Posts Tagged ‘Horse Care’

Outfitting Your New Horse

Finding the right horse for you can be a long, time-consuming process, sometimes taking months or even years depending on your needs. Now that you’ve found your perfect horse, you’ll need to gear up for horse ownership. There are a number of new things that your horse and you will need. The Trip Home One…

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Ask the Equine Vet: When is it Too Hot to Safely Ride My Horse?

When is it too hot to safely ride my horse?  Knowing how your horse thermo-regulates will help you better understand how to keep him cool. Horses’ bodies produce heat when they work. They have several mechanisms that get rid of this heat. The most important mechanism is evaporation. Most heat is generated from a horse’s…

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Battle of the Bugs

Spring is here, which means that the bugs will be back too. Those pesky flies have bothered humans and their horses since the beginning of time. Luckily, there are measures that you can take to keep the bugs at bay. Fly Masks A great way to keep flies off of your horse’s face and out…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Dental Care for Horses

Dental care is critical for the health and wellbeing of your horse. Horses prehend and chew their food with their teeth, turning fibrous grasses into digestible calories and energy sources. When something goes wrong with your horse’s dentition, severe medical problems can arise. Horses are obligate herbivores. Their diet consists entirely of plant materials, in…

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Beyond the Hunter Braid: Braiding for Long Manes

Author: Debby Stansell, Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses There is  nothing like a long  flowing mane and tail, all clean, sparkling and  blowing in the wind, to make a horse lover’s heart smile, but sometimes, that long mane is not appropriate or comfortable. If you are showing in some types of horse show classes, you will want a more “controlled” look, or on summer trail rides, you…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Rain Rot

Every horse owner has experienced or knows someone whose horse has experienced Rain Rot. Those painful, oozing, crusty scabs that can seemingly appear overnight and seem to spread at the speed of light. What is Rain Rot? Dermatophilosis, more commonly referred to as “Rain Rot” is an infection of the epidermis of the skin by…

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Tips & Tricks for Bathing Your Horse

Author:  Debby Stansell, Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses At my last horse show, as my large, mostly white, Gypsy gelding walked into the warm-up ring, someone asked me, “How long does it take you to get him  that white?”  With a chuckle I replied, “Five years!” Bottom line, you cannot get a white horse, or a horse…

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Spring Fever: Common Spring Equine Ailments

The days are getting longer, the horses are shedding out their long, Winter coats and Spring is right around the corner. Although the weather may be warmer with Spring, it also brings its own weather concerns for horse owners, namely wet muck and mud. Not only is it a mess for horse and rider, it…

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