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When you adopt a horse from a rescue, you save two lives – the one you adopt and the horse that takes his place. Being informed about the adoptive process, the rescue facility you work with, and the horse you ultimately choose to take home are all essential to finding a good match, both for …

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acupressure

Every single horse has her own personal furnace. Horses in the wild spend the winter clearing snow and consuming as much forage as they possibly can to keep those internal fires burning. A healthy digestive system is critical to their survival during the winter. Our domesticated horses are equally dependent on good quality grass hay …

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snowman horse jump

How an $80 rescue horse became a show jumping champion. People often think of horses at the top of the equestrian sport as “machines”. They think of them as expensive performers kept in a protective “bubble”, enjoying few of the comforts or kindnesses that companion equines receive. However, this is typically not the case. These …

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acupressure massage

The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage is giving animal lovers the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs. In 2003, Lisa Speaker’s basset hound, Betty, started her on a journey that would lead to the development of one of the most recognized schools for complimentary therapies for animals. “Lisa dedicated herself to giving …

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woman feeding hay

Assessing hay types and how they fit his needs. Hay is a major part of a horse’s feed intake. This means particular attention needs to be paid to its selection and feeding. Hay does not come in a fancy bag with lots of marketing (though this is changing a bit with the advent of prepackaged hay …

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renewable energy

Many people compost their horse’s manure, or apply it to their land. But what if you have insufficient land or space, or are dealing with progressively stringent regulations surrounding the use and disposal of manure? One alternative being increasingly implemented around the world is using manure to make renewable energy. While the idea of using …

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selenium facts and myths

We are often cautioned about feeding our horses too much selenium, but we rarely hear about the benefits of this essential trace mineral. Here’s why your horse needs adequate selenium in his diet! Selenium is an essential trace mineral. Essential, meaning it must be in the horse’s diet since his body is not capable of …

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preventing winter colic

There tends to be a higher incidence of colic in the fall and winter — here’s how to keep your horse healthy. Colic can strike at any time, but fall and winter are particularly high-risk seasons. Luckily, there are several things you can do to decrease your horse’s colic jeopardy. When pastures fail in the …

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