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Horse Health

Scratches (etc.)

There’s a problem that crops up pretty regularly when it’s wet outside. I hope that you horse hasn’t had it. It’s called “scratches.” Or mud…

3 weeks ago

Horse Health

Colic is Not a Disease

I’ve written a few articles about colic—myths, when to go to surgery, and such—and, with all that’s been said, by me, and by many other…

2 months ago

Horse Health

Skinny Horses

For every yin, there is a yang. I wrote an article on fat horses—here’s one on skinny horses. Skinny horses are the flip side of…

3 months ago

Horse Health

“Natural” Dewormers

Sometimes, you may need to deworm your horse. Happily, if you do—and you should find out if you do with a fecal egg count rather…

4 months ago

Horse Health

Help, My Mare’s in Heat

OK. You’re convinced that your mare has behavioral problems because of her heat cycle. (Not sure? Read Part 1 of this series to brush up on…

5 months ago

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Shetland Ponies Are Equal Parts Fluff and Sass

They’re the fluffy speed demons eliciting “Awwwws” and squeals in equal measure on pony steeplechase courses around the country. They’re backyard pets, cart-pulling machines and…

7 months ago

Horse Health

False Precision

There’s something that you need to be aware of in the horse world. It’s called “false precision.” Precision (true precision) requires that a specific action…

7 months ago