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TMJ Disorder in Horses

  • Casie Bazay
  • Oct 18, 2021

As someone who has suffered from temporal mandibular joint disorder, otherwise known as TMJ, for most of my life, I came to recognize the signs early on in a mare I’ve had for nearly twenty years now. As it turns out, I’ve learned that Lee Lee isn’t the only horse with this issue. Unfortunately, TMJ…

Dress Up Your Horse This Halloween

Who’s ready to get spooky? I’m not talking about a scared horse that bolts with you, rather it’s time to celebrate Halloween. Bring out the fun horse accessories! All October people will be carving pumpkins, attending costume parties, and going on hayrides. We, horse lovers, can embrace the holiday…

The Scoop on Western Saddle Pads

When shopping for new Western saddle pads, two important factors to consider are the materials it’s made from and the thickness. Here’s more information on both…

 

 
Saddle Pad Materials
The main materials used in modern Western saddle pads include:

Foam (either closed-cell/neoprene or open-cell/polyurethane): While foam pads may be cushy and…

5 Tips for Getting Started in the Horse World

Getting up at 6 A.M. is considered sleeping in, different and expensive clothes, and at times it seems like everyone is speaking in some sort of code! It can be overwhelming for a beginner trying to find their way into this strange new horse world.
If this sounds like…

How to Find and Select Your Fence Installer

And finding the right fence installer to build it for you, (if you choose to not install it yourself), can be the most important part of completing a long-lasting fence system.  With a few pointers, you will be able to choose the best person to install your RAMM Flex…

Why You Should Consider An OTTB

As the horse racing season comes to an end at many tracks, you may notice some ads for off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Abbreviated as OTTB, these horses retire from racing for a number of reasons. They may have been too slow and not interested in running or sustained an injury that…

COMPOSTING HORSE MANURE

This organic material includes grass clippings, leaves, vegetable food scraps, newspaper, cardboard, and vegetarian animal manure.

Manure management on horse farms is an important part of farm operation.  If left in a pile manure will decompose on it’s own but could take years.  One way to speed up the process,…

Before You Trim Your Horse’s Whiskers . . .

Back in my horse showing days, I was pretty handy with a pair of clippers. Whiskers, bridle paths, fetlocks—I kept them all looking nice and neat. Once I got older and swapped horse shows for the barrel pen, I became less consistent with trimming and keeping a bridle path…

Keeping Your Horse’s Legs Healthy

Lameness is one of the top health-related issues horses experience and chances are, your horse has or will experience it at some point in his life. Of course, lameness can have multiple causes, but keeping your horse’s legs healthy can go a long ways in keeping him sound.
Warm Up…