Horse Health Matters®
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
Riders who force their horses by the use of the whip only increase their fear; for they then associate the pain with the thing that frightens them.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
Western equine encephalitis
Tip of the day
Pulling back when tied is very dangerous habit of some horses. Many horses have been killed by pulling back, and then falling over backward when the rope breaks. One method of correcting this is with a specialized Blocker Tie Ring.
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