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Horse Health Care

More than just horse deworming, we have all your horse health care concerns on our mind. From picking the right horse feed to identifying horse lameness and offering horse grooming suggestions to the latest on equine vaccinations, we help you keep your horse healthy and safe.    

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Under-Saddle Equine Aggression

Equine aggression in a ridden horse should never be ignored. Learn the causes plus some fixes you can apply from the saddle.

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Headshaking

Learn what we really know about headshaking, a complex, confusing, and often frustrating condition.

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Horseplay Behavior

Perhaps you play with your horse and no harm has come from it—yet. You should realize, however, that playing with horses can lead to trouble. Here’s why.

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Mounted Shooting Beehive

Looking for a new event for the entire family? Consider mounted shooting. With its fast pace and levels of competition, it’s an event you can enjoy together. But before you can hit the course, you must safely expose your horse to gunfire. World champion gunslinger Kenda Lenseigne explains the steps to help your horse accept the unfamiliar sound of gunshots with the help of a group of experienced horse-and-rider pairs—what Lenseigne calls “the beehive method.”

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Senior Horse Care

Have a senior horse in your herd? Here’s how to keep him in the best possible shape throughout his teen years and beyond.

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Buy the Right Hay

If hay analysis isn’t an option, you might have to play the odds. Arm yourself with solid information to win the end game.

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Gallop Poll: Used a Grazing Muzzle?

Have you ever used a grazing muzzle to reduce a horse’s risk of laminitis or colic from consuming too much green grass at pasture? Please let us know by participating in H&R’s Gallop Poll.

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Laminitis: Autumn Risks

Is your horse more at risk for laminitis in the cooler autumn months? Use our expert information to help prevent this potentially crippling disease.

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How to Use a Horse Hoof Supplement

At the first sign of a hoof problem, do you add a scoop of this mineral or that vitamin? Hold your horses! First, learn how to use hoof supplements wisely and well.

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Overcoming the Grooming Grumpies

You're not just teaching your horse to stand patiently for grooming with these exercises. The training will carry over into almost everything else you do with your horse.

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Post-Ride Trailering Tips

Make the post-ride experience a positive one to end your trail ride on a high note with these trailering tips.

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Long-Distance Horse Hauling

A cross-country move—with a horse—is a lot to take on. Whether you’ve accepted the job of your dreams or are moving closer to family, these 12 tips will help you plan and execute a successful relocation of your horse.

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The Long Haul

Before you hit the road for a lengthy trip, get answers to the 10 questions I’m most often asked about trailering horses long distances.

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Prevent Trailer Theft

Don't leave your rig at a trailhead without taking these proven trailer-theft-prevention steps from our panel of experts and on-the-go trail riders.