For your horse’s sake, resist the urge to try scratches remedies you haven’t heard of before. Many unconventional preparations don't work; others may do more harm than good.
A fall wellness examination will help prevent health problems in your horse this winter
Fall is the time make a plan to help your horse cope with the challenges of the coming cold weather.
Equine researchers and mathematicians have joined forces to develp a method for diagnosing PPID (also known as Cushing's) in horses year-round.
Even during a crisis, routine veterinary care is essential for your horse's health. Here's how to get it done safely.
There are a few basic ways to ensure the long-term health and soundness of your horse's hooves.
Even if your schedule doesn’t include any events where looks matter, time tending to your horse's tail is well spent.
You’ll be surprised at how many ways you can put this grocery store staple to use in taking care of your horse, barn and equipment.
Boots can protect a horse’s limbs during riding sessions, but—with one notable exception—leaving them on during turnout isn’t a good idea.
When your hayloft or shed is at its emptiest this spring, spend an afternoon preparing it for the next shipment.
An elevated body temperature, commonly called a fever, can be an early indication of viral or bacterial infection.
These products are designed to aid a horse’s digestion by restoring the balance of gut microflora disturbed as a result of illness, stress or medication.
Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat and if it’s not replenished, an electrolyte imbalance may develop.
When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse.
People may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter, but cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses.
You can’t force a horse to drink, there are a few things you can do to encourage water intake.
Keep your horse hydrated this winter to prevent digestive problems.
When buying a portable immersion heater for troughs or buckets, there are several features to consider.
Make sure the boots your horse wears are protecting him, rather that putting his legs at risk.
Slick footing can lead to several types of injuries in horses. Here's how to identify and manage each.
Understanding the difference between complete and concentrated products is important to ensuring you select the correct type for your senior horse's nutritional needs.
A dusty indoor arena can be as harmful to your horse’s respiratory health as the air in the filthiest stall.
A change in season and diet may affect your horse's digestive system.
Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations.
Giving your horse a quick kiss on the muzzle can reveal important information about his health.
Hauling horses in winter presents some season-specific challenges. With a bit of preparation and common sense, however, you can keep your horse safe and comfortable on the road.
Helping a horse "sober up" after a sedative means keeping him in the safest space possible. Here are your options.
The best way to add water to hay depends on why you're doing it in the first place.
All open wounds can look a little gross if you aren't accustomed to seeing them. Here's how to distinguish "ew" from "infected."
Nearly every horse owner has been told that a horse with a painful gut needs to be walked. But is that even true?
Try these tips for improving the quality of the new hoof your horse is continually growing.
Two types of colic can strike as a result of warm weather conditions, and knowing how they occur will help you to prevent them.