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When grass and hay alone aren’t enough but conventional concentrates add too much, these handy products can fill the gaps in your horse’s nutrition. Learn what you need to know about ration balancers in this article from the EQUUS archives.
Do you stand in the stirrups when your horse urinates? Yeah...you can stop doing that.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s no need to stand in the stirrups when your mount urinates.
What's in a name? A whole lot of controversy. A debate is currently raging in the eventing world over the name of a major competition.
Updated 9/16 2:39 p.m. eastern: Denis Glaccum, President, PFI Events, Inc., announced this afternoon that Cuyler Walker, a PFEE Board member and landowner, has cancelled the lease for the property. The loss of this event is a significant one
A horse who "sinks" or acts out when mounted may be experiencing back pain. Here's how to begin investigating what the trouble might be. From the EQUUS archives.
This is Tecumseh, the wild stallion who is the focus of the newest episode of the Barn Stories podcast. His struggles captured the attention of a wildlife photographer, and the relationship they forged will tug at your heartstrings.
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It may be smelly, sticky and sort of gross, but the drawing salve ichthammol can't be beat in terms of versatility and affordability. Here are 10 says to utilize this do-it-all ointment. From the EQUUS archives.
When your horse has to work to breathe, call the veterinarian—then take steps to make him more comfortable. This article from the EQUUS archives walk you through it.
A timely reminder about a danger to horses in the fall.
Coming soon to a mailbox near you: The Autumn 2020 issue of EQUUS Magazine. This issue is packed with relevant, fascinating and useful horse-keeping information.
Here are just a few highlights:
• Ways to store hay to preserve its quality all winter long
• 24 equine behaviors scientifically proven to correlate to musculoskeletal pain
• What DNA tests can—and can't—tell you about a horse's ancestors
If you're a subscriber, let us know in the comments below and let us know what articles you'll be reading first. If you aren't a subscriber, click this link http://bit.ly/subequus and find out what you've been missing.
𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤?
As the shock-absorbing foundation for 1,000-pound animals, healthy hooves are critical to a horse’s mobility and health. Though we all strive to keep our horses’ hooves strong and free of defects, a few cracks, chips and dings are inevitable. Hoof blemishes are usually harmless, but some hoof cracks indicate a more serious problem. In this volume of EQUUS Extra, we describe the common types of hoof cracks and the best remedies for them, tips for keeping hooves healthy and how to handle a loose shoe.
𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗜𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲:
• Tips for keeping hooves healthy
• Common causes of hoof cracks
• How to handle a loose shoe
📖 Read the full FREE guide at bit.ly/EE_HoofProblems
Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations.Check out this article from the EQUUS archives to learn some instances that call for a review, and possible alteration, of your horse’s vaccine routine.
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No doubt you think it's charming when your neighs a greeting to you, but you may find it considerably less amusing if he lets loose with a high-pitched whinny when you're riding him in a show ring. Try these tips to silence an overly "talkative" horse whose whinnies are a distraction. From the EQUUS archives.
Even the worst feeding-related behavioral problems can be solved with patient and consistent training. Learn how to reform even the worst meal-time monsters in this in-depth article from the EQUUS archives.
It's easy to get paranoid about any misstep your horse takes. However, rest assured that most stumbles are not indicative of a serious problem.Try these two simple tests to tell if your horse's simple stumble is a sign of something much worse. From the EQUUS archives.
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Your horse's neck plays a critical role in his balance. This article from the EQUUS archives offers some tips for identifying injury or discomfort there.
Time to move your horse? Use this eight-step checklist, from the EQUUS archives, to choose the perfect horse boarding facility.
Thanks for joining our Top 5 Barn Stories podcast episode countdown this holiday weekend. If you missed an installment, visit our page for posts and links to our most popular episodes of the year, or listen to all of our episodes on any of these platforms:
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This is it! We've made it to number 1: The most popular EQUUS Barn Stories podcast of the past year. It's our first episode ever, "Looking for a Leader," and it tells the story of a young woman and a difficult horse. Or what seems to be a difficult horse. Why is this episode such a hit with our listeners? Maybe because the realization that a "problem" horse isn't always the problem is such a universal and valuable equestrian lesson.
When rain, drought or snow dominate the headlines, caring for horses can present some extra challenges. Read this article from the EQUUS archives to learn how to meet them.
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The second most popular Barn Stories episode of the past year is a story from a bygone era, but with a timeless theme: Things don’t always go as planned when horses are involved. "The Rockefellers Owe me $2" is the tale of a feisty mare who causes her young handler to miss a paycheck but, in the process, earns him a claim to fame that few others can make.
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Coming in at number 3 on our Barn Stories podcast countdown is "You Can Go Home Again." It's a very relatable tale about how the demands of modern life take can you away from the barn, but it's always possible to make your way back to the saddle. Hundreds of listeners identified with this story and chances are you will, too.
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The number 4 Barn Stories podcast episode will have you on the edge of your seat. It's "Moment of Truth," the gripping tale of a hard-to-catch horse in the path of raging wildfire. Will his owner be able to catch him when it's literally a matter of life and death?
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Kicking off our Barn Stories podcast countdown is Number 5: "Frosty's Fantastic Finale." It's the story of a professional stunt horse ending his storybook career with the toss of the dice at a Las Vegas casino. Yes, you read that right...the horse plays craps. In a casino. Have a listen and see why this unusual tale is our 5th most popular episode.
We're doing something fun this holiday weekend! We're counting down the top 5 Barn Stories podcast episodes of the past year, as determined by our hosting site analytics. If you're a dedicated Barn Stories listener, join us to rediscover the stories that made you laugh, cry and feel connected to the horse community even when we couldn't be together. If you're never listened before, this is a great weekend to discover why the EQUUS podcast is so popular. We will be showcasing two stories Saturday, two Sunday and the all-time, most-listened-to Barn Stories episode on Monday at noon.
Laminitis is typically associated with lush spring pasture, but the risk of this devastating hoof condition rises again in the fall when pastures rebound from heat and drought. Read more in this article from the EQUUS archives.
Your horse sees differently in the dark than you do. Keep this in mind as the days become shorter.
Check out this article from the EQUUS archives to learn a simple strategy for protecting your horse from this common seasonal pest.
Any paddock graced with an oak tree will likely be littered with acorns during the autumn months. Horses may accidentally eat them, and some may even develop a taste for them—how much should you worry? Read this article from the EQUUS archives to find out.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬
Humble and ubiquitous, hay is a cornerstone of equestrian life. But it’s easy to forget all that goes into growing, baling and delivering hay to the nation’s horses. In this volume of EQUUS Extra, we dive into the fascinating history of haymaking, as well as offer tips for evaluating and storing hay.
𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗜𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲:
• The art and science of forage
• How to evaluate the quality of your hay
• Hay storage tips
📖 Read the full FREE guide at bit.ly/EQUUSExtra_Hay
Ewwww. Ticks are gross, but if you can get past the squick factor, they aren't difficult to remove. Check out this link from the EQUUS archives to learn a simple technique recommended by the American Lyme Disease Foundation.
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