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Herbs for Horses Products are Backed by Science

Canadian-owned Herbs for Horses makes a range of herbal, nutraceutical and nutritional equine products, backed by scientific research.

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6 Warning Signs Your Horse Needs Dental Work

The equine mouth is a dark cavern of mystery. Luckily, there are some outward signs and symptoms that can help you spot when dental work is needed.

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Leg Exercises for Riders to Gain Stability in the Saddle

Lower leg stability is important for protecting both the rider and the horse. Try these exercises to fix wobbly legs and feel more secure in the saddle.

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The Difference Between Head-Tossing and Head-Shaking in Horses

A recent study shows that head-tossing is not the same as head-shaking, which is related to hypersensitivity of the trigeminal nerve in the horse’s head.

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Can I Give My Horse Injections, or Does a Vet Have to Do It?

While many horse owners opt to have a veterinarian administer injections during an annual checkup, you can do it yourself, if you prefer.

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Hauling Healthy: Preventing Shipping Fever in Horses

While travelling to shows with your horse is an adventure, there are steps you should take to ensure he arrives in top shape, and prevent shipping fever.

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Recognizing Laminitis in Horses and How to Prevent it

Laminitis is a debilitating condition in horses involving inflammation of the laminae in the hoof, with numerous causes. Find out how to prevent it.

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Are GMO (Genetically Modified) Feeds Safe for Horses?

Are horse feeds made from GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients less safe to feed horses than those derived from conventional crops?

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Quack Cures from the Equine Veterinary Past

Some early veterinary treatments and procedures ranged from the bizarre to the horrific. Here are some of the quack cures inflicted on horses.

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Horse Stretches for Cool Downs & Improved Recovery

Get more out of your cool down routine and kickstart recovery by including these stretches as part of your horse’s daily workout regimen.