Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms and Treament. Dehydration Dehydrated hooves…hoof cracks, pain and discomfort, this can be a real problem for the horse and horse owner.  There are several ways to provide moisture/hydration to the hooves. If the hoof capsule becomes dehydrated, it will prevent normal shock absorption. When this happens,
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First Aid Kit For Horses

      Whether you are new to owning horses and in the process of finding out, or a long time horse owner, the truth is that horses can and will get themselves into situations that require medical attention.  More times than not we have no idea what they have
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Treating Sweet Itch In Horses

  Sweet itch (also known as summer itch or seasonal dermatitis) is believed to be an allergic reaction to the saliva of certain biting flies and the female culicodes midge, which can cause severe skin irritation.  Sweet Itch symptoms include intense itching (you may see the affected horse spending hours rubbing against
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Hay Varieties, Cutting To The Chase

Hay varieties and availability vary depending on region, and hays are representative of the climate in which they were grown. Grass hay types are divided into two categories based on where they are grown, cool or warm season. Cool season grasses include orchard, tall fescue, timothy, brome, rye and bluegrass.
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Stewardship or Horsemanship?

It would appear that many horse owners/riders strive to be the best horseman/horsewoman they can be. When they describe their goals or aspirations in their involvement with horses, it seems to be wrapped around what they look like on a saddle, or how many buckles, saddles, trailers or money they
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Sugar Levels In Fall & Spring Pasture Grasses

It has been said “Your cheapest feed is right under your horse’s hooves.” Grass is approximately 85% water, which helps your horse stay hydrated. Grass is high in protein and has large amounts of Vitamin E and Magnesium. Studies show that horses eat faster in the Spring. They will eat
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