Cannon splints

I own a 2 yo.,16.1 hand, 1/2 han, 1/2 arab colt that I stable at home. He has a wonderfull disposition, and has, or rather had exemplary conformation except for the fact that last fall, his yearling year, he out of the blue came up with a large splint on the inside of his cannon about 1/2 way up.I own a 2 yo.,16.1 hand, 1/2 han, 1/2 arab colt that I stable at home. He has a wonderfull disposition, and has, or rather had exemplary conformation except for the fact that last fall, his yearling...

Horses and heat

How do you know if it is too hot to ride your horse? For example, would 90 degrees and above be too hot?How do you know if it is too hot to ride your horse? For example, would 90 degrees and above be too hot?

White Spots

I have owned my 5 year old Quarter Horse mare since she was 10 months old. She was solid chestnut until about three month ago when she suddenly started developing a star on her forehead. The only exception ...I have owned my 5 year old Quarter Horse mare since she was 10 months old. She was solid chestnut until about three month ago when she suddenly started developing a star on her forehead. The only exception ...

Equisetum hyemale toxicity

Recently I saw my horse (6 years old) digging in the snow and eating a particular weed. After research I found the name of a weed in my pasture... Equisetum hyemale (horsetails). I know that horsetails are toxic to horses.Recently I saw my horse (6 years old) digging in the snow and eating a particular weed. After research I found the name of a weed in my pasture... Equisetum hyemale (horsetails). I know that horsetails are toxic to horses.

Boxwood? Toxic?

I was recently informed that an ornamental bush I have on my property may be toxic to my horses. It is referred to by greenhouses and nurserys as a Boxwood. It is small, has round waxy leaves, and though ...I was recently informed that an ornamental bush I have on my property may be toxic to my horses. It is referred to by greenhouses and nurserys as a Boxwood. It is small, has round waxy leaves, and though ...

Paso Fino with problem

I bought a 6 yro. Paso Fino Stallion about a month and half ago. When I brought him home to the ranch he had a runny nose and he was underweight and had a melonoma on his shoulder. I had him gelded ...I bought a 6 yro. Paso Fino Stallion about a month and half ago. When I brought him home to the ranch he had a runny nose and he was underweight and had a melonoma on his shoulder. I had him gelded ...

Bilateral Bridging

In June I was giving a 3 week old foal. I knew he had a long road ahead of him but wanted to give him every chance to be normal and happy and not in pain. He was a foal that was born with crooked legs.In June I was giving a 3 week old foal. I knew he had a long road ahead of him but wanted to give him every chance to be normal and happy and not in pain. He was a foal that was born with crooked legs.