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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Horse Care

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TOP TIPS to calm a spooked horse

It should not come as a surprise when we say that horses can be nervous or unpredictable creatures!  They have a healthy (and natural) fear of unexpected instances – such as smells, movements and sounds that may well signal a predator.  This reaction to the unknown.  For riders, a horse's natural fear can lead them to be labeled as “unpredictable”...

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Identifying equine herpes and treatment

There are two distinct strains of the equine herpes virus: EHV1, which normally causes respiratory problems.  In rare cases, EHV1 causes neurological problems leading to paralysis and often abortion in pregnant mares.  The second strain of the equine herpes virus is EHV4, which is usually identifiable by its affect on respiratory problems and sometimes, abortion in pregnant mares. The signs of equine...

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Golden rules for feeding your horse

We get so many questions from members asking about feeding plans and tips on the best foods/rules for feeding.  If you are an experienced horse owner you will likely know the rules of the game but if you are a new rider, below are 10 golden rules for feeding your horse: FRESH CLEAN WATER – AT ALL TIMES. Most “staffed”stables...

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