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What To Know About Caring for an Underweight Horse

What To Know About Caring for an Underweight Horse

Have you ever owned or worked with underweight horses or a horse that was a “hard keeper”? A hard keeper refers to a horse who is consistently thin and has a difficult time gaining and maintaining weight. In this blog, we look at this topic with a forage-based...
Tips For Preparing Your Barn For Winter Weather

Tips For Preparing Your Barn For Winter Weather

As the air begins to chill and the temperature drops, it’s time to start thinking about prepping barns in winter. For those of us in New England and the surrounding areas, we know that winter can be tough on horses and horse owners alike. While it may seem...
10 Tips for Preventing or Reducing Ulcers in Horses

10 Tips for Preventing or Reducing Ulcers in Horses

For horses, particularly performance horses, ulcers are becoming more common. In fact, according to Beth Davis, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, “Gastric ulcers have been reported to affect up to 90 percent of racehorses and 60...
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...