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  • Would you know it if your horse was in pain? Even if you knew your horse was in pain, would you know what type of pain he or she was suffering from?

  • Choosing a farrier is one of the most important decisions you can make that will impact the well-being and serviceability of your horse. Here are a few tips to help you in your search...

  • Equines are born athletes and require the ability to move freely in their environment in order to maintain proper health. While they naturally move while grazing, especially when joined by other horses, short bursts of speed are also important. Movement impacts hooves and distal limbs, as well as the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Providing your horse with proper exercise will improve their circulation, digestion, flexibility, muscle and bone development, and impact their overall health and happiness. Below are a few helpful tips to follow:

  • Sunny days are upon us and although soaking up rays provides a good source of Vitamin D, you and your horse can suffer from too much of a good thing. Here are a few helpful tips...

  • With foaling season in full swing, it is not too soon to start thinking about weaning. It can be one of the most stressful times in a young foal's life.

  • Heading out of town for the holidays? Like many horse owners, your horse’s health, safety and wellness is top of mind when you are preparing to leave.

  • The dry air associated with cold temperatures may cause your skin to be a bit itchy this winter. With all this scratching, you might wonder if your horse is susceptible to any seasonal dermatologic issues.

  • Fall is marching toward winter. With each passing day, the need to prepare barns and horses for winter becomes more imperative. Here are a few tips that can help make sure you are ready for winter.