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General Horse Care

Information and tips on the daily and rountine care of horses.

12 Signs Your Horse Might Need A Dental Exam star
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.

5 Feeding Myths star
Have you heard any of these myths when it comes to feeding horses?

Aging horses and ethical concerns star
Treatment or euthanasia - how does one decide which is best when dealing with our older horses

Body Clips For Horses star
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 star
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 star
Boarding your horse is not something to take lightly - these considerations will help.

Dressing your horse for inclement weather star
Blanketing your horse correctly comes down to more than just size.

Equestrian Competitions star
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.

Equine De-Worming star
De-worming programs are changing and rotating drug classes is no longer the answer.

Equine Degenerative Disorders star
Equine Degenerative Disorders may be preventable - is your horse crooked?

Equine protective boots and wraps star
Equine boots and wraps serve many purposes but how to decide which will work best for your horse?

Equine Survivors - Sandra star
Survival stories of determined horses. This story is of Sandra - a plucky Welsh/Quarter Horse cross.

Feeding horses during tough economic times star
Some of us have and some have not - horses still need to be fed - a few ideas from both sides of this economic fence.

Hay Season star
Putting up hay is hot, sweaty, itchy work that is, at day's end, an ultimately satisfying experience.

Horse Care Checklist star
Keep your horse safe, healthy and happy by doing these things that are mentioned on the checklist.

Horse/human bonds star
Horses have touched humans lives all across time and sometimes the bond runs deeper than we can explain.

Horses and Halloween star
Halloween spooks and scares often involve horses - we have some scary traditions at our farm.

Horses and high heels star
Something funny happened on the way to the pasture.

Horses and Love star
Not the usual article but a story that was too good not to share.

Horses Winter Needs star
Considerations for horses to get through the cold weather.

Identifying Thrush star
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.

Interesting Facts About Horses star
How many of these interesting facts did you know about horses?

Keeping Horses Safe During The Fourth Of July star
Is your horse fearful of the fireworks? Here are some things to help keep your horse safe.

Keeping Your Horse's Hooves Healthy star
Do you know what it takes to keep your horse's hooves healthy?

Mud season and shedding horses star
Spring time brings flowers, mud and very, very hairy barn situations.

On being a good equestrian boarder star
Being a good boarder will create a good atmosphere for your horse.

On being a responsible horse steward star
Horses count on us for everything - will you be there when it counts the most?

Preparing For An Emergency Evacuation star
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 star
Are you doing these things to get your horse through the winter months?

Protecting Your Horse From Sunburn star
During the summer do you do anything to protect your horse from being sunburned?

Retired Horse Care Tips star
Do you have a horse that is either close to retirement or is already retired? Here are some things to consider when retiring your horse.

Salmonella star
Equine Salmonellosis can be very serious. Proper sanitation can help to avoid such.

Science of Motion star[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? star
Did you know that blanketing a horse will flatten down their hair coat and make them colder?

Summertime Horse Care Tips star
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 star
Horse slaughter is an unethical end for such a noble animal yet this cruel practice continues today.

The re-education of TB racehorses star
Thoroughbred racehorses find it hard to escape the effects of the track - the mystery of Basa continues

Vacation Checklist For Your Horse Sitter star
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.

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