What you need to know for October

Tree branch etiquette for trail riders

Use this technique to protect yourself and your companions from a common trail hazard. READ MORE

When pasture is fattening

British researchers find that some horses on pasture alone may pack on the pounds. READ MORE

5 Simple rules for keeping the peace on the trails

With trails these days more crowded than ever with runners, bicyclists and more, try to make your encounters with other users as pleasant as possible. READ MORE

Risk factors for rare type of colic identified

Researchers are developing a profile of horses most at risk for idiopathic focal eosinophilic enteritis (IFEE). 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

Do you want your horse to have the best in blanket technology?

Introducing ComFiTec: the perfect blend of science and love.

Our revolutionary new ComFiTec™ turnout blankets are designed to conquer the elements... and your worries. As you’d expect from us, every aspect of our most advanced range ever – from materials to fastenings – has been developed with comfort and fit in mind. So whatever the winter throws at you horse, you can be sure their blankets will hug them as snugly and lovingly as you do.

Article Archive

Temporary shelter

by Mary Lynne Carpenter Fostering horses for a rescue helps me to believe I can make my own future better, too. READ MORE

A Reliable Source

by Christine Barakat In an era when misinformation spreads rapidly, the Equine Disease Communication Center provides the horse world with vital news about disease outbreaks. READ MORE

Q&A: After an accident

Q: I purchased a 5-year-old gelding last year, and he was doing great as a trail horse until about two weeks ago. I was riding with friends, and the horse behind us tripped and fell... READ MORE

Stop summer stomping

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Cracks that appear on your horse’s hooves in late summer may not be just a result of dry, hard ground. Annoying insects probably also play a role. During bug season, flies crawling on... READ MORE

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