Podcasts

Caring for Your New Horse

Are you getting your first horse or first horse in a long time? Our experts will help you navigate equine ownership.

Using Food Rewards During Horse Training

Does feeding treats help with learning or create cookie monsters? Find out from an equine behavior expert!

How to Prevent a Horse from Biting at the Mounting Block

Find out why a horse might try nipping his rider during mounting and what to do about it.

Common Equine Conflict Behaviors

Dr. Robin Foster, an animal behavior consultant, shares what equine issues owners face most often.

Why is Equine Behavior Research Important?

An equine behavior consultant explains how we can improve equine welfare through research.

The Pros and Cons of French Drains on Horse Properties

Horses for Clean Water Direct Alayne Blickle describes what a French drain is and how they can help control mud.

Understanding Horse Behavior

Why do horses do the things they do? A behaviorist talks about how horses learn, stereotypies, herd dynamics, and more!

What is Scratches and Does Mud Cause It?

Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital describes scratches and offers tips for managing the skin condition.

Can Boots or Wraps Prevent Scratches in Horses?

Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital offers her thoughts on if leg protection can prevent scratches.

Will a Fly Sheet Make My Horse Too Hot?

Liz in Kentucky is concerned a fly sheet will make her horse hot. Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir offer their thoughts.

How is Rain Rot Spread Between Horses?

Rain rot is highly contagious. Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir suggest ways to prevent its spread.

Treating High Traffic Areas on Horse Properties

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offers advice for limiting mud around gates, troughs, and on walkways.

Which is Better: Skin or Blood Test for Equine Allergies?

Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir offer insight on which allergy test is best and their role in managing itchy horses.

Allergic to Bug Bites: What is Sweet Itch?

Dr. Ann Rashmir reviews insect hypersensitivity, a condition so menacing it can even end horses' performance careers.

What Problems Can Mud Cause for Horses?

Dr. Ashely Embly addresses the health issues caused by horses living in wet, muddy conditions.

Itchy Horses: Dealing With Seasonal Skin Issues

Equine skin issues can be difficult to manage. Find solutions for dealing with sweet itch, rain rot, and more!

Vesicular Stomatitis: An Emerging Equine Disease

If you own horses in Colorado, you're probably familiar with VS. Elsewhere, you might get to know it soon enough.

How Do You Break the Cycle of Thrush?

Dr. Ashley Embly answers a question about managing thrush in horses who live in wet environments.

Can Horses Suffer from Frostbite?

Dr. Nancy Loving addresses the threat of frostbite in horses during extreme winter weather.

Trailering Safely in Winter Weather

Our panelists share their expertise on hauling horses during winter weather.

Should I Close My Horse in the Barn During Winter?

Alayne Blickle and Dr. Loving share their thoughts on whether or not horses should live in closed barns during winter.

Should a Body-Clipped Horse Warm Up in a Quarter Sheet?

Our panelists discuss the benefits and uses of a wool or fleece quarter sheet.

Mud Management and Equine Health

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.

Equine Sports Therapy: How It Can Help Your Horse Heal

An FEI veterinarian and equine sports therapist answer your questions about keeping your horse performing at his best.