Video: Oatmeal Carrot Crunchies Watch as the Horse Illustrated staff makes a batch of homemade oatmeal carrot crunchies. Read more >> Holly Jolly Horse Treats Making horse treats for your equines is a fun holiday activity. Read more >> Molasses Cookies Now you can make homemade horse treats, and you don’t have to be Rachael […]
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To Clip or Not to Clip? Decide on the best way to handle your horse’s winter coat. Read more >> Partial Clips: The Best of Both Worlds Several clipping options allow you to get the best of both worlds—remove hair where your horse sweats the most, but leave enough to provide warmth. Read more >> […]
Vaccinating your horse against disease is such a simple task. It’s not terribly time consuming, and it’s relatively inexpensive when you consider the alternative. But some people don’t vaccinate. Lack of concern regarding disease risk, and skepticism about vaccine safety and efficacy are among the reasons given. nation protocols, and to address safety and efficacy […]
Trailers are either straight-load (horses face straight ahead while traveling) or slant-load (horses stand at an angle). While most horses prefer to travel straight, a slant-load allows for more horses (or a larger tack/living area) to fit in the same size trailer. “The first thing I ask a customer is, ‘What kind of horses do […]
Good Fit: A blanket that fits well will not be too tight or loose in any one area. Most blankets have many adjustable elements, but the length must be correct. The blanket should cover your horse from withers to tail without too much overhang, and without pulling in any section. Too Large: A blanket that is too […]
Older horses still have a lot to offer a rider, but often they’re discounted as being past their prime. It’s understandable for someone to be wary of a horse whose retirement to greener pastures may not be too far in the future, but just like people, horses can be senior athletes. And there is plenty of research […]