Category: Health & Care

Keep Your Horse Cool & Comfy When It’s HOT Outside

Keep Your Horse Cool & Comfy When It’s HOT Outside

| July 14, 2016 | Reply

Summer is a great time for riding but heat & humidity can quickly become an issue for your horse if you’re not careful.    Here are some common-sense and practical tips for helping your horse survive the heat. Provide Clean & Fresh Water.  It goes without saying that your horse should always have access to cool, […]

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EquiStix for a Happy, Healthy Horse

EquiStix for a Happy, Healthy Horse

| August 9, 2014 | Reply

It goes without saying that, regardless of discipline or breed, we all want our horses to be happy & healthy.    I am a big proponent of massage not only for the relaxing aspects, but more importantly because of the health benefits. Unfortunately, I live in an area where we  don’t have access to equine massage […]

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But Should It Really Be Drinking This Stuff?

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But Should It Really Be Drinking This Stuff?

| June 18, 2014 | Reply

Ellie Fraser | August 2, 2011 | Think about your horse’s water right now. Would you drink it? Whether you use an automatic feeder, a rubber bucket, an old bathtub, a tank, or a cement, rubber or plastic trough, chances are you wouldn’t willingly take a straw and live off it for a day. Yet […]

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Is Horse Ownership Right for Me (And My Wallet)?

Is Horse Ownership Right for Me (And My Wallet)?

| May 10, 2012 | Reply

Mandee Widrick | May 10, 2012 |  Spring is here, and with the increasingly warmer weather upon us, it’s the perfect time of year for horse enthusiasts to be thinking about how they plan to get their riding fix this summer. If you’re new to the thought of horse ownership and aren’t quite sure if […]

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How Often Should I Exercise My Horse?

How Often Should I Exercise My Horse?

| August 24, 2011 | Reply

Sally Tucker | August 24, 2011 | An age old question: How often should I exercise my horse? A question every rider and/or trainer has asked themselves at some point in their riding career. We all want our horses to be healthy and happy, as well as enjoying time with them as often as possible. […]

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Beat the Bots: How to Get Rid of Botflies

Beat the Bots: How to Get Rid of Botflies

| August 15, 2011 | Reply

Ellie Fraser | August 15, 2011 | If you’re a horse owner, Spring and Summer are probably your favorite seasons. However, with warmer weather comes bot flies, and every horse owner knows these pests can cause trouble! But what kind of trouble, exactly? A basic overview of bots goes like this: 1. Bot flies lay […]

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Horse Sunburn – Prevention and Treatment

Horse Sunburn – Prevention and Treatment

| August 1, 2011 | Reply

Ellie Fraser | August 1, 2011 |  Summer means sun, and sun means sunburn. We know this and we protect ourselves accordingly, but we don’t often consider that our horses might suffer from sunburn as well. Horses burn similarly to the way that humans do – that is, the lighter the skin, the easier the […]

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Socks for Horses Help Save Hooves from Fly-Stomping Damage

Socks for Horses Help Save Hooves from Fly-Stomping Damage

| July 20, 2011 | Reply

Mandee Widrick | July 20, 2011 | Every summer, horse owners everywhere gear up for fly season. They buy masks, sheets, sprays, roll-on repellents…you name it. Pest control can get costly, but it’s all part of being a responsible horse owner.What if you could find a more cost effective method of fly control?Raymond Petterson, creator […]

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Which Kind of Stall Bedding is Right for My Horse?

Which Kind of Stall Bedding is Right for My Horse?

| July 12, 2011 | Reply

Mandee Widrick | July 12, 2011 |  With so many different kinds of stall bedding on the market, it can be difficult for horse owners to know where to start. Everyone wants to save a few bucks here and there, getting the best deal possible, but are you really saving when you buy the cheaper […]

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Sprains, Strains and Other Pains

Sprains, Strains and Other Pains

| February 17, 2011 | Reply

Brenda Dunne | February 17, 2011 All good horse-people know about musculoskeletal injuries. They diligently watch their equine friends for any sign of a limp, bump, scrape or swelling. The minute something is ‘not quite right’ they are on the phone to the vet, and Beauty is in a standing stall, resting. Equine rehab is […]

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