Is It Too Cold To Ride?

The most common concern I have heard about Winter riding is the cold air damaging the horse’s lungs. One article from a 2014 SmartPak Ask The Vet blog mentioned that studies have shown breathing cold air repeatedly and rapidly can cause significant stress on the horse’s airways. The horse’s respiratory tract is designed to warm…

Benefits of Slow Feeders

Slow feeders are all the hay-feeding rage these days . . . and for good reason. Because of their design (and as the name indicates), they slow down a horse’s hay consumption rate and mimic natural foraging behavior, better supporting digestive health.   In the wild, horses spend 16-20 hours grazing on sparse vegetation, but…