Donna Marie West

Articles by Donna Marie West - 15 results

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Health

Treat your horse to a Simple Massage

A massage has many benefits. It warms up and relaxes stiff muscles, improves movement and balance, improves circulation, and more.

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Health

Cough! Cough! Equine Respiratory Disease

The two most common reasons why horses cough are respiratory infection and recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves.

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Tack & Equipment

Bitless Bridles Reviewed

Is your horse a candidate for a bitless bridle? Find out how to choose one that will offer a good combination of comfort and control.

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Grooming

Springtime Horse Grooming Tips

It’s the most hair, dirt, muck and grime filled time of the year. Here’s some advice for getting yourself and your horse out clean in the end.

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Business

Careers in the Horse Business: Becoming a Farrier

A certified journeyman farrier and a recent graduate discuss what it takes to become a farrier, caring for different horses with different needs.