Horse Care Articles

Conditioning an Out of Shape Horse

March 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Ask A Pro Question: “Our snow has finally melted and I’m anxious to get my horse competing again. What is the best way to get my horse back in shape?” The answers you will get on conditioning an out of shape horse may vary depending upon who you ask. So, I’ll give you the 411 on what’s worked […]

Emerging Trends In Equine DNA

March 25, 2017
Maria Tussing

Appraising a horse by physical appearance alone is a thing of the past in the world of equine breeding and selling. Thanks to rapidly changing advancements in equine DNA technology, horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts can learn more about their horses now than ever before. Tests evaluating an animal’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), can identify the […]

Horseshoeing: How To Be A Good Client

March 24, 2017
Jolyn Young

Cultivating and maintaining a good farrier-horse owner relationship is a two-way street. While it’s important to evaluate your horseshoer and make sure you are satisfied with his or her work (read more about that here), it’s equally important to be a good client. Wait, don’t you just have to write a check that cashes to be […]

How to choose a farrier who will put your horse’s feet first

March 21, 2017
Jolyn Young

Horseshoeing is a necessary skill for a working cowboy, and a necessary expense for the typical horse owner. Even if you don’t know how to shoe your horse from start to finish, it’s a good idea to know how to evaluate a shoe job so you know if your farrier is doing a job worthy […]

Equine kinesiology tape trend is on a roll

March 21, 2017
by Tamara Choat

Whether human or equine, athletes depend on proper functioning of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments to perform at their peak capability. When competitors started appearing at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics wearing bright kinesiology tape–colored, stretchy tape in unique patterns–the equine world took notice as well. Today, as the sight of elite horses competing or […]

Horses’ expressions give clues to state of mind and health

March 9, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Horses’ expressions, facial changes or tightening can be a first indication that something is off. “Mostly I look at their eyes and you can see tenseness or stress or concern, sometimes by the whites of their eyes or wideness and opening of lids,” said Dr. Stephanie Stevens, DVM at Cheyenne River Animal Hospital in Edgemont, […]

Trailer Towing 101

February 26, 2017
Jolyn Young

Driving a truck and trailer is exactly like driving a regular truck, except with a twenty-plus-foot object dragging along behind it that can easily be snagged on curbs, caught on gas pumps, or jack knifed in the Taco Bell drive-through. But, if you own horses and/or live on a ranch, you will have to drive […]

Training a colt in the branding pen– a few tips

February 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Ask A Pro Question: “Can you offer any tips for training a colt their first few times in the branding pen?”   Use these tips to help your young horse get a solid start in the branding pen. The photos of Boe Simmons on SFR Driftchip Honest were taken during the Four Three’s age-branding heifers this January. […]

7 Things to keep in the tack room to simplify your life

February 15, 2017
Maria Tussing

A few items in your barn or tack room can make life a little simpler, tidier and can help you be more prepared for whatever your horse kicks at you. Trash can and/or recycling containers– You’re more likely to actually throw something away if you don’t have to remind yourself to do it when you’re […]

Famous Equine LLC Conditioning and Rehab Center

February 3, 2017
Lynn Kohr

Famous Equine LLC Conditioning and Rehab Center, is a great solution for the dangerous and inconvenient winter conditions when you are needing to get competition horses in shape.  Famous Equine is a healthy, convenient, and affordable solution to our cold, icy, winter conditioning choices. AquaTred, Indoor Arena, 6 Horse Preifert free-style exerciser, Equi-Vibe, Nebulizers, and […]

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