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Horse Journal September 2014

A PDF of all the articles uploaded to Horse Journal during the month of September 2014. read more

Equine Eye First Aid

How to evaluate an eye injury in a horse and what to products you can use in the horse's eye. When to call in the veterinarian. read more

Heated Water Hose

We've always said don't mix horses, electric and water, which is why we pass on electric buckets and water-trough heaters. These devices involve the horse, and no matter how safe or untouchable the electric portion may be, we worry that a persistent horse may get to it. read more

Bridle Comfort Starts At The Crown

A discussion about how to fit a bridle, select a quality bridle, features to look for and the ones to avoid. read more

Safety Thought: Go Cotton For Your Longe Line

Cotton is a better bet for your longe line. read more

Urgent Care: Leg Swelling

Swelling on your horse’s leg may be as simple as lower leg edema from standing in his stall to a bowed tendon to a serious infection. Look at the conditions surrounding this swelling to decide if it’s a veterinary emergency and to get an idea of the prognosis. An acute swelling that’s warm and tender to the touch suggests a recent injury or a developing infection. With infection, the area may feel hot. Check your horse’s temperature. A fever suggests infection. If so, look carefully for a small puncture wound site or any area with drainage.  An read more

Media Critique: The Controls of the Horse: A Modern Approach to the Classical Rein and Leg Aids

Show jumping legend Bernie Traurig will reopen your eyes when it comes to applying the aids to your horse. Review of his DVD. read more

Footing—Don’t Lose Your Financial Grip

How to have good footing for your riding arena without breaking the bank. read more

VS Continues in Texas and Colorado

Sharing news story link and reminder to how to keep your horse safe from three diseases believed to increase in 2014. read more

New Experiences: De-Spooking Clinic

A review of a despooking clinic by Bill Richey,mounted police horse trainer. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: What Products Will Promote Healthy Healing?

Dr. Grant Miller gives advice on how to ensure that a wound on your horse heals as well as possible and recommends products that help you get the job done. read more

The Right Stallion for Your Mare

A frank, honest article about how to select the right stallion for your mare and your needs. read more

Here’s How To Choose The Right Body Protector For You

An article by an experienced trainer and journalist about what you need to know in order to purchase an equestrian safety vest, including product descriptions and recommendations for horseback riding and equine competitions. read more

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