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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 »

Fall Colors - Natchaug State Forest

10/5/2016

Natchaug State Forest – Ashford, Connecticut Trailhead Coordinates: 41.826577, -72.080049 For most New England horse owners and riders, equine camping in Connecticut means the Natchaug... 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 »

Prevent Dehydration and Acute Mountain Sickness while Trail Riding

8/3/2016

Some of the American West's most spectacular trails take riders to elevations of 10,000 feet or more. The most obvious effect on our bodies of such altitude is the shortness of breath caused by... 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 »

Protect Your Tack From Thieves

7/7/2016

Theft is something we prefer not to think about—until it happens. But the right time to safeguard your gear is before thieves come calling. Here are the precautions you should consider in order... Read more »

Truck Stop Misery

7/6/2016

Driving along the road with horses is stressful enough; but when you add in a breakdown, stress levels take an all-time high. I have to share how pleased I am with the services of USRider.... 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 »

USRider to the Rescue

5/4/2016

I was taking my 1995 Dodge Ram & 1996 Glick 2-horse bumper pull in for some maintenance and repairs, when I realized I didn’t have any breaks on my truck coming down the driveway!... Read more »

One Good Mechanic

4/7/2016

On January 15, 2016, I was visiting Phoenix for a mounted shooting competition with a few horses. Once arriving at the arena, I noticed both rear tires were damp on the inside. After crawling under my 96... Read more »

Reminder to Equestrians to Check Tires

6/26/2015

A flat tire is one hiccup that we all fear, especially as equestrians.  USRider reminds equestrians to check their tires as they can lose their footing long before they’re worn out. Testing... 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 »

Labor Day Weekend Breakdown

1/7/2016

Two of my friends and I, along with 3 horses, were on the road coming home to Indiana from a Michigan endurance ride. We were about half way home when I noticed my engine light flick on. A few miles... Read more »