Conformation…what does it mean? If you’ve spent any time around horses or horse people, you’ve heard this word or related words used again and again….Read More
Since horses’ domestication, humans have been scrutinizing equine legs in an attempt to judge which horse will perform best in a given situation. Be it for racing, reining, or riding, a horse needs to be put together properly……Read More
Late last week, CHSA Registry was informed that Dr. Gus Cothran retired from Texas A&M Animal Genetics Lab the end of December last year. Dr. Cothran will be replaced by Dr. Juras Rytis…READ MORE
NEW FEE SCHEDULE
We find ourselves at the end of another year and it just doesn’t seem possible! It is time to renew your Memberships and turn in your Stallion Reports if you have not already done so. Both of these forms are available here to download or print. annualstallionreport_vh2014 and Membership Application
The registry continues to be active. Please see the attached Treasury and Registry reports from the 2016 AGM. 2015-2016-treasury-registry-reports
The Registry and the Board of Directors wishes each of you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a happy, safe, and prosperous year ahead!
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of the Caspian Horse Society of the Americas is held each year at 2pm Central on the third Saturday of September at Eastland Suites, 1801 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, Illinois. All Members in good standing and entitled to vote, may participate in the meeting and have a right to vote by Proxy or in person. You may receive a Proxy by writing to the CHSA Office at 29056 E. 1200 North Rd., Ellsworth, IL. 61737. Proxies must be on file in the CHSA Office no later than 20 days prior to the meeting.
Researchers in Iran have put equine colour vision to the test and found that ponies can indeed see colour, and can discriminate between colours and grey.
ENCOURAGING A THICK WINTER COAT
A veterinarian offers advice on how to help a horse to grow enough coat to stay warm.
Caspian Horse Society of the Americas believes a pre purchase vet exam is one of the most important things you can do to be certain your investment is protected. Many folks are now purchasing horses off the internet sight unseen, something CHSA does not recommend, making these exams more important than ever.
EQUINE PURCHASE EXAMS
Equine purchase exams inform the buyer of existing or potential problems that could render the horse unsuitable for its intended use. This article explains what a veterinarian examines when conducting a purchase exam.
Caspian Horses have the same conformation as any other breed of horse with the one exception; Caspian’s may exhibit more angled hocks due to their mountainous origins.
To Evaluate a horses conformation you must know several common names associated with horse anatomy.
Points of a Horse
This chart can be used to review or learn some body parts of the horse.