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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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Stinky Horse Paddock? Here's How You Can Fix It!

We all dream of watching our horses roam free on a 20 acre pasture 24/7 with the best of what nature has to offer. Unfortunately (for most of us anyways) the paddock is a closer reality when it comes to turning out our horses whether it be due to available space, bad weather, a horse's health needs, or if we just need to give our pastures a rest. 

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a paddock? If your answer is stinky, fly infested, muddy, dusty, and a place you feel bad about putting your horse you are doing it wrong!  Believe it or not, having a horse friendly, easy to care for paddock is key to happy horse-keeping.  Why you ask? Here are just a few reasons:

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The Most Common Equine Fly Spray Mistakes

Are you making one of the most common Fly Spray mistakes?!

Putting fly spray on in the summer is akin to a habit like brushing our teeth in the morning. It becomes a daily routine!  But, did you know that there is a method to properly apply fly spray?

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Breathing Heavy: Looking at Heaves

We have all had a hard time catching our breath from time to time, but can you imagine if that happened on a consistent basis?

For horses with heaves, a disease much like asthma in humans, difficulties in breathing is a fact of life. And, much like asthma, we can’t cure it for our horses, but we can help to manage the symptoms… and for our horses, that is a breath of sweet relief.

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Time to Shine! 5 Tips for a Shiny Coat

 There is nothing like a stunning horse with a beautiful shiny coat, not only because it looks amazing, but it is the indication of a healthy horse.  Did you know a dull, lackluster coat could be  a sign of nutritional deficiencies?

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Stable Management: Beat Winter Stall Boredom

 

Whether a horse is in training, in recovery from a medical condition or injury, or because of an owner's change of circumstances, most horses will spend at least some time residing in a stall. While most horses can transition from a pasture to barn life with ease, the adjustment can be stressful for many equines. What can we do to make the transition stress free as possible?

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