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Poll Recap: Bathing Horses Warm or Cold

July 01, 2014

Of 1,071 poll respondents, 489 (46%) said they didn't have access to warm water to bathe their horse.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Poll Recap: Bath Time

June 24, 2014

Of the 1,198 respondents, 790 (66%) said they rinse their horse after every ride during the warm months.... Read More

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Show Prep Tips Designed to Keep Your Horse Healthy

June 19, 2014

Here are some tips for making your horse shine without hindering his long-term health.... Read More

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Male Horse Hygiene

June 06, 2014

A male horse's sheath needs to be cleaned, but this chore is often neglected. Here's where to start.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Blanket Cleaning

April 29, 2014

Of the 1,160 respondents, 471 (41%) said they wash their horse blankets in a washing machine.... Read More

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How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

Grooming halters don’t have throatlatches. This makes for easy grooming of the face.

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Body Clipping Conundrum

November 26, 2013

Of the 1,410 voters in last week's poll, 988 (70%) said they do not body clip their horse during winter. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Whisker Decisions

November 12, 2013

Of the 1,212 voters, 848 (70%) indicated they do not clip their horses' whiskers.... Read More

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Grooming For Health

November 11, 2013

Your daily grooming regime requires commitment. Its rewards are your horse's continued well-being and comfort.... Read More

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Clipping Your Horse's Coat

November 06, 2013

One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. But with clipping comes certain responsibilities. ... Read More

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Hair Coat Conundrums

November 04, 2013

Each of your horse's hairs speaks volumes about his overall health, nutrition status, and genetic makeup. ... Read More

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

October 15, 2013

If we want to better manage our horses' winter coats, we need to understand what they are and how they grow.... Read More

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Is Clipping Still Stressful for Well-Behaved Horses?

September 23, 2013

Study results suggest that even if horses don't seem to mind clipping, they might still find it stressful.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning? Don't forget Sheath Cleaning

May 14, 2013

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning.... Read More

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Post-Body Clipping Hives

June 01, 2012

Can clipping horses' body hair off for the winter cause hives? And are there any remedies?... Read More

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Dirty or Shy?

October 10, 2011

I rescued a gelding earlier this year, and I have noticed he has some weird tendencies when urinating.... Read More

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

More than 540 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you 'spring clean' your farm?"... Read More

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A Sticky Situation: Getting Tar Off Your Horse

August 01, 2010

I painted some boards with tar rather than black paint. Of course my bay and white Pinto mare got some in her ... Read More

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Sunburn and Photosensitivity in Horses

August 01, 2010

Like humans, horses are susceptible to sunburn, especially on the non-pigmented pink-skinned areas. ... Read More

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Focus on Health: The External Horse

August 01, 2010

Maintaining a horse's hair coat takes a lot of energy, protein, and certain trace elements and minerals. ... Read More

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Fly Spray Effects Vary by Insect, Application

March 18, 2010

How well a fly spray kills certain insects depends on the species of the insect and length of application. ... Read More