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Dealing With Horse Shedding - Tools That Work Best

Equine Spring-cleaning time is here! With longer days and warmer weather comes....shedding.  If your horse isn’t clipped and/or blanketed, he’s probably a delightful fluffy fur ball and as mud season gets underway his color has migrated to a dark crusty brown. 

Horse Grooming Tip: Before you begin grooming, discard any fleece jacket or fabrics that you are wearing that will attract dirt and hair before you start. A plastic apron such as dog groomers use, is a great aid in keeping you clean.

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6 Common Misconceptions About Rain Rot in Horses

You might be surprised to learn that rain rot is not a skin condition that occurs only due to neglect or poor care of the horse. Even the most diligent horse owner who provides the best care can have a horse experience rain rot.

 What does rain rot look like?

If your horse develops crusty scabs that peel off with clumps of hair and leave bare spots on the skin then he has probably contracted rain rot. This condition is aptly named as it is caused by rain or moisture on the horse’s coat and is fairly common. It is also sometimes called rain scald.

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The Underweight Senior Horse: A Before + After Rescue Story

Is your senior horse receiving the nutrition he needs?   When a horse is in his senior years, it can be even more difficult for him to maintain or gain weight due to many factors such as loss of ability to chew and loss of muscle mass due to normal aging.  The heartwarming story shared by Janis, demontrates what tender love, care and the right nutrition can do for some friends in need!

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Are Low Starch Horse Feeds Really Necessary?

We always hear fellow riders and companies telling us the importance of keeping our horses on a low starch and low sugar diet, but is it really necessary or is this just a trend? 

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Top 5 Most Deadly Horse Diseases

Infectious horse diseases are those that horses can get from each other, or via a transmitter such as a mosquito or tick, which may transmit the disease from horse to horse. Knowledge is key to prevention. Here are some of the most common horse diseases:

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Horse Skin Conditions: Battling Tail Rubbing

We as horse owners go to great lengths to get our horse's tails to grow long & thick! So when our horse consistently rubs his tail into a frayed and matted mess, we have determination to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible. Listed below are a few of the most common causes of tail rubbing in horses to help you pinpoint the source and find a solution:

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