Recent Blog Posts

  • Is It Time To Shoe Your Horse?

    September 1, 2018
    It might sound crazy to some, but like humans, horses need shoes too. To understand why a horse needs shoes I will answer two important questions. First, why does a horse wear shoes and second, how do you know when your horse needs shoes?
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  • Tack Care Tips

    September 1, 2018
    Good quality tack is an expensive investment, but without proper care that investment can quickly wither away to damage, mold, stains and other problems that are not only unsightly, but can be unsafe for both the horse and rider.
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  • How Do I Help My Older Horse From Losing Weight?

    June 1, 2018
    Horses are beautiful creatures that require different levels of maintenance and care over time.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Bucking

    January 1, 2018
    So you just brought your new horse home. The person you bought the horse from didn’t seem to have any issues when riding him, but when you brought him home, he started to buck. What changed since you brought him home to your stables? Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

    January 1, 2017
    Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    November 1, 2016
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    October 1, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 1, 2016
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • Adopting a Horse: What it Takes

    August 1, 2016
    Most horses are rescued due to owners who can no longer afford to care for them or they are breeds that people just don’t want. Anyone who has ever adopted any animal can tell you it’s a journey that’s not for everyone.
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  • Why Vaccines Matter for Horse Health

    May 1, 2016
    Vaccines are widely accepted as essential for proper pet care, but there is little regulation and few consistent recommendations about vaccinating horses, whether they are livestock, working animals, show horses, or casual equine friends.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    April 1, 2016
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    January 1, 2016
    We all know the importance of a good night's rest, but is your horse getting enough shut eye? Learning the symptoms of sleep deprivation in horses and how to help can let every horse owner ensure their horse is well-rested.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    October 1, 2015
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    August 1, 2015
    Shoes have many benefits for horses, but can also cause many problems if they are not fitted or maintained properly. Every horse is different, and as horses age, considerations for wearing shoes may change.
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  • 5 Steps to Stop Your Horse From Pawing

    June 1, 2015
    There are many reasons why a horse may be pawing at the ground – it may be bored or restless, playful, anxious, stressed or simply seeking attention – but once you understand why your horse is pawing, you can take simple steps to stop the undesirable behavior.
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  • Steps for Washing Your Livestock and Horses

    May 1, 2015
    Whether you want to wash your livestock to make them look their best for a show, be more comfortable, or to avoid contamination that could lead to health problems, the steps for washing your livestock and horses are the same, and easier than you may think.
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  • How to Apply Polo Wraps

    February 1, 2015
    Polo wraps can be a great way to protect your horse's legs and ankles, but they must be applied correctly to be effective.
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    November 1, 2014
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

    October 1, 2014
    When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr.
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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    April 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    March 1, 2014
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Horse Breeding for Beginners

    December 1, 2013
    Equine breeding is undoubtedly an exciting venture for horse owners. Humans develop unbelievable bonds with their horses and deciding to pursue breeding only furthers this relationship.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    October 1, 2013
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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  • Hay is for Horses

    September 1, 2013
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 1, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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