All Blog Posts Tagged 'horse health' (391)

New Foaling Season starting soon

We have 15 mares due this year. The first two, Unforgettable and Shandy, will be 300 days at the end of January. We will start watching them shortly after the New Year.

We have 10 cams up at our farm, but not all are on at the same time. We currently have cams 1-4 on in the main barn 24/7 just to keep an eye on things. Cams 5-9 will be on when needed and 10 & 11 are in the baby barn - used if the mares back us up and we run out of room. LOL Last year we had alot of mares that…


Added by Heather Troglauer on December 29, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Study: Horses recognize their friends' whinnies

I always find it interesting when studies go to great lengths to prove what horse people already know!!

A new study into how horses recognise members of the same herd suggests that it's not just humans who use complex memory processes to identify each other.

University of Sussex mammal communication researchers studied the reaction of horses to the sight of one member of the same herd while they heard the recorded call of either the same horse, or a different…


Added by Susan on December 17, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Low selenium

My 22 yr old Welsh driving pony has tested very low in selenium. He's on a regimen of vitamins from the vet although I ran out for a few weeks, he's on them again. Would that be a reason for his laziness? I want to rule out physical problems before deciding it's an attitude. He's more forward and straighter going home than leaving the barn. Thanks for any help, Sherry

Added by Sherry on October 31, 2008 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

The 12 Commandments of Horsemanship

There's not enough room in that saddle for you & your temper.

Your anger makes it harder for your horse to please you, & blinds you to the lesson s/he is offering.

Listen to your horse.

If you're not getting the answer you think you want, try listening for the answer the horse is giving you.



Added by Kevan on October 16, 2008 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The dentist came, the teeth went!

Today my babý girl (okey she's 2 and a half years, but she'll always be my baby) had to see the dentist.

I don't know what it's called in english, but to translate it directly from swedish would be "Wolf teeth". Anyhow, she had 2 of them.

She was as sweet and calm as a lamb.

Now I have to wait 3-4 weeks before I can start to ride her and I really need some help with how much I should feed her ! Does anybody have some advice? She has quite a lot blood - just like her mother… Continue

Added by Karoline on October 13, 2008 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Horses I Have Seen

As a saddle fitter, I get to see alot of different horses, and riding styles. I received a call from a woman who was in tears. Her horse had been getting more and more defiant, and that day was unrideable. He did not show outward signs of back soreness, but she had gone every other route to try to solve this problem, to no avail. When I saw the horse, he was in a bad way. On cross ties in the aisle, he was extremely nervous, to the point he was shaking. Examining the saddle on his back, I…


Added by erin wilson on August 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Ever heard of Teff or Tiffany hay?

My husband grew this on his farm this year and it has been a WONDERFUL crop. It's got great points for those that have IR or Cushings horses. It's gluten free. Has low sugar count and NSC (Non-structured carbohydrates) of typically under 10%.

Would be interested to hear any response from anyone that has fed teff and there opinions on it.

Or even if anyone has questions on it. I'ld be glad to answer them (or find the answer) lol


Homestead Sporthorses Horses…


Added by Briana on August 25, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Horses I Have Seen

I work as a saddle fitter. My job is to make horses more comfortable in their every day work. As a result, I am on the road most of the time. I go to different stables, seeing the best, and the worst situations horses find themselves in.
I would like to share some of these stories with you, as the people, and the horses I meet are sometimes heart warming, sometimes heart breaking, but always interesting.

Added by erin wilson on August 11, 2008 at 11:11am — No Comments

Your Horse's Mind

Do you ever wonder what goes on inside your horse’s mind?

On January 23, 2006, The New York Times magazine ran a cover story called The Animal Self. According to the article, tests on animals have uncovered “not only the distinctiveness of birds and beasts but also…their deep resemblances to us and our own behaviors.” In other words, animals do not only have temperaments, they have complex and distinctive personalities, just like people.

Imagine “African gray parrots…


Added by Barbara F. on June 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Hope this Helps Someone - Lyme Disease/Leptospirosis in Horses

Hello everyone,

I am posting this to put the information out there; I searched and searched to find out what was wrong with my horses

I wish I had known about this disease 1 1/2 years ago, that was when Patina, Finn and Tucker, my horses first started to be ill with unexplained sore feet, muscle loss and muscle tenderness, clicking joints, and general dullness. Tucker actually died, in spite of vets.

Today "thank God" I have at last found out what was causing…


Added by lesley bruce on June 14, 2008 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Check List for Problem Horses

If you have a problem with your horse, he starts acting differently than normal, here are some things to check:

  • Get an equine dentist to check his teeth and do necessary work. Perhaps his wolf teeth have not been pulled, or teeth need floating.…


Added by IceRyder on March 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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