Finding a qualified farrier for your barrel horse is an important part of protecting your horse’s health—so here’s how.
Unfamiliar with acupressure? Learn to relax your horse’s muscles and help maintain his spinal alignment with some pressure pointers from equine therapist Bill Hackett.
Although many colic cases are mild in nature, others can imperil your horse’s life and career and can require surgery. Today, because of advancements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of colic, the chances of survival and return to normal activity following colic surgery have never been better.
2017 Barrel Futurities of America Futurity, Juvenile and Derby World Champion and multiple RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo qualifier Brandon Cullins shares his winning recipes for keeping his horses in top health.
The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning eyes, runny noses and illnesses such as bronchitis.
John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.
The health and safety of horses are generally of high concern to horse owners. Taking the appropriate precautions for natural disasters can seem daunting, but with help from these experts, we can all be prepared.