Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Health

Equine scratches – is your horse high risk?

Is your horse more likely to have scratches than another? Learn what predisposes her to this escalating skin reaction, and what you can do...

Nutrition

6 fruits and veggies you can share with your horse

There are many fruits and vegetables you can safely share with your horse! In fact, they can even be beneficial. Offering the occasional fruit or...

Managing hidden sugars in your horse’s diet

Pasture grazing is often considered one of the most natural sources of nutrition for a horse. While this is largely true, both lush pastures...

Training

Top 10 lunging mistakes and how to avoid them

Lunging is a great way for horses to exercise and build muscle. But it’s easy to fall into bad habits. See if you’re making...

Lifestyle

3 ways horses can improve your mental health

What if you changed the pace for a while and stepped out of your usual routine? You might start to see and feel magical...

Get to know your horse’s personality with Equusology

What are your horse’s preferences? Does her personality fit with yours, and with what you want for her? Equusology can help answer these questions. “Why...

Blog

Donkeys may provide a natural tick repellent

Donkeys may provide a natural tick repellent

A new study reveals that donkey secretion could be resistant to a certain species of ticks. The sebaceous glands of horses and donkeys emit an oily substance, called sebum, that keeps their skin moist. Researchers at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, along with colleagues in the United Kingdom, recently investigated whether...

BLM offers $1,000 to anyone adopting untrained wild horses

To reduce the population of wild horses and burros on public lands in the West, the BLM is offering an incentive to successful applicants willing to adopt one of these equines. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), there are more than 80,000 wild horses and burros across public...
chakra

Demystifying equine chakras

A baseline understanding of equine chakras can give you a window into your horse’s behavior, wellness and relationships with others. There are seven main equine chakras. They exist in the auric field while also penetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are wheel-shaped and have different colors associated with them....