Habitat For Horses

"Nutrition is one of the most difficult aspects of horse management to understand, so it’s no wonder that forage and other fodder falsehoods sprout and take root.." From: Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS | TheHorse.com Haven’t you heard that feeding a hot bran mash will help prevent...

"Despite the growing body of research into senior horses’ health, the exact causes of death and the most important diseases that older equids suffer from remain poorly documented." By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc Thanks to improved equine management and husbandry knowledge, along with committed owners, horses are...

"Horses with flashy, white markings are more vulnerable to sunburn and photosensitivity because of their unpigmented skin." From: Nancy S. Loving, DVM Chrome. It enchants horse owners and judges alike, turning heads in the barn and in the competition arena. Many horsemen covet and some even breed...

"Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense" By Anna O'Brien, DVM Your horse’s skin is his largest organ. Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense,...

"Withdrawn horses exhibit similar signs as chronically depressed humans." From: Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA Withdrawn horses exhibit similar signs as chronically depressed humans. They take on unusual postures (in the horse, it’s a flattened neck and mostly backward ear position, with weight moved toward the front legs). They...

“The strong Brabant horses walk breast-deep in the surf in Oostduinkerke, parallel to the coastline, pulling funnel-shaped nets held open by two wooden boards." Nina Fedrizzi| Horse Collaborative At dawn the beach of Oostduinkerke is abandoned, the seas calm. There is little wind, but the air is cool. The only...