We really enjoy getting out on the road and meeting with customers that have been with us for a long time and those customers that are brand new too! We love talking with you and hearing your stories about the new inventive ways you’ve found to use Bye Bye Odor and seeing how we can help you get fewer and fewer flies at your place each year. We have been overwhelmed with the great response to our new spray Bye Bye Insects, if you have not had a chance to try it come by and see how great it smells and feels on your skin.
These are great events and we hope you’ll make it to some. Please stop by and say hello! We have a gift for our customers we see.
Equine Affaire – From November 7th to 10th we will be at the Eastern State Exposition Center, West Springfield Massachusetts. This is the largest equine event in the country with dozens of presenters. Come by our booth to get your FREE 2020 Cowboy Art and Cartoon Calendars that will be fresh of the press. While at the booth check out the new best smelling fly spray for people and animals, Bye Bye Insects spray. Come try it and see why it is quickly becoming the must have fly spray. More information at www.equineaffaire.com
Horse Expo Pomona – From November 8th to 10th, we will be at the Fairplex in Pomona, California for the Horse Expo. This is the southern version of the two largest California horse shows. Western States Horse Expo near Sacramento in May is the other big show and we’ll be there too! Horse Expo offers great presentations, demonstrations, competitions, the Young Rider Park, Art, Trucks and Trailers galore plus much more. Pat Parelli and Richard Winters will be presenting. Place your Fly Predator order for the season and take home a bonus bag of bugs and your Free RMM Cartoon Calendar autographed by Dr. Miller or Kenneth Wyatt Cowboy Art Calendar. No purchase required if you only want a calendar. While at the booth check out the new best smelling fly spray for people and animals, Bye Bye Insects spray. Come try it and see why it is quickly becoming the must have fly spray. More info at www.HorseExpoEvents.com
ZAA - From November 15th to 18th we will be attending the Zoological Association of America’s annual conference. We enjoy helping zoos keeping their animals fly free and happy. From Rhinoceroses to Zebras to Monkeys we can keeps the flies away. This year it will be in Montgomery, AL.
Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship - From December 5th to 8th we’ll be in Las Vegas at the event that Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson produce that is a must watch youth event. I guess that what happens when you have a 23 time NFR qualifier tie down roper and 4 time NFR qualifier barrel racer running the deal. At this event you’ll see the best of the best with the winner taking home $10,000! It’s a really fun event you don’t want to miss. Free live video streaming if you can’t make it. More info at http://www.johnsonsportline.com
AAEP – From December 7th to 11th we will be at the American Association of Equine Practitioners 64th Convention, in Denver, CO. This is the show that many equine Veterinarians attend each year for seminars and education. As Lyle Lovett said a few years ago when he performed here… “This is the week that horse owners say a little prayer for their animals. Please don’t get sick during AAEP”. More information at http://www.aaep.org/
Lari Dee Guy was born and raised in Abilene, TX 1971. She has been roping and ranching since she was able to be on a horse. Lari Dee has won 11-consecutive AJRA world roping titles beginning at age 9. She attended Vernon Junior College where she won a NIRA National Championship, and then moved on to Texas Tech University where she won a second NIRA National Championship. Lari Dee has won numerous titles through the years since college and has crucial in the advancement and breakout of breakaway roping.
Lari Dee trains roping horses at her family's Abilene ranch and likewise puts on roping clinics all over the World. She continues to be a dominating force in the roping industry, empowering female ropers far and wide with her #RopeLikeAGirl campaign.
Lari Dee lives by the Cowboy Code and values instilled in her by the great State of Texas. She is honest as the day is long, always taking the high road.
Last night was a historical occasion as Lari Dee was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame! She joins the likes of Trevor Brazile, Lane Frost, Buster Welch, Wanda Bush, JJ Hampton and so many more legends. We're all proud and honored to know her.
Thank you for all you do and will continue to do not only for female equestrians but for the overall rodeo industry. CONGRATULATIONS!
Watch Lari Dee Guy's Induction Ceremony video on YouTube.
Watch Lari Dee Guy's acceptance speed on her Facebook Page.
Watch Spalding Labs TV's episode with Lari Dee Guy about Breakaway Roping below...
Winter is here and, for most of us, that means being layered, bundled up, and shut in attempting to keep cozy. It's the natural reaction to cold. We do the same for our horses layered in winter blankets, shut in their stalls, and extra hay to warm their bellies. Winter homes can get stuffy. Winter stables can be even stuffier! Sweaty leather, urine, manure all shut behind closed barn doors can create some fierce "barn odors" and that's real BO! Okey, so it smells bad but the more serious issue is some of this can negatively affect your horses respiratory health. Below are 3+ tips to not only help keep your stable smelling nice but likewise help your horses health all winter long.
1 - Fresh Air. Proper ventilation is key. Don't create a massive draft but crack windows and stable doors at least for a short portion of each day to allow for fresh air flow through your barn.
2 - Sufficient Bedding. Proper bedding can be expensive but this is where your horses stand in their stalls more often than not. Don't cut corners here. No matter if you you bed on straw, shavings, or pellets make sure you have a sufficient amount of bedding to properly absorb urine in your stalls. Quality stall mats can help by mitigating the amount of bedding needed saving bedding expense in the long run.
3 - Clean Up. Clean stalls daily! Spray Bye Bye Odor on the urine spots. Bye Bye Odor eliminates the ammonia in the urine. Think your stall smell just fine and don't need it? Get down at floor level where your horses noses spend a great deal of time and take a good wiff. Ammonia not only smells bad but is detrimental to respiratory health. Bye Bye Odor eliminates the ammonia but likewise it has a light, refreshing, pleasant smell on its own.
3+ Water Buckets. Make a habit of dumping, rinsing and then refilling water buckets at least every other day. If you are just constantly refilling buckets with grain and hay remnants floating around it will sour. We want to encourage our horses to drink more in the winter with a fresh, clean supply of whater readily available for them and not discourage your them with sour, old grain and hay remnants floating around in there.
3+ Blanketing. Use a light fleece sheet under your winter blankets. Light fleece you can wash easily and it will dry fast for reuse. This keeps the layer closest to your horse fresh plus fleece wicks away any sweat that might accumulate if they do get too hot. This also cuts down your grooming time by always having a clean layer on them. Now those outer waterproof layers?.. Winter turnout rugs usually only get washed 1 or 2 times a season. Spray urine and manure spots on your outer blanket and straps with Bye Bye Odor to neutralize the smell.
All too soon it will be Spring. The birds will be chirping and warm sun shining down. Until there, utilized these few tips to keep your horses happy and healthy through winter!
PC: Richard Horst Photography
Fred Stone, the world’s foremost painter of horses, has been a client, neighbor and friend for half a century.
Fred’s paintings, mostly, but not exclusively, are of Thoroughbred racehorses. Living in a modest rural home as long as I have known him, he paints in a tiny studio, producing works of art treasured by horse lovers everywhere. His art even decorates large structures at racetracks here and abroad.
What I find most impressive about his work is how he captures the precise personality of the horses. I can look at the expression in the head and the eye of the subject, as I can on a living horse, and see in the painting the exact mood and attitude of the horse.
And, amazingly, he does this in watercolor!
Fred graced our practice with some of his treasured prints, and we also have several in our home.
Fred’s book, Reflections On A Golden Age, subtitled The Racing Art of Fred Stone (Equinart, Inc. 2010) is a coffee table masterpiece, filled with the author’s great artwork plus text by him and guest writers.
Horse lovers, and especially those who treasure horse art will adore this book.
I am a compulsive reader. Always have been. I keep a book in each bathroom, next to my bed, on the dinner table, in my car, several where I watch TV (I read during commercials), and I even carry my own books or periodical journals to my doctor’s appointments and even to fast-food lunch facilities.
So sometimes it takes many months to get through a book.
My colleague, Dr. Marcia Thibeault, sent me a copy of her book, I Make Horse Calls. I reviewed it and thanked her for it. I love reading other veterinarian’s books. James Herriot really started something!
Then, months ago, she sent me the sequel, More Horse Calls. I fast-read it and then, afterwards put it in one of our bathrooms for more casual, in-depth absorption.
Halfway through it last night, I was surprised to find myself in it.
Thank you Dr. Thibeault. Apparently you see that my imprint training method, used on newborn foals helps to produce a gentle and cooperative patient after they are mature.
An excerpt from More Horse Calls.
Luckily Sunny had been imprint trained, a process made popular by veterinarian Dr. Robert M. Miller. Imprint training takes advantage of a foal’s ability to learn rapidly right after birth. By exposing a newborn foal to potentially threatening stimuli, and showing the foal there is no real danger, the foal relaxes and a strong bond forms between horse and human. These imprint trained foals have less fear. If the foal is also taught to yield to pressure rather than fight against it, when it later becomes trapped, the foal soon finds struggling increases its pain, so it is more likely to stop struggling. They are also more willing to let humans help them. I hoped Pat’s early handling of Sunny was paying off now.
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