Horse Clear from Effective Pet Wellness: Product Review

One of my goals for this year was to learn how to do my own fecal egg counts (FECs) for my horses.  I wanted to learn this for several reasons: to know if and when my horses needed a deworming product, to save money, and to test the efficacy of natural deworming products that I’ve been […]

Post-Performance Acupressure for Horses + Giveaway from Two Horse Tack

It’s almost summer–the time of year all of us horse people look forward to!  The hours of daylight are growing longer and we can spend that extra time in the saddle or at the barn, enjoying our equine friends. When I was a competitive barrel racer, summer was when I hit the road the most, […]

Underrun Heels in Horses

For years, we fought what seemed to be a never-ending battle with underrun heels on my gelding, Hershey.  Every time my husband would shoe him, he would remark on what bad feet he had.  Like many traditional farriers would do, he tried everything he knew to raise those heels–and he eventually applied wedges (as advised by a […]

Choke in Horses

Up there on my top ten list of scary things that can happen with horses is choke.  If you’ve never witnessed this ordeal with a horse, you’re fortunate!  The first time I dealt with choke was years ago with my first barrel racing horse, Dee.  I remember seeing her in distress right after I fed the […]

Doing Your Own Fecal Egg Counts for Horses

About a year ago, I decided to take Dr. Kellon’s short course on equine de-worming.  I knew about the changing recommendations on deworming and I wanted to be up-to-date and informed when it came to equine parasites.  In this course, one of the things I learned more about was doing fecal egg counts (FECs).  FECs aren’t foolproof, but they […]

Dr. Robert Bowker on Navicular Disease

I was very excited to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Bowker last week.   He’s one of the few researchers who has dedicated his life to learning all he can about the function of the foot and has led the way in changing the way many of us view the horse’s foot.  His studies on blood […]

Nutritional Excesses in Horses

It seems we hear quite a bit about nutritional deficiencies in horses, but what about nutritional excesses?  They happen to be common as well.  There are six main categories of nutrients that horses (and all other animals) need: carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins, fat, and water.  Of course, some of these nutrients are needed in greater […]