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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Trailering Your Horse with Safety in Mind

April 21, 2014

Make every trip a positive experience by planning it out ahead of time to ensure that your horse arrives safe.... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Swelling in the Girth Area

March 24, 2014

What is causing my horse to swell in the area his girth sits?... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

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Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

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Girth Pressure's Impact on Equine Performance

March 16, 2014

Researchers created a new girth shape that curves around the primary high-pressure area.... Read More

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Selecting Farm Equipment

March 07, 2014

Here's how to determine your needs; comparison shop; and decide whether to buy, rent, or lease farm equipment.... Read More

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Pasture Management for Parasite Control

March 05, 2014

With parasites' growing anthelmintic resistance, remember to include pasture management in control efforts.... Read More

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Saddle Fit Can be a Problem for Racehorses

March 01, 2014

Researchers determined that these tiny pieces of tack can cause substantial pressure on horses' backs.... Read More

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The Real Cost of Horse Ownership

February 20, 2014

Working with horses can be very rewarding, but it is important to plan a budget for time and finances.... Read More

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Preventing Shipping Fever

February 03, 2014

Before shipping your horse this winter, learn about best ways to prevent this pulmonary disorder. ... Read More

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Trailer Troubles

January 27, 2014

Do you have any recommendations for how we can help a horse overcome a trailer loading problem?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fit

January 21, 2014

Just over half of the respondents in this week's poll said they have had a saddle professionally fitted. ... Read More

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Trailer Loading Lessons

January 16, 2014

What techniques I should use during a trailer loading lesson with a naive filly?... Read More

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Feeder Facts

January 06, 2014

Brush up on your hay feeder knowledge with these 10 research-based tidbits. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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10 Biosecurity Tips from Top Equine Health Experts

November 15, 2013

Protecting your horse from infectious disease needn't require storing him in a protective bubble. ... Read More

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Six Veterinarian-Approved Saddle-Fit Tips

November 11, 2013

On a quest for the perfect saddle and the best fit? Here are a few words of advice from veterinarians. ... Read More

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Horse Halter Options 101

November 09, 2013

Here are a few of the halter options you’ll have to choose from at the tack store or in horse-wear catalogs.... Read More

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Trailer Accident Claims Roping Horses' Lives

November 01, 2013

An accident claimed the lives of three horses en route to Alabama from the U.S. Team Roping Championships. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

Horse blankets are notoriously bulky and dirty. This dedicated blanket room, complete with hanging hardware, keeps blankets orderly and prevents the dragging of dirt and mud through your tack room.

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Poll Recap: Wash and Wear

October 22, 2013

Of the 1063 voters, 385 (36%) said that they washed their horse blankets at home.... Read More

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Trailer Accident Kills Tennessee Walking Horses, Trainer

October 09, 2013

Trainer Jeffrey Givens and three horses were killed when their truck and trailer overturned on Oct. 6. ... Read More