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  1. Julie Goodnight on Gravity: The Draw of Horses After an Accident

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    Why do we love horses? Why are we drawn to them, even after injury or heartbreak? Famed clinician and trainer Julie Goodnight shares her thoughts on … READ MORE »

  2. Dr. Juliet Getty: The Overweight Horse Who Won’t Stop Eating — Leptin Resistance is the Key!

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    Nobody likes to diet–especially your horse. Not only that, putting your horse on a diet can be dangerous for him. Equine nutritionist Dr. Juliet Getty explains: … READ MORE »

  3. Do You Have a Scary Horse-Buying Story?

    Be A Smart Horse Buyer book

    I’ve been trying to help a friend find a kid-friendly horse for her daughters, and after looking at more than a half-dozen horses that started out … READ MORE »

  4. Taking Your Horse’s Shoes Off for the Winter? Consider Barefoot All Year Long

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    Many horse owners like to pull their horse’s shoes in the winter, and some experts say their horse could enjoy the same benefits of increased circulation … READ MORE »

  5. What Was Your Horse for Halloween?

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    He suddenly appeared from the woods, riding a ferocious black beast and wielding a mighty axe… No? O.K., so it was Matt and his gelding, Yukon. … READ MORE »

  6. A Plan to Save a Curly Mustang…or Two

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    Have you ever had the luck to meet a Curly horse? And no, I’m not talking about the tell-tale coat of a horse with Cushing’s Disease. … READ MORE »

  7. Quarantine is Over! How Will the Rescue Horse do at Home?

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    What happens with that rescue horse once you bring it home? Will the horse eventually settle in, or will she show signs of problems that begin … READ MORE »

  8. Would Your Horse Choose the Horse Trainer, or You with a Treat?

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    There’s a very well-respected horse trainer (who shall go unnamed) who told the following story that makes a big point about horse treats: “One lady whose … READ MORE »

  9. Guest Blog: Testing Hoof Wear in the North Cascades

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    Have you ever wondered how a barefoot horse would do in steep, rocky terrain? Horsewoman and barefoot enthusiast Ruthie Thompson-Klein, of Equine Balance Hoof Care, recently … READ MORE »

  10. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela: Learning to be Confident in the Face of Crazy

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    What would your horse do if you were to suddenly run past it while screaming? Would it bolt like a racehorse out of a gate or … READ MORE »

  11. A Colt, a Feed Lot and a Facebook Plea to Save a Horse Life

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    Have you ever visited a horse feedlot? After being messaged about a Facebook page listing a yearling colt as one of many horses in need of … READ MORE »

  12. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela: Healing Hands

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    If a horse launches a human like a lawn dart, it’s almost always the human’s fault. –That’s one thing I have come to believe over the … READ MORE »

  13. Equine Comeback Challenge Update: Horse Trainer Erin Zellefrow and her “Mare-Be-Go-Round”

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    How do you get a rescue horse ready for competition? A Home for Every Horse’s Equine Comeback Challenge trainer Erin Zellefrow shares her story with Horse&Rider … READ MORE »

  14. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela

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    I’m in a hospital bed staring at a piece of paper with a sentence that makes no sense: “Fell off horse Neela who is pregnant by … READ MORE »

  15. USRider: Horse Owner Travel Precautions for Equine Vesicular Stomatitis

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    Each summer, horse owners travel with their horses to explore different parts of North America. The summer heat and bugs create a melting pot for equine … READ MORE »

  16. Research Shows Equine Therapy Helps Children with Autism

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    Research from Washington University in St Louis indicates that treating children who have autism in occupational therapy sessions using the movements of the horse, commonly called … READ MORE »

  17. Study: Horses Are Good Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

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    In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia. A collaboration between The Ohio State University, … READ MORE »

  18. Equine Guelph: When Disaster Strikes, Plan to be Prepared

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    Ice storms, blizzards, floods, or tornadoes – it seems that over the past few years, horse owners have seen them all. Disasters often strike without warning … READ MORE »

  19. Recent Equine Rabies Cases Highlight Importance of Vaccinating


    Two recent equine rabies cases in Tennessee and one in New York serve as reminders that rabies is a real threat to the lives of horses, and that … READ MORE »

  20. Horse Rescue Report: The Story of Max (Part Two)


    It’s hard to see the good side of a horse who bites or kicks. Horse rescue advocate Cate Lamm continues her story of seeing a better … READ MORE »

  21. It’s Easy to Trim Your Horses’ Hooves Yourself with the Electric Hoof Knife

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    The idea of owning our own small farm was appealing in every way except one: Our beloved farrier and friend was declining to move with us. … READ MORE »

  22. From Horse Journal: Three Exercises To Prepare For Cross-Country Jumping

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    How do you teach a young or green horse how to jump cross country? Horse Journal performance editor John Strassburger put together a guide called “Get Ready … READ MORE »

  23. Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect Tennessee Walking Horses from Abuse

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    Congress moved one step closer to protecting horses from the cruel practice of “soring” when the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Prevent … READ MORE »

  24. HorseSafetyUSA: Guidelines for Choosing a Child’s Riding Lesson Program


    Are you looking now for a summer horse program for the young horse lover in your house? Then you need to read the following tips from … READ MORE »

  25. Horse Rescue Volunteers, Staff Offered Free Training–But Hurry, Deadline is Friday!

    US Humane Society

    Horse rescues around the country can participate in a free, virtual training program, offered in part by the Humane Society of the United States. “Plan 4 … READ MORE »

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