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 »

New Product Developed to Help Horses Run

Megasus Horserunners

A new product called Megasus Horserunners was recently developed to better serve horses when they walk or run on all terrain. It is the world’s first clippable runner for horses, changing the way that horses move. The product is equipped with shock absorbing hoof protection technology that allows horses to move easily on any terrain…. Read more »

Ever Wonder Why Barns Were Traditionally Painted Red?

Ever Wonder Why Barns Were Traditionally Painted Red?

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend time in the pastoral American countryside, you may have noticed that the vast majority of beautiful old barns you see are red! Have you ever wondered why? You’re not alone. Some say that farmers didn’t want their cows to get lost in the wilderness, so they painted their… Read more »

Study Finds Horses Can Use Symbols to Communicate

Study Finds Horses Can Use Symbols to Communicate

According to the Washington Post, researchers at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute may have just discovered a new way to communicate with horses. But we’re not talking about a new language, exactly. The researchers recently published a study in which they determined that horses are able to communicate with humans using visual cues and symbols. In… Read more »