Horse Health Matters®
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.Johannes Jensen
Today's glossary term
Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.
Tip of the day
If you lease a horse to a friend or neighbor, make sure you have a contract or insurance that covers you for liability.
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- My horse is acting out. Is he stressed?
- How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for them?
- 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
Conformation of the front legs of your horse is discussed in this article, third in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas.
This series of five articles on equine conformation should be of great help when selecting the horse for the job you want done. Any well-built horse can do nearly any job reasonably well if the horse is well balanced with good body proportions, proper angles and straight, sound legs and if he has what horsemen call "heart."
Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of articles on horse conformation, by noted author Heather Smith Thomas.
Read to learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its well being and help prevent injuries.
All horses require periodic hoof care. Here are the 6 foot care activities better left to a professional farrier.
Thinking about breeding your mare or stallion? A basic understanding of potential problems will help you make good decisions along the way. This primer covers problems with both mares and stallions - a must read for prospective breeders.
By Mark Sellers
Learn how the rules for show jumping have evolved and how conditionin a horse to meet the strenuous demands of this sport leads to the necessary explosive power and endurance.