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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Health

10 common health mistakes horse caretakers make

Are you making any of these common mistakes when it comes to your horse’s health? As a practicing equine ambulatory veterinarian, I typically see...

Nutrition

Equine nutrition 101

Is your horse’s diet up to snuff? Let’s take it back to the basics of equine nutrition, with some diet tips from the pros....

The NASC elevates standards of quality in equine supplements

Learn how the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) helps ensure the safety and quality of equine supplements. Millions of people give animal health and nutritional...

Training

Easing back into show training after time off (due to COVID-19)

Are you and your horse feeling a little rusty after taking some time off? These steps will help you ease back into a successful...

Lifestyle

How to improve ventilation in your equine facility

Better ventilation in your arena and barn means better health for you and your horses. Here are some popular ventilation solutions to consider. Equine facilities...

How time off from riding can affect saddle fit

If you’ve taken some time off from riding, be sure to reassess the fit of your horse’s saddle before climbing back into it! Our lives,...

Blog

How to stay safe when riding horses during the pandemic

How to stay safe when riding horses during the pandemic

Whether your region is in full lockdown or not, take these precautions when riding horses during the pandemic. The quarantine imposed by the coronavirus has been forcing athletes to adapt their training regimes. Riding horses is no different, though it does pose some unique challenges. Equestrianism is not a team...
New study to help develop health and well-being guidelines for air-transported horses

New study to help develop health and well-being guidelines for air-transported horses

Tens of thousands of horses are transported by air every year, yet very little is known about how stressors on planes increase their risk of harm. Italian researchers have set out to learn more. Whether traveling by road, sea, or air, horses are one of the most frequently transported domestic...
Adopt a Horse Month: how you can help

Adopt a Horse Month: how you can help

Some helpful info and tips from the ASPCA on Adopt a Horse Month and how you can get involved to help horses in need! The ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative announces the first Adopt a Horse Month, a nationwide campaign starting April 26th, celebrated as Help a Horse Day, and running...