What you need to know for December

14 Ways To Get Ready For Winter

Planning ahead for winter weather can prevent costly and difficult repairs to your property mid-season. When October leaves start falling, you know that winter will soon be knocking on your barn door. READ MORE

Four simple rules for preventing winter colic

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

Encouraging a Thick Winter Coat

A veterinarian offers advice on how to help a horse to grow enough coat to stay warm. READ MORE

Help your horse's blanket last longer

Here four tips for reducing the damage you inflict on your horse’s new winter blanket. READ MORE

Are fruit trees safe in horse pastures?

Q: Some fruit trees pose a threat to equine health.

Spotlight on: Trail Riding

Jonathan Field: Taming a trail terror

To head off problems on the trail, make sure your leadership and connection with your horse are solid while you are still at home. READ MORE

7 Things to Teach Your Trail Horse

Make the most of your trail outing this season by revisiting a few basic training exercises now. READ MORE

Article Archive

Championship care

Two eminent veterinarians discuss how advances in the management and care of top racehorses have ultimately improved the lives of all horses. READ MORE

Repeat colic surgeries spell trouble

Research shows that prognosis is guarded for horses who require a two colic surgeries within a two week period. READ MORE

Extruded feed explained

Choosing an extruded feed over pellets or other types of nugget can make a big difference in your horse’s nutrition. READ MORE

Researchers warn of cobalt chloride dangers

“Doping” racehorses with cobalt chloride not only fails to enhance their performance but puts their health at risk. READ MORE

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