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Through a special arrangement with two undisputed experts on equine travel - Neva Kittrell Scheve and James Hamilton, DVM - we have created this area for the safety of you and your Horses.

Neva is the author of The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer and Hawkins Guide: Horse Trailering on the Road. She and James Hamilton, DVM co-authored Hawkins Guide: Equine Emergencies on the Road.

 

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Winter Diet Check for Older Horses

Winter may still be weeks away, but now is the time to adjust your older horse’s diet to help prepare him for the cold weather ahead. There are two simple ways determine if changes are... Read more »

6 Ways to Prevent Winter Weight Loss

While people may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter thanks to inactivity and hearty meals, cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses. In fact, winter weight loss can be such a significant health issue---particularly for old-timers--that you’ll want to watch for it as the temperatures drop. Read more »

Tips on Storing Horse Hay

Once you have found good-quality hay for your horses, the next step is to store it so it remains good-quality hay. Once you have found good-quality hay for your horses, the next step is to store it so it remains good-quality hay. First you need to keep it dry to prevent... Read more »

Four reasons to review your horse’s diet

Consistency is a good thing when it comes to equine diets. If your horse is doing well on his current feed, there’s no need to go messing with it. But there are times in a horse’s life... Read more »

Prevention: Gastric Ulcers

Although gastric ulcers are often associated with equine athletes, any horse can develop them. Ulcers sometimes have little, if any, outward effect on the horse’s health or performance, but they... Read more »

What to do when your horse has a fever

You’ve been keeping tabs on your horse as you’ve gone about your barn chores, but something’s not quite right. Normally, he’s never far from his buddy, and he’d be... Read more »

Why horses need salt

In addition to shade and a source of fresh water, every summer turnout space needs to have a salt block. Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat, and if it’s not... Read more »

Three simple ways to get your horse to drink more

When you’re worried about keeping your horse hydrated in the summer, the saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” isn’t just a tired aphorism.... Read more »

Bottoms Up: Tips for Getting A Horse To Drink More Water

Although you've probably heard otherwise, research has shown that it's safe to let a hot horse drink cold water after a hard workout. In fact, hydration in the warm weather is so important... Read more »

Tactics to Protect Horses from Mosquitoes and Biting Flies

Flies and mosquitoes don’t do well in turbulent air, so during bothersome times of day, a horse can be brought into a loafing shed or stall with a fan aimed appropriately to deter insect... Read more »