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Arthritis is a condition that must be properly taken care of all year-round, but during winter, you may need to pay special attention to your horses with arthritis. Joints tend to be a bit more sensitive and susceptible to injury when the temperatures drop. Keep these tips in mind so your horse stays healthy throughout […]

While colic is certainly something that can occur year-round, the risk for impaction rises in the cold winter months. Dehydration, decreased turnout and pasture time, and altered feed all contribute to this. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that can be done to lower the risk of wintertime colic and help keep digestion on track.  […]

When choosing footing for a new or existing arena, the options can seem overwhelming. There are many types of footings, as well as additives, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. There is no universally perfect footing, and what works best will depend on many factors.  Sand Sand is one of the most common footing […]

Many pest insects thrive in the stable environment. Unfortunately, they often cause horses irritation, stress, pain, hair loss and allergic reactions. Some of the most common equine pest insects are common flies, stable flies, horse flies, ticks, gnats, mosquitoes, and bot flies. There are a variety of management techniques that can be effective against these […]

The first step to knowing if your horse needs to gain or lose weight is to discern what the ideal is. The Henneke body condition chart, ranging from one to nine, has been developed for this specific reason. Anything between four and six is considered ideal.This range allows for differences in conformation, activity level, discipline, […]