Category: Caring for Your Horse

15 Sep 2022
a young horse in a field

Understanding joint health in young horses

  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition that affects horses. It is characterized by the painful loss of articular cartilage and bone, as well as changes in the soft tissue that are associated with the joint. There is no cure for osteoarthritis (OA), which continues to limit horses’ performance and negatively impact their quality […]

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31 Aug 2022

Vitamin E Benefits for Horses

  Vitamin E is a type of fat-soluble vitamin that is important to reproduction, vision, and the health of the brain, blood, and skin. In the body, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage. It also keeps the immune system strong and resilient against harmful bacteria and viruses. Horses require […]

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15 Aug 2022

Why Horses lose Shoes

It can be frustrating to be on a ride only to discover that your horse has lost a shoe. You often must wait days for a farrier to arrive to resolve the issue, resulting in lots of wasted riding potential. Lost shoes are also more than just an inconvenience. When your horse loses a shoe, […]

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05 Aug 2022

Hock Flexibility with Pole Exercises

Pole exercises are important for all types of horses, from jumpers and dressage to eventers and reining. When performed properly, pole exercises can help strengthen your horse’s flexibility and strength. They can also improve the animal’s ability to engage its hindquarters and greatly impact the horse’s overall performance. What Is the Hock and What Does […]

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30 Jul 2022

Supporting your arthritic senior with Elite Equine

Just like their human riders, horses can develop arthritis in their senior years. Arthritis is a type of degeneration of the articular surfaces of the joint, typically caused by inflammation. Over time, horses put wear and tear on their joints, especially those that perform competitively. As horses reach their senior years, their bodies are not […]

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22 Jul 2022

Combating swelling in legs with Elite Equine

Discovering swelling in your horse’s leg can be a nerve-wracking experience. This symptom can be especially concerning when accompanied by lameness, elevated body temperature, and warmth in the hoof or leg. A swollen leg in a horse, sometimes referred to as ‘stocking up,’ is a condition that can have many causes, ranging from minor to […]

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12 Jul 2022

Grooming horses for optimum health and happiness

Grooming is an important component of proper horse care. The benefits of grooming go beyond appearance alone. Regular grooming sessions provide owners with the opportunity to check their horses for bumps, cuts, ticks, and other problems. They also allow you to see if they are experiencing sensitivity in certain areas. In addition, grooming is the […]

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30 Jun 2022

An analysis of physical maturity in horses

There has been much debate regarding when horses physically mature and whether a horse should be allowed to physically develop before mounting them. Horses are often worked and used in competition starting from a very young age. It’s very common for racehorses to start training and even competing before they reach three years old. It […]

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20 Jun 2022

Understanding Body Condition Scoring

Just like other animals, horses can become overweight or underweight. The impact of obesity or emaciation on a horse’s health and general well-being can be significant, especially when weight problems continue over an extended period of time. Body condition scoring (BCS) is one way that professionals measure a horse’s weight and body condition. This technique, […]

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08 Jun 2022

Vitamin B and its importance in your horse’s diet

Vitamin B is an umbrella term for many sub-types of B vitamins, including biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine. These B Vitamins are utilized in the horse’s body from either organic food compounds, or by microbes in the horse’s gut. Just like humans, horses need many key vitamins and minerals in their diet to function both […]

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