- Understand what the glycemic index is, and how it affects your horse
- Ranks 10 common horse feeds on the glycemic index scale
- Relates the use of the glycemic index for feeding horses with some common health problems
Horse health essentials
- Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs
- Equine Vaccination Guidelines
- Parasite Control for Your Horse
Quote of the day
Adjust to fit the situation.Ray Hunt
Today's glossary term
A counterirritant is a substance which creates inflammation in one location with the goal of lessening the inflammation in another location.
Tip of the day
Irrigated hay crops have multiple "cuttings" during the growing season. Many prefer second or later cuttings as the first cutting may contain more weeds and more moisture leading to mold.
Learn about the signs of dental problems and why regular exams and floating of teeth are necessary for equine health.
Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner.
"With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to longer, healthier lives.”
Read this article to learn about teaching young would-be equestrians what they need to know and do, beginning with basic safety rules that will enable every child to proudly take on the responsibilities of good horsemanship.
Read this article to learn about teaching children who are going on a first ride what they need to know and do to fully enjoy riding horses.
Read to learn how to make sure you and the farrier you hire are on the same page when it comes to emergencies and regular hoof care for your horse.
Equine health author Miriam Rieck shares some of her hoof-care knowledge developed through experiences with her favorite horse, Nan. Includes great ideas that can help you with your horse.