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Caution, Railroad Crossing

Getting your horse trailer stuck on the railroad tracks with your horses inside is a nightmare scenario but one that’s far too common according to the equestrian roadside assistance provider USRider. While studying more than 200 horse trailer accidents,...

Proof Is In The Pasture

Pasture-kept horses have the ability to interact socially and are exposed to a rich environment, but have less contact with humans than their stall-kept counterparts. A 1997 study* has found that in spite of decreased human intervention, young pasture...

It’s only a matter of weeks before it hits: fly season. In warmer regions, the annoying invasion is already happening. To counteract the assault, horse owners take up arms with sprays, lotions, traps, baits…and wasps. Yes, wasps, but not...
With fall comes cold weather that can lead to higher incidence of impaction colic. The most common reasons for this serious health problem are lack of quality forage and not enough water in a horse’s diet. Too much indigestible...

Emergency Blanket Repairs

If your horse has managed to rip, tear, shred or otherwise mangle his blanket in the midst of a cold snap, here are some things you can do to hold it together until you make it to the tack...
Approximately 80 percent of the horses found after Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida in 1992, did not have proper identification. Whatever the emergency—fire, tornado, hurricane or earthquake—here are a few safety tips to follow:Have...

Tick Time

Summertime brings out ticks in many regions of the country, and with them the threat of disease for you and your horse. To prevent ticks from hopping aboard either of you, use insect repellents designed to fight the little...

Veins and Arteries

Knowing the difference between a cut vein and a severed artery can possibly save a horse’s life: If your horse cuts a vein, the wound will bleed gradually. However, if the wound is pulsing blood, an artery may have...
If your horse has white plaque on the inside surface of his ears, don’t get too worried about it. Varying from white or non-pigmented, slightly raised to distinct “bunch of grape-like” lesions, this ear plaque is a type of...
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