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Horse Health

Horse Health

Cold Weather and Stiff Horses

Research has proven that exposure to cold causes increased stiffness in both muscle and connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments. A recent human study also…

1 week ago

Horse Health

Cooling Out a Hot Horse

You do it at the end of every ride—take ten minutes to walk your horse out, then maybe rinse them with cool water in the…

1 month ago

Hoof Care

Getting a Feel for Hoof Flares

“The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering,” say Susan Kauffmann and Christina Cline in The Essential Hoof Book. “Developing an eye for…

1 month ago

Horse Health

Is My Horse Overweight?

We’ve all seen at least one article claiming a high percentage of horses are overweight, or even that it’s an epidemic. While the numbers are…

2 months ago

Horse Health

The Head Scratcher That Is DMSO

DMSO is the much quicker and easier way to say, “Dimethyl sulfoxide.” About that, pretty much everyone agrees. It goes downhill from there. Although it…

3 months ago

Horse Health

What Is Restricted Feeding?

On one level, it’s exactly what it sounds like: restricting what you feed your horse. The devil is in the details, though. Exactly what is…

3 months ago

Horse Health

The Deadly Deficiency

Those of us who are around horses long enough will eventually be forced to deal with the inevitability of sickness and injury. Accidents happen, horses…

4 months ago

Horse Health

Feeding Yearlings

Whether you are prepping for sales and halter classes or trying your best to raise a healthy and sound youngster, careful attention to nutritional needs…

4 months ago

Horse Health

Don’t Be a Piranha

Recently, my gelding injured his leg. He had some puffiness and low-grade lameness, so I treated it with ice wraps and stall rest with hand…

4 months ago

Horse Health

Managing Old Soft Tissue Injuries

Tendon and suspensory ligament injuries plague horses performing in all disciplines. Even pleasure horses and pasture ornaments may fall victim if they take the proverbial…

5 months ago