USRider Insurance Services Health Tips

Progress in Equine Pain Recognition

11/17/2016

The horse is telling you something hurts when they avoid looking at you, appear despondent, clench their jaw, flatten ears back and/or squint their eyes. Hiding pain is... Read more »

Horse Health by the Season

10/19/2016

Winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you’ve got to do is remember what your horse needs to stay healthy. Our seasonal guide will help you. Pumpkin-spiced lattes and... Read more »

Equine Vaccination Basics

9/27/2016

Over the past 75 years, vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of horses and rendered a number of terrible equine diseases exceedingly rare. They remain among the most effective weapons for... Read more »

Plain FACTS about Heat Stroke

8/24/2016

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness... Read more »

10 facts about horses and hot weather

7/27/2016

Do you know all you need to keep your horse cool and comfortable this summer?  Heat waves Unlike dogs and most other animals, horses have sweat glands throughout their skin.... Read more »

A Field Guide To Equine Allergies

6/13/2016

You arrive at the barn to discover your horse covered in small, flat-topped bumps. But he doesn’t seem to be bothered by them, so you decide to wait to see how he does. Sure enough, in a few... Read more »

Horse Heaves: Symptoms and Treatment

5/9/2016

That nagging little cough at the beginning of your rides, and that occasional runny nose could they mean your horse is suffering from recurrent airway obstruction, or RAO? Possibly. This condition,... Read more »

Shed out your Horses' Winter Coat

4/4/2016

Even in warmer areas, horses grow some sort of winter coat. Nature protects them from the elements, usually with a coat to match the climate. But you may want to hurry the shedding process along, for... Read more »

Proud Flesh and How to Prevent it

2/1/2016

What Proud Flesh Is: As your horse's wound begins to heal, pinkish granulation tissue fills in the gaps between soft tissues. Granulation tissue normally stops forming as the skin edges grow together... Read more »

USRider: Travel Precautions for Equine Vesicular Stomatitis

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 13, 2014) – Each summer, equestrians travel with their horses to explore different parts of North America. The summer heat and bugs create a melting pot for equine viruses to... Read more »

USRider: Traveling with an Older Horse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2015) – He’s an old friend. A companion you’ve had for years with whom you have overcome challenges that have made you the team you are today. The aging... Read more »