Horse Health

Horse Water Needs – Tips for managing a Horses Hydration

Horse Water Needs – Tips for managing a Horses Hydration

Water is essential for your horse’s health. It has a role to play in every part of the horse’s body. Learning to manage your horse’s water quality and intake is one of the most important skills to learn. Why is water so important? Water keeps […]

The 9 Most Popular Horse Supplements

The 9 Most Popular Horse Supplements

Horse owners want to do the best for the health of their horses. To help owners fill this need, the use of horse supplements has become hugely popular. But knowing what one is the best or choosing between brands is overwhelming. To help you narrow […]

The 7 Most Common Horse Diseases & their Symptoms

The 7 Most Common Horse Diseases & their Symptoms

Horses are afflicted by several diseases. Some are treatable and don’t have lasting effects, while others can mean the end of their sports career or even life. Not all diseases are common, so you rarely have to worry about them. However, there are diseases that […]

Why do Horses Need Salt?

Why do Horses Need Salt?

Salt is an essential electrolyte for horses. A horse cannot produce this mineral itself, and it needs to be added to its diet. Salt is a mineral made up of sodium and chloride. It plays an important role in the function of the body. Every […]

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

If you spend enough time around horses, you will have noticed one of their favorite activities is having a good roll. A nice dusty part of the paddock or a muddy puddle is particularly appealing. Often to the horror of their owners who have just […]

23 tips to keep your Barn safe for horses

23 tips to keep your Barn safe for horses

Most riders think about accidents and injuries occurring when the horse is under saddle or at liberty in the field or even out at a competition but how safe is your yard and barn?  Your horse spends a lot of time in the barn over […]

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

What does Topline mean? The topline of the horse is a reference to the muscle groups which run along either side and over the top of the horse’s spine and on some of which the rider sits.  The specific area which the topline encompasses is […]

Why Is My Horse Lying Down More Than Usual?

Why Is My Horse Lying Down More Than Usual?

There are a few different reasons why a horse might lie down, the most common reason being to sleep. If a horse lies down it is not usually an immediate cause for concern. However if a horse lies down for a prolonged period or suddenly […]

9 tips for Conditioning An Older Horse- Getting back to Work

9 tips for Conditioning An Older Horse- Getting back to Work

If you have purchased or own a senior horse and are hoping to improve their overall conditioning then it is important to have a plan. This is because they have a different set of needs and requirements than younger horses and any program for conditioning […]

8 Tips to Speed Up Stall Cleaning and Mucking Out

8 Tips to Speed Up Stall Cleaning and Mucking Out

Stall cleaning is one of those jobs that needs to be done every day of the year. Horses don’t care if its Christmas Day as they will always need their stalls mucked out. The volume and frequency of the job depends on the number of […]