Horse Life Worries

Horse life worries

Sometimes horse life worries drive me nuts. This week I had to drive back to the barn to make sure I turned off the water (I had). It’s one of those every day things where you just can’t remember if you did it yesterday . . . or today. Same with latching the feed room […]

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Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Did you ever wonder how horses were cared for in ancient Japan — or more specifically, what ancient Japanese medical treatments for horses entailed? One of the people I follow on Facebook is the equine vet David Ramey, DVM, and he has made researching the history of horses and veterinary medicine an avocation. I read […]

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What not to eat

What not to eat

One of the problems of keeping my horses near a public trail is that passersby have no understanding of what horses shouldn’t eat. You’d think that people wouldn’t feed someone else’s horse — I mean, seriously, would you hand someone else’s kid a peanut butter sandwich? — but most people figure that horses in a […]

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Best Method for Cooling Hot Horses

Best Method for Cooling Hot Horses

With temperatures forecast into the mid to high 90s this weekend, I’ve been thinking about the best method for cooling hot horses. When it’s hot and humid like that it’s not just too hot to ride, it feels to hot to do just about anything. Just think of how bad it would be if you […]

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Horses Recognize Photos of Caregivers

Study shows horses recognize photos of caregivers

People separated from their horses during the coronavirus can take heart: a study in France shows that horses are able to recognize their caregivers by looking at a photograph of their face, even when they haven’t seen those people in six months. A 2012 study was one of the first to suggest horses are capable […]

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Feeding for Hoof Quality

Feeding for Hoof quality

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I pulled Freedom’s glue-on shoes a few weeks ago because access to my farrier will be limited until the shelter-at-home restrictions are banned. So far, the weather has been good for tender hooves (rainy) and not so great for riding. What’s important now is to give Freedom the […]

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Not Sharing

Not sharing

Zelda takes mealtimes seriously and she is definitely not sharing. She has the evil mare stare down to a science and she rules her roost with nasty looks and a raised hind leg. You see, Curly was too close (yes, that’s Curly way in the background and that’s what Zelda is reacting to. She is […]

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Free Online Course: Sickness Prevention in Horses – Spring ’20

Sickness prevention in horses

Sickness prevention in horses, a free online course is being offered by Canada’s Equine Guelph to horse owners in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The course usually costs $C85 and is available from March 21- May 31 on thehorseportal.ca. The course will help you reduce the odds of sickness in your horses, gaining practical knowledge […]

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