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First Aid

Horse First Aid for Poisoning

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Poisoning

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 13:17

Hungry horses often ingest toxic substances. Learn more about common causes of poisoning, who to call, and what to do when your horse has eaten something …

Take the Trauma Out of 5 Horse Health Emergencies

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:17

Colic, acute lameness, traumatic injury accompanied by severe bleeding, shock, and choke are emergencies for which all horse owners need to be prepared …

Fitness And Conditioning

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

Katie Navarra

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

by Katie Navarra

April 15, 2017 13:52

Learn about the importance of conditioning for both horse and rider in preparing for trail rides whether they be purely recreational, a break from training, or …

General Care

5 Safety Rules for Grooming Your Horse

Flossie Sellers

5 Safety Rules for Grooming Your Horse

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 15:48

Learn the 5 simple safety rules you should follow when grooming your horse to make it an enjoyable and productive experience …

Tip of the Day

Easting hay creates internal warmth as the hay digests. Adjust your horse's feed and feeding times to fit the cold season.

Hoof Care

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

Flossie Sellers

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

by Flossie Sellers

April 28, 2017 15:08

Learn why a trained, experienced farrier is able to meet any hoof-related problems of a horse head-on and should be part of the equation when it comes to the …

The Importance of Conformation When Selecting A Horse

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 09:46

A horse is a horse - I think not! Learn how conformation differs among various types of horses that are breed for different types of activities. Selecting the …

Nutrition

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 5, 2017 15:45

Oat hay and grain are excellent choices for most horses where available. Read what popular horse clinician and television show host Julie Goodnight has to say …

Nutrition

Teff Hay for Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Teff Hay for Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 26, 2020 16:02

The growing popularity of teff is due to its ability to produce high-quality hay in a relatively short growing season and the fact that when growth is managed …

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

Gelding

A male horse that has been castrated.

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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The joy of horses is not the riding, jumping, racing, showing, or grooming, but of owning.

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