Sunday, September 15, 2019

Health

Hoof care support for performance horses 

The proper trim and hoof care tools, along with regular maintenance, can keep your horse’s feet healthy during performance season and beyond. If you...

Nutrition

Does your horse’s pasture cover all his nutritional needs? 

If your horse’s diet consists primarily of forage, your pasture must meet all his nutritional requirements. Here’s how to ensure he’s getting what he...

Nutrition for the performance horse

Proper nutrition is the foundation for a healthy horse who’s capable of training and performing to the best of his ability. You spend a lot...

Training

Clicker training solutions to common horse-handling problems

Switch up your training and teach your horse to stay cool, calm and collected with clicker training and the “do it differently” game. You need...

Lifestyle

Wildfire safety and preparedness for your herd

“Fire” is a four-letter word no horse owner wants to hear. But if the unthinkable happens, a little knowledge and preparation can go a...

Manure management

Proper manure management is a critical part of horse ownership. In fact, failure to keep your horse’s waste in check can have a detrimental...

Blog

27-year-old horse holds Tevis Cup record

A 27-year-old horse currently holds the record for being the oldest equine competitor to finish the Tevis Cup race. Will he hold his title for another year? The Tevis Cup is a challenging endurance race held annually in California. Riders train their horses intensively to prepare for the 100-mile course,...
“Wither drop” reveals asymmetry in horses

“Wither drop” reveals asymmetry in horses

Move over gait and saddle fit — researchers have discovered a new method of assessing asymmetry in horses, and it's proving very effective! In a recent study published by PLOS One, researchers discovered that some horses drop their withers further when stepping with a certain foreleg. Typically, when assessing the...

Professor proves lavender essential oil calms horses

Many horse owners reach for lavender essential oil to ease their own stress. Now, there's proof that it works on equines, too! Stress is a common concern in horses. Now, thanks to research conducted at the University of Arizona, horse owners have a natural remedy that’s proven to help manage...