No Hoof – No Horse

This old cowboy adage has been bantered around since we first started domesticating and using the horse as a means of traveling and working with heavy loads and instills the dreaded notion that if your horse has a hoof problem you really don’t have a healthy horse. ...

High-Low ‘Syndrome’ in front hooves? What causes it and what can you do about it?

What does High – Low Syndrome look like? Well when you squat down and look at your horses front hooves you will notice the hairlines do not match-meaning one is more horizontal and one is more sloped to the ground. The horizontal one is the high heel the one sloping...

5 Myths about Winter Horse Care

Freezing temperatures and snow bring several misconceptions on how we care for our horses. In this article, April Love examines five common winter horse care myths, and what horse owners need to know. Let’s take a look at some commonly held misconceptions. “It's cold,...

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  Testing post categories.. Eye on the sparrow, check. Ear to the rail, check.Nose to the grindstone, check. Hand on the throttle, check.Feet on the ground, check. Mind in the swamp, check. Head in the clouds, check. Nothing suspicious here.All is well, citizen.

Love riding your horse? Here is how to help them be more comfortable in their bodies and be rideable into their 30’s

Is your horse tripping or short striding? Do you wonder why your horse is pinning ears, swishing tail when saddled or when being asked for the trot or canter? A horse unwilling to flex at the poll, bend to the bit, unwilling to extend the gait, canter on the other...

Improper Saddle Fit Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Your Horse!

Does your saddle fit properly?  I invite you to go out to your horse and tie them, standing on a level surface.  Next, stand on a stool or bucket five to ten feet behind them.  Notice the alignment of the horse’s body.  Is one side of the rump higher than the other? ...

If you knew your horse was in pain, what would you do?

If you knew your horse was in pain the entire time you were riding your horse, would you be enthused to learn how to fix it? Unfortunately, most people do not realize they are riding a crooked horse and that makes me sad. Good news, it does not have to be that way!...

Sidebone; what can you do about it?

Sadly, in my travels, I have seen sidebone starting on horses as young as 3 years old!   What causes 'calcifications' like sidebone, ringbone, arthritic hocks and knees that can lame our horses and decrease their ride-able years?...

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