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Proper Treats for Insulin-Resistant Horses

Proper Treats for Insulin-Resistant Horses

If you have a horse with Insulin Resistance (IR), Cushing’s, or Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), monitoring their sugar intake is essential. Sugars and other simple carbohydrates, referred to as Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC), can cause your horse’s blood glucose...
Barn Cleaning Tips Every Equestrian Should Know

Barn Cleaning Tips Every Equestrian Should Know

The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming. But does your barn still feel like it has the winter blues? If your barn is in need of an overhaul, but you’d rather spend time in the saddle; you have come to the right place. Here are six handy barn cleaning tips...
6 Helpful Tips for Preventing Barn Fires

6 Helpful Tips for Preventing Barn Fires

For many horse owners, a barn fire is one of their biggest nightmares. From the thought of losing a member of the beloved herd to the monetary loss of property that occurs, a barn fire causes complete and utter destruction. When comes to barn fires, there is no way to...
What You Must Consider for Your Horse Dry Lot

What You Must Consider for Your Horse Dry Lot

As we head into fall, the lush pasture may be waning. It’s time to make winter plans—but what will you do for your horse’s turnout over the winter months? For many people, a dry lot is the perfect turnout situation for their horses. A dry lot is a small paddock, which...
A Detailed Look at Heaves for Horses

A Detailed Look at Heaves for Horses

For horses with heaves, a disease much like asthma in humans, difficulty breathing is a fact of life. Though we can’t cure it for our horses, we can help to manage the symptoms. Heaves is an allergic reaction to inhaled particles. According to Dr. Gabrielle A....
Equine Respiratory Health at Competitions

Equine Respiratory Health at Competitions

You’ve trained hard and practiced the sticky points over and over again. Your tack is cleaned, the trailer is packed… you feel as prepared as you can be when you pull out and head to the horse show. You’ve done everything in your power to ensure a successful...
Encouraging Your Horse To Drink

Encouraging Your Horse To Drink

Typically, if you provide your horse with adequate amounts of fresh, clean water, your horse will drink enough to satisfy their hydration needs. But what do you do when your horse decides that they are no longer thirsty? We have all heard the proverb, “You can lead a...
Top 3 Reasons To Use Straw as Mulch

Top 3 Reasons To Use Straw as Mulch

From raised beds to large commercial gardens, properly mulching your vegetables will help them thrive while cutting down on the amount of time you spend working in the garden. There are a number of products that you can use as mulch, with materials ranging from...