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Special Report: Ticks & lyme disease in the equine

Caused by ticks, Lyme disease can have serious consequences for your horse. Protect him by arming yourself with the latest information. Lyme disease (LD) has been on our radar for …

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Cross train your horse's mind with Mountain Trail

Physical conditioning is important for your horse, but cross training his mind may be even more critical. Here’s how the exciting discipline of Mountain Trail can help. When we condition …

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hoof boots for a sore horse

Hoof boots can be a lifesaver for rehabilitating a sore horse. Know their benefits and challenges. As a professional trimmer, I often encounter sore horses. Many have problems such as …

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Complementary therapies for equine allergies

Equine allergies present a complex problem. Fortunately for your horse, a multi-pronged holistic approach can treat the underlying cause. Allergies are a manifestation of an out-of-balance immune system. A healthy …

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The length and angle of your horse’s incisors must stay consistent throughout his life because they affect the TMJ and molars, which in turn impact topline and muscle mass, brain …

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Managing mud in an equine facility

Whether you’re building a new barn or adapting an existing facility, managing your water drainage carefully means you’ll minimize mud problems – and help keep you and your horses healthy …

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Saddle fit — muscle atrophy and definition

What exactly is muscle atrophy in horses, and how does it differ from good muscle definition? Muscle atrophy occurs in a horse when an unbalanced saddle puts too much pressure …

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Trailer maintenance tips

Regular trailer maintenance ensures you and your horses stay safe while on the road. Before you and your horses embark on a road trip, give your trailer some TLC. Following …

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Western dressage

All western riding disciplines, from gymkhana and barrel racing to jumping and pleasure riding, can benefit from dressage’s time-honored lessons. Everyone should have access to the highest level of horsemanship …

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How your horse's bit and noseband affect his oral health

Choosing the right bit and noseband for your horse can be a process of trial and error. But it’s worth it, since how they fit affects his comfort level – …

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