year of manufacture and saddle number. For example, in a CWD the serial number starts with the year while in Voltaire it ends with the year. In the first picture, a CWD stamp, the serial number is on the bottom line. This is the 52,441 saddle made in 2017. On the first line, as with most saddles, we find information about the model, seat size, and flap. This is a SE02 model, with a 17.5” seat and a 3C flap. In the second picture, a Voltaire stamp, on the second line we see that this is the 1,181 saddle made in 2014. The first line tells us this a Palm Beach model, while the third line tells us this is a 17” seat with a 2A flap. Now let’s look at seat configuration stamping in more detail. The seat measurement indicates the length of the saddle from the ‘button’ on the saddle skirt to the center of the cantle. The model tells you the seat depth and shape. The model is important because not all saddles of a particular brand feel the same. A shallower 17” will feel roomier than a deeper seated 17”. Most manufacturers have very good information on the various saddle models on their websites. So if you tell your used saddle expert that you are looking for a CWD, or Antares, because you rode in your friend’s saddle and ‘loved it’, be prepared to tell them which one! Flap configuration is generally composed of a number, and a letter or fraction. For example, looking at pictures one and two, the 3 on the CWD and the 2 on the Voltaire, tell you the length of the flap, while the lettering indicates the shape (or width)bof the flap. In a CWD flaps are commonly L or C, with the C shape being wider and rounder (considered the CWD forward flap). In Voltaire, Antares, and Devoucoux, a lettering system is used with N being normal, A being somewhat forward, AA more forward and so on. Butet uses a decimal numbering system or a fraction (depending on the year) to indicate forwardness, with .25 being somewhat forward, .5 medium, and .75 extra forward. Getting the right flap for you means you will be better balanced in the saddle and can get your leg on your horse in the right spot. The third picture is an example of an Antares stamp. On the first line we see it is the Antares Contact model. Below we see the serial number. It is the 2,491 saddle made in 2012. The third line tells us the flap, a longer (3), normal (N) shaped flap. The fourth line tells us the seat size, a 17.5”, and the seat width, L. Antares has 3 seat widths with E being narrow, L and XL begin the widest. Now we’ve sorted out the seat and flap sizing, model, and age, we come to the fun part! Will it fit my horse? All the manufactures put information about the paneling on their stamp. Some put information about the tree, however most French saddles are made on medium wide trees and they don’t bother to stamp the tree unless it is a wide tree, in which case you will see the notation AO or Arcade Ouverte. Looking again at the CWD stamp the second line begins with PA. Numbers and letters following the PA describe the paneling on this particular saddle. In this case, this saddle has standard panels (ST) with a sculpted out area

1: CWD SEO2 17.5” 3C serial number 17 52441

2: Voltaire Palm Beach 17” 2A serial number 1181 14

3: Antares Contact 17.5” 3N serial number 12 2491

on the front panels to allow room for the scapula to rotate back (RT). You will frequently see a series of numbers after PA such as 705 305 205. The first digit in each group of numbers refers to the area of the paneling on the saddle, and the second two digits refer to how much additional thickness has been added to that area, in millimeters. If we look at the Voltaire stamp, the fourth and fifth lines tell us the paneling. In this case it is PRO panels with extra thickness in the B and D areas. Looking at the Antares stamp, the tree and paneling information is stamped on the billet guard. It is a T1 tree with M20 panels. If thickness had been added or taken away, it would be indicated by an RAR or RAG followed by a number and plus or minus. Seems complicated? It can be! Just remember, the higher the numbers, the more thickness that has been added or taken away in different areas ,and therefore the saddle has been made with a more customized fit. Also remember, 5 or 10 mm is not much more than a half pad. The best way to shop for a fine used French saddle that fits? Ride in as many as possible, take pictures of the stamps and then talk with your used saddle retailer who will help you match the features as closely as possible. If you don’t have access to some saddles you can borrow to try, and are looking to upgrade, ask for a recommendation. Be prepared to with your height, body proportions, and breeches size to assess size and flap for you, and some pictures of your horse’s naked back to assess fit for them. Look for a retailer that offers trials, free shipping and no restocking fee to keep costs down! Finally don’t be afraid ask questions! Happy saddle shopping! ������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� E





Collision vs.Construction By Tom Scheve


o you have any idea how your horses might fare in a trailer accident? Live animals that weigh anywhere from nine hundred to 1,900 pounds need a “box” that will house them safely out on the road. The right trailer construction will make a difference as to how well your horses will survive a hit in the rear, the side, or if it flips over.

You don’t need to know how all the “nuts and bolts” come together in the building of your trailer, but it is wise to know the basic construction to determine the degree of protection it will give your horses against impact. The following information should help you to understand the different strengths and aspects of the materials most used in the construction of horse trailers. Horse trailers typically fall into two basic construction types, aluminum and steel, but the industry labels them into four categories: Aluminum, steel, hybrid, and composite built. Aluminum Horse Trailers commonly refer to aluminum trailer brands or models that are mostly all aluminum in construction, meaning they �����������������������������������������������������������������num roof. The axles and couplers are always steel as they are on all trailers. Some exceptions do exist where aluminum-constructed trailers ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Steel Horse Trailers generally refer to trailers that are mostly all steel �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hybrid Trailers refer to trailers using both aluminum and steel in their construction, such as having steel frames with aluminum structures, sidewalls, and roofs. Composite-Built: are trailers built using steel, aluminum, and a variety of materials where they are best suited to obtain optimum use of their inherent qualities.

weight, nullifying the idea that all trailers constructed with aluminum are lighter in weight. Consequently, the higher quality, heavier constructed aluminum trailers are tougher, and therefore safer than those skimping on aluminum to reduce the cost. Price can be an accurate indicator in deciding the strength and quality of a particular brand of aluminum trailer over another. Terms to know about aluminum: CORROSION: What rust does to steel, corrosion does to aluminum. ������������������������������������������������������������������� lower sidewalls of a trailer caused by the alkaline in urine and manure. Regular washing reduces the chance of corrosion.

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GALVANIC CORROSION: corrosion damage induced when two dissimilar materials are coupled in a corrosive electrolyte. In the horse industry, the term is often wrongly used by dealers as a deterrent for purchasing a trailer constructed of both aluminum and steel, incorrectly suggesting that the mixture of both materials will cause deterioration. SHEER: When aluminum is impacted beyond its capacity, the metal will sheer, meaning it will tear, or rip, leaving sharp broken edges CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ALUMINUM. Pound for pound, aluminum is 1/3rd the strength of steel. For example, an aluminum center divider of the same shape, size, and thickness of a steel divider is about 1/3rd the strength and about half the weight. In some applications, lighter weight aluminum can be an advantage over steel, but not often in the construction of horse trailers. Horse trailer dividers, center posts, butt & breast bars have to withstand impact such as a horse being thrown against them from a sudden stop or swerve. The reason many manufacturers use aluminum dividers and ������������������������������������������������������������������������ When aluminum is impacted beyond its strength capacity, its nature is to rip and sheer, creating sharp edges and tears that could result in severe lacerations. To gain the strength of steel, the higher quality aluminum trailer manufacturers increase the density, which increases the


STEEL Whereas aluminum is a rigid material, steel has great formability, meaning it can be more readily shaped and bent when used in manufacturing and will have greater “give” over aluminum when struck beyond its stress point. Simply put, whereas steel may bend, aluminum will tear. The additional properties of steel are durability, toughness, and weldability, which makes steel easier to repair. A steel weld can be made as strong as the parent material, whereas a weld in an aluminum alloy is weaker than the alloy being welded. The unwarranted negatives about steel that still exists among many horseowners are the fear of rust and the concern about weight. Since steel has always been and still is the preferred choice of the automotive industry, today’s technology has all but eliminated rust through the use of galvanized, galvaneal, stainless, and powder coated steel. And the use of steel along with a variety of today’s advanced materials where they are best suited puts a composite-built trailer at about the same weight as an aluminum trailer of comparable strength. An example of a composite-built trailer would be one


with a galvanized steel frame, steel structure surrounding the horses (such as an automotive company builds around the passenger compartment of an automobile), aluminum outer skin, steel on the interior walls and a steel ���������������������������������������������������������

Terms to know about steel: RUST:������������������������������������������������������������ that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture.

GALVANIZED STEEL: A process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel to prevent rusting by submerging the steel in a bath of molten zinc. GALVANEAL STEEL: Takes galvanizing a step further through an annealing process. This vastly improves the formability and paint adhesion. POWDER COATED STEEL: A liquid paint, which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, typically applied electrostatically and then ����������������������������������������������������������������������� conventional paint. In closing, to protect against side or rear impact, steel is the clear winner, but it’s important to note that there are varying qualities of both aluminum and steel structured trailers. Knowing how they will hold up in an accident will give you greater comfort level as you head out on the road. Tom Scheve, with wife Neva have been advocating horse trailer safety since 1984. Both have given safety clinics at many horse expos around the country and have written numerous articles for national magazines about horse trailer safety. Their nationally acclaimed textbook, The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining and Servicing a Horse Trailer and Equine Emergencies on the Road (with Jim Hamilton DVM) have been adopted by most National Horse organizations. Tom is also owner of EquiSpirit Trailer Company with corporate offices in Southern Pines, NC. For more information on horse trailer safety, visit their website equispirit.com or email Tom at tom@equispirit.com. Toll free number is 1-877-575-1771.




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Canadian U�li�es Cup winner,

McLain Ward,

Praises Harness BioTech’s Velocity Gel

Harness Biotech would like to congratulate McLain Ward with HH Azur and Contagious on their phenomenal 1- 2 performance in the Canadian Utilities Cup at the Pan American Tournament in Spruce Meadows Alberta. “McLain Ward is an icon in the world of show jumping and we couldn’t be more pleased to hear of his recent success at Spruce Meadows. The team at Harness feels privileged to play a supporting role by providing Velocity to aid in HH Azur’s recovery and overall performance” - Greg Bobolo, Harness Executive Chairman.

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Does the Velocity Gel reduce pain and swelling? Yes. - Lee McKeever How do you use it as part of your daily routine on your other horses? We have been applying Velocity Gel one hour before the event, exercise or whatever the schedule is for that day. We put on maybe an ounce on our hand; rub it into the muscle by the fetlock joint, or whatever part of the body needs it; about 1 hour beforehand and 1 hour afterwards. - Lee McKeever Can you tell me more about Carnosine? 1) Carnosine has been shown to reduce the inflammatory process that is a key part of pain and swelling and has been shown to reduce pain and swelling. - Brad Dieter, PhD, Harness Biotech’s Scientific Board.

2) Carnosine plays several key roles in horses. First, it acts as the primary buffer to help prevent acid build up in the muscles. Second, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help improve recovery and may also slow some of the aging process that occur as horse get older. - Brad Dieter, PhD, Harness Biotech’s Scientific Board.

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