Horse Health Matters®
- First in a series of articles about basic conformation
- Form and function - See a variety of horse types
- Getting the right horse for your equestrian goals
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.S.D. Price
Today's glossary term
A malformation of the upper jaw where the front teeth protrude beyond the teeth of the lower jaw.
Tip of the day
Feeding grain or other bulk supplements? Using a scale is much more accurate to measure amounts and prevent over or under feeding.
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- Can I use clicker training with my horse?
- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
- How do you shoe a horse with a crooked leg?
- My mare pins her ears when I approach!
- Is an all-stock 12% protein feed mix safe for my horse?
- How do I help my horse's dry cracked feet?
- I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can I do?
- My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated?
- I'm building a barn. How big should the stalls be?
- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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Recent health center articles
By Mark Sellers
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By Mark Sellers
Picking your horse's feet is a basic general care activity that will reduce the chances of lameness due to hoof disease. This easy and traditional activity should be mastered by all horse owners.
How do you give an oral wormer to a horse? This short video shows you how. Worming your horse is easy and inexpensive. If you haven't been worming your horse, talk to your vet and start a program today!
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Learn how to achieve a conditioning and training effect, by gradual increases in workload and an appropriate diet while taking into consideration your horse’s unique capabilities.
While there are potentially dozens of plants hazardous to horses in each region of the United States, this article covers the three most common toxic plants in each geographic area.