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Woman Kicked By Wild Assateague Horse
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Recently, a woman found out the hard way that smacking a cooler-raiding horse with a toy shovel is a good way to get kicked. Which is why you need to take those do not feed that animals signs seriously. ...
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Herbs For Horses
24th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
The only difference between a herb and a weed is how useful we think the plant is. Dandelions are regarded as weeds, but they are a very useful and nutritious. And, they grow rampant in many parts of the world, so your horse may already be snacking on them. My horse loves dandeli ...
Tame That Mane
12th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There is no way to completely change the type of mane your horse has. Proper feeding and grooming can make the most of what it does have, but that wonít make a thin mane thick, or a thick mane completely obedient. But, with some effort, you can at least get all the hairs agreeing ...
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Protect Your Horse Against Illness and Disease
9th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
In the last few weeks, the Equine Disease Communication Center in the United States has been posting warnings about strangles, equine herpesvirus and Equine Infectious Anemia. Itís not possible to protect our horses completely from disease, but there are things we can do to impro ...
Equine Cushings Disease
2nd Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Cushingís can be caused by two things. A horse may develop a non-cancerous tumor in the area of the pituitary gland that can affect the glandís function. Or, the neurons, the nerves that send messages, into the hypothalamus start to break down. In either case, the glands enlarge ...
Where Horses Get Hurt
31st Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
If you watch the news feeds like I do, youíll notice that one of the most common accidents people have with horses is along roadsides. Horses are usually legally allowed on roads - either ridden or driven. But, most people sharing roadways donít know that and know nothing about h ...
How to Lead a Horse to Water and Drink
12th Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There is a grain of truth in many old sayings. But is it true you can lead a horse to water, but you canít make it drink? Well, maybe partly. Itís hard to make a 1000lb animal do something it flatly refuses to do. But while you may not be able to force a horse that doesnít want t ...
The Horse Blanket Bandits
2nd Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Itís blanket time here again. Weíve gone from rain sheets to heavy rugs in the space of a few weeks as the temperature dips from cold to downright frigid. While making the change from sheet to the rug, I looked over the sheet and felt a moment of triumph. No rips! No tears! No te ...
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Simple Tests To Check Your Horses Health
14th Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
When your horse isnít quite itself, and you canít pinpoint a reason on your own, you might call your veterinarian for help. Some tests they can do right at your stable and others will need a lab to complete. ...
Girth Galls and Saddle Sores
3rd Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I finally seemed to have solved the problem of girth sores on my girl. The frustrating part of the solution is that Iím not sure exactly what I did to solve it. I tried different girths, different holes on the billet straps, extra padding, and even different saddle pads. I made s ...
How To Care For A Unicorn
20th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There is controversy over whether unicorns actually exist. Thereís little evidence of these fantastic horse-like beasts in fossil records. They are elusive in the wild, and most of what we know comes from literature and art. But those of us who know, just know. Absence of evidenc ...
Winter Horse Tips
15th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Colder weather means your horse will require a bit more energy to keep warm. Remember, all that fiber digesting helps stoke your horseís internal furnace. However, if the colder weather means your horse is going to be doing less work, you might have to cut back on its feed so it ...
Horse Grooming - Beyond the Basics
11th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
A lot of pleasure riders donít bother with clipping a bridle path. But itís a must in the show ring, but for a few exceptions. A bridle path makes your horseís mane look neater, and its neck more refined. The practical reasons for a bridle path are that it gets the mane hairs out ...
Get Your Horses Shine On
7th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Who doesnít admire a shining coat on a horse? But horses need a little help to keep their coats and manes in top notch condition. Without a few fundamentals and a bit of extra help, the hair can look dry and dull. Hereís how to keep a horseís coat looking its best. ...
How Horses Show Stress
1st Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
All of us feel stress and itís normal to feel over-stressed sometimes. School exams, job demands and family obligations can leave us feeling stressed out. Our horses can feel stressed to, and while a bit of stress is normal, a lot of stress isnít good for your horse. Is your stre ...
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Pony Party Cruelty
17th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Someone has decided that painting your pony is inhumane. Even worse, is that using your horse as an artistic canvas is an appropriate activity for childrenís parties. Such an activity may impress on impressionable children that a horse is a thing and not a feeling being. And, it' ...
A Quick Guide To Horse Teeth
9th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Have you ever looked into a horseís mouth. There are a lot of teeth in there! The average adult has thirty two teeth. Horses can have up to forty-two teeth. The incisors are at the front, and a horse has twelve, six on both top and bottom. These are the teeth they use for clippin ...
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10 Reasons Not To Clip Your Eventer
14th Aug 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Polo the Weirdo
Eventers are extremely versatile, talented horses. They have to be strong, smart, and be skilled in many different disciplines. This may sound like a good thing, but the second you whip out your clippers, you may just figure out that the same things that make your horse a fantast ...
First Equine Neurological Chagas Disease in United States
4th Aug 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Earlier this year, researchers revealed what they believed to be the first incident of Chagas disease to affect a horse in North America. Chagas disease is a neurological disease common to dogs in South America. The disease is caused by a protozoa, a tiny organism called Trypanos ...
Horse Nose Bleeds
16th Jul 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
What do you do when you come out to find smears of blood on your horseís nose, or on its stall walls and manager? Chance are, if the bleeding has stopped, all is well, and just like the nose bleeds some of us get, the blood clots, the tissues heal relatively quickly and it doesní ...
Should My Horse Have Surgery
10th Jul 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most difficult decisions a horse owner may have to make is whether or not to go ahead with an emergency surgery. Surgery is hard on a horse, can have complications and the outcomes arenít always certain. It can be hard on our savings account too, even though weíd like ...
To Shave or Not to Shave
28th Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
The shaving of whiskers and what we see as extraneous hair around the hooves, legs, ears, top of the tail and elsewhere is common practice in the show ring. But, many horse owners believe that it is unadvisable, if not downright cruel to shave off whiskers. Whisker shaving is ill ...
How Heat Affects Horses
20th Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Horses in a hot pasture, or ones that are working hard on a hot day can have a temperature of up to 102F. Anything higher than that is worrisome. A horse that has a temperature of 106F is in trouble. The horse might show obvious signs of being fatigued, it will have an elevated p ...
Horse Dewormer Drug Resistance
2nd Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Most tube dewormers are known as anthelmintics. There are several different drugs that are anthelmintics and the most common of these is called ivermectin. Ivermectin works by paralyzing the worms. Another, called moxidectin does the same. Fenbendazole impedes the parasiteís grow ...
Caring for the Outdoor Horse
30th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
What could be easier than simply turning a horse out into a pasture, and letting it live as close to nature than possible? Wouldnít that be simpler and easier than keeping a horse in the stable? Being outdoors is actually better than being stabled, mentally and physically. But wh ...
Heaves Recurrent Airway Obstruction
21st May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Recurrent Airway Obstruction is known by a few different names. It can also be called RAO, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Equine Asthma or Emphysema, and Broken Wind. But it is most commonly known as heaves. A diagnoses of heaves for any horse is bad news. ...
Pony Founder Laminitis and The Obesity Link
18th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Two of the most common causes of health problems in ponies is obesity and founder. Both are caused by overeating. It is almost easier to overfeed, than underfeed a pony. Obesity can lead to a number of problems. Fat, cute ponies are almost so common, we sometimes forget how bad b ...
7 Point Plan for Spring Horse Care
14th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
If you inhale too close to my horse right now, you're going to get a lot of hair up your nose. Thatís because I havenít been too fussy about hurrying out her thick winter coat. The weather has been very un-spring-like and sheís needed it. But as it does here, spring is springing ...
What is Living in Your Horse
28th Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Thereís a whole ecosystem of sorts in your horse you may not even realize exists. In almost every system, parasites make their home. Within the muscle tissue lives Toxoplasma gondii parasites. While not terribly harmful to their host, they can harm anyone who eats the tissue. If ...
Operation Gelding
23rd Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Lots of people talk about the problem of unwanted horses, but it seems there really isnít a lot being done about the problem. The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a group of horse lovers that arenít just talking, theyíre doing. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed in 2005, and sinc ...
Horses May Prefer Cold Pasture Over Warm Shelter
18th Mar 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
A study published in the fall of 2015 may confirm what many of us have observed in our own backyards: horses are often happy to stay outside in the cold than stand inside a shelter. And, as it turns out, they donít seem to care if the shelter is heated or not. ...
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