Meet Hillary Irwin: Retired Racehorse Project Trainer, Competitor

Imagine being a young Thoroughbred horse; you are three-years old and already have run your last race. What is your purpose now? You’ve trained for speed, but still have lots of good years left in you. Luckily for young horses like these there are compassionate trainers like Hillary Irwin. Irwin began “restarting” off-track Thoroughbreds in […]

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Cowgirl Gives Horses Second Chances with Vitalize

Not everyone gets a second chance. But for horse enthusiast Briana Wiker, giving horses a second chance just comes naturally. The Illinois native started riding horses when she was just 2-years-old and started her training under the guidance of her grandpa, Thurston Carroll, professional trainer and breeder, when she was 10.  A decade later, she […]

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Josh Little: Vitalize Ambassador is Trainer, Roper, Artist

When you read the word, “team roper” several words probably pop into your head: cowboy, header, heeler, speed, maybe even athlete. But once you’re introduced to Josh Little, Mebane, N.C., another series of words is likely to come to your mind: trainer, passion and artist. Yes, artist. Little is a team roper and rope horse […]

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9 Way to Help Fireproof Your Barn

Dry conditions are sparking wildfires across the nation reminding us all to take fire-safety seriously. There are easy precautions you can take to keep your livestock safe. Here is a handy fireproofing guide to help remind you of those often overlooked hazards. Clean up Keep your barn tidy, uncluttered and clean. Clear your barn of […]

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