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Taking Care of Your Horse – Making Sure They Get the Best Nutrition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Katherine Ogilvie   
Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00

Whether you horse is a beloved family pet or used in competitions - you want to keep your horse happy and healthy for as long as possible. Ensuring your horses have a well-balanced diet and are getting all the nutrition they need can be a big part of that. Various foods and substances are recommended for horses but here are three of the simplest and the most recommended dietary supplements for horses:

Seaweed for Horses

Did you know seaweed can be a relatively cheap supplement that’s great for hoof and coat health? Seaweed is a natural source of vitamins and minerals for horses; in particular it’s a great source of iodine. Iodine is important for healthy development and growth in horses because it is used to synthesize thyroid hormones – which contributes to regulating metabolism, balancing body temperature and oxygen usage.  Seaweed also provides your equine friends with other useful healthy, natural substances including amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, E and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium and many others – all which help to fuel a healthy and happy horse.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:00
Cashel Crusader Fly Mask Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Katriona Lindstrom   
Saturday, 07 June 2014 00:00

I recently received 3 fly masks to review from Cashel. To begin with, I like the packaging. The zippered bag is a good way to store your fly mask for the off season (though we don't have much of one here in Arizona).  It is sturdier than just a thin cardboard box like other masks come in, or a thin plastic bag.  The closest thing to it would be the packaging a comforter comes in.  The front of the board in the package has all the information you need and it is VERY clear what size you have. 

The back of the board in the bag has a size guide.  This guide is more helpful than some other brands, as it shows how to measure and what size the measurements correlate to.  This is more exact than going by just weight.  I have purchased fly masks in the past, based on weight, but they did not fit any of my horses.

Cashel has put a lot of thought into sizing and while it's not perfect, it's closer than most.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014 17:17
Do You Really Have The Commitment To Own A Horse? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 April 2013 01:36

Owning a horse requires considerable commitment on your part. He will need stabling, feeding, mucking out, grooming, and exercising. While this isn’t much different to owning a dog, a combination of the size of the horse and the fact that you will usually have to travel to the stables means that you may regret your decision, especially on cold and dark mornings when you want nothing more than to stay in bed and have a cup of coffee.

Horses are big animals and they require regular care and attention. You need to ensure that they have a good quality feed, permanent access to water, and that you are giving horse supplements to help ensure that they get all of the vitamins and nutrients that they require. Certain supplements, like NAF horse can prove especially useful if your horse has undergone a change in its exercise regimen.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 15:27
Horse Worming Advice PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:13

Most horse owners are aware of the need to worm their horses on a regular basis. Although a horse is able to tolerate a small amount of worms without any problems, a large number of worms can lead to weight loss and diarrhea and therefore it is important to use horse wormers.

Most of the worms that affect horses have a similar life cycle in that the horse swallows the worm larvae from the pasture, the larvae then spend time developing in the horse, before reaching adulthood in the bowel.

Low-Cost Gelding Clinic is CA Success PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 April 2011 21:37

The National Equine Resource Network's (NERN) low-cost gelding clinic program in California has reduced the number of stallions in Huntington Beach and Salinas by twenty-five, according to Shirley Puga, head of the nonprofit rescue organization. NERN was founded last year to help equine rescue sanctuaries continue their work during the lean economic times.

The two gelding clinics were held in Huntington Beach and Salinas in March, gelding seven and 18 stallions respectively. They were the first in a series of low-cost castration clinics NERN has scheduled throughout California in 2011.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 21:36
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