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Three Not-So-Common Myths about Feeding Horses

9/19/2018

Horses are complex animals, and correctly meeting their nutritional needs can be challenging. We all have our horses’ best interest at heart, but it is easy to understand how feeding misconceptions can occur. Here are three not-co-commonly held myths. Read more »

Buying Horse Hay while Traveling

9/19/2018

Load the hay, and load the horses. If you travel long distance or for multi-day trips, plan to pack hay. Read more »

Red Cliffs & Rugged Canyons

Head to the Texas Panhandle for red sandstone cliffs, rugged caprock canyons, and juniper-covered hills interlaced with wandering trails. Read more »

Summer Health Checklist

Summer is super for riding, but it also brings potential health challenges. Here’s what you need to know and do to protect your horse. Read more »

For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

When was the last time you took a really good look at the tires on your horse trailer? While air pressure is very important, it’s not the only thing that counts when it comes to tire safety. Everything you need to know about your horse trailer tires is printed on the sidewall of the tires, and knowing what all those markings mean could prevent you from having a blowout. Read more »

Trailer Tricks

Whether this is something new to you or something you’ve long accepted as the norm for the particular horse game you play, headquartering from a parked trailer, not a rented showgrounds stall and tack room, happens to be your reality. Read more »

Spring Pasture Management Tips

Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture. We may be off to a slow start for spring, but following some essential pasture management guidelines will help ensure a nutritious pasture for horses during the grazing season. Read more »

Four Simple Rules for Preventing Winter Colic

1/2/2018

When the weather turns colder, certain types of colic are more common. But four measures can help protect your horse from seasonal pains in the gut. Read more »

Get a Green Barn!

Did you know that over a million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year? And that 46 percent of lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life to survive? It’s... Read more »

Ulcers Demand Your Attention

You’ve read the ads, seen the endoscope studies results and heard the talk: Gastric ulcers are incredibly common in domesticated horses. The incidence is higher in heavily stressed horses, like... Read more »

7 Tips to Horse Hoof Health

You said it wouldn't happen again, but here you are: Your horse is confined and your checkbook is out, as you wait for your farrier to come and fix your horse's ailing hooves. Meanwhile, you're... Read more »

Great Coats From the Inside Out

3/22/2017

Credit: Photos.com If you have a horse come into your barn with dull or coarse hair, start a good feeding program right away. The trickiest problem might be getting the correct balance of vitamins,... Read more »

Blown Horse Trailer Tire

3/16/2017

Tire blow-outs on horse trailers are common. Tire blow-outs on your horse trailer can and do happen to anyone, but... Read more »

Covering All Bases

2/27/2017

I first bought USRider when I made plans to trailer my horse to some out-of-state shows. I had only heard positive things about them and it seemed like a good idea to have coverage that would protect... Read more »

An In-Depth Look at Colic Prevention

2/1/2017

Colic. Perhaps no other word strikes more fear in the heart of horsemen and -women than this painful condition, which can strike at any time and often seemingly without cause. It is indiscriminate and... Read more »