Can you believe fall is next week? Although many of us are currently dreaming of pumpkin-fueled autumnal bliss, its scheduled arrival isn’t guaranteed to bring an immediate break in the heat. Continue reading “Caring for your Horse in High Heat”
Horses are majestic creatures with enviable features. After all, there’s a reason why women wear ‘ponytails’! But a horse’s healthy hair doesn’t happen by accident. It requires daily attention and maintenance. Continue reading “5 Steps to a Horse Show-Quality Coat, Mane and Tail”
Horses always fill our hearts, but sometimes they can also drain our wallets. Of all the expenses you shell out each month, keeping your horse well fed may top the list. If your horse feed bill has you spread a little too thin, these tips about how to save on your horse feed bill may help keep you in the black. Continue reading “Best Ways to Save on Horse Feed Bill”
Long before they were domesticated, horses survived on grazing alone. Today, foraging remains an important part of a healthy equine’s diet, but lurking inside every green, sunny pasture is the potential for danger. Continue reading “5 Common Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses”
He who brings the food is momentarily part of the heard. At least that’s how most horses tend to view their caretakers. This partially illuminates why some equine demonstrate mild to hostile behaviors come mealtime. Continue reading “Understanding Why Some Horses are ‘Food-Aggressive’”
Your horse’s performance and overall health are largely contingent on one system functioning well: the digestive tract. It’s the site where nutrients are absorbed and converted into energy. It’s also responsible for killing off any harmful microorganisms that could cause illness or infection. Continue reading “Horse Feed: Why Quality Fiber is Essential for Health”
Roundworms. Tapeworms. Large and small strongyles. For most people, the very thought of parasitic worms wriggling around in our intestines is downright nauseating, and we wouldn’t want for a companion animal to have to endure it, either. Continue reading “Best Ways to Minimize Your Horses Intestinal Parasites”
Although it’s often thought of as a condition on its own, “Colic” is actually blanket term that covers several different types of gastrointestinal upset in equines. While colic is sometimes just a small issue (comparable to “tummy trouble” or indigestion in humans), there are times when colic is a sign of a serious, life-threatening medical issue. Read on for more information on this common threat to your horse’s health! Continue reading “Important Warning Signs That Indicate Your Horse is Having a Life-Threatening Colic Episode”
In the small brown layer of a rice seed contains a bran that, when stabilized and fed in a balanced diet fortified with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, can provide a great many benefits to your horse. Continue reading “Featured Horse Food Ingredient of the Month: Rice Bran”
Many of us wish that our animal friends were capable of human speech.
How much easier would our lives be if Fluffy could just walk up and say, “My belly hurts,” or “I want to go outside,” or even “What was that scary noise?!” It would prevent so many misunderstandings and hard feelings!
Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. But the good news is that our animal companions often do have ways of expressing their thoughts and emotions, even if their meanings aren’t immediately obvious!