A healthy horse with a gleaming coat: that’s what all owners want. But how can we get our horse in that condition? Is it just a question of applying a [...]
Nearly every horse owner at some point or another has seen a horse go through a colic episode. This highly prevalent condition can have detrimental consequences and is the most [...]
With summer finally here and temperatures rising, it is the perfect time to stress the importance of electrolytes. Some equestrians feed them to their horses daily, while others only feed [...]
Trust, partnership & performance. Steffen Peters talks about the amazing experience in forming a partnership with his horses. (Steffen Peters is a German-born equestrian who competes for the United States in [...]
When a horse is insufficiently able to ‘flee’ from a situation or is unable to ‘manage’ it, it causes stress. Extreme forms of stress can lead to badly adjusted behavior. Stress may also be expressed less obviously – for example by poorer performance, loss of concentration and unruly behavior. Stress can also be revealed physically, such as by excessive sweating and foaming when not being worked hard (not to be confused with being unfit), increased heart rate, irregular gait and respiratory problems. The level of stress and how the horse deals with that depend on the character and temperament of the horse.
DO YOU KNOW WHY? While changes in management can also contribute to the higher incidence of colic as the weather gets colder, such as less time riding or less plentiful grass in pasture, there has long been known to a link between colic & cold weather changes. A possible reason for this is the dropping barometric pressure associated with most cold fronts. The more rapid & severe the drop, the more likely that the horse will experience gastrointestinal upset.
Whether you are a competitor on the Olympic team or an amateur participating in local horse shows, the break between competitions is an important time to reboot your horse’s internal [...]
Ever heard of Equine Metabolic Syndrome? Know the symptoms & signs and discover how you can treat this disease. Prevent unnecessary suffering and give your horse the nutrition it deserves. [...]
-Preventing stomach ulcers- As big and strong as our lovely equine companions may be, their performance and health is easily diminished due to minor malfunctions and diseases of the digestive [...]
By: Caroline Loos The term “metabolic horse” is more and more commonly heard in the equine industry due to a high prevalence of horses with conditions such as Equine Metabolic [...]