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Horse Journal Editor-in-Chief looks back at 20 years of producing the only consumer-oriented, product-review horse publication. read more

Don’t Forget to Reward Your Horse

While I believe that some horse owners go overboard in making a fuss over their horses every time they do something right, I do think that, sometimes, some of us forget to reward our horses when they do something right. read more

Farewell with Parting Tips

Some final parting words from a HJ veterinarian. read more

Did You Know? Bananas Are For Horses

When horses are given a choice, they like funugreek and banana flavors best. Bananas are easy to feed just add sliced pieces to the feed, peel and all, if you'd like. read more

Commercial Feeds For The IR Horse

A horse, like a person, can have a metabolic rate and genetic tendency toward obesity. Combine this with a lack of exercise, too many treats, overfeeding, even stress, and the easy keeper is at risk for hormone imbalances, the most critical of which is insulin resistance or IR. And insulin resistance helps set the stage for laminitis (founder). Take heart, though, there are practical solutions. read more

Christmas Portrait

What's the ultimate Christmas present? Well, I guess it might be that dream pony that many of us once asked for every year but few of us ever got. Sometimes later it became a dream horse for Christmas. Maybe the dream horse arrived on some other occasion, or maybe we bought or bred our own dream horse, but that Christmas wish always seems to float through our hearts every year no . . . read more

Fungus Among Us

This post reviews prevention and treatment tips for rain rot, a common fungus that occurs on horse's during the wet winter months. read more

Six Reasons Why Horses Resist Your Aids

My nearly 45 years of experience with horses has taught me that, generally speaking, horses don’t do what you want them to do for one or more of these six reasons. So the way to solve that resistance or disobedience is to address the problems that result from these six issues as part of your training. read more

Dressage World Record Ride Video

December 17, 2014, Charlotte Dujardin and Valergo - jaw-dropping perfection, breaking yet another dressage score record. read more

Breaking News: Merial Purchases Legend and Marquis from Bayer

Merial purchases the horse products Legend and Marquis from Bayer. The addition is a boost to an already strong equine portfolio of products. read more

GumBits For Grinding

When people hear a horse grind its teeth, the immediate assumption is that the behavior is caused somehow by the rider. This generally isn't the case, at least not directly. read more

Ticks Are Rearing Their Ugly Heads Again

This article reviews the most common tick-borne diseases in horses and discusses strategy to avoid, detect and treat them. read more

If Only Horses Could Wear Glasses

Musings from a professional trainer about possible eyesight problems in horses as the cause of horse training problems. read more

National Day of the Horse - December 13

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center recognizes the 10th anniversary of the National Day of the Horse, December 13, designated “in recognition of the importance of horses to the security, economy, recreation, and heritage of the United States.” read more

Mounting Blocks

Mounting blocks are not an easy way for you to mount. They're an easier, safer way for your horse to experience you climbing into the saddle. read more

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