General Horse Care
Information and tips on the daily and rountine care of horses.
12 Signs Your Horse Might Need A Dental Exam
Through research and experience I have learned that dental exams should begin as soon as a foal starts getting teeth. You'll want to make sure the bite is normal so that their teeth can grow and develop properly. A horse needs dental work every year and some, may need dental work every 6 months.
A horse farm of your own.
Running a horse farm is a lot of work.
Aging horses and ethical concerns
Treatment or euthanasia - how does one decide which is best when dealing with our older horses
Body Clips For Horses
Do you ride during the winter? If so, does your horse get sweaty? You might want to consider a partial body clip.
Choosing A Farrier
Choose wisely when looking for a farrier as your horse's hoof health is important. Here are some things to take into consideration when looking for a farrier.
Choosing A Horse Boarding Facility
Boarding your horse is not something to take lightly - these considerations will help.
Clean Barn/Dirty House
All horse people are connected by a horse-born illness called "Equine Obsessive Disorder". Read on to see if you are afflicted.
Dressing your horse for inclement weather
Blanketing your horse correctly comes down to more than just size.
Friendly horse competitions are a nice way to get together with other horse people but if the horse suffers in the name of winning then showing goes too far.
De-worming programs are changing and rotating drug classes is no longer the answer.
Equine Degenerative Disorders
Equine Degenerative Disorders may be preventable - is your horse crooked?
Equine protective boots and wraps
Equine boots and wraps serve many purposes but how to decide which will work best for your horse?
Equine summer hints
Summer brings with it a few more challenges - let's look at this from the horse's perspective.
Equine Survivors - Sandra
Survival stories of determined horses. This story is of Sandra - a plucky Welsh/Quarter Horse cross.
Feeding horses during tough economic times
Some of us have and some have not - horses still need to be fed - a few ideas from both sides of this economic fence.
Putting up hay is hot, sweaty, itchy work that is, at day's end, an ultimately satisfying experience.
Hoof bruises and abscesses
Abscesses happen - inconvenient but quick intervention can speed healing.
Horse Care Checklist
Keep your horse safe, healthy and happy by doing these things that are mentioned on the checklist.
Horse Hoof Health
Genetic or environment - horse hoof health is a matter of both.
Horses have touched humans lives all across time and sometimes the bond runs deeper than we can explain.
Horses and Halloween
Halloween spooks and scares often involve horses - we have some scary traditions at our farm.
Horses and high heels
Something funny happened on the way to the pasture.
Horses and Love
Not the usual article but a story that was too good not to share.
Horses Autumn Needs
Fall is upon us and here in the north east the weather can present some challenges for our equine companions.
Horses Winter Needs
Considerations for horses to get through the cold weather.
Thrush is a bacterial infection of the frog and is caused when manure and mud gets packed in the hooves. Find out what to do if your horse gets thrush.
Keeping Horses Safe During The Fourth Of July
Is your horse fearful of the fireworks? Here are some things to help keep your horse safe.
Mud season and shedding horses
Spring time brings flowers, mud and very, very hairy barn situations.
Horses that have touched my life.
Older horses can be happily worked with a few extra considerations.
On being a good equestrian boarder
Being a good boarder will create a good atmosphere for your horse.
On being a responsible horse steward
Horses count on us for everything - will you be there when it counts the most?
Preparing For An Emergency Evacuation
Are you prepared in an emergency to evacuate your horse? Here are some tips to help you if you should ever find yourself in this situation.
Preparing Your Horse For The Winter Months
Are you doing these things to get your horse through the winter months?
Equine Salmonellosis can be very serious. Proper sanitation can help to avoid such.
Science of Motion [offsite link]
Science of Motion is a web-site that expertly explains the realities of the biomechanics of working with horses. Every rider that wants to do the best for their horse should explore this site.
Should You Blanket Your Horse During The Winter?
Did you know that blanketing a horse will flatten down their hair coat and make them colder?
Summertime Horse Care Tips
Do you know what to look for in a horse that has heat stress? Here are some tips to help your horse during the summer months.
The Question of Horse Slaughter
Horse slaughter is an unethical end for such a noble animal yet this cruel practice continues today.
The re-education of TB racehorses
Thoroughbred racehorses find it hard to escape the effects of the track - the mystery of Basa continues
Vacation Checklist For Your Horse Sitter
Are you getting ready to go on vacation? Here is a checklist of things you will want to make sure you have in place for the horse sitter.
Your own horse farm - the serious side
Keeping horses is a 24/7 labor of love.
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