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Managing Thrush

The majority of the population is strongly suggested to exercise social distancing in order to flatten the curve to this virus. 

With that being said, all us horse people are homebound and we (I) have this lovely idea that we (I) will finally have the TIME for our (my) horses…

The Best Way to Quarantine: With Horses

Most of us are currently experiencing mandated quarantine or at the very least, “social distancing”, in a concerted effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our lives have been disrupted, with many now working from home or maybe not even working at all. Since schools and colleges have canceled…

Grooming Hacks for Spring and Summer

 many of us are ready for some quality time in the saddle, whether it be a trail ride, horse show, or simply riding around the pasture. As most of us know, grooming is an essential part of horse care, and if you show, having a clean, shiny horse is…

Let’s Talk Horse Fencing

Growing up in southern California pipe corral panels were all I knew.  I think they were so popular because they were readily available, held up in the weather, and they didn’t break the bank.  Today, we have many more fencing options which is so nice.

Five years ago I was…

Seasonal Body Weight Changes

Horses naturally fluctuate in body weight throughout the year based on the different energy input and output needs of each season. Let’s take a look at how each season affects our horses.

Winter
If you live in a cold climate, winter usually will demand the most energy output from your horse…

Breathe Easy: Supporting Your Horse’s Lung Health

You’ve probably heard the old adage, no hoof, no horse (which is true), but the same goes for lungs. A horse with respiratory issues won’t be able to perform to the best of their ability. Therefore, it’s important we be proactive in supporting good lung health and preventing debilitating…

Got Mud?

This Winter has been rain, rain and more rain! I am so jealous of every equestrian that has access to a covered or indoor riding facility. Our grounds are so saturated here in North Carolina that our fields and arena are barely drained before the next storm rolls in….

The Importance of Soaking Hay Pellets

 This year she is pushing twenty-two years old and with age, comes an ever-evolving health plan. 

Although her teeth are still in decent condition she has acquired a clicking in her TMJ and so I have found soaking her alfalfa pellets is an easier, more comfortable way to consume her…

Horse Farm Financing 101 

 Along with the ownership of that horse came the responsibilities for keeping his stall clean, twice a day feeding and watering, 365 days a year.  While other kids counted their quarters for doing jobs around the house, I was counting the hours that I could go home from school…