Are you a new horse owner, or are you just looking at having a more active understanding of your four-legged friends? Knowing the basics surrounding your horse’s leg anatomy is an excellent place to start.
Does your horse suffer from cellulitis? Cellulitis is a relatively common and frustrating condition affecting a horse’s legs. The condition occurs when the subcutaneous tissues beneath the skin become inflamed and infected. Cellulitis can be challenging for horse owners to treat. We know how frustrating it can be and have covered what causes cellulitis, how to treat it, and how to prevent cellulitis in the future.
There are several practices riders can incorporate into their daily lives to become stronger in both body and mind. Consistency is key in these practices, and doing them will lead to stronger, more balanced, and thoughtful riding!
Horses’ backs quite literally bridge the gap between majestic necks, powerful legs, and swishing tails. Other than asking for lifts and bends throughout training, back conditioning and health can be out of sight and mind.
As the change in seasons brings a welcomed drop in temperatures, beautiful foliage, and favorite holidays, it’s time to reconsider horses’ feeding programs. Senior horses may need special attention as the colder weather makes everything a little more difficult, and a bred broodmare might need extra concentrate, such as grain, to fulfill her dietary requirements.
As riders, it’s very easy to assume everything sees the world as we do. From the dogs and cats at the barn to our own horses, the colorful and often clear world we see is not the same world animals see. Here are ten things to keep in mind when working with horses.
Somewhere in their heart, everyone has a soft spot for animals experiencing hardship. Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. staff have taken the soft spot in their own hearts and run with it, opening a sanctuary in the heart of Florida’s horse country. The 501(c)(3) non-profit focuses on rescuing, rehabbing, and rehoming horses within Florida.
It’s every horse owner’s worst nightmare. The moment you watch your horse trot across the pasture or stumble across a change in terrain and think “are they lame?” Not to mention the fan fair of diagnosis and treatments that usually ensue afterward.
Shockwave therapy is an advanced and growing technology that treats musculoskeletal problems, bone injuries, and soft tissue in horses. This type of therapy is one of the most effective treatments known to not only humans, but horses, too.