Recent Blog Posts

  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 1, 2018
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    July 1, 2018
    Horses are considered some of the finest animals known to man. Like any animal, during the hot summer months, horses need fresh, clean water to stay hydrated and healthy. Every horse is unique to its own. Therefore, the needs of your horse will differ from the needs of other horses.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    March 1, 2018
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    August 1, 2017
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

    March 1, 2017
    Your horse's winter coat provides essential protection from frigid temperatures, biting winds and snow and ice. When the temperatures rise, breezes turn balmy and the rains warm up with spring, however, that same coat can be uncomfortable and unsightly as it begins to shed.
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  • How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

    February 15, 2017
    When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr.
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  • How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

    November 15, 2016
    Ideally, a natural grazing diet would meet all of your horse's nutritional needs, but that isn't always possible or practical. How, then, do you know if supplements are necessary, which ones may be best and how they can benefit your horse?
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  • Adopting a Horse: What it Takes

    August 15, 2016
    Most horses are rescued due to owners who can no longer afford to care for them or they are breeds that people just don’t want. Anyone who has ever adopted any animal can tell you it’s a journey that’s not for everyone.
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  • Winter Care for Horses

    February 15, 2016
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    January 15, 2016
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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