Making Horses Drink

03.18.2015
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by Matt
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We all know that saying about leading horses to water, not making them drink, haha very funny Uncle Mike, you told that the last time I was over for dinner… but as equestrians, we also know sometimes making horses drink is absolutely imperative to their health.

Contrary to what Uncle Mike and all your other non-horsey relatives think, there are methods to make horses drink. Here are a few tips for the next time you’re dealing with a dehydrated horse who won’t drink his water.

Horses just don’t get thirsty in the same way that humans […]

Spring Horse Care Must-Dos

03.11.2015
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Blog - FI - 03.11.15_Spring Horse Care Must-Dos

Five spring horse care must-dos.

Spring! Sunshine! Flowers! Grass!

Mud!

Spring thaws mean equal parts happiness and despair for many horse owners. You are thrilled with the warmth and the returning grazing. You are disheartened by the mud.

Your horses feel much the same way. Well, they probably don’t mind the broken barn door where the snow-pack pushed its way through. Or the Serengeti watering-hole that has appeared where the pasture gate used to be, complete with fetlock-deep mud. More mud, more rolling, that’s most horses’ motto.

Either way, it’s time for everyone […]

Spring Fever – Three Spring Horse Shows

03.4.2015
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Blog - FI - 03.04.15_Spring Fever-Three Spring Horse Shows

Spring is here (at least, the meteorologists say so) and it’s time to start thinking about horse shows. Not just the ones you’re planning on competing in, but the ones you want to go see! Horse shows are a great spectator sport, so let’s look at three big shows coming this spring that you won’t want to miss.

1. Rolex Kentucky Three-Day-Event

This annual event is the only five-star three-day-event in North America, and it heralds the beginning of eventing’s upper-level season. Rolex Kentucky routinely draws top […]

Should You Feed Raw Grains

02.27.2015
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by Matt
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Blog - FI - 02.27.15_Should You Feed Raw Grains

Should you feed raw grains to horses?

With the rise in news stories about contaminated horse feed, some horse owners are starting to consider feeding raw, unprocessed grains to their horses instead of pellets or sweet feed. While any big change in feeding regimen should be discussed with your veterinarian, let’s look at some of the advantages, and disadvantages, to some popular raw grains.

Corn: Corn is often an affordable grain that many horsemen might already be using to supplement their sweet feed. High-starch and high-calorie, corn can create a rapid burst of energy followed […]

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