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Reading the full versions of archived articles for FREE

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to read the majority of the full articles, you must be signed into TheHorse.com. If you have not already registered for your free membership with TheHorse.com, you can create your login now to view thousands of articles, videos and other useful tools. If you are already a member of TheHorse.com, sign in now to access our free equine health care information.

If you are a frequent visitor to TheHorse.com, you may want to check the “Keep me signed in” box when you sign in, allowing you to visit numerous times without signing in each time.

Finding specific articles or topics

There are thousands of articles on TheHorse.com. To find the ones you are looking for, search by topic, keyword or article number if you know it. You will also find related content at the bottom of each article.

Watching videos

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Videos on TheHorse.com are Flash videos that play within your web browser. In order to view the videos properly, you may need to download the latest version of Flash Player.

Generally speaking, the faster Internet connection, more computer memory (RAM), and faster processor you have, the better your experience with video will be.

If your computer meets the minimum requirements listed to the right and you cannot play a video, you may want to contact your Network Administrator or Internet Service Provider to see if a security firewall is blocking videos.

If you've installed the latest version of Flash and the videos aren't being blocked, but you still can't see the videos, tell us what's going on in the form to the right and we'll see what we can do to help.

Webinars and other instructional videos

TheHorse.com offers many free helpful videos, from quick how-to clips to full online seminars with question and answer sessions. Some of the in-depth educational videos and webinars by veterinary experts are a benefit of free membership to TheHorse.com.

If you have not already registered for your free membership with TheHorse.com, you can create your login now to view webinars and other instructional videos. If you are already a member of TheHorse.com, sign in now watch these videos.

If you are having difficulty viewing a video, please see Watching Videos.

Registering with TheHorse.com

Membership to TheHorse.com is free and provides you instant access to thousands of horse health articles, videos, and tools. If you have not already registered for your free membership with TheHorse.com, you can create your login now to view thousands of articles, videos and other useful tools. If you are already a member of TheHorse.com, sign in now to access our free equine health care information.

If you are a frequent visitor to TheHorse.com, you may want to check the “Keep me signed in” box when you sign in, allowing you to visit numerous times without signing in each time.

If you are having difficulty creating your free account, here's some tips for success:

Make sure to register with a valid email address so you'll get our activation email with the link to activate your registration. If you don't see that email shortly after creating your login, check your junk mail folder for an e-mail from AccountActivation@TheHorse.com.

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If you still don't receive it, please contact us at techhelp@TheHorse.com for assistance in activating your account.

Signing in

Your email address is your login for TheHorse.com. Before logging in for the first time, you'll need to activate your account. Upon registration, you'll receive an email from TheHorse.com with a link to complete your free registration.

If you did not receive an e mail from AccountActivation@TheHorse.com, your e mail address may have been misspelled when you registered. Please register again and carefully check the spelling of your e mail address. If you still don't receive this e-mail, contact techhelp@TheHorse.com for assistance

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Forgot password

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Sharing an article with other people or websites

Yes, please, tell other people about us! Feel free to email any article you want to any number of people, or share it on various social networking sites using the ShareThis! link just under any article's headline.

However, posting our articles in full on other websites is not allowed; it violates copyright law. But you're quite welcome to link to any article on TheHorse.com from any other site. Use your own words, the article's headline, or even the headline and first paragraph or two as follows:

Feed Needs of Older Horses
Our horses are living longer now than ever before. Improved parasite control, better nutrition, and advances in veterinary care combine to give us more days with our animals and improve the quality of their lives as they reach their third and even fourth decades. In fact, an estimated 20% of horses in the United States are over the age of 15.

You might find it useful to note that people will need to register for free to read archived articles.

Changing your login, password and/or other profile information

Before changing any information in your free account, you must sign in. Once signed in, click the "My Profile" link in the upper right corner of any page. Here you can:

  • Change your email address (this will change your login email AND where you receive newsletters)
  • Change your name
  • Change your password or have it sent to you
  • Manage your newsletter subscriptions
  • Manage your favorite articles and videos
  • Manage your magazine subscription (i.e., change your mailing address for magazine delivery)

Managing enewsletter subscriptions

TheHorse.com offers many free email newsletters on a variety of topics. Once you are a member of TheHorse.com, you can sign up for any or all of our newsletters and they'll be sent to your inbox.

If you need to unsubscribe from any newsletter or change your address, simply sign in and edit your profile to change your email address or subscribe/unsubscribe from any newsletter. (NOTE: This will also change your email address for logging in to TheHorse.com.) You may also unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each newsletter.

If you are not receiving your enewsletters, make sure that TheHorse.com has been added to your allowed senders list then login to your account and update your enewsletter subscriptions.

Using the Adoptable Horse Service

A service we are proud to offer is the Adoptable Horse, a list of adoptable horses of all breeds free to good homes (not for purchase). If you have a horse you would like to give away or want to adopt one, our list of adoptable horses will provide the information you need to contact the owner to coordinate an adoption.

Please make sure to check out these two articles for more information on organizing a successful adoption:

List your adoptable horse now

Getting reprints of an article

All information on TheHorse.com is copyright © BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission of BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS, INC. is prohibited. THE HORSE, THE HORSE logo, THE HORSE.COM and THE HORSE.COM logo are trademarks of the BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS, INC.

We do not allow reprinting of any of our information on other web sites, although any site is welcome to link to any article on TheHorse.com. Reprints are available for print publications only and can be granted on a one-time basis by individual agreement. Please contact the editor of The Horse, Stephanie Church, at schurch@TheHorse.com or 859/276-6789 to discuss reprints.

Using our Equine Educational Event Calendar

TheHorse.com offers a free calendar of equine health events. Browse events by day, week, or month using our equine educational event calendar. Please note that we only list equine health educational events, not horse shows and such. To include an event on our calendar, please complete the Add An Event form.

Trading links

If you would like to include a link to TheHorse.com on your website, we would be delighted to share. However, we don't maintain a links page on TheHorse.com.

If you would like to use a TheHorse.com logo for your link to us, please see our logos page.

Magazine and subscription services

Each month, The Horse publishes a magazine of health care information available in print or digital edition. For more information or to subscribe, contact us today:

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    PO Box 911108
    Lexington, KY 40591-1108
  • Gift subscriptions: Give the gift of horse health knowledge! Order online or by calling/mailing us using the above information.

Satisfaction Guaranteed! Your satisfaction with The Horse magazine is absolutely guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with your print or digital subscription to The Horse, you may cancel at any time and receive a full refund for the remaining portion of your subscription.

Most issues of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care are available for individual purchase online. if you don't see the issue you are looking for, please contact us at 1-800-582-5604 or 01-859-278-2361 (outside the U.S.). Or you might prefer to buy the current issue at a bookstore or tack store near you.

Change your mailing address

If you are a subscriber of the print or digital magazine, you may change your mailing address from TheHorse.com. Follow the steps below:

  1. Create a login at TheHorse.com and activate your account, if you haven't done so already
  2. Sign in to TheHorse.com and click the "My Profile" link in the upper right corner of any page
  3. Select "Change Mailing Address" under Magazine Subscriptions
  4. Look up your subscriber number (if it isn't already saved in your profile)
  5. Update your mailing address.

NOTE to AAEP Members: Log in at https://www.aaep.org/members.php using your American Association of Equine Practitioners login information and update your address there; this will change the address at which you receive The Horse.

You can also let us know of the change by calling or mailing us using the above information, by emailing us, or faxing the change to us at 1-859-276-6743.