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Horse Care

Being prepared for a theft and taking steps to minimize it and maximize recovery will go a long way toward protecting your horse and getting it back. Employ the following precautions: Permanently identify your horse with a tattoo, brand or microchip....
The first months of spring mark the beginning of an important time in your horse's life—the start of the breeding season. This is the time of year when pheromones fly and everyone's in the mood for love. Horses are...
Eleven months have crawled agonizingly by, but the long wait is finally over. You have joyfully witnessed the birth of a beautiful colt at dawn following a sleepless all-night vigil. All appears to be well, and you settle down...
As the days get longer and the weather warms up, our thoughts start to turn to the myriad activities we hope to enjoy with our horses this year. To make the most of the seasons, enterprising horse owners endeavor...

Stolen Horse!

Each year, about 55,000 horses are stolen by bands of thieves who often work one area or state. Experts say the actions you take in the first 24 to 48 hours are crucial if you hope to recover your...
When I started graduate school several years ago, I visited many boarding stables looking for just the right place for my horses. As I approached yet another farm, I had to step hard on the brake and do a...

Horse Vaccination Tips

While vaccinations can prevent or minimize disease, the effectiveness of vaccines also relies, in part, on the effectiveness of the vaccination program. Follow the guidelines below to help strengthen your program. Vaccinate the whole herd. "If you just immunize one horse...
Like many horse enthusiasts, you may occasionally wonder just how intelligent the horses in your life actually are. You maybe among the fortunate few who own a horse that is truly a breeze to train, or alternately, your mount...

Newborn Foal Care

After foaling, the umbilical cord ideally will break at the right time, but may also break too soon, or not break at all. If the cord breaks too soon, there is little you can do. If, however, the umbilicus...
By Rachel Parker We've all heard the saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." Why? Because you can determine a horse's age by looking at his teeth and it would be rude to try to put a dollar...
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