Preparations for Foaling Season

Preparations for Foaling Season

As we move into February you begin to notice that, little by little, the days are getting longer. Mares bred in the previous spring are beginning to track wider. Anticipation of the upcoming foal crop should prompt you to make necessary preparations.  As you develop...
Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals

Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals

Horses are seasonal breeders When day length is getting shorter, mares begin to grow winter hair coats, their estrous cycles become erratic, then they stop ovulating for a period of time that is called anestrous.  After December 21st (winter solstice) the days begin...
Anhidrosis:  When Your Horse Stops Sweating

Anhidrosis: When Your Horse Stops Sweating

Horses Should Sweat Like a Horse Unlike cows, pigs and dogs which primarily use respiration to dissipate heat, the primary way horses, and of course humans, stay cool in hot weather is through evaporation of sweat. In environments with high humidity, sweat does not...

East Meets West: Alternative Horse Therapy

Since we call western medicine “conventional” medicine, it follows that Complementary and Alternative Medicine would be considered unconventional medicine. In recent years, more and more doctors and veterinarians are embracing alternative therapies as an adjunct to...

Preparation for Horse Training Begins in the Mouth

Lame in the mouth Head bob is a widely recognized indicator of lameness as a horse will lift the head in order to shift weight off a lame foreleg as it strikes the ground. A horse with a loose tooth or retained cap may show a similar behavior, raising the head in...