Category Archives: Care

Equine Body Condition Score

There has been much discussion and many papers presented on Equine Metabolic Syndrome and how weight gain and obesity in horses should be avoided to prevent such ailments as insulin resistance, increased insulin and leptin blood levels and laminitis, but how many of us actually know the basics of equine body condition scoring?

Reconditioning After Winter

If you live in a state that has cold winters, chances are that even if you have an indoor arena you are taking a break on those dreaded frigid dead-of-winter weeks or months. But when things begin to thaw and your horse begins to shed like crazy, it’s time to get back to it! If...

Winter Care


With temperatures dropping into the teens throughout most of the country, now is the time to be aware of some common issues that many horse owners overlook during the winter. From routine health care...