Tag Archives: equine health

What Should You Keep in Your Barn First Aid Kit?

Dr. Steven Allday taking x-rays of a bay gelding's front left leg in a barn alleyway.

As much as we love them, we have to admit that horses can be incredibly fragile animals. How many times have you come out to the barn hoping for a nice ride only to find that your horse has given themself another injury? I can say that I experienced this just last night. Sometimes, these […]

Joint Care 101

By: Dr. Steve Allday Joint care is almost always an afterthought when considering preventative maintenance of our equine partner. Of course when purchasing your horse you consult with a veterinarian for a purchase exam and other diagnostic tools such as radiographs, ultrasound and in many cases an exam via endoscope of the airway if endurance […]

Horseback Riding’s Healing Power

Woman grooming horse in barn.

By Emily Daigle Being as majestic as they are, a horse’s presence alone is a gift to us that can benefit our well-being in more ways than one. Therapeutic applications have documented incredible healing powers by horses for many with various types of disabilities and conditions. As equestrians, we can understand how equine therapy has […]

Horse Sunburns 101

Being horse people, we spend a lot of time outside. As a result of that, we all know how painful those accidental sunburns on a warm summer day can be. While innocent, we all look back saying, “I knew better.” If we get burnt in one afternoon, imagine the sun our horses soak up while […]