Category: Horse Care

Horse Blankets 101: Blanket Measurements

So, you now know what type of blanket you want. But when you get to the tack shop, it’s not just as simple as picking out a stable blanket or…
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Horse Blankets 101: Types of Blankets

It’s that time of year again. Time to start breaking out those blankets in preparation for winter. For those who already blanket on a regular basis, you probably already have…
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Supplements 101

Every year, ongoing scientific research helps us better understand the nutritional needs of our equine partners. As our understanding of equine nutrition advances, feed companies scramble to promote new products…
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4 Medical Evaluations You Should Know How to Do

It is important for all horse owners to be able to take their horse's basic vital signs so they can establish a baseline. Establishing a baseline is important because it…
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10 Things You Should Have in Your Equine First-Aid Kit

Photo by dlg_images 1. Self-stick bandages There are so many uses for these around the farm. In a first aid situation, they are invaluable for keeping dressings in place or…
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5 Tips for Trailering Your Horse Long Distances in the Summer Heat

Headed for a world championship? Trailering a new horse in from out of state? Going on a horsey camping trip? There are so many reasons you might be trailering your…
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Gastric Ulcers: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

What are gastric ulcers? Have you ever had heart burn bad enough that you didn’t feel like eating, exercising, or working? That’s what vets speculate a gastric ulcer feels like…
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6 Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

1. Save riding and strenuous activity for early morning or late evening hours Morning and evening are the coolest hours of the day when the sun is lowest in the…
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5 Secrets to a Thicker Mane and Tail

1. A healthy mane and tail starts with a balanced diet ...and a good diet starts with quality forage. I always recommend a high forage diet for any horse. If…
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Top 10 Good Horse Care Habits

1. Hose your horse off as part of your post-ride care routine Hosing off your horse with cold water does two things. First, it cleans the sweat off the horse’s…
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