- 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
The rider should stay alive and stay alert.Ray Hunt
Today's glossary term
Abnormal immobility or fusing of a joint.
Tip of the day
Girth galls are caused by chafing due to a loose or dirty cinch. Inspect cinches and clean regularly. Make sure the saddle is snug, but not tight or loose prior to mounting.
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.”
Geldings are preferred by some people over mares because geldings tend to be more mellow and predictable because their emotions are more on an even keel when compared to some mares.
Learn what you need to have handy when bathing your horse and the 9 steps to get your horse thoroughly clean and dry.
Read to learn the important signs of colic and why staying calm and assessing the situation is important for you and your horse, as well as your veterinarian.
Learn the 8 steps that will keep your horse well-groomed with maintenance clipping along with suggestions for purchasing and keeping your clippers in good shape.