Springtime Wellness Checks for Your Equine Companion

It’s Springtime! And along with the return of our awesome weather comes more horse riding, more horse events, more horse shows, more horse everything! Just like we “spring clean” our homes, this month is a great time to make a list of your horse’s wellness needs and get those appointments and exams on your calendar!Continue reading “Springtime Wellness Checks for Your Equine Companion”

So……You Want to Buy a Horse!

First-time horse buyers are often unsure of what exactly they should be looking for when buying a horse. They may be unfamiliar with horse terminology and what, exactly, owning a horse entails. Even some experienced horse owners still need assistance when purchasing a new horse. If you are new to horses, always take an experiencedContinue reading “So……You Want to Buy a Horse!”

Size Matters….Bit Size That Is!

Choosing the right bit size is important. If the bit is either too small or too large it can not do the job it is meant for and can actually harm your horse. Bits, at their best, always create pressure….pressure on soft tissue, on the palate, on the tongue, and even on nerves for theContinue reading “Size Matters….Bit Size That Is!”

Sand Colic….Different?

Sand colic is a specific type of colic seen in horses that live in a sandy environment. It accounts for about 5% of all colics seen. Sand colic presents with symptoms similar to any generic colic, such as inappetence, pawing, rolling, looking or kicking at the stomach, distress and unease, and dehydration. One sign thatContinue reading “Sand Colic….Different?”

Tis the Season…Be Careful!

The definition of liability is “the state of being responsible for something, especially by law”. Sadly, the holiday season can bring out both the best and worst in folks leaving some horse owners subject to losses they weren’t expecting. Lately, we’ve heard numerous stories from clients who have hired “equine” contractors or services only toContinue reading “Tis the Season…Be Careful!”

Horses Get Cavities Too!

Horse’s teeth have the same composition as human teeth and just like humans, they can get cavities. As the life expectancy of horses has increased, our ability to treat dental caries has a huge impact….the cost of placing a composite filling into an equine cavity can preserve the integrity of the tooth and may preventContinue reading “Horses Get Cavities Too!”