Arabian Horse Care – Health Concerns to Be Aware Of

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Arabian Horse Care
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Aussie creator Tom Redmond is now the president of Onesta Hair Care and the owner of Wolf Springs Ranches in Westcliffe, Colorado. At Wolf Springs, Tom Redmond focuses on raising and showing Arabian horses.

Arabian horses are known for their beauty, stamina, and intelligence. These traits make them popular choices for both racing and pleasure riding. However, Arabian horses are particularly susceptible to several common health concerns. Any Arabian owner or caregiver should be aware of the following breed-specific problems.

Though they have dense bones and strong legs in adulthood, Arabians tend to mature more slowly than other breeds. This means it is important to avoid extremely strenuous activities, such as jumping, until the horse is five years old.

Arabians are also at risk for several genetic conditions. Some of these, like equine juvenile epilepsy, are treatable and fairly mild. Other common conditions, such as cerebellar abiotrophy and occipital atlanto-axial malformation, can be treated, but may make a horse unsuitable for serious riding.

Wet Mountain Saddle Club Encourages Youth to Preserve Western Heritage

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Wet Mountain Saddle Club
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The former owner of hair products company Aussie, Tom Redmond leverages his experience leading Aussie to promote a new hair care business venture called Onesta Hair Care. Outside of work, Tom Redmond contributes to the Wet Mountain Saddle Club in order to support the Annual Westcliffe Stampede and Rodeo in Custer County, Colorado.

The Wet Mountain Saddle Club strives to preserve western heritage by continuing traditional lifestyles and events. In pursuit of this mission, the club engages young people in a variety of club activities.

These activities include a youth mentoring program, through which young people who would other not have the opportunity learn to ride and develop an appreciation for horses. To keep this program operational, volunteers contribute time, effort, and horses. The program is open to youth aged 8 to 19 and involves one-one-one mentorship from a mentor who offers additional riding time outside of scheduled meetings, which occur once per month.

The Nez Perce and the Battle of Bear Paw Mountains

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Battle of Bear Paw Mountains
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Tom Redmond, the founder of Aussie hair products, has a history of giving back to his community. In addition to supporting several local charitable organizations while running the Aussie company, he was involved in returning 19th century Nez Perce artifacts to current members of the Native American tribe. The Boston Historical Society owned the artifacts, but when the society decided to sell the collection in 1990, Tom Redmond contributed money to the effort to return these items to their rightful owners.

The Nez Perce occupied large portions of the Pacific Northwest. At the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s, the Nez Perce claimed about 17 million acres covering portions of modern-day Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Members of the Nez Perce tribe engaged in battle with the United States over their refusal to leave their native land and move to a reservation. Following weeks of conflict in the fall of 1877, the tribe camped along the Snake Creek, 40 miles from the safety of the Canadian border. Scouts discovered the location of the camp, and fighting, led by Colonel Nelson Miles, resumed.

After several days, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered, stating, “Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.”

Best Times to Visit Hawaii

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Hawaii
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The former owner of Aussie, Tom Redmond leads salon hair care company Onesta as president and breeds Arabian and half-Arabian horses, cattle, and buffalo as the owner of Wolf Springs Ranches. In his free time, the former Aussie owner enjoys traveling around the world. Hawaii is one of Tom Redmond’s favorite destinations due to its great climate and friendly locals.

Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations and is well-known for its agreeable year-round weather. Still, the state its high and low seasons. Summer is the peak travel season for Hawaii, with the weather at its best on most of the Hawaiian islands between June and August. Unfortunately, crowds can be extremely large during this time, and prices often skyrocket to accommodate the increased demand. Winter experiences a similar problem. Although the weather in Hawaii is slightly cooler during the winter season, it is still a popular destination for travelers looking to get away from the cold and snow of their hometowns.

Summer crowds typically begin thinning out after Labor Day, with tourism remaining relatively quiet through November. Visitors who travel to the islands during this period enjoy fewer crowds, shorter lines at attractions, and cheaper accommodations. Spring can be even less crowded, despite the blooming flowers and lush vegetation of the season. In April and May, Hawaiian establishments often offer travel discounts, making a visit to these lush islands more affordable.