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Category: Mental and Physical Health

Feb 09
Do Horses Like to Be Ridden?

The strong relationship between humans and horses isn’t ending soon. They are reliable pets, wonderful companions, and a reliable means of transportation. Moreover, horses are exceptional entertainers.  In return, we provide them shelter, food, and general care – a beautiful relationship if you ask most horse owners. But is it? Does the relationship benefit horses […]

Feb 09
Horse Bonding Dos and Don’ts 

Horses form strong bonds with their trainers and owners (or guardians), whom they consider part of the herd. Why? Because they depend on the guardian for companionship and security.  Moreover, the guardian is technically the leader of the herd. Therefore, the horse will always try to please you. They’ll seek your attention and always wait […]

Oct 31
Is Your Heartbeat Syncing With Your Horse’s? What Science Says May Surprise You!

Ever noticed that indescribable connection between you and your horse? It’s almost as if your hearts are beating in unison during those serene trail rides or intense training sessions. Science is now starting to delve into this fascinating phenomenon. Does your heart rate affect your horse’s? And can your horse influence your own heartbeat? The […]

Oct 24
Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

Winter’s just around the corner, and as much as we might like to fantasize about our horses frolicking freely in the snow, it’s time to get real about cold weather care. Yes, the season calls for a little extra TLC to make sure our horses are comfy and healthy. So, let’s talk about how to […]

Oct 12
7 Fun and Effective Ways to Banish Your Horse’s Boredom

Does your horse seem listless or disinterested? Boredom can affect equine behavior and wellbeing significantly. Just like humans, horses need mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. To help your equine friend beat the boredom blues, here are seven creative and effective boredom busters you can try today. These ideas will not only engage your […]

Oct 10
Common Hoof Injuries in Equine Athletes

Hoof injuries in horses, especially those in athletic roles, are a significant concern for horse owners and trainers alike. These majestic creatures rely heavily on the health and strength of their hooves to perform at their best. Understanding, identifying, and managing common hoof injuries is crucial in maintaining the well-being and performance of equine athletes. […]

Oct 05
What Vaccines Do Horses Need?

When it comes to equine health, prevention is better than cure. And what’s one of the best preventive measures you can take for your horse? Vaccination. Although it may seem like a daunting task, particularly for new horse owners, understanding the landscape of equine vaccines is crucial. Core Vaccines: The Non-Negotiables Tetanus Toxoid The threat […]

Sep 19
Blemishes and Swelling in Horses: When to Call the Vet?

Equestrians know their horses like the back of their hand, yet sometimes a new lump or swelling can catch even the most observant horse owner off guard. Understanding when to worry and when it’s just another harmless blemish is key to maintaining your horse’s health. This guide will walk you through common equine lumps and […]

Sep 07
When Does Your Horse REALLY Need a Chiropractor?

We’ve all heard about the benefits of chiropractic care for humans, but did you know that your horse could potentially benefit from some spinal adjustments too? Let’s break down the whens, whys, and hows of getting your horse some chiropractic TLC. 1. What Exactly Does an Equine Chiropractor Do? For those unfamiliar with this holistic […]

Aug 31
Natural Hoof Care: The Truth Experts Have Been Hiding!

Some say that to understand a creature, you must walk a mile in its shoes. For horses, those shoes are their hooves, nature’s masterpieces that carry tales of health, wellness, and sometimes, secrets of neglect. The Hoof: An Underestimated Indicator Think of hooves as health barometers. Their appearance, texture, and overall condition often give out […]