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Health
Nicky Ellis

What Do You Need In A Horse First Aid Kit?

Horses can be rather accident prone, and horse-involved human injuries are common among equestrians. That’s why it is very smart to keep a complete first aid kit in your barn and have another, smaller kit to take along when you ride. In this article, we present horse first aid kit checklists for both, along with

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how often should you worm a horse
Health
Nicky Ellis

How Often Should You Worm A Horse?

There are as many different theories of horse deworming as there are horsemen and equine veterinarians. There are also a great many different types of internal parasites. It’s no wonder that the deworming process can seem confusing. In this article, we explore the topic of equine deworming and provide good advice on how and when

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signs of ill health in a horse
Health
Nicky Ellis

What Are The Signs Of Ill Health In A Horse?

Every horse is an individual, and it’s important to be very familiar with your own horse’s habits and typical way of being so that you will know right away if something is amiss. Even minor changes in behavior or condition can herald illness or an overall decline in horse health. Early detection of illness can

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common signs of ill health to watch for
Health
Nicky Ellis

Are There Home Remedies For Sand Colic In Horses?

Horses living in sandy, dry areas are often prone to sand colic. This is a condition that happens when horses ingest sand along with their food. Sand impaction prevents a horse from being able to pass gas or feces and this can cause very severe pain, infection and even death. In this article we discuss

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best strategies for deworming horses
Health
Nicky Ellis

Should You Worry If Your Horse Has A Runny Nose?

My horse has a runny nose, a usual question I see on horse forums every day. Nasal discharge is not always a sign of trouble in horses. A horse can have a temporary allergic reaction to something in the air just as a human can. The key to knowing whether or not you should be

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what can be done about sand colic
Riding
Minuca Elena

35 Equestrian Bloggers Teach You How To Bond With Your Horse

Knowing how to bond with your horse is an essential skill for any rider. It takes time and patience to create a bond with someone, either human or animal. The relationship between a person and his or her horse must be based on mutual trust. This can be especially challenging if you didn’t have the

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