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, but he is also looking fairly uncomfortable, every now and […]
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Your horse’s healthcare needs change as he ages. Download the Horse Life Calendar to learn more about what horses need during different stages of life for vaccinations, dental care and hoof care. For more detailed information on vaccinations, see the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ vaccination chart >> This article courtesy of HorseChannel.com Bio: Val Heart – Expert […]
Your horse works hard. You work hard. Don’t you both deserve a little pampering and stress relief? A day at the spa could be just the ticket. Spas have been bastions of human relaxation for centuries. Horse spas now offer the same sorts of pampering for our four-legged partners. All at a cost, of course. […]
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 the vet’s arrival. As you administer the first aid, note your findings so you can report them to your vet: Think […]
I bet you don’t think of horses when you think of Iceland. I didn’t either until I saw this remarkable story/video. Herd in Iceland is a documentary about the annual round-up of the Icelandic horse, isolated for centuries by the country’s oceanic borders. Herd In Iceland began filming in the fall of 2010, when Lindsay Blatt […]
It’s hard to blame a horse for failing to enjoy his deworming paste; it doesn’t exactly look like good eats. Although deworming companies have put great effort into making the medicine more palatable, some horses simply haven’t read the memo and refuse to have anything to do with dewormers. A horse that is reluctant to […]