As a follow-up to last month’s column about the condition of cryptorchidism in young stallions, this month we will look at your options for treatment. The saying goes that sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease, but I would say the opposite is the case for cryptorchidism. You may not have had the […]
Finding the right youth horse for your child is no easy task, and starting the process is both daunting and exciting. Sherry Cervi, Nellie Miller and Leslie Kinsel can help you get looking with their best horse-shopping tips for parents. Article by Barrel Horse News Whether it’s your child’s first horse, a step-up horse or […]
Horsepeople have particular quirks and tireless nuances that make us create chores like ride, clean, feed, water, repeat. It may not make sense to the outside world, but horse owners and enthusiasts just get it. Article by Western Horseman Those of us who enjoy horses, well, we’re just a little different from the rest. I […]
by Gayle Ecker Fall and winter is a time of lovely colors, family get-togethers and winding down the busy show season. However, it is often a time of increased colic calls to veterinarians.
by Dr. Juliet Getty, Getty Equine Nutrition LLC Thirty to 90 minutes in the sun will give the average person all the required daily vitamin D. But a horse’s hair coat alone creates such a significant barrier to absorption that it typically takes 5 to 8 hours of exposure
Are you tired of passing up vacations or weekend trips because of your horses? Well, you're not alone. Finding a competent horsesitter is a dilemma faced by thousands of owners. Basically, you have four options; stay home, find a local boarding stable, ask a friend, or hire a professional horsesitter.
by Faith Meredith Riders use a combination of influences to communicate with their horses. Within equestrian tradition we refer to these influences as "aids" and we further subdivide them into "natural" and "artificial" aids.
Can you please give me any info you have on equine infetious anemia? I have an older horse and he is sick. The vet said he is very anemic, but not what to do please help. He is more family then pet. Thank-you Pam
Everyone at the barn is talking and your horse has it. But what is it? They walk around the corner talking and pointing at 'Trigger' like he is from Mars!
Depending on where you live, the same season can generate vastly different responses and management issues. Summer is a perfect example. Owners in northern states heave a sigh of relief that winter is finally gone and their horses can spend more time outside. Meanwhile, owners in states with notoriously long, hot summers are gearing up to help horses battle the heat and humidity.