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Is it Too Cold to Bathe Your Horse?

As we know, colder temperatures are not usually conducive to a voluntary run through sprinklers but for your horse, getting wet in the cold may be a necessary evil. With the days getting shorter, temperatures dropping and your horse’s hair growing longer, it is important to keep your horse well groomed and bathed just [...]

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Experience the True Outdoors: Tips for Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog

As the summer comes to an end and temperatures cool down, it becomes the perfect time to get out and experience the true outdoors with your dog. I’m not talking about going down to the neighborhood dog park and letting Fido run around for a little while while you hang out on a bench. [...]

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Staying Safe on the Trail During Hunting Season

Fall is here and hunting season is upon us. But that doesn’t mean you have to put a stop to your weekend rides! Each year, the fall and winter months bring thousands of hunters to the same woods and mountains that trail riders frequent. While statistics show that the majority of these hunters practice safe techniques, there [...]

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Superfoods For Your Super Dog

A dog’s health first and foremost begins with their diet. Much like humans, a dog’s energy, fat and muscle levels are all affected by the food it consumes. Therefore, to keep a dog as healthy as possible, the owner must make a conscious effort to provide healthy nutritious food and treats combined with good [...]

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Camping with your horse. Are you ready?

You’ve been saying it for years, how much you’d like to go camping…with your horse. You spend countless hours on the trail, your horse is as steady as they come and you’re ready to take that next step; a night alone, under the stars, hanging out with your horse, getting in touch with your inner pioneer.But are you really [...]

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Sunburns and Horses: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Horse Protected

Today it is common knowledge that if a person plans to spend an extended amount of time in the sun, it is a good idea to wear sunscreen or something to cover up to avoid getting a sunburn. However, most people do not know that horses and animals in general can suffer from the [...]

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Why Does Your Dog Sleep All Day?

Have you noticed that your dog, or dogs in general, sleeps most of the day? It seems like when they aren’t begging for another belly rub or slobbering all over the couch, they are lying motionless on their bed probably dreaming about that squirrel that got away. This is because dogs have a much [...]

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AQUATIC THERAPY, IT’S NOT JUST FOR HUMANS ANYMORE

Three Ways Your Horse Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy For decades, doctors have recommended swim therapy to treat human ailments such as back pain, joint pain and muscle and tendon rehabilitation. Swimming grants the body full range of motion without pressure on joints, bones and muscleThis same process can also be used to address [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown: Part 2

There was such an amazing response to last week’s blog about management of chronic back pain at home and so much information I simply couldn’t squeeze into a single blog post that adding a “Part 2” seemed only fitting.I’m not sure that this is necessarily a “new” problem, or if more people are simply realizing its prevalence, but in any case, there’s [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown.

Until fairly recently, the idea of horses dealing with back pain was somewhat of a folklore. Those who believed it was a reality were faced with ridicule and nonsensical looks from colleagues and friends.With advancements in the field of veterinary medicine over the past 15 years, the evolution of the equine sports medicine specialty along with increasing acceptance of alternative medicine [...]

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