Tips on Deworming Your Horse

Many people have different opinions when it comes to deworming horses, and surprisingly, there are a lot of “myths” surrounding deworming practices. Although it is important to get your horse dewormed, it’s even more important to understand the concept and remain well educated on it. Let Go of the Strict Schedule Many people believe that… Read more »

Common Horse Diet Myths Busted

Many people have different thoughts and opinions regarding the proper diet for a horse. In fact, there are many common myths about how you should feed your horse and what you should feed your horse. However, it’s important to educate yourself on what is fact and what is myth. Horses Eat Dirt Some horses do… Read more »

Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring

With warmer temperatures approaching, it’s time to start preparing your horse for the spring and summer season. Schedule a Veterinarian Appointment It is important to get your horse examined by a veterinarian before spring weather is in full swing. Mosquitoes start rising in the spring and many horses can get diseases from them if they… Read more »

Transporting Horses Safely

Horses require special attention when transporting and it’s important to know what precautions to take when transporting your horse. Even the calmest of horses can become agitated when the loading process begins, and some grow weary the minute they see the transport trailer. Some horses can experience dehydration, weakening of immune functions, and even exhaustion… Read more »

Best and Worst Treats for Your Horse

We all love to treat our horses, and while some treats are good for horses, other treats that we might think of as “harmless” can actually be toxic to horses. It is important to understand what you can safely feed your house as a special treat and what you should not give to your horse… Read more »

Benefits to Weighing Your Horse’s Food

Providing a quality diet with the right amounts of food and nutrients to your horse should be a top priority. A horse typically consumes 1.5-2% of their body weight in dry matter each day. This amount of food is a necessity to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. It is not always a practice to have… Read more »

Why Horses Might Refuse Cues

Acting disobediently is an animal’s natural response to many situations. Animals act out for a variety of reasons, ranging from pure personality to defensiveness. When animals aren’t responding to commands as they might have previously done, we assume that they are simply being “bad,” but that is not always the case. Horses, for instance, can… Read more »

Connecting Horses, Humans and Technology

Equestrians have an understanding of their horse and often can decipher how the horse is feeling before, during, and after a ride. However, advancing technology will give riders an opportunity to digitally track and monitor their horse’s temperament and health, along with their own. The Bailos Sensor, the first product of the French start-up Equisense,… Read more »

Dangers of Traditional Bran Mashes

Many horse owners used to feed their horses bran mash, especially during colder months. However, in recent years, bran mash isn’t typically fed to horses and the routine habit has now become an old practice. Bran mash does not have the health benefits that many horse owners once believed it did for several reasons. Considering… Read more »

Recognizing Illnesses in Your Horse

Sick Horses

During the colder months, many humans end up sick with colds and viruses. However, horses can also get sick and it can happen during any season. Horses frequently suffer from respiratory diseases, similar to the “common cold.” It’s important that horse owners recognize the symptoms of these illnesses and have an understanding of what treatment… Read more »