This is what it looks like to be downwind when brushing a horse during shedding season.. In 4K! Just in case you were wondering 🙂 It’s really important to brush your horse quite often, especially before a ride. When you have that time to run your hand over your horse’s body before saddling, you can…Details
Welcome to our articles page about equine health. These articles are concentrating solely on the health of the horse, common ailments and problems that they have, why they have them and how we think of them. Through either on the ground work and getting our hands dirty, to using advanced technology like high frame rate video or high resolution pictures, we’re doing our best to determine what could be going wrong in the horse. Every exam comes with a fecal egg count test too, just in case there is a chance that the horse has parasites living inside it that is causing multiple problems.
The articles below are put in the order on when they were updated last as we are constantly updating our own knowledge and making sure to apply it to our articles and media.
Just a quick little video about cleaning eye goo on a horse and how to do it. Mostly it’s just about being gentle. You can use your hand but a wet cloth that is warm is better to just clean off the dirt etc. There’s definitely not a lot to it, but it’s a common…Details
One of our first articles here was on Stable was about Thrush. As this article won’t cover the basics, it’s recommended to read the original article first and then come back to this one. When thrush is allowed to take hold, either through lack of detection or poor maintenance, it can literally eat the frog…Details
This is just a quick video talking about keeping some water in a temporary turnout area like an arena or small field. It’s always just nice for them to have the option to have a drink if they want. Something to consider when turning out horses is that you never know where they are in…Details
There are a lot of opinions floating around about how to feed horses, when to feed them and what to feed them. In this video I talk about the importance of using hay bags to feed horses so that they always have food around 24/7. By making sure that horses always have hay or grass…Details
A very common question we get asked is: Should I blanket my horse in the winter? another closely related: Do horses get cold in the winter? There isn’t a simple answer right away, but with a few questions around the topic the answer can get easier and the decision process should solidify. In this video…Details
In this video I talk about cleaning the ears of a horse and some things to think about. When it comes to the ears of a horse, you may find some horses that have no problem with them being touched and like it, some that are really afraid and maybe some in between that may…Details
This is just a really quick video talking about a scab on Luke’s leg that is an injury caused by a kick from another horse a few weeks back. The important point to consider when dealing with abrasions, cuts and open wounds in general is that when they heal they are going to scab over.…Details
In this video I talk about why it’s important to clean up your horse’s environment. The manure and urine that horses put out is a lot. When they live in the small spaces that we give them, they are stuck stepping in it, accidentally or purposefully eating it, lying in it and just standing around…Details
In the following video, I talk about cleaning hooves and some simple things to consider and think of when doing so. I think that hoof picking is an absolute integral part of horse husbandry and allows a few minutes of the day (hopefully) where you can ask your horse to trust you to take one…Details