What Causes a Swayed Back?

A reader wonders how swayed backs happen and how they affect horses. Read More

Your Horse's Health Team

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Gone are the days when your local vet took care of all your horse’s health needs. Learn why specialized care has taken an important role, and which 5 specialties are most likely to be ones your horse will need. Read More

Thoroughpin—Should I Worry?

A horse owner wonders what this hock condition means, and whether anything can be done for it. Read More

Reading Feet

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Your horse’s feet have a story to tell. Learn to read between the lines and determine whether that story’s telling you ‘I’m OK’ or ‘Help me now!’ Read More

Hoof-Heat Detector

Here’s a handy little trick that’ll tell you whether inflammation’s at work within a horse’s hoof. Read More

Understand Hot and Cold Therapy

Your horse is injured, and you’re not sure if you should be running for hot water or an ice pack. Which is best, and when do you use it? H&R contributing editor and Oregon-based... Read More

Protection From the Long Haul

by Alexis Bennett Leg support ensures that your horse arrives at his destination with his best legs beneath him. Read More

Ode to Icing

by Bob Avila Learn how taking the time to ice your horse’s legs can help keep him sound—and save you vet bills! Read More

Muscle Maladies

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Learn about PSSM and RER, two genetic muscle diseases behind the condition known as ‘tying up.’ We’ll tell you what they are, how they happen, and what you can do to minimize your horse’s risks. Read More

Stocking Up

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Q: My 12-year-old Paint/Arabian-cross gelding lives in a roomy paddock with a run-in shed. Fairly frequently, I notice swelling in all four of his legs. He's not lame or uncomfortable, and when... Read More

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