Skip to Content

Different aspects of horse health, including proper diet, teeth, and proper grooming techniques, are addressed.

Horse Supplements: Should you use them for weight gain?

As a horse owner, my neighbor recently asked me if he should be feeding his horses supplements. I explained that while supplements may seem like a good idea to keep your horse well-nourished or prevent health problems, they may not actually need them. Most horses don’t need supplements. However, they serve an integral role for …

Read More about Horse Supplements: Should you use them for weight gain?

Horse Stall Mats: When They’re Needed plus Costs and Types

A friend recently asked me about the use of stall mats. They told me they had seen them in stalls with clay floors and wondered if this is necessary or just more waste of their money, so I researched it. Horse stall mats are needed when you have hard flooring in your stalls. These durable …

Read More about Horse Stall Mats: When They’re Needed plus Costs and Types

Horses and Colors: Which They Fear, Hate, and See Best

Kids always have the best questions about horses, and one that I often get is what color do they see better than others. This led to more questions about horses and colors, like which one scares them most and what is their favorite color? Horses are able to identify colors such as yellow, blue, and …

Read More about Horses and Colors: Which They Fear, Hate, and See Best

Horse Care: What’s involved and how long it takes each day.

Many people are interested in owning horses but aren’t knowledgeable when it comes to caring for them. I often hear, “I would love to have a horse, but I just don’t have enough time to care for one.” Taking care of a horse is a big responsibility, but it’s not too difficult or time-consuming. The …

Read More about Horse Care: What’s involved and how long it takes each day.

Horse Blankets: Should you put them on your horses?

My granddaughter is always trying to convince me that I should put blankets on our horses because they look so cool, and she has a friend who puts them on her horse every time it’s turned out. But what’s the point? In general, if it’s below twenty degrees, you should put a blanket on your …

Read More about Horse Blankets: Should you put them on your horses?

Are Horseshoes Cruel, Painful? Do Horses Like Being Shoed?

When it comes to horseshoes, people are split down the middle. Some believe every horse needs shoes and others think they should never wear them. But how do these metal clogs affect our horses, and how painful are they? Horseshoes aren’t cruel or painful for horses and are often essential in protecting the sensitive soles …

Read More about Are Horseshoes Cruel, Painful? Do Horses Like Being Shoed?

Horse Supplements: Do Horses Need Them? Which Are the Best?

Recently I’ve been top dressing my horse’s feed with Healthy Coat, a mineral supplement. When my granddaughter noticed this, she wanted to add some to her horse’s rations, but not all horses need supplements because they have different nutritional needs. Some horses need supplements because they have a vitamin deficiency or they aren’t getting the …

Read More about Horse Supplements: Do Horses Need Them? Which Are the Best?

Horse Grooming Kits: Tools You Need & 5 Best Grooming Kits

Grooming a horse is an essential task for responsible owners. It may seem daunting at first, but when you have a good grooming kit and plan, even someone just starting can groom their horse without any difficulty at all! Good horse grooming kits include a hoof pick, currycomb, shedding combs, soft brush, stiff bristle brush, …

Read More about Horse Grooming Kits: Tools You Need & 5 Best Grooming Kits

Horse Cancer: Symptoms, Common Types, and Surviving

Cancer, in general, is a scary word. Horses are no exception to this rule! However, it’s important to know the facts about cancer and horse health so that you can stay informed and keep your horse healthy. Horses, like humans, can get a variety of cancers. The most common are sarcoids (tumors), lymphoma, and melanomas …

Read More about Horse Cancer: Symptoms, Common Types, and Surviving