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Best Supplements for Horses with Heaves

Best Supplements for Horses with Heaves

If your horse has heaves, you surely have spent a considerable amount of effort on eliminating dust, maximizing turnout, and doing everything else possible to alleviate your horse’s symptoms. If your horse is still coughing, there are several supplements that can help...

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Horse with Scope? How to tell if your Horse is ‘Scopey’

Horse with Scope? How to tell if your Horse is ‘Scopey’

Those who have moved around in the showjumping world are familiar with the particular language that is spoken there. At least they have heard it, even if they do not fully understand it. “Find your line!” “Don’t leave out a stride!” “That horse jumped flat, no bascule...

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White Line Disease – Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prevention

White Line Disease – Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prevention

White line disease is a laymans term used to indicate a condition of the horse´s foot involving separation of parts of the hoof wall. It´s always useful to have a reference guide to better understand the anatomy of the horse´s foot and which parts are affected in the...

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Best Open Wound Treatment for Horses

Best Open Wound Treatment for Horses

No one wants to find their horse with an open wound, but we all know how good they are at getting themselves into trouble. Be it a cut from a stray, sharp stone or branch during a vigorous roll, a run-in with the fencing, or a kick from a field-mate, the sight of a...

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Signs of Heat Stress in Horses

Signs of Heat Stress in Horses

With summer here and the warm weather calling, it´s easy to get carried away with long summer trail rides and fun-filled days competing, but it´s important to remember that our horses can suffer the adverse effects of the heat and sun, just as readily as we can. This...

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The Five Best Horse Treats

The Five Best Horse Treats

If you have a horse, chances are that you love to feed him a tasty titbit. There's something so satisfying about seeing your equine friend chow down on a yummy snack. But there are do's and don'ts when it comes to feeding treats. Read on for some practical tips as...

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Barn Fly Control Strategies and Tips

Barn Fly Control Strategies and Tips

Whatever area you're in and whatever discipline you ride, whatever breed of horse you have and whatever management system you use, one pest plagues all horse people: flies. These nasty critters can cause disease and discomfort to both horses and their people, and they...

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Four Different Types of Horse Bits and Their Uses

Four Different Types of Horse Bits and Their Uses

For thousands of years, humans have been working with horses using bits. The art of communicating with a half-ton animal by a piece of metal in its sensitive mouth is central to what riding has become. In the right hands, any bit can be gentle, and in the wrong ones,...

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Tail Rubbing Cures and Causes

Tail Rubbing Cures and Causes

Picture this: Your horse has been groomed to perfection. His coat has been washed and brushed and every hair is in place, his mane neatly trimmed and plaited, even his white socks are white instead of yellow for a change. The only thing ruining the image his the fact...

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Western Saddle Buying Guide and the Eight Best Western Saddles

Western Saddle Buying Guide and the Eight Best Western Saddles

When it comes to buying a saddle for your trusty steed, there is a bewildering variety of options on the market, and it's easy to feel lost. As a qualified saddle fitter and stable manager, I've seen that look of confusion on many faces before – and this article is...

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The Best Horse Shampoos

The Best Horse Shampoos

We all love to give our horses a good bath, leaving them silky, shiny, and smelling nicer than ever. For some horses with skin problems, bathing is an essential part of their healthcare routine. Others have white coats that just won't lose that yellow sheen or black...

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Colic in Horses

Colic in Horses

Colic. It's a word that all horse owners dread, and rightfully so. Widely known as the most prevalent killer of horses worldwide, this disease can strike at any time and has claimed the lives of countless young and healthy horses. Yet there is much that can be done in...

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How to Store Hay Without a Barn

How to Store Hay Without a Barn

All horses eat hay, but not all horse owners have the luxury of a spacious barn in which to keep said hay. Especially for owners of multiple horses, or owners who order large amounts of hay in advance, hay storage can become an expensive problem. Here's how to keep...

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Horse Hoof Care: Best Technique

Horse Hoof Care: Best Technique

“No hoof, no horse”. Old and tired as the saying might be, it always applies. Most of us know to keep our horses on a regular cycle with a qualified farrier, but that's only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to caring for your horse's feet. The daily routine can...

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How Often to Deworm Horses?

How Often to Deworm Horses?

Most horse owners know that internal parasites can cause all sorts of problems for your equine friend. But opinions differ wildly on how often horses should be treated for these pests – ranging from every four weeks to just twice a year. Advances in veterinary science...

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How to Keep Horse Water from Freezing without Electricity

How to Keep Horse Water from Freezing without Electricity

Winter poses a whole new set of problems for the horse owner, from snowballs in their feet to protection from the elements. But one that many owners don't think about is keeping your horse hydrated. Believe it or not, most horses actually need more water in winter...

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Caring for Horses in Winter (The Four Best Tips)

Caring for Horses in Winter (The Four Best Tips)

Caring for Horses in Winter can be hard, in many areas, its extreme temperatures and violent weather can pose a significant problem for our equine friends. Even in milder climates, winter presents the horse owner with a completely different set of challenges than...

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Three Horse Cribbing Solutions

Three Horse Cribbing Solutions

Stables vices have plagued horse and owner for many years – ever since we first decided that horses would be better off shut up inside. One of the most irritating of these pesky habits is cribbing. The habit is annoying and dangerous to the horse, but it can be curbed...

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Alfalfa for Horses – Is It a Wise Choice?

Alfalfa for Horses – Is It a Wise Choice?

Nothing smells better than breaking open a fresh bale of alfalfa hay; so green and fragrant you can't blame your horse for loving the taste. Horses have been enjoying the palatability of alfalfa for thousands of years. This legume was first grown in the Middle East...

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The 4 Best Fly Masks for Horses

The 4 Best Fly Masks for Horses

In the hot, summer-rainfall climate where I run my stableyard, flies are a continual pest. With the yard being on the same property as a working dairy farm, our problem is worse than most; the pesky critters absolutely thrive in these conditions. But over the years...

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How to Treat and Prevent Saddle Sores from Horseback Riding

How to Treat and Prevent Saddle Sores from Horseback Riding

Long summer days, long trails, long hours in the saddle... it all sounds like utter bliss. But especially for those riders who don't get to mount up often and aren't fully fit, or riders who spend many hours riding every day, saddle sores can quickly ruin your...

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How Much Hay Should a Horse Eat Per Day?

How Much Hay Should a Horse Eat Per Day?

We all know that horses eat hay, but for the horse owner, it's not that simple. This aspect of horse management is utterly integral to the horse's mental and physical well-being. It's essential to feed hay in the correct amounts and using the correct methods. Receive...

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Sweet Itch in Horses and the 5 Best Treatment Options

Sweet Itch in Horses and the 5 Best Treatment Options

Sweet itch is the frustration of horse owners the world over. Occurring everywhere from Canada to Australia to Africa, this particularly persistent skin problem can make your horse absolutely miserable. The constant itching is enough to drive many horses to rub...

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The Uses of 6 Common Types of Bridles and Where to Buy Them

The Uses of 6 Common Types of Bridles and Where to Buy Them

I always find it entertaining to watch the look on new riders' faces the first time they walk into a tack shop. Their inner horse-crazy kid always seems to win out at first; as they stare at the incredible variety of horsey equipment, their jaw drops, and their eyes...

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4 Steps that make Bathing your Equine Friend Much Easier

4 Steps that make Bathing your Equine Friend Much Easier

Gather your cleaning supplies and get ready, Collect the necessary tools to accomplish the job properly (Press green text for our suggestions) Equine Shampoo Equine Hair Detangler Rubber Curry or Grooming Mitt Sweat Scraper Long Sturdy Hose Bucket of Water Large...

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