Should I put my horse in the barn during a thunderstorm?

How to handle your horse during a storm is a judgement call that you’ll need to make based on the available facilities and your horse’s personality.

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What to do for a horse with choke

When your horse develops an obstruction in his esophagus, doing the wrong thing can turn a relatively minor event into a potentially life-threatening problem.


New ways to aid healing of horse stifle injuries

Diagnosis and treatment of injuries in this complex joint of the horse have never been easier, thanks to advances in research and technology.

Generally you can protect your horse from the sun by simply making sure there is shade in his turnout area.

How Horses Keep Cool

Consider how our equine partners regulate body temperature and keep cool.


Why horses need salt

Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat and if it’s not replenished, an electrolyte imbalance may develop.


What horses think of winter turnout

Researchers find that horses benefit from turnout time even during poor weather.

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Three simple ways to get your horse to drink more

You can’t force a horse to drink, there are a few things you can do to encourage water intake.

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Preventing winter impactions

Keep your horse hydrated this winter to prevent digestive problems.

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Shopping for an immersion heater

When buying a portable immersion heater for troughs or buckets, there are several features to consider.

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When horse theft is not a “crime”

Your horse has vanished and someone else is responsible. But if the police deem the case a civil matter, recovering your horse will be much more difficult, if not impossible. Don’t let this happen to you.


Protect your horse from red maple poisoning

The danger posed by wilted or dried red maple leaves has long been known but evidence is growing that, under the right circumstances, other types of maple leaves can poison horses as well.

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Manage Your Horse for Stronger Hooves

Each day brings another opportunity to help your horse grow better feet. Here’s a simple hoof-building strategy you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.

Tried and True Grooming Techniques

Here are 7 time-tested methods that will help you bring out your horse’s beauty quickly and easily.


Can you get the flu from your horse?

New research suggests equine influenza virus is zoonotic

Help your horse stay warm

Keep your horse comfortable during the colder months

Walking a horse isn't a magical cure for colic and, in some cases, can make the situation worse.

Do you have to walk a colicky horse?

Nearly every horse owner has been told that a horse with a painful gut needs to be walked. But is that even true?

4 Things you (probably) didn't know about beet pulp

Although the popularity of this fibrous feedstuff continues to grow, misconceptions about it remain.


Rethinking how we keep horses in stalls

Small but significant changes can make confinement for horses in stalls healthier and more comfortable.


Tips for buying spray bottles

Reliability and longevity are the key considerations.


Feeding during a layup

If you know you won’t be riding your horse for several weeks, give some thought to his feeding program---you may need to make some changes.