As summer begins to fade and fall emerges, the weather can change from hot to cold or cold to hot quickly, then switch back again. Such weather swings can make horse management a little challenging....» Read More!
Some of this might sound a bit like high school biology — it is not meant to be a science lesson. However, bot flies are rather interesting and negatively impact most horses. There are nine...» Read More!
This writing was inspired by an interaction with a friend years ago. And in the development, I realized how that interaction has come full circle in many respects. At that time, I was showing a...» 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!
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!
Let’s talk equine first aid kits! My first aid kit for the barn is stocked with products to treat the typical injuries or accidents around the barn and pasture. Thankfully, the most common types of injuries...» Read More!
When you tend to be slightly clumsy like me, it is always a good idea to have keep some first aid supplies on hand. It’s not like I’m accident prone or anything … just a...» Read More!
Most horse people are familiar with the “A” word — I’m talking about arthritis — whether it appears in their horses’ joints or their own. Years of hard work (particularly in sports like eventing) will add...» Read More!
It always seems to happen–when you go to bring your horses in after turnout, someone has a scrape, bite, scuff, or cut. I’m not sure if that’s universal, but it seems to be the case...» Read More!