Basic Horse Care is More than Basic

Do you rely too much on others to keep your horse healthy? (From the November/December 2019 Equine Chronicle) The road to the Congress and World Show is a long one, made only longer depending on how far you actually have to haul your horse to Ohio and Oklahoma. During the trip, you may make a … Continue reading Basic Horse Care is More than Basic

Give Your Horse a Winning Smile

Just as with humans, a horse's teeth are the most important component to overall wellness. If they're not probably cared for, their health can deteriorate--his coat can become dull and lifeless, weight can drop, and his behavior will be affected. That's why equine dental health is so important. In this article, written for Western Horse … Continue reading Give Your Horse a Winning Smile

Insurance for Your Horse’s Legs – Leg Wrapping

Think of it as insurance for your horse’s most valuable player when it comes to his performance. More than 1,000 pounds of pressure strain the delicate structures that make up the horse’s legs, whether it’s from landing from a three-foot jump, driving through a sliding stop or navigating around a difficult trail course. Proper leg … Continue reading Insurance for Your Horse’s Legs – Leg Wrapping

#ThrowbackThursday: Through the Equine Looking Glass

**Originally published during my internship with the American Quarter Horse Journal in 2006.   Through the Equine Looking Glass Corneal ulcers can do more damage than you think. One fall morning, my American Quarter Horse mare, Skips Satin Lark (aka “Lark”), didn't seem to have the same bright eyes that she normally had. I also noticed significant … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Through the Equine Looking Glass

Horse Health–Botulism: More Deadly Than Wrinkles

Botulism in horses is a very misunderstood disease. My current full-time employer actually makes the one (and only) vaccination against botulism Type B, but it isn't a very popular vaccine...yet. In order to combat the misunderstanding of the disease, and the unfamiliarity of the importance of regular botulism vaccinations, I worked with my company to … Continue reading Horse Health–Botulism: More Deadly Than Wrinkles