Posts Tagged ‘Seasonal’

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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Affordable European Fashion From Horze Equestrian

Horze Equestrian, a branch of the well-known harness racing equipment manufacturer Finn-Tack, has been around since 2003. The company launched after the horse enthusiast owners of Finn-Tack decided to broaden their company to meet the demands for English riders and horse owners alike. The clothing designers, made up a team of equestrians who also rode…

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UV Protection for Riders

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is warm and the sun is in full force. Instead of wasting valuable time re-applying sunscreen or worrying about the sun’s harmful rays hurting your delicate skin, you can wear clothing that has Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) in the fabric. While sunscreen provides Sun Protection Factor…

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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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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here, so now it is time to air out the barn, clean and fix all of the horses’ blankets, clean tack, and organize. Here is a handy guide to help you get rid of winter and embrace the warmer weather. Blankets If your blankets don’t have rips and tears where the stuffing is…

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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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Comfortable and Functional: The Clothing of Horseware Ireland

Horseware Ireland’s blankets are well-known in the horse world, but have you tried any of their clothing? I recently spoke with Siobhan Molloy, Horseware Ireland’s Clothing Manager in Ireland, to find out more about Horseware’s line of apparel and accessories. The Horseware clothing line started in the year 2000 after an amazing response to their…

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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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Ask the Equine Vet: Equine Vaccinations Basics

Author: Sallie S. Hyman, VMD, DACVIM, CVA Time for seasonal vaccinations. As horse owners you diligently make an appointment with the vet to come out to vaccinate your horses as scheduled. Vaccination is an immensely important part of maintaining your horse’s health. The advent of vaccination has decreased the mortality and morbidity of many diseases…

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