Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

General Care

Hunger and Thirst and Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Hunger and Thirst and Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:44

Learn why your horse needs to eat small amounts of forage frequently to keep its digestive system working and the healthy ways you can satisfy your horse's …

What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Caring for Senior Equines

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2017 13:20

An effective best-practices management plan includes proper nutrition, hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and exercise that will help your older horse …

5 Tips: Winterize Your Barn to Keep Horses Healthy During Cold Weather

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:44

Here are five important tips to help horse owners winterize their barns to keep horses healthy and comfortable during cold weather …

Tip of the Day

A barn's most important defense against wildfire is a fire-resistant roof.

What Kind of Training Does a Farrier Have …

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:58

In the USA, most states do not have a licensing program for farriers, so a wide quality gap may occur among practicing farriers in many areas. Other countries …

Pros and Cons of Feeding Grain Hays to Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 09:03

The nutrition the horse needs, the cost of the hay, and the availability of the feed needs to be carefully balanced to make owning a horse possible for many …

Reproductive Care

The Responsible Horse Breeder

EquiMed Staff

The Responsible Horse Breeder

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 14:02

What is a responsible horse breeder? This article thoughtfully addresses the topic in a non-judgemental and thought-provoking way. You owe it to yourself to …

Reproductive Care

Horse Breeding Methods - Pros and Cons

Flossie Sellers

Horse Breeding Methods - Pros and Cons

by Flossie Sellers

May 7, 2017 14:01

Live cover, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, even gamete Intra Fallopian Tube transfer - these are just some of the techniques that you can use as part …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Putting to

Attaching a harnessed horse to a vehicle.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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When playing hard to get, it's better to have a fast horse.

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