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Christine Barakat for EQUUS

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Eight Summer Health Concerns

Warm weather and sunny days bring some specific changes to your horse's health. Here's what to be on watch for this season.


Easing Your Horse into Retirement

Putting an old horse ?out to pasture? is unnecessary and even unwise. Instead, consider his needs as well as your own and craft a customized retirement plan that keeps him active and content.

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Your Aging Horse: Conditioning

Just as in people, the benefits of exercise for aging horses are myriad and self-reinforcing. From EQUUS magazine

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How to Wrap a Hoof Injury

Here's how to apply a hoof bandage that will stay put and keep the wound clean.

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On Guard Against Lameness

With 5 simple management measures you can protect your horse?s soundness and guard against lameness. By Christine Barakat for Equus magazine.

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For Best Training Results, Use Treats

Your horse may appreciate an affectionate pat for a job well done, but a tasty treat will go a lot further to reinforce desirable behavior and strengthen your bond with him.

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What NOT to Do if a Snake Bites Your Horse

Christine Barakat writing for EQUUS tells you what not to do if a snake should bite your horse.

Courtesy of Horse & Rider

Safety Equipment for Riders

Accidents will happen but today's riders can protect themselves against injury as never before with new safety equipment.