Category: Horse Care

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Striking a Balance

Do you use chemical dewormers, bute, commercial feeds, blankets in the winter, and/or horse shoes?   Or do you prefer herbal dewormers, acupuncture, organic hay, a fuzzy coat, and barefoot all year long?  ...

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Losing a Herd Member

No one likes to think about losing a horse, but it’s something we all must deal with at some point. As some of you already know, I lost my oldest mare, Kady, about a...

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Feeding Miniature Horses

The following post was written by Dr. Juliet Getty of Getty Equine Nutrition. For more articles by Dr. Getty or to schedule a nutritional consultation, please visit her website.    Miniature horses are adorable. They...

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12 Tips for Reducing Transport Stress on Horses

I’ll admit I haven’t used my horse trailer in some time. It’s kind of ironic, really–I now have the trailer I always wanted (an aluminum 3-horse slant with a small “living quarters”), but since...

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What NOT to Feed Your Horse

The following is a guest post provided by the staff at Country & Stable.    Eating grass and hay all the time can’t be a huge amount of fun for horses, and so it’s tempting to...

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10 Things to Know About Your Horse’s Hair Coat

I recently wrote an article (yet to be published) on the differences between donkeys, mules, and horses’ hair coats. It was quite interesting, and I learned several things I didn’t know. But working on...