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Poll Recap: Tack Shopping Choices

December 01, 2015

Of the 692 respondents, 263 (38%) said they purchase most of their tack and supplies at their local tack or farm store.... Read More

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Winter Worries: Plan Ahead for Common Cold-Weather Problems

November 30, 2015

Take steps to help ensure your horse has everything he needs to stay healthy and happy when the weather changes.... Read More

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The Liability of Leasing a Horse to a Kid

November 27, 2015

Have you considered leasing a horse? To a minor? An equine lawyer explains the risk. ... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 23, 2015

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

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Adelaide Researchers Investigating Acute Equine Disease

November 23, 2015

A mystery illness suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.... Read More

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10 Saddle Fit Resources on TheHorse.com

November 19, 2015

Are you confused where to begin when properly evaluating and fitting a saddle. Don't worry. We're here to help. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fitting Solutions

November 17, 2015

Of the 770 respondents, 303 (39%) said they bought new saddles if their previous ones did not fit their horses. ... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need Rest? Give Him More Bedded Space

November 16, 2015

New research shows that when a larger area of soft bedding is available, horses will spend more time lying down.... Read More

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Should Veterinarians Be Concerned About Saddle Fit?

November 15, 2015

Veterinarians can access an illustrated tutorial on saddle fit and its impact horse and rider health and welfare.... Read More

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Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

November 10, 2015

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Head Control Equipment Use in Horses

November 09, 2015

Such equipment appeared most prevalent in sales advertisements for more expensive, higher-level horses, scientists said.... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

Here, the gullet is too narrow, the saddle tips forwards and bounces up and down, and the saddle is slipping to the right.

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Assessing Saddle Fit in Sport Horses

November 02, 2015

Dr. Sue Dyson shares her tips for ensuring your horse's saddle fits well and doesn't interfere with his performance.... Read More

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November KENA Meeting to Focus on Building Equine Businesses

October 29, 2015

The meeting will be held Nov. 17 at Fasig-Tipton and is open to both equine professionals and horse owners.... Read More

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UKAg's Barrett Fills Unique Role as EPA Liaison

October 25, 2015

Michael Barrett, MS, PhD, is the Weed Science Society of America's liaison to the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs.... Read More

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Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

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Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More

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(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

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Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians

October 08, 2015

Proposed legislation would shield the veterinarians from liability if they report suspected cases of animal abuse. ... Read More

The study used a mechanical horse to measure the rein pressure applied by riders.

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Rider Handedness Affects Rein Tension

October 07, 2015

Average rein tensions in riders' dominant hands were 34-45% greater than in their nondominant hands, a study found.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More