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Tips for Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains

Riding horses in the mountains is an adventure I have enjoyed for many years. This month I enjoyed taking two girls, ages 10 and 11, on an overnight camping trip near the Lizard Head Wilderness in southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm and energy of youth made for an exceptionally fun and memorable trip and the girls enjoyed riding their horses in the mountains at elevations of up to 11,500 feet. The Lizard Head Wilderness can be accessed via Dolores or Telluride. …

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What You Need to Know About Horse Digestive Support

The Basics of Digestion in Horses Things to know before you go: Equine Foregut: Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Intestine Equine Hindgut: Cecum, Large Colon, Small Colon, and Rectum (the cecum and colon make up the large intestine) The digestion process begins with the horse chewing its feed. Chewed feed then travels through the esophagus to the stomach with ease. Feed can take from one to eight hours to pass through the stomach into the small intestine. After traversing the foregut, …

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The Vital Importance of Vital Signs: The 5 Point Check

Most horse owners have heard these words: “Hay, water, and salt are the mainstay of horse nutrition.” These three inputs to a horse’s body are directly linked to the overall health of a horse. As a competitive distance rider, I am familiar with the importance of checking your horse’s vital signs at each vet check stopping point. In Competitive Trail Riding, there are vet checks before the ride, several during the riding day and final checks in the evening to …

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Care Tips for Horses and Hot Weather Conditions

Summer is the perfect time to own a horse. The show and competition circuit are in full swing. Farms and ranches teem with activity. Long, sunlit days lend themselves to lazy trail rides. But summer’s hot weather and high humidity pose serious health risks for most horses and ponies. Luckily, there are simple ways to help keep your horse cool and healthy, so you can get the most out of your Summer together. To help your horse beat the heat, …

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How to Calm Your Anxious and Nervous Horses

Being able to calm nervous horses down is a vital skill for a rider to develop.  Horses, as prey animals, are prone to nervousness and acute startle responses. Their emotional responses are often a result of external stimuli from their surroundings, but are also affected by the emotions of their rider. Our equine friends are easily spooked sometimes, which, in a worst-case scenario, can cause an accident. This can happen for a number of reasons, like contact with something unfamiliar …

Are You Supplementing for Summer Sweating?

What Happens When a Horse Sweats This time of year all over the country temperatures are high, and horses are sweating under the extreme conditions. When a horse sweats excessively,  especially during exercise, a special protein called latherin causes lathering. This protein facilitates the flow of liquid to effect evaporation of sweat for a horse. This sweat is a fluid comprised of water and salt. The “salts” are often referred to as electrolytes and include sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. …

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A Basic Guide to Grooming Your Horse

A horse with a slick, glossy coat can turn heads. A slick coat is what makes a horse look happy and healthy. That’s why it’s helpful for you to master some horse grooming tricks even if you never plan to show your horse. This post will provide you with a few basic grooming tips to ensure that your horse’s coat shines and turns heads. Step One: Ensure Proper Nutrition Before you even begin to start with your horse groom tactics, …

The Key Ingredient in D. Wayne Lukas’ Training Program

D. Wayne Lukas is one of the most successful horse trainers of all time, in a career spanning more than fifty years.  He climbed to the top of the Quarter Horse racing world, training 23 world champions. He then transitioned to thoroughbred racing where he has won four Kentucky Derbies, five Preakness Stakes and four Belmont Stakes and trained a world record 24 world champion thoroughbreds.  His 13 Triple Crown victories are more than any other living trainer.  The Lukas …