By Jackie Fletcher There are 920,000 cases of colic in horses each year with approximately 64,000 deaths as estimated by the American Horse Council. The gap in knowledge regarding a horse’s diet and harmful grasses is apparent among the 2 million people owning horses in the US. The best diet for horses includes at least […]
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 […]
We’ve always heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but keeping an equine athlete happy, healthy, and, most importantly, sound goes beyond a Granny Smith. Ensuring soundness actually takes a well-formulated team of specialists.
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."
Driving through Kentucky recently, I passed breathtaking farms – acres and acres of meticulously manicured pastures, lined with black Kentucky-style four board fences that seemed to travel for miles. What struck me, however, was their barrenness.
In recent days, the office of the Royal Dutch Warmblood Association of North America (KWPN-NA) has become aware of growing concern among our breeders and members regarding a genetic disorder called Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS).
With travel and competition season just around the corner, "show nerves" are common. Agitated, nervous horses that are normally well behaved may benefit from nutritional calming. But before deciding, make sure your horse isn’t stressed by things that you can control. Restricting forage where the stomach becomes empty is the main cause of behavioral issues.
As sport horses become faster and stronger, veterinary medicine is often challenged to break barriers to provide the best in diagnostic and maintenance care. Palm Beach Equine Clinic, based in Wellington, FL, is consistently on the forefront of those advances, and employs a team of veterinarians equipped with the latest developments in regenerative medicine.
Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s own Dr. Katie Atwood discusses a 21st Century take on equine reproduction