Avoiding Anhidrosis in your Performance Horse

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

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Vitalize Blazin’ Frequently Asked Questions

You asked, we listened and answered. Here are a few of the questions we are most frequently asked questions about our new heat stress product, Vitalize® Blazin’:   Can Blazin’ help my horse that is a non-sweater?  Blazin’ supports cooling mechanisms to help prevent overheating if your horse is not sweating well and also contains salt and minerals that are required […]

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Roper Puts Focus on One Skill at a Time

Born into a rodeo family, Shai Schaefer hasn’t always loved the sport. In fact, it took her several years, a health scare and surrounding herself with the right people to even decide she enjoyed breakaway roping, a sport at which she now excels.  “I always roped as long as I can remember. I hated it at first, […]

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Signs of Heat Stress in Horses

Horses have a natural ability to handle extreme temperatures when kept within the upper and lower limits of their comfort zone, known as the “thermoneutral zone.” This means horses can maintain a normal body temperature without expending excess energy for heat dissipation or generation when the temperatures are between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperatures are hotter than 80 degrees, horses will likely begin to encounter heat stress.  How can you tell if your horse […]

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