It doesn’t matter if you are riding a 20-year-old trail horse or leading a Thoroughbred sale yearling, if your equipment isn’t in good shape, then you are positioning yourself—and your horse—for disaster!
Horse people love to see a healthy horse with a shiny coat. It doesn't matter how nice your stable, farm or arenas are if the horses in your care don't look good. Getting a healthy, shiny means working from the inside out.
Whether your horse-washing area is as simple as a bucket, sponge, and tree to tie the horse to, or as swank as a fully enclosed wash stall with warm water and heaters, here’s how to make it as user-friendly as possible.
In a situation where there are sick horses in a stable or at a show you need to know how to keep the pathogens away from your horse as much as possible. Even in a situation where all the horses seem to be healthy, it's a good idea...
As equine professionals, you’ve had more than a few horses in your life that have been hard to fit when it comes to tack. Arabian trees are too narrow, Quarter Horse trees are too wide, the widest tree you can find is just not wide enough...
With winter barreling down upon us once again, now’s the time to get out the blankets you cleaned and stored last spring to determine whether or not your blankets can go another round of frosty weather.
Your horse’s halter may be like your favorite slippers—well-worn and comfy. Unlike your slippers, a horse halter in bad repair can lead to a significant injury. If you see any of these signs of wear in your horse's halter, it’s time for repair.
Many of us who maintain "easy keeper" horses use grazing muzzles. But, how effective are they? The nutrition experts at Kentucky Equine Research walk us through a study that looked at mature ponies wearing grazing muzzles.