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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?

Posted by Liv Gude on

What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?
When laminitis starts to set in, there is decreased blood flow to the laminae tissue, causing the tissue to swell and elongate. This puts pressure on all of the internal structures of the hoof. It’s not long before this swelling becomes quite painful for a horse.

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Common Horse Grazing Muzzle Problems

Posted by Ana-Maria Echeverri on

Common Horse Grazing Muzzle Problems

Rubbing, chafing, lack of air, poor durability, water and debris getting caught inside: all of these are common problems that horses have with traditional grazing muzzles. We look at these and more. How many have you experienced with your horse?

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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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