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Wound care for your horse

Accidents can and do happen — these basic wound care tips for treating your horse will help you be better prepared.  Injuries, wounds and lacerations can be frightening for both …

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Disasters: are you and your horse ready?

When dealing with a disaster, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Learn how to prepare yourself and your horses, come what may. As a horse …

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Tips for handling a rearing horse

Rearing is a very dangerous unwanted behavior in horses. Let’s take a look at why your horse might display this behavior, and how you can safely overcome it. Like many professionals …

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Healthy lungs, healthy horse

Keeping your horse’s lungs healthy can be simply achieved with small changes to your barn cleaning methods and feeding practices. The quality of air your horse breathes, and the health of his lungs, …

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Snakebites in horses

An integrative approach to the detection and management of snakebites. While curiosity is often a good feature in horses, it can sometimes come back to bite them! Snakebites usually occur …

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Signs of poor saddle fit

If you notice physical or behavioral changes in your horse, it may have more to do with the fit of your saddle than anything else. Over the past few years, …

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Slow feeding: a more natural way to feed hay

The slow feeding movement has gained great momentum over the past few years as more and more people (and horses!) discover its benefits. Feeding hay with a slow feeder causes …

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Help your horse cross water with confidence

We’ve all been there. Our riding group is on the other side of the water waiting for us to cross and continue the ride. The more pressure we feel, the …

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lightning bolt

How to protect your barn and horses from lightning. Lightning is nature’s energy unleashed. We might only see a lightning bolt for a split second, but what takes place is …

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Start using COLDFLEX® Self-Cooling Products and stop risking soft-tissue damage from over-icing, or the pain and discomfort often associated with ice and chemical packs. Also, don’t be fooled by the …

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