Home recipes for electrolytes

We’ve had a brutally hot summer here in the Northeast with lots of humidity. If your horse is in work (and it’s a big if some days), this is the kind of weather where electrolytes might be beneficial. Keep in mind that electrolytes are mainly used to replace minerals lost from sweat and to encourage […]

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How hot is too hot to ride?

We’ve had some steamy days this week in New England — both hot and humid. Having complained all winter that it was too cold, I feel like I’m whining to complain about the heat now, but there are some days when I can’t bring myself to ride — especially after I’ve cleaned stalls and picked […]

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Does your horse need electolytes?

Judging by the catalogs I get in the mail, there are a lot of people feeding their horses electrolytes in the summer months. The premise is good: they help prevent your horse from becoming dehydrated. But are they essential to your horse’s health? According to this article on http://www.horsetalk.co.nz, Pass the Salt: electrolyte replacement for […]

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What Not to Wear: Summer Riding Attire

Here’s a timely reminder from the Chronicle of the Horse on how NOT to dress while riding this summer! Let me just add one of my own. No flip flops (or other sandals) around horses. Believe me, I know how tempting it is. However, it’s also nice to have all your toes (not to mention […]

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It’s a bright shiny green day

Today is just picture perfect. The trees and the grass are so green in the sunlight that they just glow. Freedom gleamed like a new penny. Great way to start the day!

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