Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tendon Care

We focus a lot of attention on our horse’s moving parts, the bones and joints which bear weight and absorb impact, the muscles which generate movement. Equally important are tendons and ligaments. Tendons originate in muscles and terminate on bone. … Continue reading

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Spring Sneezes, Coughs and Itchies

Any horse will itch from a mosquito bite and sneeze, snort or cough from an inhaled irritant but some individuals suffer from exaggerated reactions. Both normal reactions and seasonal allergies originate in the immune system. The immune system must react … Continue reading

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How Hard is Your Horse Working?

When you read articles about feeding your horse for their level of work you will often see reference to light,  moderate, heavy and extra heavy. What exactly does that mean? In the 6th revised edition of “The Nutrient Requirements of … Continue reading

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Spring Skin Health

There are many wonderful things about Spring – but trying to keep your horse clean and his skin healthy isn’t one of them. The list of seasonal challenges includes: plenty of rain mud everywhere remnants of the winter coat trapping … Continue reading

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