Water & Electrolytes


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More


The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More


Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

September 09, 2015

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More


Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

Learn more about this potentially dangerous condition and how to manage it. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Stay Hydrated!

August 18, 2015

Most respondents said they provide constant access to fresh, clean water to ensure their horses stay hydrated. ... Read More


Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.


Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

July 30, 2015

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride.... Read More


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More


Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More


Electrolyte Primer

June 22, 2015

Not every horse needs electrolytes to regulate water content in the body, but some do. Here's what to consider.... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 15, 2015

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More


Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More


Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More


The Hydrated Horse

May 18, 2015

How important is water in your horse's diet? Learn about the importance of keeping your equids well-hydrated.... Read More


How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

May 12, 2015

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Watering Options

April 21, 2015

Of the 1,144 respondents, 485 (42%) said they use a stock tank to provide water for their horses. ... Read More


New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

April 15, 2015

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. ... Read More


Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More


Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More


Should I Worry About the Hardness of My Horses' Water?

March 30, 2015

Our new community water source is "hard" water, with higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Should I be concerned? ... Read More


An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More


What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More