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Why I Use Chemical Wormers – Encysted Strongyles

By Cynthia Cooper I would love to be able to worm my horses more naturally, and years ago I tried it that way, but their health was suffering due to the following issues: Property too small for the number of horses (15 on less than 40 acres). Not enough help/time to pick up poo regularly and […]

Mud Fever/Greasy Heel Treatment Tips

Mud Fever or greasy heel affects the lower limbs of our equine friends and may cause pain and swelling that is accompanied with crusty scabs of varying sizes. In serious cases, the horse may become lame and the whole leg seriously swollen and infected. WHAT CAUSES IT? Mud fever was thought to be caused by […]

Drought Strategies To Help Your Horses

Drought is hard on you, your horse and your pocket so knowing how to make life more comfortable during such a depressing time helps a lot. The three main issues to be addressed are: 1. Feed, 2. Water and 3. Pasture/Property Management. Feed is obviously the biggest issue and as it becomes scarce whether on the […]

Should I rug/blanket my horse or not?

by Cynthia Cooper Rugging or blanketing horses is usually something that makes US feel a lot better, especially when its cold, wet and we see our horse shivering. Keep in mind that horses have survived for millions of years without the need for man-made rugs to protect them from the weather. They have the wonderful […]

Flexible Tree Saddles

by Cynthia Cooper Flexible saddle trees are becoming increasingly popular, reflecting the growing awareness and concern of today’s riders for their horses’ well-being. Why a flexible tree ? As with many consumer products in general, technology has evolved products throughout the years. We watch flat screen color tv’s and no longer 10″ black and white […]

Saddle Fit Suggestions

by Cynthia Cooper Over the past few years, awareness about saddle fit has increased dramatically as we look to get better performance from our horses, especially in the field of endurance. In any sport where long hours with a saddle and rider on board, a horse’s back, movement, expression and willingness will tell you the […]

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