Horse World

Finding balance

by Kelley Granger DiFilippo Years ago I chose writing over riding, but now I realize that a person need not limit themselves to just one passion in life READ MORE

The shadow of a smile

A stash of old photographs helped me remember just how much my first pony meant to me and my beloved sister, Karen, who was taken far too soon. READ MORE

Get your horse moving forward

by Jonathan Field Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely. READ MORE

The power of one

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn An owner’s search for ways to keep her “suddenly single” mare from becoming lonely leads to a surprising realization. READ MORE

Eating on the go aids weight loss

by Christine Barakat Australian researchers have developed a feeding system that helps horses lose weight by adding exercise to mealtime.  The “dynamic feeder” is designed to compel horses to walk... READ MORE

What your horse wants you to know about nosebands

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A noseband tight enough to immobilize a horse’s jaw can cause measurable stress, according to new research from Australia. Researchers at Kandoo Equine in New South Wales and the... READ MORE

Quality time

by Tamar Charney My horse has taught me to let go of my schedule and focus on living in the moment. READ MORE

A Survivor's Tale

by John Wright Fresh from show-ring triumphs, a mare’s life suddenly hangs in the balance when a small lump turns out to be an aggressive type of cancer. READ MORE

Improve your horse's mealtime manners

by Jennifer Williams, PhD Even the worst feeding-related behavioral problems can be solved with patient and consistent training. READ MORE

Calming without medication

by Heather Smith Thomas Here are 10 ways to reduce a horse’s anxiety without resorting to sedatives or tranquilizers. READ MORE

Well remembered

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn The last lesson my “horse of a lifetime” taught me was how to say goodbye without regrets. READ MORE

Additional approval for leptospirosis vaccine

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The only vaccine currently available to protect horses from leptospirosis recently received additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in mares in all three... READ MORE

Safely deck the halls

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Decorating the barn for the holidays is fun, for sure. But be careful to avoid introducing hazards in the process. Make sure, for example, that live wreaths and garlands contain no toxic... READ MORE

How your horse tells you what he wants

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc New study shows that horses are capable of using a mode of communication often used by dogs. READ MORE

My Amazing Amy

by Bill Trabucco A remarkable mare taught me that sometimes you need to take up the reins and sometimes you need to let go. READ MORE

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