The Glory of Spring

Spring has sprung! That means different things for different folks. For southwest Colorado it means wind, and hoping for rain. It also means the miracle of daffodils and crocus. For eastern Colorado it means 70 degrees one day and a blizzard the next, and hoping that the precipitation levels have been adequate to deter a season of forest fires. For horse owners who live in cold winter climates, one thing we all have in common is a surplus of horse …

Help for Nervous, High-Strung, or Muscle-Tight Horses

A horse that’s nervous, jumpy and easily distracted is hard to train, difficult to work with and dangerous to be around. While some horses are born nervous, others may suffer from deficiencies of thiamine or magnesium. Symptoms of magnesium and thiamine deficiency Among the symptoms of low magnesium are nervousness, muscle tremors, a lusterless hair coat and intolerance to work or exercise; thiamine deficiency may be expressed in nervousness, irritability, excitability, elevated blood lactate and pyruvate, and muscle cramping. Both …