Year: 2021

20 Dec 2021

Perfect Show Prep: Looking Your Best at Your Western Pleasure Shows

  Western pleasure shows differ from more physically competitive equestrian events. There are no complex maneuvers or tough obstacles. Instead, riders train tirelessly on perfecting the fundamentals of walking, jogging, and loping in a show ring. There are several things that judges look for in these types of shows, including a clean turnout and a […]

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15 Dec 2021

Conditioning the Competitive Reiner With Help From Rosehips

  Proper conditioning of the equine athlete is necessary to increase endurance, enhance performance, and reduce the risk of injury. During reining competitions, riders are tasked with guiding their horses through a precise pattern of complex maneuvers of circles, spins, slides, and stops, often at high speeds. Reiners must be in top physical and psychological […]

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05 Nov 2021

Prepare your horses for some fun in the sun, the winter season is almost underway

  The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dipping, and riders across the country are beginning to dream of the sunny, warm days of Florida’s winter season. Each year, the Florida winter season in Ocala and Wellington attracts top riders, trainers, and amateur enthusiasts to the temperate climate and the hustle and bustle of shows, […]

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26 Oct 2021

Frequently asked questions about rosehips for horses

  The saying “coming up roses” is particularly relevant when considering feeding rosehip powder as a supplement for your horse. These sweet, tart and nutritious fruits are one of the best sources of natural iron and vitamin C, while also possessing a significant amount of biotin. This makes the rosehip one of the top plants […]

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21 Oct 2021
Protecting your horse’s immune system with rosehips

Protecting your horse’s immune system with rosehips

  Rain rot, summer sores, sweet itch, sarcoids, and numerous other illnesses are symbols of an overactive or weakened immune system in a horse. Most horse owners know a healthy immune system is vital to maintaining a healthy weight, proper muscle, and freedom of movement in horses, but few understand how the immune system works. […]

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11 Oct 2021

Proper care and nutrition for the recently retired racehorse

Proper care and nutrition for the recently retired racehorse The 2021 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover will be held this month in Lexington, Kentucky. In appreciation of the amazing and versatile thoroughbred, we are sharing advice on how to address the nutrition needs of a recently retired racehorse. The off-the-track-thoroughbred is a desirable candidate for […]

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21 Sep 2021

Working from the bottom up; how proper hoof care can make a difference in equine well-being

Ever heard the adage, “no hoof, no horse?” This old saying affirms the importance of proper hoof care. Weak, damaged or overgrown hooves can mean the difference between a horse running unhindered in the pasture and a lame one that experiences pain and discomfort. Horse’s hooves are continuously worn down through movement. With the average […]

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14 Sep 2021

Keeping it real (and natural): herb supplements that aid in common equine health issues.

In today’s world, people are more thoughtful about what they and their animals consume. Medicines and supplements made in a lab have long lists of unnatural, hard to pronounce ingredients and unwelcome side effects. The appeal of natural ingredients to aid in common health issues is growing, and people are starting to realize “less is […]

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07 Sep 2021

Seven tips to keep your older horse fit and healthy

“Give a horse what he needs, and he will give you his heart in return.” -Anonymous. Horses are living longer than ever before due to advances in management and veterinary care. The average lifespan of today’s horses is 25- 30 years old, with many still enjoying life far past thirty years. Advancing age can lead […]

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