The Birth of a Foal: What Horse Owners Should Expect

The Birth of a Foal: What Horse Owners Should Expect

The birth of a newborn foal is an exciting time. Most times, the mares require little human interaction. This means you can put your mare in a safe place to foal, sit back and marvel at the miracle of life. However, you should know what to expect during a birth. If...
Common Ailments that Could Affect Your Horse

Common Ailments that Could Affect Your Horse

Horses are beautiful animals that are a pleasure to own. You can spend many enjoyable hours riding a horse, or you might just be happy to watch them graze peacefully in the field. As with all animals, horses are subject to many types of ailments and illnesses. Certain...
Benefits of Equine Therapy for Autism

Benefits of Equine Therapy for Autism

People who regularly interact with horses have been shown to reap benefits, such as decreased blood pressure, lower stress levels, and reduced feelings of anger and anxiety. Studies also show that you gain feelings of self-esteem, trust, empathy and patience. The...
Top 5 Hoof Problems For Horses

Top 5 Hoof Problems For Horses

It’s been said before that “no hoof, no horse” and as simple as that may sound, it holds a lot of truth to it. The hooves of the horse are the foundation for everything you do together, so it is important to keep them in the best shape possible. Granted, that may be...

Equine Ophthalmology

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), also known as “moon blindness” or periodic ophthalmia, is a common disease effecting the equine eye and is the most common cause of blindness in the horse. Due to the recurrent nature of the disease, the term “moon...