Recent News for Tack, Equipment & Products


Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More


20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More


9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 11, 2016

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More


How to Disinfect Your Farm

March 10, 2016

You know cleaning and disinfecting exposed surfaces helps prevent disease spread, but what's the best way to do it? ... Read More


Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More


A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

February 08, 2016

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More


Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More


Poll Recap: Keeping Horse Blankets Clean

February 02, 2016

Of the 1,128 respondents, 261 (23%) said they wash their horses' winter blankets in their household washing machines.... Read More


Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 25, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More


Safe Travel in Winter

January 23, 2016

With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy.... Read More


Horsing Around When 'Without Horse'

January 07, 2016

Discover different ways you can stay involved with horses when owning one isn't an option. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.


The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More


The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More


How to Become an Organized Horse Owner in 10 Days

December 23, 2015

Here are 10 steps to help you get your horse life organized for the new year.... Read More


Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Saddle Shopping

December 08, 2015

Of the 633 respondents, 331 (52%) indicated they would be most likely to shop for a used saddle.... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.


Water Access in Winter

December 05, 2015

Horses need access to fresh and unfrozen water during the winter months. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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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


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


10 Saddle Fit Resources on

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


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


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


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