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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Health

Kemin’s 3-pronged approach to gut health helps horses thrive

Thanks to Kemin's one-of-a-kind program, achieving optimal gut health in horses has never been easier. As many horse caretakers now know, a well-functioning gut is...

Nutrition

Ration balancers and your horse

A breakdown of what ration balancers are, how they work, and why they’re a smart way to supplement your horse’s diet. Ration balancers (also known...

Equine supplements for the off-season

Here’s why giving your horse supplements can be just as important during the winter as during show season. The leaves are changing and falling, crunching...
Cranberry chia crunch

Cranberry chia crunch

Meadowsweet for horses

Meadowsweet for horses

Feeding senior horses

Feeding senior horses

Training

How to prepare your horse for roping

Roping is a diverse discipline that requires a great deal of training. These tips will help you introduce your horse to the sport --...

Lifestyle

10 ways horse caregivers can avoid burnout

Some tips and tricks to help horse caregivers avoid the reality of burnout. Burnout is a common part of the ride for many horse caregivers...

How to reduce fear after a riding accident

Horseback riding accidents can be scary, and overcoming the fear you experience is easier said than done. These steps will help you get back...

Blog

Senior horse returns to ring after Kissing Spine

Senior horse returns to ring after Kissing Spine

The story of a senior horse who made a tremendous comeback after being diagnosed with Kissing Spine. In 2018, an 11-year-old quarter horse named Wrangler was brought into Cornell University Hospital for Animals' equine hospital after bolting at a competition and showing obvious signs of discomfort. An assessment confirmed he...
The importance of carbohydrates in your horse’s diet

The importance of carbohydrates in your horse’s diet

Understanding how carbohydrates affect overall health is significant when formulating a successful feeding program for your horse. Carbohydrates, both structural and soluble, are cornerstones of equine nutrition. Structural carbohydrates form the “fiber” component of your animals’ diet and are typically provided as either pasture or high-quality grass hay. Concentrate grains...

Common myths about fly masks

A look at some common myths about fly masks and how caretakers can ensure their horse’s protection and comfort. When it comes to fly masks, many horse caretakers overlook the importance of size and quality, and assume that they can just “strap it on and leave it”. But that...