What you need to know for March

Minimize Mud In Your Pastures This Spring

Unable to escape the muddy horse pastures before summer? Here are some pasture management tips for reducing the effects of mud this season. READ MORE

Spring Shedding Tips

Want to help your horse shed his winter coat? Grooming expert Susan Harris offers advice about the best tools and techniques. READ MORE

Always Crooked

Q: What can be done for a mare who can't walk straight and instead always bends to the right?

Spotlight on: colic

Links between recurrent colic and stable vices explored

A study from England suggests a relationship between cribbing or weaving and an increased risk for recurrent colic. READ MORE

Post-Colic Care for Horses

The care you provide your horse after colic can be crucial to his recovery. Follow these suggestions to get your horse back on his feet following a bout of equine colic. READ MORE

Article Archive

Eye cancer in Haflingers studied

Researchers determine an over-representation within the breed for a specific type of eye cancer. READ MORE

7 Top Tricks for Becoming a Fly Control Expert.

Are flies putting your horse at risk for Strangles? STEP 1: Identify The Fly. How can improper fly trap use turn my fly problem into a nightmare? STEP 2: Select the Right... READ MORE

Scratches season

Protect the skin on your horse's pasterns and fetlocks from painful chapping during the wet spring months. READ MORE

Comfort and joy

Last Christmas Eve, I was reminded that my job cleaning up pastures may not be the heart of the horse world, but to me it is the soul. READ MORE

Neglected, abused or abandoned horses: How to help

by Jennifer Williams, PhD When you see a horse suffering in a bad living situation, of course you want to help. But it’s important that you know what to do to stay within the law. READ MORE

Blanket-saving strategies

Follow these four steps to reduce the damage you inflict on your horse’s new winter blanket. READ MORE

In case of emergency

You'll have greater peace of mind when leaving your horse in the care of others, if you make a contingency plan for worst-case scenarios. READ MORE

Four simple rules for preventing winter colic

by Katie Seabaugh, DVM When the weather turns colder, certain types of colic are more common. But four measures can help protect your horse from seasonal pains in the gut. READ MORE


by Laurie Bonner You’re preparing your horse for a 200-mile trailer ride to your new home. You know the trip will be stressful, but you plan to wrap his legs carefully, make sure he’s up-to-date on his... READ MORE

If your horse gets loose

by Dee McVicker Catching a runaway can be difficult but the right approach makes all the difference. Here’s how to avoid escalating the situation and regain control quickly. READ MORE

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