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Horse Health

Horse Health

Cold Weather Laminitis?

It happens every winter. A horse that may not even have a prior history of laminitis is found to be very lame and reluctant to…

2 months ago

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…

3 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 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…

5 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…

6 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…

6 months ago