Horses depend on quality forage and adequate hydration to stay healthy in winter. So, horse owners have a responsibility to feed their animals appropriately, not only because it improves performance but for the fact that their lifespan is—in most cases—determined by the hay quality. However, knowing the right feedstuffs and providing them in sufficient amounts … Continue reading Best tips on feeding your horse properly in winter
Horses don’t perform at their best when overweight or thin. But there’s a world of difference between gaining body weight and building muscles. Deciding if your horse needs one or the two, however, isn’t an easy task because the animal’s health is generally categorized as healthy according to these most reliable indicators—muscle development, weight, and … Continue reading Muscle, Body Weight, or both? How to Know What Your Horse Needs
What is Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)? Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) is a viral infection. The disease has no major side effects but has been a major threat to horses in the United States and all over the world. Unfortunately, most equestrians are ignorant of the highly contagious disease which causes different types of neurological illnesses that are … Continue reading What every equestrian should know about Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
Horse rides are never exciting and memorable in winter—or as one would expect—unless the animals are kept in good health. This involves deworming the animals according to results from faecal analysis (because there are different types of worms), and making sure that their overall health condition is stable. But achieving a high level of healthcare … Continue reading Do horses drink more water in winter?
The winter season comes with huge challenges for horses and their owners. Taking care of the animals in cold weather conditions is certainly a hard job; for example, horses need to drink warm water (heated between 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and feed extra hay. On the part of horse owners, it is highly important … Continue reading Best winter care tips for your horses
The health of a horse’s bones determines its athletic performance and lifespan, so horse owners and trainers need an effective care routine to keep the animals in good health condition. Moreover, horse movements mostly exert pressure on the cartilage which is prone to wear and tear because it continually provides support for bones around a … Continue reading Best joint supplements to improve your horse’s health
There are four globally recognized horse gaits—the walk, trot, gallop and canter. Gaits in dressage are sometimes differentiated according to the rhythmic movements such as the 4-beat walk, the 2-beat trot, and the 3-beat canter. However, each type of horse gaits may be further distinguished. For example, there are collected, medium, free and extended walk … Continue reading Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits
Do you know that all horses in a herd cannot lie down at the same time, and they sleep while standing? The animals also have the largest eyes among all land mammals. There are more than 300 species of horses around the world used for different purposes, including sport, non-sport and recreational activities. Horse and … Continue reading Horse 101: What do you know about horses?
The UK has its first confirmed case of coronavirus in a pet cat. The cat caught Covid-19 from its owners, who tested positive for the virus, and all of them have since gone on to make full recoveries.But what do we know about the spread of the virus between humans and their pets? Can cats … Continue reading What you need to know about cats, pets and coronavirus
Horses are such fascinating creatures. Even if you never learned to ride one, you could spend your whole life studying them and still have plenty to explore. Here are 22 interesting facts about horses. Horses Sleep Standing Up Yes, horses do sleep standing up! They sleep laying down too, but only for short times. Learn … Continue reading 22 Amazing facts about horses