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Hay Hay! Don't miss the Alfalfa Sale on Saturday July 12. Rainbow has been working hard to negotiate a great price on quality mountain Alfalfa hay and the one-day-only sale will bring 1000 bales to each of the Rainbow stores, in Ukiah and Lakeport. This hay will go fast, and is limited to 40 bales per customer at the low price of $16.99 a bale (regularly $20.99 per bale). This is a cash and carry sale – just come in on July 12 and get your Alfalfa, up to 40 bales. With the drought and Alfalfa on saleshortage of hay this year, this one day sale is a perfect time to stock up on a little alfalfa, so bring your truck or trailer and save on Alfalfa. Because of limited supply, there is no delivery on this hay, and it is limited to stock on hand.


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Equine & Vine 2014Did you get to Equine & Vine on June 21? A great time was had by all, as clinician Raye Lochert helped 6 selected riders with their mounts while over 60 people watched and enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the Lakeport Rainbow staff, along with local wines. Raye worked individually with each horse, and everyone commented on how much fun the day was, along with how much each rider learned! The event was held at the beautiful Highland Springs Equestrian Center in Kelseyville.

We're smack-dab in the middle of riding season, and it seems like there is something going on for every discipline of horsemanship. Just check out the Rainbow Events page (don't forget to share your club's upcoming events! Email with the details) or take a look at the Lake County Horse Council's event calendar. Shoreline Riders has events ranging from 4D Barrel Races to overnight trail rides. Check out what's happening on the coast at the Shoreline Riders website. Redwood Riders in Redwood Valley have more schooling shows on the schedule along with other fun events. Keep up with them on their Facebook page. There are monthly horsemanship and dressage clinics happening at Highland Springs Equestrian Center in Kelseyville, and dressage shows too.

Starved horses can be a product of owner ignorance or economic hardship. Regardless of the reason, a horse may end up in a debilitated state. The goal for the new caretaker is to help the horse return to good health and appropriate body weight as quickly and safely as possible. For responsible caretakers of a starved horse, there are two immediate considerations:

  • The first step, and the most important one, is to have an equine veterinarian perform a complete physical exam.
  • Following the exam, lay out a plan to begin providing the horse with an appropriate diet to facilitate weight gain while avoiding the potential complications that can occur when reintroducing feed to a chronically starved horse.

Dr Kelly Vineyard from Purina ResearchKelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D. - Research Equine Nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, shares an excellent article on Refeeding the Malnourished Horse. This must-read article for anyone rescuing a malnourished horse lays out protocols for the first 10 days, and recognizing and avoiding Refeeding Syndrome - which typically occurs within the first week following the reintroduction of feed in severely underweight horses with a body condition score of less than 3. Refeeding syndrome can fatally affect the heart, kidneys and respiratory system. Read Dr. Vineyard's article here.

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