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Choosing the Best Supplements and Nutritional Mix for Your Horse

A?frustrated fellow horse owner said that choosing from among the thousands of feeds and supplements available was like trying to hit a distant balanced-ration bull?s eye with a shot gun ? you just keep shooting and hope something eventually hits. SHe's certainly not alone. We've all been guilty at some time or other of just firing away at our horse's feed tub without knowing if we were even facing in the right direction. As one of the worst offenders, I've been asked to share my story with the hope that you can learn from my feeding adventure. I started breeding horses in

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Media Critique: The Alchemy of Lightness

Karen Havis

A book review about the dressage book "The Alchemy of Lightness" and why its emphasis on joy can make a big difference to you and your horse. read more

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful

John Strassburger

A discussion comparing winter horse care in the East and the West. read more

Safety Thought: Pay Attention To Blanket Straps

Horse Journal Staff

Leg straps on blankets tend to get too long without us realizing it. Elastic stretches and buckles slip over time. Straps should be checked frequently to make sure they aren?t too long and a horse could catch up a leg. Even if you remove your horse's blanket daily to check his skin and for rubs, pay extra attention to the straps, as they're easy to overlook. read more

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