Horse Health (Page 5)

and Wellbeing

Farrier attaching a poly horse shoe to a horse's hoof. Plastic Horse Shoes.

Plastic Horse Shoes: Better Than Barefoot? It’s an iconic sound alright; a metal-shod horse travelling on hard ground. Some would say it’s music to a horseman’s ears. But what you’re hearing is high-frequency vibration; the tiny portion of vibrating energy that escapes the impact zone and disperses through the air.Read More →

Horse hooves standing on concrete surface. No foot no horse

No foot, no horse! The old saying still rings true today… The more we learn about horses’ feet and the connection between healthy feet and a healthy upper body, the more we realise how important it is to consider our horse’s feet in relation to their general health and wellbeing.Read More →

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil Biological Name: Pelagonium graveolens Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Steam distillation. Geranium Essential Oil Scent: Floral, fresh, strong and sweet with a fruity note. Constituents: beta-caryophyllene, citronellol, citronellyl acetate, geraniol, geranyl acetate, isomenthone, menthone, linalyl acetate, linalool, phellandrene and sabinene. Reported ActionsRead More →

Horse on treadmill. Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma

Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a tool help diagnose mild forms of horse asthma. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of poor performance in sport horses but often, symptoms are subtle and difficult to spot, particularlyRead More →

Horse standing in front of wall. Monitoring your horse's condition

Monitoring Your Horse’s Condition – According to recent studies, horse owners are missing early signs their horses and ponies are becoming overweight until they are dangerously obese. This means they are putting their horses at risk and making weight loss programs more difficult In this article, Dr Jennifer Stewart, anRead More →