Podcasts

Is a 14-Year-Old Mare Too Old to Breed?

One mare owner wonders if it's okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. (00:01:15)

What are the Advantages of Pasture Breeding Horses?

Dr. Bryant Craig shares the benefits and potential pitfalls of breeding horses in herd situations. (00:01:02)

Is It Safe to Breed a Mare with EMS?

Breeding a mare with equine metabolic syndrome presents many possible problems. Dr. Bryant Craig explains. (00:02:50)

Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds.

Winter Horse and Barn Care

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.

Can Magnesium Supplementation Help a Nervous Horse?

An equine nutritionist shares information about this popular ingredient in calming supplements.

Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.

How Should I Feed a Hot or Spooky Horse?

Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice on feeding sensitive horses that seem to get hot on certain diets.

Should I Feed My Horse Beet Pulp and/or Rice Bran?

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares information about two popular horse feed choices, beet pulp and rice bran.

Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help during our live event.

Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.

Will Withholding Oats Reduce My Horse's Weight?

A listener keeps her retired show jumper on pasture and feeds him oats, but he keeps gaining weight. Here's some advice.

Equine Complementary Therapies: Your Questions Answered

Learn how equine complementary therapies, such as chiropractic and acupuncture, might help your horse's health.

Are Red Mineral Blocks Better for Horses Than White Ones?

Dr. Clair Thunes shares her thoughts on if horses should get red or white salt blocks.

How Can I Keep My Senior Comfortable During a Farrier Visit?

Learn ways you and your farrier can make an arthritic senior horse more comfortable during a trim.

What Can I Do to Help My Horse With a History of Choke?

Dr. Bryant Craig shares ways to prevent choke in horses and reviews what to do during an episode.

What Deworming Program is Right for Seniors?

A listener wants to know if strategic deworming is okay for older horses with health issues. Dr. Bryant Craig responds.

Do Senior Horses Really Need to be Vaccinated?

Learn new information about vaccinating senior horses and protecting them from disease.

What Should I Expect After a Uveitis Diagnosis?

Dr. Bryant Craig addresses a senior Appaloosa owner's concerns about this eye disease, also called moon blindness.

Feeding Horses on the Ground vs. Hanging a Slow-Feeding Net?

Dr. Clair Thunes weighs the benefits of using a slow-feeding haynet against feeding horses on the ground.

Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.

Is Himalayan Salt Better than Regular Salt for Horses?

Learn if extra money spent on a Himalayan salt block is a good investment.

What's the Best Way to Measure Horse Feed?

Dr. Clair Thunes explains why measuring feed by weight rather than volume is important for horse health.

Is It Okay to Feed My Horse Whole Oats with his Supplements?

Find out from an equine nutritionist if oats are a good choice for making supplements more palatable for your horse.