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Is My Horse Fat?

Posted by Hannah Jones on

Is My Horse Fat?
Obesity in horses is a serious and can lead to life-threatening conditions like laminitis and founder. How can you tell if your pudgy pony is a fat horse? Hannah Jones explains and suggests options you can follow to keep your horse fit and trim!

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Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?

Posted by Rebecca Wyatt on

Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?
Part blacksmith, part vet, a farrier must master a range of skills to properly treat and service equine hooves. Farriers also have to be as good at managing people as they do horses. One farrier discusses how a grazing muzzle can be a proactive means to avoiding laminitis, founder, and other hoof health problems that farriers face on a daily basis.

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Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit

Posted by Hannah Jones on

Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit
What is a bit? How do horse bits work? This essay explains the uses, purposes, and parts of an equine bit, with special attention to snaffle and curb bits. You'll also learn a simple way to measure a horse's bit size!

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What Is a Grazing Muzzle?

Posted by Liv Gude on

What Is a Grazing Muzzle?

Horses are amazing creatures that thrive when they can eat forage all day long and wander for miles to do so. Modern horse keeping has disrupted the natural order of things. We keep our horses in paddocks and stalls and determine the makeup and content of their meals, including hay and fortified feeds. We even give them treats! Then we turn them out to graze, often in thick and lush pastures. These patterns of contemporary feeding and less natural roaming can easily, and too often, result in a fat horse.   Weight gain for horses has consequences What are the possible consequences for a...

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Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?

Posted by Liv Gude on

Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?
There's no sight more natural than a horse grazing on grass. How much can a horse eat in a day? Are there risks beyond simply having a fat horse? Liv Gude explains the basics of a horse diet.

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