Deworming Your Horse 101

The first day of spring is just around the corner, which means more time at the barn, riding outside, horse shows and vital barn-management practices like deworming your horse. Deworming your horse strategically is essential to maintaining good health. Not only does the risk of colic increase with parasite burden, but these tiny worms also […]

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Colic Awareness: Preventing Colic Part 3

   We have already learned about how forage and consistency can play a huge part in your horse’s diet and ability to avoid colic. Next up is one specifically for those horses on the road at horse shows or events… Turnout or Exercise Keeping the body moving is also vital to maintaining a good gut […]

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Colic Awareness: Preventing Colic Part 2

Last time, we discussed the importance of forage in your horse’s diet. Today’s colic tip is perhaps one of the most important practices: consistency. Feed small, consistent meals.  Because many horses are used for performance or breeding purposes, they generally need more energy than what hay can supply, which is why we as trainers, owners, and riders […]

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Avoiding Anhidrosis

As summer rolls on, temperatures are heating up around the country. Envision yourself out riding with a friend on a hot day. After working awhile, her horse has formed a thick foam under the reins, saddle pad, between his hind legs, and is dripping from his belly. Your horse, on the other hand, is mostly […]

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