Understanding a Degloved Hoof – A Rare But Very Serious Injury

Understanding a Degloved Hoof – A Rare But Very Serious Injury

Degloved Hoof Causes, Prevention, Treatment. Horses are incredibly active animals. They work hard, and they run a lot. They spend the better part of their lives outdoors, and as such, they are prone to various injuries that can affect their quality of life. A degloved hoof is one of these injuries, and one of the…

Here’s Why Your Horse Is Not Gaining Weight and How to Fix It

Here’s Why Your Horse Is Not Gaining Weight and How to Fix It

I’ve said it plenty of times: caring for a horse requires work and know-how. Apart from making sure our horses have shelter, food, and water, we need to keep an eye on their overall health, fitness, and body condition. As far as having a normal weight goes, some horses can be incredibly difficult keepers. Some…

How to Tell If Your Horse Is Cold and What to Do About It

How to Tell If Your Horse Is Cold and What to Do About It

Most horses are well-adapted to the cold and will cope with the winter months without too many issues. However, depending on their breed, their health, and their age, some horses might become too cold for their own good, and this could lead to some serious complications such as hypothermia. In order to become a responsible…

How to Stretch a Horse and Maintain Its Flexibility

How to Stretch a Horse and Maintain Its Flexibility

If your horse is particularly active in competitive sports such as vaulting, barrel racing or show jumping, then stretching your horse regularly is of utmost importance. What’s key to remember is that the best time to stretch your horse is right after a workout, as that’s when its muscles are already warmed up. Stretching a…