USEF Submits Comment on USDA’s Proposed Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted a comment in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the Horse Protection Act. In its comment, the USEF seeks to partner with the USDA in the…

EQUIOXX® Now Available For Horses in Tablet Form

EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Tablets received FDA approval in July, and now this new 57mg chewable tablet formulation of the only equine coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is available for purchase with a prescription.

What is a Digital Pulse? Where Do You Find It?

Equine Digital Pulse

An equine digital pulse is a very useful tool for horse owners in determining if there is pain or inflammation in the hoof (or hooves) of your horse. The digital pulse is the bloodflow through the main artery going into the hooves. A digital…

Senior Horse Care – Keeping Them Healthy

An unfortunate part of horse ownership is that our horses age. And senior horses require a little extra care to ensure they are happy and comfortable in their upper years. As in humans, horses strength and overall body condition diminishes. This does not mean…

Landscaping Ideas to Help Keep Away Bugs

Being around a barn, we are all familiar with the annoying insects that come along with our 4 legged friends. Did you know there are landscaping tips you can follow to help keep away bugs naturally? Follow these steps to have a lovely looking…

Abscesses in Horses and How to Treat Them

One of the most common sudden onset lameness causes is an abscess. These occur for a variety of reasons, but they are due to bacteria invading the hoof and causing an infection. These infections typically cause pain, and in turn the horse does not…

An Ode to Our Barn Hands

An Ode to our Barn Hands

Not enough attention gets paid to the person/people taking care of our horses! Whether you call them barn hands, barn manager, facility manager, barn owner, or something else. They are IMPORTANT PEOPLE! Rain, snow, miserable heat, sickness, health or any other occasion cannot deter…

A Guide to Volunteering During Fires & 10 Rules to Live by in Evacuations with Horses

A Guide to Volunteering During Fires By: Carrie Terroux-Barrett Wildfire season is upon us. That was made brutally clear yesterday when much of Colorado erupted into a firestorm in just hours, several large, structure threatening fires and a few smaller ones included. Colorado is…

Group Scheduling with a Vet

Group Vet Appointment

When you board at a facility, you can typically do group scheduling with a vet for spring/fall vaccines to save on the Farm Call fee. This can be a pretty significant savings VS if you had the vet out for just your horse. There are many…

Horse Lease Do’s and Don’ts

Horse Lease Do's and Don'ts

Being a party in a horse lease can be tricky; whether you are the lesser or lessee. Here are some important factors to consider when deciding if leasing your horse out is right for you, or if leasing a horse is going to work…