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What to do if you suspect laminitis or other horse hoof problems!

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What to do if you suspect laminitis or other horse hoof problems!
Have you spotted signs or symptoms of laminitis or some other hoof-related horse health problem? Is your equine vet coming from a distance or unavailable immediately? Don't panic. We run down all of the practical things you can do to help and relieve your horse's situation until the vet arrives.

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Preparing your horse for winter

Posted by Hannah Jones on

Preparing your horse for winter

For some horse owners, winter is something we look forward to. There are charming country rides past fields covered in white snow outside, while inside we cozy up around the fireplace and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. Of course, standing between the rides and cocoa, there are the reasons that many horse owners dread wintertime. These include the fact that along with the season comes a load of extra work. If you’re like me and live somewhere that has freezing temps, winter means dealing with ice. Lots of ice. It means breaking ice, picking ice out of horses feet,...

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real
A horse's risk for developing laminitis doesn't disappear with the leaves. As the autumn season approaches, factors like hormones, fall rains, and the amount of time and attention your horse gets can all negatively impact their health. Liv Gude has some pointers on horse care and barn management that can help you avoid fall laminitis.

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Is My Horse Fat?

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Is My Horse Fat?

Do these humans make our butts look big? Via Pinterest. How To Tell If Your Horse Is Overweight Are you the kind of person that can’t resist sneaking your pony treats because she gave you “the look” and she’s just the cutest thing you ever did see? Have you ever thought your horse was looking great, only to have your vet tell you after a physical that he’s at least 100 pounds overweight? Do you insist on letting your horse roam in open fields when the smell of grass alone makes them gain an extra 50 pounds?  While we may...

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Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?

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Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?
There's no sight more natural than a horse grazing on grass. How much can a horse eat in a day? Are there risks beyond simply having a fat horse? Liv Gude explains the basics of a horse diet.

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