What you need to know for August

Protect your horse from heat stress

Here's what you can do before, during and after your ride to help keep your horse cool on the hottest summer days. READ MORE

10 facts about horses and hot weather

Do you know all you need to keep your horse cool and comfortable this summer? Take our quiz to find out. READ MORE

Tips for trailering your horse in summer

If you will be trailering a horse in the summer, these tips will help keep your horse cool during transport. READ MORE

How to spot photosensitivity

Blistering and peeling on the pink skin are signs of a serious and painful reaction to sun exposure. 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

A surprising clue to saddle fit

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Sweat patterns can indicate poor saddle fit long before rubs or soreness occurs. READ MORE

Are ear plaques better left alone?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Efforts to remove these wart-like growths are likely to do more harm than good. READ MORE

Q&A: How to handle a bit puller

Q: I have a Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse with a sweet, can-do disposition. But he likes to chew and pull on the bit. When I bought him, he came with the bridle and bit, and he was... READ MORE

When to worry about a hoof crack

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Here's a rundown of common hoof defects, ranked from least troubling to most serious. READ MORE

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