Health

7 ways to stay fit for riding

Whether you’re getting ready to get back in the saddle this year, or want to be ready for your upcoming shows, these seven ways to get fit can help you to become a more effective horseback rider. There’s no denying the fact that equestrians…

Clip Art

Choose the perfect body clip style for your horse, from fully bare to barely there. You feel a sense of dread as the days start getting shorter. The air has a distinct new chill to it, and right on cue, your horse sprouts a longer, thicker…

Why Blanket?

Blanketing Tips for Your Horse Blankets are primarily used to shield horses from varying weather conditions and climates. Providing your horse with the best fit, comfort and protection is vital to your peace of mind. The right blanket…

Tips for Keeping Horses Safe During July 4th Festivities

By: THE HORSE.COM STAFF The 4th of July is one of several holidays and events throughout the year celebrated with fireworks, parades, and numerous other festivities that can send horses into sensory overload. How do you keep your equids calm…

Keep Calm - Managing A Nervous Horse

By: Leslie Ballard Say what you want about the “haves” and the “have nots” in the horse world, all equestrians are united in one key fact: no matter how much a horse cost, or how fancy their name might be or how much money their riders…

Combating Winter Laminitis

By: Eleanor Kellon, VMD Frozen lumpy ground can make any horse look lame but if the horse has insulin resistance there may be more going on. The first thing to do is rule out foot pain from unforgiving ground conditions, rather than…

Synbiont Agriculture Wash

Simple and Safe - The Importance of Biosecurity Synbiont - Simple and Safe Biosecurity A decade before the horse industry was focused on EHV-1 and other infectious diseases, commercial produce growers were focused on removing pathogens…

Brianna hammerman - Counseling & Performance Coaching

Brianna Hammerman, MA, LPC Performance Coaching Brianna is a Licensed Professional Counselor & fellow Equine Enthusiast with over 15 years of experience as a competitive hunter/jumper equestrian. The Performance Prep Coaching…

Brain Training for Riders

8 Ways “Brain Training for Riders” Changed My Life By: Laura Strassman   Andrea Waldo has written the book that I wish I’d had many years ago. Fear and anxiety issues are things I’ve struggled with as a rider. I’ve…
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To Blanket or Not to Blanket?

To Blanket or Not to Blanket? A good Cold-Weather Question By Luke Bass, DVM, MS The chilly months from late fall to early spring are generally a time of slowed activity for horse and rider, but attentiveness to horse health and management…

Healing Hands

The health, well being and athletic ability of our competitive horses often depends upon a "Team" of dedicated professionals and individuals.   Our veterinarians, farriers, saddle fitters, trainers, riders, owners, grooms and barn…