Sunday, August 18, 2019

Health

2 common health issues in competition horses

Let’s look at two of the most frequently-occurring health issues in competition horses, so you can take steps to prevent them from inflicting your...

Nutrition

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...

Support your foal’s weaning process with the right diet

Weaning a foal can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. As your foal finds his independence, support his diet (and...

Training

An introduction to Western riding 

Learn what Western riding really is, and how it might fit into your personal horsemanship experience.  What exactly is Western riding? If my saddle...

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...

Imprinting your foal – a non-invasive and loving approach

Non-invasive imprinting means learning how to be the best birth coach a mare could hope for, and introducing her foal to a world of...

Blog

“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...
Can horses get concussions?

Can horses get concussions?

Horses can experience trauma to the head — but can they get concussions? Take a look. Yes, horses can get concussions from head trauma. Knowing what commonly leads to head injuries, and preventing them from happening in the first place, is key. I have seen a number of these injuries...