You may have read several articles about the value of your horse being able to stretch down and out, into the bridle, but have you read any that tell you how teach your horse to...» Read More!
We ride for different reasons, and those reasons can change over time. So, I asked J. Michael Plumb (JMP) what he likes to work on when not preparing for a competition … and … now...» Read More!
Your horse is not shedding out like you expect him to? Normal shedding is triggered by a hormone produced in the horse’s pituitary gland when your horse is exposed to longer daylight hours. But sometimes,...» Read More!
With usual competition schedules we can easily get in the mode of ‘training for the next event/show’ rather than training our horse. With the current COVID-19 concerns riders are sharing their exercises – jumping and...» Read More!
Heavy rains have been known to cause hay shortages, and Midwest farmers were still feeling that squeeze at the outset of 2020. If a hay shortage affects your area, it can be stressful knowing your...» Read More!
Cribbing, also known as crib biting, aerophagia and wind sucking, is a behavioral situation in which the horse is most likely relieving stress. Historically we thought was that horses cribbed to receive a high or...» Read More!
Getting a tail into A+ condition, and maintaining it, takes some effort; however, the results are truly worth it! Picture you and your horse coming down the center line with a FABULOUS, full, swinging tail....» Read More!
How much do you know about Vitamin E and your horse’s requirements for it? Vitamin E is the compilation of eight naturally occurring compounds that have antioxidant properties. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient, meaning...» Read More!
Tack stiff, grungy and basically…nasty?! What You Need: Wash cloths (a little abrasive, not soft), hand towel, glycerin saddle soap bar, tack conditioner of your choice and water. How you do it: Pull the straps...» Read More!
Horses should have their first check-up at 1.5 to 2.5 years of age, then annually from then until they are in their 20s. Then our older horses may need their teeth checked more frequently so...» Read More!
Got the crud? Or rather, your horse has crud on his legs, body or head? Rain rot, rain scald, scratches, scurf, crud, mud fever, Cannon Keratosis – these issues that may start small but quickly can...» Read More!
Boadie blowing at the wet shavings in his stall. Did your horse just snort, or was it something else? The noises that our horses make may sound similar but have different meanings. What often gets...» Read More!
It takes a long time to make a good horse. So how do you keep him/her in the best of shape? As a horse ages, he needs more care, not less. The factors below affect...» Read More!
Horses are flight instinct animals – OK, we all know that. But spooking does not always make sense — the horse may pass that same space daily, the object has always been there, but your...» Read More!
Winter presents a unique set of challenges for equine wellness. This week we’re focusing on best practices for hoof and leg care in the chilly months. For best hoof care, pick your horse’s hooves daily...» Read More!
When your horse yawns, what does he really mean? Horses yawn for a variety of reasons. Studies reveal these as possible reasons: State of drowsiness – perhaps relaxed/relaxation in your horse; but not the same...» Read More!
First order of business, congrats to the five winners of our Banixx First Aid/Grooming Kit Giveaway! The winners are: Laura Raymond, Veronica Green-Gott, Sally Shirley, Jessica Simpson and Gillian Stover. Each winner will receive a kit...» Read More!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, EN! This week we’re giving away not one, not two, not even three or four but five (5!) Banixx First Aid/Grooming Kits to our readers....» Read More!
Some ideas to consider as winter approaches … stay warm and safe!! Check your horse daily, In addition to currying, run your hands over your horse’s skin to find any problem areas hidden by winter...» Read More!
‘Tis the season for clipping! Shellie Sommerson shares tips for a successful clip job — if you missed part 1, “So, You Want to Clip Your Horse? Tips from a Pro,” check it out here....» Read More!
As you prepare to clip your horse, be sure to plan ahead and allow plenty of time for the task. Here are some tips that may help to make it a smooth process. 1. Organize...» Read More!
Everyone is always looking for the best product to kill fungus, scratches, and the dreaded crud on our horse’s legs. We are also always searching for a cream or salve to heal our horses wounds...» Read More!