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Could Hoof Boots Be Right for Your Horse?

Do you ride your horse barefoot? Does he get a little sore out on rocky trails? Maybe you have your horse shod, but are looking for extra traction whe

Tips for Looking for a New Agistment Property

The agistment where you keep your horse can greatly affect your riding and enjoyment of your horse. When it is time to move on to a new property, find

Feeding young horses

Young horses have specific nutritional requirements, making their diets important for their successful development and growth. When feeding young hors

On the Thin Side

Do you sometimes see horses who are obviously much-loved but in poor condition and whose owners don’t seem to realise it. This isn’t intended to be a

Laminitis -Safe Pastures for Horses With Laminitis

The most commonly asked questions by owners of horses and ponies with a history of laminitis are: 1. Which type of pasture is safe to graze and at wh

Feeding Your Horse In the Spring

Feeding a horse in the spring presents a unique set of challenges; the changing weather alters the quality of grass, and your horse will face differen

Nothing but the Tooth

If you're a horse owner or dedicated reader of horse care books, you KNOW that horses need to see dentists as much as we do. Take a look at these pict

The Nitty Gritty on Salt

The medical community remains deadlocked on whether humans crave salt to satisfy physiological needs or to fulfill acquired taste preferences. Equine

Mutual Grooming

When horses indulge in mutual grooming, it’s a case of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”! Horses living in the wild have a natural pecking

Feeding...the Inside Story

Your horse is a grass-eating machine! He has evolved over millions of years to survive on a diet of nothing but grass and although he is adaptable and


Microchips are implanted intramuscularly and have been used to identify animals since the 1970’s. They are considered an excellent form of animal ide

Rock & Roll!

What is it with horses? Give them a wash or an extra good grooming and the first thing they’ll do when they get the chance is have a good roll, it’s

Colic Can be a Real Pain!

Too much grass...too much grain...moldy feed or grain...rapid change from one feeding program to another. Twists, blockage, gas, dehydration, ulcers,

Should You Be Present for the Horse Pre Purchase Exam?

When looking at horses for sale and buying a horse, you may request a pre-purchase exam be performed on a horse that you would like to buy. The pre-pu

Insight on Eyesight–how horses see

The equine eye is the largest of all land mammals­–whales, seals and the ostrich are the only other animals that have larger eyes. How well do horses

Up to Scratch–Relieving Itchy Horses

You’ve just finished an energetic ride and your horse is hot and sweaty. You dismount and walk in front of him, only to be almost knocked off your fe

Blind Horses

Blind horses can lead useful lives and even be ridden regularly! There’s no doubt that a blind horse in the wild wouldn’t survive long. He’d soon

Foot Sore

Top Horse explains all about laminitis and why prevention is better than cure! What is laminitis? Laminitis is a breakdown of internal hoof struct

Tips to Keep Your Horse Cool in Hot Weather

The hot days of the summer can take a toll on both horse and rider. You can help keep your horse cool and comfortable in a number of ways. These ideas

Rehabilitating Your Horse From an Injury

If your horse sustains an injury that requires long-term recovery it can be difficult to be without your riding partner for the months of recovery, bu