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The Truth About Colic Reimbursement Programs

With almost every big name supplement company out there offering their own version of a colic reimbursement program if you feed their supplements, how do you know which is the right one for you?  Sure, much of it starts out of convenience; you're already feeding the company's product so why wouldn't you sign up? But [...]

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Breeding Season: Keeping A Mare's Behavior In Check

If you’ve ever owned a mare, chances are you have had a few problems here or there with attitude during the longer days and peak of breeding season. During the spring to early fall, mares enter their breeding cycle and often become a bit more difficult or unruly to deal with during these months. These [...]

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Promoting Healthy Immune Systems in Both Mare and Foal

A healthy immune system is critical for all horses, especially young foals and broodmares. It is important for a foal to have a strong start to life. A compromised immune system in a mare can lead to health issues and can impact the growth and prosperity of her foal. If your mare's immune system is weakened, she may have trouble [...]

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Get the Most Out of Your Stud This Breeding Season

Breeding season has quickly come upon us and, as we all know, that means the next few months are going to be filled with hard work and long nights. Breeding season poses many challenges from coordinating breeding and handling horses, to collection and maintaining semen quality. As you develop your breeding program and work to hone it into a [...]

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A Guide to Increasing Conception Rates and Ovulation

We all know that breeding season is challenging. When a mare is difficult to breed, it can make the season more labor intensive and result in losses not only emotionally but financially. Horses are not the most fertile animals: conceptions rates only average about 60%, so it’s crucial that a mare is healthy. Optimal health is essential to achieve [...]

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Marketing Your Man: Tips For Positive Positioning of Stallions

You may have the most athletic, trainable, and successful stallion you’ve ever seen in your barn but if you’re not doing anything to help him look, feel, and perform at his best, you might be missing the mark with your breeding marketing strategies. Try these few tips to make your stud the most desirable boy on the block.Much of [...]

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Welcoming Home Your New Animal

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are debating on surprising their loved ones with a new pet. Welcoming a pet to their new home is a very important process and, depending on the animal, the steps can differ but completing them ensures your animal the best opportunity to adjust to their new environment.DOGSWhen bringing a new dog home, [...]

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Your Dog's Coat is Not Enough

As winter approaches, many people are beginning to prepare for the cold weather by cranking that thermostat up and pouring cup after cup of hot chocolate. As humans it is relatively easy for us to stay warm if we have all of the necessities, and the same thing goes for your dog. Here [...]

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Winter How-to: Keep Your Horses Water from Freezing

With temperatures dropping and the days shrinking, this is the time of year to evaluate your winter preparedness. One of the most important things to evaluate when preparing for winter is your horse’s water. In areas where temperatures drop below freezing, buckets or troughs of water left outside may freeze leaving your horse [...]

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Understanding What's In Your Digestive Supplement

We hear terms like "probiotic" and "psyllium" tossed around a lot (especially when it comes to supplements), but do you actually know what they are and what they do for your horse?  Before we begin defining common ingredients, check out this video to gain a better understanding of your horse's digestive tract:PROBIOTICIn short, the term [...]

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