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Tri-State Horse Health Day

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
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By Karen Reisner

Triple R Saddle Club, a non-profit, is celebrating its fifty-fifth anniversary this year. Throughout the year it hosts a variety of events. This year it will host the first annual Tri-State Horse Health Day on April 6, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The events will be held at Big Sky Arena, Houston County Fairgrounds, Caledonia. This is a community service event where horse owners can take advantage of free and discounted veterinary and equine services.

There will be something for everyone interested in horses, mules, or donkeys. It is an all day workshop event featuring speakers on a variety of topics to help you care for, feed, train and enjoy your horse.

Triple R Saddle Club is located in the extreme southeast corner of Minnesota with memberships extending into Iowa and Wisconsin. It is a member of Southeast Minnesota Saddle Club Association.

This event will be an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to learn and be more informed about all things concerning their horse. Learn about proper saddle fitting, equine dentistry, and equine massage and chiropractic care. Get tips on how to best manage and get the most from your pasture.

There will be a colt starting demonstration. Learn more about grooming your horse. Find out why it is important to make your mount versatile to help in everyday situations and in performance.

It will be an opportunity to get animals vaccinated, Coggins tested and dewormed at a discounted price.

There will be booths selling new and used tack, health goods and services, equipment, and more. Discount rates on services for dental, chiropractic, massage, saddle fittings, hoof trimming and shoeing, and horsemanship clinics will be available. Learn about natural, safe herbal medicines. A limited number of opportunities will be available to present your stallions.

Parking and admission is free. Donations would be appreciated in the form of food, supplies or cash. These donations will be divided among participating rescue/shelters including LaCresent Animal Rescue and Truhaven Ranch.

This will be a family day and a time to socialize with those of like interests. Horse and pony rides will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A beginners horsemanship clinic and an introduction to speed/barrels will be held in the afternoon.

The day is sponsored in part by Houston County Ag Society which will donate use of the fairgrounds. On hand to provide services will be farriers, an equine chiropractic and acupuncturist, and massage therapist. Concessions will be available by Southern Smoke and Chrome. Bumble Bee Photography will be taking pictures. Finally, there will be door prizes.

Triple R Saddle Club requests that horses be preregistered to assure the availability of enough medicines. Please call Heather at 507 459-3546 or email

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