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P.R.E. Stud Book Rules & Regulations

Dear Breeder,   The link provided allows you to download the “Management Rules and Regulations for the Purebred Spanish Horse Stud Book”.  These Stud Book Management Rules have been approved by the Board of Directors on May 15 of this year

Preparing Mares for Foaling

The end of one year and the beginning of another is an exciting time for many breeders, as it likely marks the last trimester of their mares’ pregnancies. Due to the rapid changes that occur in the last few months

What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

Since the dawn of artificial insemination with cooled, shipped equine semen, managing active breeding stallions has never been more timeline-specific and labor-intensive for the breeding owner/manager. This is why telling stallion managers there is yet something else to worry about

World Dressage Championships – Young Horses

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, TWO PRE HORSES SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPS GENCIANO X and JAMAICANO DE YMAS will represent Spain and the Purebred Spanish Horse in Verden       The Technical Board for

Five Tips For Feeding Weanlings

Young P.R.E. horses are considered weanlings from the time they’re separated from their mothers until one year of age. This is a critical time in the young horse’s life, and nutrition plays an important part. Here are five important points

USDA Hosts Meetings on Quarantine

The United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) will hold six (6) meetings across the country to hear the public’s thoughts and concerns on import quarantine centers and the services they provide to all animals, including horses.

Breeding With Frozen Semen

The benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare are numerous. Cryopreservation (freezing) allows long-term sperm storage, which in turn allows a breeder to buy and store semen from a stallion of interest and save it for the right

Horses Require More Care When Temperatures Plummet

The next few days will bring freezing weather to many parts of the country, and with that comes the need for extra care and attention for horses, donkeys, ponies, mules, and any other outdoor animals. As the temperatures decrease, a

P.R.E. Inscription Deadline !

Remember that there is Royal Decree stating that foals must be registered before a specific date, and this registration is mandatory.  Thus: - Foals born during the first semester of the year ( from January to June 2013 ), must

Causes of Joint Trauma in Young Horses

The joint abnormalities grouped under the term osteochondrosis can be caused by one or more factors including genetic predisposition, unbalanced nutrition, mechanical forces, and an uneven growth pattern in young horses. Osteochondrosis involves various defects in the way joint cartilage

SICAB 2013 Breeder Courses

    If you are attending SICAB 2013, don’t miss these informative courses !                                                 NEW EQUINE

Nursing Mares on Pasture May Not Need Grain

Broodmares that are nursing a foal are “eating for two,” or maybe even “eating for three” if they have been successfully rebred. Mares in early pregnancy don’t actually have an increased energy requirement related to development of the fetus, but the production