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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

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

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

Bathing Your Horse in Winter

It's a lot of work to give your horse a full bath when the temperature drops. Here's how to do it correctly and the products we recommend you use. read more

Media Critique: The Alchemy of Lightness

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

Products That Help You Stick to Your Tack

Discussion about saddle stick products, how to use them, what to look for and what to avoid. read more

Solar Water Trough

A description of a field trial using a solar water trough during the winter for horses. read more

Media Critique: Kottas On Dressage

This book is a long-awaited resource, with brilliant, well-placed color photos that clearly show what the author is discussing and line art that further drives the text. The rider in the photos is Kottas's daughter, and many were taken in a field, showing there's no reason to be ring-bound, even if you're doing "dressage." read more

Drying Blankets

A field trial using a blanket dryer for horse blankets in a horse barn. read more

Horse Blanket Repairs: A Sticky Situation

An article about how to repair horse blankets yourself, including products that will help you and when you need to send the horse blanket out for repair. read more

FDA Warning Letters for Three Ulcer Products

FDA warns three companies that FDA regulations consider the equine ulcer remedies they are marketing to be drugs. In order to continue marketing these products as they are, the companies must comply with FDA regulations. read more

Media Critique: 40 Fundamentals of English Riding - Essential Lessons in Riding Right

Here, in a clear and concise format, are the basics of true classical riding. Her writing style is indicative of her skills as an instructor as she takes you through these fundamentals. The concepts are basic, classical, and undeniably correct. it's a book that should sit on every instructor's bookshelf, for reading by the teachers and students alike. read more

End Barn Odors

A discussion about good products for deodorizing horse stalls. read more

Equine Night Check Could Revolutionize Horse Care

A discussion about a device that could alert horse owners to equine illnesses, like colic. read more

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