During hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, floods and other disasters, having a plan in place will save you time and money and possibly the lives of your horses.
An effective best-practices management plan includes proper nutrition, hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and exercise that will help your older horse thrive.
Hobble training your horse will teach him patience, will teach him to give to pressure, will teach him not to panic if his legs are trapped, and it comes in handy if you have no place to tie him.
Being well prepared for a veterinarian's visit ensures that necessary procedures for your horse will be effectively completed and will help you and your horse establish a good relationship with the veterinarian.
Although horses are very adaptable to cold weather, managing their physical and nutritional needs takes some planning.
Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for caring for domesticated horses.
The nutritional value of forage and hay grown in drought-stricken areas plummets and as a result, horse nutrition is compromised and in the case of wildfires, horses face respiratory consequences.
Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable for your horse; they can be deadly and can lead to disastrous consequences as a result of inadequate care or belief in common myths about heat, cold water, and their effect on horses.
The neglected horse has many needs including critical care for any wounds, curling or cracked hoofs, dental and skin problems, and deworming as well as a carefully developed refeeding program, plus gentle, kind human interactions along with a gradual incr
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.