Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Health

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...

Nutrition

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...

Is your mare getting the nutrition she needs?

What the equine body needs and what we think it needs can be two different things. Fortunately, there’s a test that can help. The effects...

Training

Gender specific saddles – a novel idea!

The number of female riders is on the rise, yet women are still underrepresented when it comes to saddle design and fit. Learn the...

Lifestyle

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...

Life Between the Ears

Life Between the Ears started as a hobby, and transformed into a trending hashtag that’s capturing the attention of horse lovers worldwide. All over the...

Blog

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...
Study confirms exercise benefits for dieting horses

Study confirms exercise benefits for dieting horses

We know that exercise is important, but this new study confirms exactly how it can benefit dieting horses. Is your horse overweight? A new study conducted by a research team at the University of Melbourne confirms that dieting is more beneficial when combined with regular low-intensity exercise. While this approach...
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to EMS

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to EMS

Researchers have discovered a possible link between EMS and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in a horse's environment. Despite optimal care, many horses are diagnosed with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). This incurable disease involves endocrine abnormalities that often cause pockets of fat and/or obesity, as well as insulin-related problems. EMS is also a...