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EPM Is Rare, But Tricky

Equine protozoal myelitis, or EPM as it is commonly referred to, has frustrated and challenged horse owners, veterinarians and researchers for years. it's only been in the last 20 years or so that the agent causing this disease, the primary host and the life cycle have been identified. About 14 new cases of EPM per 10,000 horses show up each year. read more

Ligament Injuries

Dr. Grant Miller discusses avoiding ligament injuries and what to do if your horse suffers one. read more

Straightness is Always a Goal

A discussion by an S-level dressage judge about what straightness means to your horse and you're riding. It is not a rigid horse. 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

Horse Journal OnCall: Why Does My Horse Canter Disunited?

A discussion from a professional trainer about why a horse may not be cantering well. read more

Euthanasia: Let’s Talk it Over

Discussion about euthanasia and your horse. Making the decision, preparation and what happens to your horse when he is euthanised. read more

Your Sweating Horse

Discussion about when sweating is a worrisome sign in your horse and how to supplement electrolytes and salt. read more

Veterinary Visits: Knowing When to Make the Call

Veterinary Visits:  Knowing when to Make the Call   When your horse turns up with a laceration or a runny nose, knowing whether or not to call the veterinarian isn’t always... read more

The Baucher Snaffle: How Does It Work?

We’ve found the Baucher can be a useful bit for a horse that is particularly sensitive in the tongue and bars of the mouth. The hanging design keeps the bit lifted from these areas, and even when strong contact is applied, some horses clearly find this action more comfortable than that of a traditionally placed snaffle. read more

Wear Riding Helmets—It’s How To “Mind Your Melon”

I know at least a dozen riders whose riding careers—and even their lives— were saved by wearing certified helmets. Yes, they’re all either event riders or steeplechase riders, and they’re required to wear an ASTM/SEI-certified helmet in competition, but I don’t know anyone in either sport who doesn’t wear a certified helmet almost every time they ride today. read more

Hoof Dressing

All theses are fine reasons to use a hoof dressing, but you should choose a product guided by what you’re trying to achieve. If it’s shine, that’s one thing, but if you want to help restore hoof integrity, it’s a good idea to choose one with some antiseptic ability. read more

How Safe is Your Horse's Barn?

A quiz from University of Guelph on biosecurity in the barn plus a link to how to do good biosecurity in your own barn. read more

Mosquito Activity

Mosquito activity and protection, mosquito activity in your area, full moons and mosquito levels read more

Getting Hooked - Velcro Cleaners

Hook-and-loop material (aka Velcro) is everywhere. Most of the time we don't bother to clean it because, even with tail hairs and hay stuck to the little plastic hooks, it still works pretty well. Eventually, though, you've got to take action. read more

Campaign to Save Land for Horses

Campaign by the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR). It has never been more important if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to ride their horses and even trail ride. read more

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