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Q:Where can I find accurate information on caring for my horse?

A: Below are are hundreds of articles and videos with tips on taking care of your horses.  Articles include washing, grooming, exercising and training your horses.

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Feb 1, 2017
Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries
Erica Larson
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Sitting a sudden spook, lifting a bale of hay the wrong way, or chasing a loose horse around the farm are just a few of the ways equestrians can pull, tear, or otherwise damage a muscle. Were all aware of how painful such injuries can be and how tempting (or even necessary) it might be to spend a few days out of the saddle. More info...

Jan 31, 2017
Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?
By Clair Thunes, PhD
Q. My mare has recently started chewing on any piece of wood that she can get her teeth on in her stall and surrounding area. Ive read that wood chewing can be a result of lack of fiber in the diet, as well as boredom or change in activity. She normally gets turned out on a regular basis, but weather conditions have limited her turnout time some more recently (although we still make sure she gets exercise in the round pen when shes not turned out in the pasture). Would adding more hay or fiber to her diet help curb the wood chewing? And if so, how can I increase the fiber/forage in her diet without her gaining weight? Shes a very easy keeper and currently gets grass hay both morning and night, along with a small portion of grain. More info...

Jan 31, 2017
Horse Riding in the Sun
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horse riding when its hot
Most horse riders have to endure whatever the weather brings, cold and wet or hot and humid. In states where the weather is hot much of the time and heat, savvy riders have learned how to protect themselves and there horses from the sun. Here's some advice from the pros. More info...

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