Disclaimer - This article is intended as general discussion and information on the topic covered, and is not to be construed as rendering legal advice. If legal advice is needed, you should contact an attorney. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of the author. If you live in New York State, you do not need to be a veterinarian or hold a special license to float teeth. So says the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the case of Brown v. New York State Racing and Wagering Board,…
You may not know him personally, but 92-year-old Joe Kriz Sr. should still be familiar to you, as his family has graced almost every inside front cover of The Draft Horse Journal for the last 39 years, starting with the May issue of 1970.       Joe was born April 12, 1917, to Joseph, a Czechoslovakian immigrant from the city of Prague chasing the “American Dream," and Anna (Swatt), a Shamokin, Pennsylvania, native. When Joe's nephews, Timmy and Glenn–both sons of his brother Johnny, were old enough to start calling him Uncle Joe, the moniker was promptly shortened to "U.J." U.J.’s…
Several years ago I taught students who attended a Wildlife Art Class, which was held in an appropriate setting at the Methodist Church camp located on the upper reaches of the Boulder River south of Big Timber, Montana. These classes were held once and sometimes twice a year, usually the end of May and again in August. At the school it was my privilege to meet many aspiring wildlife artists, both young and old, as well as the instructors. Some of the latter were very famous in the wildlife art field. I made good friends there over the course of…
(From newspapers and livestock publications of the day and a kid's memory.) So what does Maury Telleen know about Autumn 1934? Well, for one thing I had celebrated my 6th birthday in May of that year … so I was accumulating some experience. I was also staying close to home because of the intense heat. Our president, FDR, had just asked Congress to rustle up 525 million dollars for drought relief … and that was just a down payment. There wasn't much good news anywhere. Hitler's Germany was behaving worse and worse as he consolidated his nutcases and Stalin was…
(From the general news of the day.) The 1959 Belgian Review carried a shocking article. Here is how it read: "After 36 years of holding the National Belgian Horse Show at Waterloo, Iowa, along with the Dairy Cattle Congress, their board of directors voted to discontinue the Belgian Show in 1958. The National Belgian Show was organized in 1919, and except for the years '43, '44 and '45, when some of the buildings were leased for war purposes, it was continuous through 1957. "The decision of the directors of the Dairy Cattle Congress to discontinue the National was not made…
(from the general news of the day) MORE ON MINT! Since the J.C. Allen photos in this issue include harvesting mint, I thought it would save both time and trouble if we told you ALL WE KNOW ON THE SUBJECT. Following is the only story I can think of that we have published on this subject. It appeared in our autumn issue 25 years ago. Maybe the photos won't be as sharp as normal, but then MINT is not a crop that has received a lot of our attention. So here it is from 25 years ago … all we…
How often have veteran horsemen said, a good horse has no bad colour. Yet, when ringside at North American draft horse sales, it is evident there are few draft horse breeders today, who give credence to this sage advice. Clydesdale breeders are hung up on colour. To command buyer interest a Clydesdale must be a black or bay in colour. His four legs must be white, as must his face. Horses withone, two or more dark legs, regardless of their quality, breed character, manner of going or pedigree, capture little buyer interest, although they may be the better horse. Even…
When we talk about someone being ‘over-prepared,' we think of a person who is very thorough and able to handle all possible contingencies. It is a good habit to have especially if you are someone who regularly messes up and therefore must be ready to respond when you over-mess up! A case in point; my friend Robin qualifies as this particular trip illustrates. He left the Coachella Valley headed west on California Hwy 91 in his newly acquired twenty-year-old pickup. It was pulling a slightly older 16 ft. C&W stocktrailer missing two rails with one new tire and two horses…

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