Category Archives: Horse Health

Spring Pasture and Sugar

Spring, in many parts of North America, is finally upon us and even our horses are pawing in their stalls wanting to get their first taste of the tender spring grass.  We, as owners, must take care as we transition our horses from hay to pasture ensuring our horses have a gradual introduction to pasture which allows for their digestive...

Overweight Horses – A Serious Problem

It’s that time of year again, daylight savings, taxes and yes, fresh, spring grass pastures.  More importantly, it’s time to deal with the problem of the overweight horse.  In a 2011 study at the University of Nottingham, England, it was discovered that nearly 54 percent of the horses examined were overweight!  This study...

Boots or Bandages – What’s Best?

Are velcro boots a better option than polo wraps?  They certainly are easier to put on and take off the horse.  And, is it really necessary to cover the horse's legs?  If so, which option is better - boots or bandages?

Both boots and bandages are mainly sold as...

Misconceptions about beet pulp.

It's been around for years and most of us have scoped, soaked and fed our fair share of this sugar-byproduct to our horses.  Yet, as simple as it is to feed, beet pulp has been the subject of many misconceptions and myths.  Some are harmless, but others could lead horse owners to rely...

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