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Horse Health Care

Proper care of horses is important to keep our equine friends happy, healthy, and able to be used for riding, driving, etc.

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A Fire Safety Checklist from the Certified Horsemanship Association

Posted on August 27, 2019 05:43 pm

Because so many states have been affected by wildfires, the Certified Horsemanship Association compiled some common tips about wildfire evacuation with horses. By no means is this a comprehensive list, but a starting point to get you thinking ahead. When in doubt, evacuate early....Click on the headline above to read the full post.

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7 Tips for Holding Your Horse for the Farrier

Posted on December 21, 2018 10:04 pm

A farrier, or blacksmith, is one of the best people for a horse owner to have a good relationship with. The service he or she provides while caring for your horse’s feet—which may include hoof maintenance, corrective trimming, shoe application—is important for proper horse health and management. However, job of a farrier can be dangerous, and it’s important that you understand how to make the situation as safe as possible. Here are a few tips to help you do that.

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Spring Planning: Getting your Horses and Facility Ready for the Upcoming Season

Posted on March 27, 2018 08:05 pm

You have survived the winter snow and ice and are looking forward to the spring blossoms and the green grass. The spring cleaning and planning for the upcoming season is under way. There are many things to consider as you prepare for opening day—the horses, the tack and equipment, scheduling of riders, and the facilities.

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Posted in Horsemanship Safety, Equestrian Facilities, Tack and Equipment, Horse Health Care, Farm Management | 0 Comments

2014 CHA International Conference Preview: The Countdown is On

Posted on September 16, 2014 05:39 pm

It’s that time of year again when the Certified Horsemanship Association finishes planning its big annual event, the CHA International Conference. Attendees are getting ready for several days of presentations from top horse trainers, instructors, veterinarians, farriers, and equine behaviorists. This year’s event will be held in Lexington, KY, October 23-October 26. It’s an event not to be missed, and there is still time to register to attend. The conference offers over 50 top-notch speakers, multiple social events and chances to network, hands-on demonstrations and riding opportunities, along with great food, lodging, and attractions in a beautiful horsey-locale, and more...Click on the headline to read the entire post.

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Keeping Horse Legs Safe: Bandages, Boots, and Wraps

Posted on August 20, 2014 07:06 pm

The legs of a horse are certainly amazing. They take on extreme amounts of stress, bear a lot of weight, can move quickly so that the horse can change directions on a dime or jump over an obstacle, and they are one of the most important parts of the horse. Protecting a horse’s legs is imperative in certain situations, especially if the horse is young and still growing. Horses that are faced with poor footing, uneven ground, a competition environment, transportation, or have a tendency to stock up (have their legs swell) while in a stall, can benefit from leg wraps, boots, or bandages...Click on the headline to read the full post.

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