What you need to know for May

4 ways to prevent spring training injuries

If your horse has been idle over the winter, take some time to tone him up to avoid injuries from stressing unfit muscles. READ MORE

Scratches, Rainrot and Other Equine Skin Conditions

Here's how to recognize and treat some common equine skin conditions. READ MORE

Are fruit trees safe in horse pastures?

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

Spotlight on: Joints

Topical Pain Relief for Equine Joints

NSAID cream offers targeted treatment. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

Why hyaluronan is essential to healthy joints

Hyaluronan is a key ingredient in synovial fluid as well as in supplements intended to protect horse joints from wear and tear. READ MORE

Fight Arthritis at Every Age

Arthritis typically begins to appear in middle-aged horses. However, there are steps you can take to protect your horse's joints throughout his life. READ MORE


How to Identify Pastern Problems

Lumps below the fetlock on your horse's pastern can mean trouble. Here's how to identify irregularities on the horse's pastern and learn which are serious problems and which are merely blemishes. By Emily Kilby for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE

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Article Archive

Study suggests deeper harrowing is best for arena footing

For greater benefit, use deeper tines when dragging your arena. READ MORE

New Mosquito Related Equine Disease Hits Mainland

Symptoms include fever and a rash, as well as sever joint pain that can last for weeks or up to one year. READ MORE

A subtle effect of endurance competition

A surprising physical change in endurance horses is linked to their finish times. READ MORE

Never too late

by Julianne Lee Entering the horse world later in life isn’t easy, but the rewards are well worth the effort. READ MORE

Keep Waving

by Martha Crawford Cantarini A sweet-natured gelding once taught me that the impact of kind words and a gentle touch can last a lifetime. READ MORE

Getting the feel

by Janet Jones, PhD Sharpen your proprioceptive abilities to ride better and improve your communication with your horse. READ MORE

Establish a common language with your horse

by David O'Connor Good communication and leadership will help you train your horse to overcome his fears, no matter their origin. READ MORE

Incidence of rare dental problem studied

A study suggests mature geldings may be at highest risk of a rare dental disease. READ MORE

The art & science of hay

Next time you toss your horse a flake of hay, take a moment to appreciate the renewable resource at the heart of the horse world. READ MORE

National equine study launches

A third national equine study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System gets underway in June. READ MORE

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