Friday Fun #147 – Extension Equine Fun!

This week Alabama Horse Talk focused on ACES and their extension equine specialists and what they do to educate and inform horse owners across our state.  On Tuesday, I interviewed the new extension equine specialist at Auburn University, Courteney Holland, about her current projects underway and her plans for improvement and changes to programs in […]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #151 – Equine Specialist Trends

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University.  The idea of the extension program is to take research-based information and disseminate it to interested parties in various program areas such as forestry, gardening, nutrition and health, farm management, animal science, family, economic, and […]

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Monday Matters #151 – Extension Equine Specialist

For Monday Matters, Alabama Horse Talk takes a look at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s (ACES) equine specialists.  The extension equine specialists focus on educating and assisting horse folks with forage and nutrition issues as well as equine health and welfare. On Tuesday, I’ll be talking with the new equine extension specialist in Auburn who […]

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Friday Fun #146 – NBHA Youth World Fun!

All week, Alabama Horse Talk has covered the NBHA Youth World competition based in Perry, Georgia, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.  Barrel racing youth from across the country come every July to compete in this prestigious event in the barrel racing world. This year, we followed little Lena Spears journey to the finals.  Lena, daughter […]

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Thursday Tips and Trivia #163 – NBHA Youth Trivia

NBHA/NBHA Youth Trivia – NBHA Youth World attracts youth from all over the states. NBHA Youth World is held in July at Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. This year (2015), there are 2100 entries! NBHA introduced the divisional format in 1992 which revolutionized the barrel racing world. Competitors compete for cash and prizes and […]

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Wednesday Wisdom #140 – Lena Spears

Alabama Horse Talk recently interviewed Lena Spears, daughter of Amanda Spears, who owns Cloverleaf Quarter Horses and Gulf Coast Barrel Racing.  Lena will be entering 6th grade in the fall.  In addition to barrel racing, she is also a member of a competitive dance team.  She is a member of the National Elementary Honor Society and recently […]

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