Heather Smith Thomas

A bay horse reaching back to scratch his hindquarter with his teeth.

Springtime skin problems

Warmer, wetter weather puts your horse at greater risk of several skin conditions. Here’s what to do if you spot one of these four issues.

A close up of a horse picking out a horse's hoof.

Why hoof bruises happen

Trauma to the underside of the hoof is a common cause of lameness. Here’s how you can help your horse stay sound.