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Harnessing the Power of DMSO

Initially hailed as a miracle drug and then considered a dangerous toxin, DMSO is now increasingly accepted as a valid treatment option. Here’s what you need to know about using it safely. | MORE


Ten Ways to Optimize Your Horse’s Digestive System

Follow these guidelines when feeding horses to reduce the risk of colic, ulcers and other ills. | MORE


7 Winter Trail-Riding Hazards

Cold, snowy days don't keep you off the trail. Put safety first with our tips on negotiating winter trail hazards. | MORE


Field Guide to Equine Allergies

Learn the 5 most common triggers of allergic reactions in horses so you'll be better able to counter or prevent them. | MORE


7 Winter Trail Riding Hazards

  Winter trail riding can be fun if you're prepared. Of course, you try to avoid the trail riding hazards that might get you and your horse into | MORE


Preventing Heat Stress in Horses

On summer days, it can be difficult to distinguish normal fatigue and sweatiness from dangerous heat stress in horses. Here's what to look for and how to safeguard your horse's well-being. | MORE


How a Horse Keeps Cool

Consider how our equine partners regulate body temperature and keep cool. | MORE


7 Canons of Conditioning

Use this expert advice to safely condition your horse for many happy hours on the trail.



Protect Your Horse From Botflies

With the right tools, you can easily control botflies, a persistent and sometimes troublesome summertime pest. | MORE


Easy Horse Rein Repair

If you end up with a broken horse rein despite your best efforts, dismount and lead your horse back to the barn. Then use this easy fix until | MORE

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