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The Impact of Shoeing on Thermoregulation in Horses

By Stacey Chamberlain

There are various arguments for and against the shoeing of horses.  My personal preference is barefoot, but I have friends who choose to use shoes for their horses and ponies.  This is not about criticism or judgement, but rather an aspect of the horse’s natural physiology which until recently, I was not myself aware. Again, […]

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Health and Wellbeing of the Newborn Foal

By Christine Meunier

We last looked at nutrition of the broodmare when considering how to keep our horses in a healthy and happy state. In this article, I want to focus on ways we can determine if our newborn foal is healthy and happy. Our mare has carried the foal full term (345 days on average) and has […]

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Nutrition of the Broodmare

By Christine Meunier

When it comes to feeding horses, it’s important to provide them with a balanced diet. This is particularly so when considering broodmares – mares that are used to produce foals. For any horse, providing nutrition is a balancing act. They need to get a large percentage of roughage, benefit from eating 12 – 20 hours […]

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The Importance of Education with Horses

By Christine Meunier

Horses are an incredible animal with a mind of their own. They can weigh in excess of 450 kilograms (1000 pounds). For this reason alone, we should be mindful of how we interact with them and handle them. In spite of their large size and flight or fight nature, they can also be incredibly delicate […]

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Eagle Pass Export Pens Investigation

By Mark

One of the regular emails I receive is from the Equine Welfare Alliance, who do great work in trying to end the slaughter of American Horses and campaigning for the preservation and protection of Wild Horses & Burros on public lands. In association with the Wild Horse Freedom Federation, they have recently completed an investigation […]

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