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by Bobbie Coalter
Photos courtesy of Courtney Leasure

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Editor’s Note: This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be many events honoring this time in our history, including the Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Associations Gettysburg Ride, September 13-15. The Horsemen’s Corral is honored to take part in this event. We will participate in the trail ride and Joe will be the MC and conduct Cowboy Church. Come join us for the ride, campfire,ghost stories and fellowship as we honor the many soldier, civilians and equines that lost their lives from July 1-3, 1863.

Horses have long been retired from the United States military, but back during the Civil War, a bloody and tragic time in our history, horses and other equines were as necessary to the Union and Confederate soldiers as military vehicles are to our modern day soldiers. Both armies used equines to carry equipment to the front lines, men into battle and the injured to camp hospitals. Most horses did not survive their enlistment, since shooting and killing them first during a battle meant a disadvantage to the enemy; cavalrymen ended up on foot making an easy target, and artillery could not be moved into strategic positions. General George Armstrong Custer is said to have 11 mounts shot out from under him during the war, including two in one day at the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Tiny Cowboy
The Promise of Youth. This adorable picture of little cowboy Craig Miller started me thinking about the future of the equine industry. At 22 months this pint size cowboy is all in, but where will he be with horses 22 years from now? Will he be trail riding, competing, training, or maybe graduating from an Equine studies program? Will he still be involved with horses in any way; or will the demands of his young adult years make a life with horses impossible, allowing for only his memories to be tied to them?
The American Horse Council reports that there are 6.9 million horses in the United States for both commercial and recreational use and the total impact of the industry on the gross domestic product (GDP) is 112.1 billion dollars. These are impressive numbers but we all know that the industry is in trouble. When looking at predictions for the future, experts agree that land loss and the lack of interest and involvement of young people are the two greatest threats it’s facing.
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Horses and Alfalfa

by Eleanor Blazer

Is alfalfa best hay for horses?

The word alfalfa comes from the Arabic word “alfasfasha”.  Loosely translated it means “the best fodder”.
But, is it?

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The EIA Myth: how your equine veterinarian is scamming you! is the latest Kindle book by author, trainer, trader and teacher Don Blazer.

“The dangers of EIA (equine infectious anemia) are a made-up crisis designed to keep cash rolling in year after year by requiring a Coggins test on all horses going to public places or crossing state lines,” Blazer says.

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