Equine nutrition and digestion are some of the primary concerns of horse owners. Proper nutrition is key to a horse’s health and performance.
One of the biggest challenges for horse owners is dealing with underweight horses. It’s even more challenging when that horse is an older one. It gets worse when winter is just around the corner, as skinny horses don’t do too well in cold weather. So what’s involved in putting weight on a horse – and a senior one at that? This article’s going to help you find out.
Novice horse owners may try to find all the information they need about caring for horses and maintaining proper nutrition for them. But even for people who have owned horses for several years, equine nutrition is a complicated subject. There’s a lot involved in it, which this article will discuss. Read on to learn more about how to maintain proper nutrition for your horses.
Being prey animals, horses can easily startle and react quickly for survival. Even the calmest of horses has the potential to cause harm to someone if it’s scared or startled. That’s why it’s crucial to acquaint yourself with horse safety rules when you’re learning to handle your first horse, or when you’re helping your child with a riding lesson.
Respiratory problems in horses are something that horse owners need to watch out for. Any infection in horses can sideline them for a week or even a month. Acute infections may even leave a more permanent mark on your horse’s immune system.
Most horse owners would agree that hoof care is time-consuming. And many would prefer to leave the job of caring for their horse’s hooves to their farrier. But to ensure proper hoof health, there’s a lot more involved than just trimming and shoeing. Factors such as the environment, genetics, and nutrition can have an impact on the health of your horse’s hooves.
With the temperatures dropping, and the prospect of bad weather, winter brings several challenges for horse owners who wish to travel with their horses. Icy conditions and harsh winds may make it more difficult to haul horses safely. This post will help you discover some of the precautions you need to take, and how you can safely transport your horse even during the coldest winter months.
by Phoebe Bechtolt Summer in southwest Colorado is normally around 80 degrees each day. This is a great temperature but with the hot sun the heat feels intense. As the mercury tops off, there are several ways to ensure your equine partner is comfortable and time with your horse is more pleasant. 1. Times for Turnout: Flying pests are the nemesis of horse owners. They usually have a predictable schedule for irritating you and your horse. My horses won’t …
This is a continuation of another blog post that can be found by clicking here. What to look for when deciding where to keep my horses. If you are looking for to board your horse, here are some considerations: 5. Cleanliness: A clean facility will make your time there enjoyable. Good overall cleanliness is a sign of good overall horse care. A stable does not have to be fancy or expensive to be clean. If there is manure lying all over …