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Deworming the Reluctant Horse

It’s hard to blame a horse for failing to enjoy his deworming paste; it doesn’t…

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From Paddocks To Pastures: Creating A Healthy Space For Your Horse

While horses may be an alternative to a gas-guzzling vehicle, they can’t be “garaged” like…

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The Seven Stages of Aging on Horseback

About once a week I trail ride with my good friend Debbie. We showed horses…

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14 Reasons Why Dogs Brighten Our Holiday Season

  The holidays have arrived, and it’s time to reflect on what we’re thankful for….

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A Happy Ending for Pets

I am often contacted with questions regarding the passing of a much loved pet as…

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4 Gentle Suggestions for Handling the Loss of a Much Loved Pet

As soon as you bring a pet home they immediately become an important part of…

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Four Exercises to Master the Halt

Although it’s sometimes sought like the holy grail by dressage riders, a square halt is…

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Iodized salt can help your horse’s health

A full-sized horse does best on a diet that offers 1 to 6 mg of…

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Cool Kid helps others by sharing her love of horses

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — This week’s Cool Kid Bridgett Lunde shares her love of horses with…

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Treat Your Horse Right

Video: Oatmeal Carrot Crunchies Watch as the Horse Illustrated staff makes a batch of homemade…

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Have you ever wondered about TV for dogs, and whether or not it is actually…

First-Time Dog Owner Guide: Health and Nutrition

You got a dog for the first time? Congratulations!  You’ve found a reliable and wonderful…

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