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Prepping Your Horse For the Fourth

June 14, 2017

The summer is now in full swing, but it’s still pretty early on in the season, which means that 4th of July, the top party of the summer, has yet to arrive.  But it’s not even a month away (it’s hard to believe; it feels like only yesterday that I still had to wear a coat!).  It’s a holiday of cookouts, getting together with friends and family to catch up over a beer outside, and of ...

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Nutrition for Horses

March 31, 2017

  Horses are noble and intelligent animals, beloved by millions. Nutrition is key to their health and wellness. Horses need the right mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins to thrive. Adequate hydration and even vitamin supplements are important. By feeding your horse an optimal diet, you can reduce the chance of injury and increase lifespan.   Horses ruminate their ...

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The Ins and Outs of Adopting a Horse

March 3, 2017

  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), as many as 170,000 horses may currently be homeless here in the United States.   The top four reasons a horse may be relinquished by its owner are cost (52.4 percent), illness or injury, age and behavioral issues. While horse meat is not consumed in the U.S.A., as many as 100,000 horses are exported to ...

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Using Horses as Therapy Animals

December 28, 2016

Improving quality of life through horsemanship   Truly, there is nothing quite so satisfying as rubbing your cheek against the warm, fragrant sleekness of a horse’s summer coat or the soft fuzziness of their winter hair. The benefits of the horse to the human soul have transcended our long relationship with the equine, but it is only in recent decades that we’ve begun to ...