How do sudden weather changes affect your horse?

Drastic, sudden weather changes are often experienced across the United States. One day it’s sunny and 70 degrees, and the next it’s windy and the temperature has dropped 20 or 30 degrees. Although no study has scientifically proven a link between weather and illness in horses, extreme weather changes are known to cause colic. There […]

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Vitalize Equine Christmas Wish List

We are excited to introduce our inaugural Vitalize Equine Christmas Wish List. We are sure that you favorite equine enthusiast and horse will love these gifts. Otterbox Phone Case – $75-$95 – We’ve all shuttered as our phone bounces along the cement or gravel, hoping for no dents or cracks. An Otterbox is the foolproof […]

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Physiology of Stress

Stress is any type of mental or emotional strain that results from exposure to adverse or threatening conditions. A horse’s body responds to stress through all 8 physiological systems. For example, the musculoskeletal system responds by tensing the muscles to guard against injury and pain, the respiratory system responds by increasing respiration rate, and the […]

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Does Hay Really Matter?

Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet. Typically it should be at least 50% of the entire diet. Hay is the best source of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and, most importantly, the fiber that is necessary for normal gut function in the horse. With hay being such an important part of the […]

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