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.
With summer in full swing, night riding can be a fun activity to avoid the blistering heat of the day. This is especially true when accompanied by a full moon.
By Cathy Woods, Cowgirl/Yogini National Yoga Teacher and Creator of Body, Mind, Equine TM As a long- time trail rider and yogi, I find it natural to apply yogic principles to my horsemanship from ground to saddle. This might seem like a foreign concept, but if you have interest in yoga and horses I invite […]
The science of equine nutrition is very different today than it was only a short time ago. As we learn more about how horses digest and utilize nutrients from feeds, and as more feeds become available, our feed choices broaden and change. We have recently learned that digestibility of a feed is almost as important as its nutrient content.
I've heard it all ... "You've lost your place in the herd, she doesn't respect you. She looks fine. You need to ride her more. She's smart, but she's lazy. It's her hocks. It's her stifle. If I were you, I'd sell her and get a horse you can ride."