Category: Horse Care

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Vaccinating Horses

The following post was written by Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM, a holistic veterinarian.  It is re-printed, with permission, from her website.    Which vaccinations should I give my Horse? Before I can answer this question I...

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Horses and Cold Weather

Today is one of those lovely, picturesque winter days in Oklahoma.  The temperature’s in the mid-thirties and large snowflakes have fallen and accumulated throughout the morning.  I snapped this picture of my guy, Hershey.  ...

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Management Tips for Controlling Parasites in Horses

Equine parasite control and de-worming is a complex and sometimes controversial issue, but it’s a topic that’s been on my mind lately–thus the reason for this post.  I recently completed Dr. Kellon’s online short course...

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Stretches for Horses

I know the importance of stretching before a workout from personal experience–as many of you might too.  After a couple of workout-related injuries (yep, it happens), I’m now sure to include stretching as a precursor...

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Should you Blanket Your Horse?

Sometimes, as horse owners, it just makes us feel better to look out from our warm house and see our horse all snug and cozy in his blanket.  But are horse blankets or sheets really necessary?  I’ve...