- 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
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.Dale Carnegie
Today's glossary term
A form of canter in western-style riding and showing that is a slow, three-beat gait.
Tip of the day
Small grooming clippers ($100-$200) are preferred by professional grooms for clipping a horse's face and legs. For body clipping, large heavy-duty clippers ($200+) are required.
While your horse is in transit and participating in shows and competions, lost fluids and electrolytes will need to be replaced if your horse is to remain healthy.
"Aging horses are unable to glean nutrients from what they eat due to reduced nutrient absorption, lowered ability to digest fiber, reduced gastrointestinal motility, and loss of teeth.”
"Mules are remarkably versatile and hardy and work as farm and pack animals as well as saddle mounts, jumpers and draft animals.”
Learn about the different kinds of bedding available for your horse, their characteristics, and how to dispose of used bedding.
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 to learn more about common skin and respiratory allergies that affect your horse and how best to treat and manage them.
Recent estimates put owning a horse at around $10,000 a year. This includes basic care costs associated with vaccinations, deworming, hoof care, nutrition and shelter.