winter watering of horses

Prepare Now for Winter Watering

Sponsored by Classic Equine by Ritchie Your performance horse’s water intake this winter can make or break his health. Plan now to ensure that he has access to clean, fresh water, even on the coldest days. The fall show season is going full tilt, but we horse owners know that colder temperatures, icy conditions, and […]

Prebiotics and Probiotics: the What and the Why for Your Horse

Prebiotics and probiotics are fed with the goal of helping to keep the bacteria in your horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy. One way they may do this is by helping the beneficial bacteria in the gut flourish and function. They accomplish this in two unique ways. Prebiotics are often specialized fibers or complex carbohydrates — not living microorganisms — that act as a food or energy source for the beneficial bacteria in the GI tract. Probiotics on the other hand are live microorganisms — usually strains of beneficial bacteria or “good bugs” that can help improve gut health.

Long-Duration Joint Therapy

Western performance horses repetedly execute physically intensive maneuvers making them prone to injury. “The most common location for joint injuries are the stifles and lower hock joints behind, and the navicular region in front,” says Dr. Craig Roberts, Veterinary Director with Nucleus ProVets. In performance horses, the first indicator of joint pain is not an […]

Revolutionary REM Restorative Equine Mask Is a Game-Changer

Sponsored by XpertEquine™ XpertEquine™ now offers a game-changing solution to help your horse get the rest he needs, in artificial and varying light conditions, with the new, patent-pending REM® Restorative Equine Mask. Developed and clinically proven by veterinarians, the REM mask ensures that your horse gets a good night’s sleep, even with the lights on. It’s […]
wool saddle pad on a sorrel horse

Deluxe 100% Wool Saddle Pad

This pad is built with highly desired 100% steam pressed felt and is contoured to provide an anatomically fit that keeps your saddle in place. The channel down the spine provides pressure relief and allows for airflow.

Preventing EGUS and Gastric Discomfort

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high starch diets. But, through dietary modifications, owners can help improve the gastric environment thereby decreasing the […]

Classic Equine Stud Breeding Boots

Sponsored by Classic Equine Your stallion is extremely valuable and not to mention, the epicenter of your horse business. Unfortunately, the rigors of repeatedly mounting a dummy and collection can leave his legs sore and tender—especially on the insides of his knees and forelegs. Whether he’s a veteran breeding animal or a freshman stallion, this […]
horses in the summer

Caring for Horses in the Summer Months

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Regardless of your discipline, summer is a great time to enjoy your equine companion. However, it also presents unique challenges such has high ambient temperatures, flies, and other physiological challenges associated with heat. Therefore, our nutritionists developed Forage First® Summer Care, a unique supplement specifically formulated to help support your […]

Reduce Gastric Discomfort in Performance Horses

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Today’s performance horses are challenged with a multitude of stressors including exercise, hauling, and stall confinement. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high […]
aura cinch fitting on a horse

Cinch Fitting Tips

Sponsored by Classic Equine Proper fit is essential for any cinch. The cinch is the lifeline that holds your saddle in place, which in turn keeps you in a stable position during competition that is most importantly comfortable for your horse. Choose your cinch by measuring the distance from one heart girth or “sweet spot” […]