What you need to know for September

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

Article Archive

Exercise your horse to reduce his stress

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc New research from Korea suggests that exercise reduces stress in horses, just as it does in people. Researchers at the Jeju National University divided 61 horses into three groups: those who... READ MORE

Kindred spirits

by Jaana Hatton While volunteering at a local rescue, I met a horse who touched my soul. READ MORE

Timeless tales of the turf

by Eliza McGraw When I reviewed sports pages from the 1920s, I was struck by how much we have in common with railbirds of a bygone era. READ MORE

Quick tack safety check

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A full-scale safety check of your tack before each ride is ideal, but it’s not always possible. At a minimum, take a good look at the following locations as you tack up. If you find any... READ MORE

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