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 […]
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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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]