As horse owners, we know the importance of our horse’s legs. We try to prevent injuries and protect their legs as much as possible because the old statement, “no hoof, no horse,” applies to legs too. This guide discusses the best ways to help maintain your horse’s legs.
Why do horses have the stamina to run for extended periods? Horses can accommodate great oxygen demands with a specialized circulatory and respiratory system. This means they can provide the oxygen their muscles need during exercise. While the respiratory system transports oxygen, the equine circulatory system is a bit more complex.
We work hard to keep our horses healthy, happy, and safe. When it comes to legs, horses are easily injured and hard to heal. We’ve created this guide to explain some of the most common horse bandages, boots, and wraps so you choose the proper leg protection for your horse.
When your dog is experiencing pain, you want to do everything you can to help. Injury, infection, and even allergies can make your dog feel uncomfortable. There are two ways to alleviate pain for your dog: prescription pain relief and natural pain relief. Here are some best practices for dog pain management, whether you choose homeopathic pain management or a prescription option.
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.
Keeping accurate records of your horses' health is essential to ensuring their lifelong health and well-being. Even one horse can rack up a lot of paperwork, so organized records can be a huge time saver for you in the long run when you consider vet visits, farrier fees, hay invoices, health records, vaccination, and breeding history.
Rebounding is a mini-trampoline exercise that can range from low-impact, dance cardio to high-intensity, sweat-inducing strength training sessions. If you need a break from cardio, there are fun ways to incorporate pilates, barre, and yoga classes using your trampoline as a prop. The options are limitless and, most importantly, fun!
National Horse Day is celebrated every year on December 13th in the United States. It’s a day to remember the economic, historical, and cultural contributions that horses have made to our country. With over4.6 million Americansinvolved in the horse industry and 2 million horse owners, many people celebrate these amazing animals every year.
Chamomile is a popular beverage and alternative remedy for various health issues. It is an herb from a daisy-like flower and has been used for centuries. Chamomile can be made into a tea or essential oil that can be added to creams and lotions. Generally, people consume chamomile tea for internal health benefits and apply chamomile essential oil topically for skin care.