Summer has finally arrived and along with it, insects. As the temperatures heat up, equine fly spray goes on. There are many options to help the horse owner fight off flies, manage mosquitoes, deter deer flies, negate nasty gnats and keep their equine partners free of predation by the various insects that buzz about in the Spring and Summer.Read More
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.Read More
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:
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?Read More
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.Read More