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
If you don't know where you're going, the horse will decide for you.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
The groove on each side of the neck where the jugular vein is found. This groove extends from the intersection of the neck with the body to just behind the jaw.
Tip of the day
Always use the "Two-finger method" when wrapping bandages on horse's legs and feet. If you cannot easily slip two fingers under the bandage, it is probably too tight.
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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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