Any horse owner hates the thought of colic in horses. As you shake the grain bucket to call your horse in for dinner, he lifts his head in acknowledgement. Slowly, he ambles toward you, then he abruptly stops, looks at his side and proceeds to lie down. Not only is he not interested in eating, […]
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This article was previously published January 17, 2014, and was updated on July 28, 2022 First Aid for Laminitis in Horses If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting for […]
This article was previously published December 3, 2013, and was updated on July 8, 2022. Working to achieve the Square Halt Although it’s sometimes sought like the holy grail by dressage riders, a square halt is not to be valued as an end in itself, but for what it tells you about your horse’s development. […]
This article was previously published March 21, 2014, and was updated on June 23, 2022. Pet party perfection – the Do’s and Don’ts! Decades ago, dog birthday parties were not the norm. Today’s pet parents celebrate with gusto. In fact, party supplies are just one contributor to the total amount spent on dogs, cats and […]
Have you noticed that your dog has a mind of their own? Or thought “I need to give my dog this pill, it’s for his own good, why won’t he just take it?” Your next thought might be “But I’m not sure how to give a dog a pill!” Then even when you decide on […]
Guest article courtesy of HorseChannel.com. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Val Heart & Heart Communication Enterprises Inc. This article “The Seven Stages of Aging on Horseback” was previously published December 11, 2013 and was updated on June 6, 2022. […]