New pasture growth poses risks for horses prone to laminitis. Here are some precautions to take as fields go from winter brown to spring green.
In freezing-cold weather, you'll need to bundle up when you go out to the barn. Here are some things to consider when selecting your winter wardrobe.
Vaccines are among the most effective weapons for protecting horses against the ravages of disease. Learn how vaccinations work to protect your horse and view two sample vaccination schedules, for the pleasure horse & performance horse.
Highlights from “Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States 2015.”
If your otherwise cranky mare mellows out this winter, shorter days may be the reason.
Some horses need no help keeping warm, but there are two situations when a blanket is a necessity.
Well-intentioned neighbors may think landscape trimmings are a tasty treat for your horse, but some could have deadly consequences.
An expert in equine color genetics explains how pedigree influences the presence and positioning of white markings.
A horse who pulls, slows or balks by the gate can be dangerous. Here's how to break that habit.
Thoroughly rinsing a wound is a critical first step in keeping infection at bay.
Your horse's tail is more than just pretty. Keep a close eye on the underside of his tailbone to ensure the area is healthy.
When your feed room is in disarray, start the clean up by pitching these items.
Mosquitoes can carry a number of harmful diseases. Try these techniques to reduce mosquito populations on your farm or ranch.
Keep these safety tips in mind the next time you're in the wash stall with your horse.
Some horses are more sensitive than others, and that's normal. But there are some signs that could mean it's something more serious.
Cars, slick surfaces and other dangers can make crossing the street dangerous. Follow these tips to get you and your horse across safely and quickly.
Most first-aid kits contain iodine, the reddish-orange solution used to clean skin and wounds. Here's a quick rundown on the different formulations.
When a horse becomes resistant out of the blue it's important to determine why he is acting out. Trainer Tim Hayes discusses how to fix the problem.
Tack sales are great for clearing clutter and making a few bucks. Here are some tips for a successful day of selling.
Most minor skin wounds are not cause for worry. Still, you'll want to do everything you can to support the healing process.
Ensure that your round pen is in good working order by inspecting its footing and fencing.
An equine ophthalmologist dispels the myth that blue eyes are more susceptible to disease.
If a mare has a neurological disease, will the foal copycat her behavior? This veterinarian explains what happens to foals born to infected mares.
Now that winter is behind us, spring is a great time to do a quick evaluation to ensure your senior horse is healthy and happy.
Store blankets properly so they"ll be in good shape the next time you need them.
Your horse's palate may be larger than you think. Try offering your horse these non-traditional treats and find out what he likes.
Even the most easygoing horse can send out an unexpected kick. Follow these precautions around all horses to keep yourself unharmed.
A veterinary ophthalmologist explains equine visual abnormalities, as well as when they need to be treated.
Fires, floods and other extreme conditions can affect drug efficacy. Here are some guidelines to help you decide what to do with exposed medications.
Here's a quick look at four common colic terminologies and what they mean.
Avoid stressing your horse's lungs this winter by saving tough rides for milder days.
Follow these steps to help prevent this common, smelly infection of the underside of the hoof.
While some horses are fine being an "only child," others may benefit by having a friend in the field.
Even a horse on pasture can become obese. Here"s how to restrict his calories as part of a weight-loss plan.
Check to make sure your horse is drinking enough water during the winter months to avoid impaction colic and other health issues.
Here's how to recognize and treat some common equine skin conditions.
A variation in your horse's feeding times won't hurt his health. In fact, in some cases it might be beneficial.
Here's how your horse's fluffy winter coat keeps him warm in chilly weather.
Try these tips for keeping the professionals who care for your horse comfortable this season.
Understanding the language of weather reports will help you keep your horses safe. Here's the lingo you need to know.
Fly sprays and wraps are great, but your horse also has several innate methods of dealing with flies. Here's how you can help him get the most from his instinctive fly-control strategies.
Whether his skin is crusted from an old injury or skin disease, picking at scabs isn't likely to help your horse and may even hurt him.
Keep an eye out for these five signs that your arena footing may need to be refreshed or replaced.
Lightning can strike during any time of the year, leaving unaware riders and their horses at risk. Follow these suggestions to ensure you and your horse stay out of harm's way.
An equine veterinarian helps a reader with divided time develop a schedule to exercise her out of shape horses.
When a pair of equine buddies become agitated when separated, it may be time for you to orchestrate a safe and sympathetic breakup, allowing each to gain their independence again.
Eager to schedule your summer competitions? Be sure your horse show scheduling reflects your mount's fitness and training.