Monthly Archives: May 2018

When is That Pasture Safe to Graze?

It seems counterintuitive that the very food our horses have evolved to eat as their primary diet could in any way be harmful to them. Despite this, some horses do have trouble with spring  grass. How can this be?  It’s … Continue reading

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Keeping a Spring in Your Older Horse’s Step

Horses are living much longer today and spending many more useful years under saddle.  Even so, age does take a toll on even the healthiest senior. I want to share a few things I have found to make an obvious … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease in Horses

The number of human Lyme Disease cases is steadily increasing, with the CDC estimating there are at least 10X more cases than get reported. For every human case there are likely many more equine since they live outdoors and finding … Continue reading

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When Joint Nutraceuticals Are Not Enough

In a recent blog, https://wp.me/p2WBdh-za, I talked about the big three joint supplement ingredients – glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. They are components of the joint cartilage and/or synovial fluid that bathes the joint space and interior of tendon sheaths … Continue reading

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