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With spring comes warmer temperatures which allow for fresh grass to grow. For many horses, it's finally a time to be able to be turned out again on a more regular basis. But be aware, with this spring grass also comes the danger of Laminitis...

The Basics   Digestion means turning food into fuel. There are a number of elements EVERY horse should have in their diet. Here’s the most simple breakdown of equine nutrition out there.   Forage All diets should start with forage  (grasses and hays.) 1.5 to 3% of the...

One of the most common ailments horses face is the presence of ulcers. They can affect any horse at any age. Up to 9O% of racehorses and 6O% of show horses, as well as pleasure horses and foals suffer from ulcers. Some horses even suffer...

At the Whole Horse Seminar Christy DiColla will be speaking about how body work and muscle fascia release can help your horse thrive at our upcoming event at Four Oaks Equestrian, the Whole Horse Seminar. Get your tickets HERE. About Christy Christy is a FEI permitted, veterinarian approved,...

At the Whole Horse Seminar Tamera Cunningham will be speaking about how barefoot trimming can help your horse thrive at our upcoming event at Four Oaks Equestrian, the Whole Horse Seminar. Get your tickets HERE. About Tamera Tamera Cunningham — Barefoot Trimmer — Owner of Flourish Farm Tamera is...

At the Whole Horse Seminar Dr. Amanda Cerniglia will be speaking about veterinary care from eastern and western roots in our upcoming event at Four Oaks Equestrian, the Whole Horse Seminar. Get your reservation HERE. About Amanda Dr. Amanda Cerniglia is a 2OO7 graduate of the University...

At the Whole Horse Seminar Dr. Jami Whiting will be speaking about how all horses can benefit from body work like acupuncture and chiropractic work and how they can help your horse thrive at our upcoming event at Four Oaks Equestrian, the Whole Horse Seminar. Get your...

Horses and old wives’ tales go together like bread and butter, and it can be hard to distinguish fact from fiction. Misunderstandings about how to feed your horse are not common, but not due to horse owners not caring. Some outdated ideas stubbornly persist, despite...

In summer it can certainly become a challenge to keep cool. Other than purchasing portable misting fans or hiring a loin cloth-clad individual to fan your horses with palm leaves, what other strategies can be used to keep horses cool in warm weather? Small tweaks...

When the winter arrives it gets cold, rainy or snowy outside. The temperatures drop, the windchill increases, grass disappears under mud or snow and you are unable to exercise your horse as often as you were before. Therefore a number of changes will be needed...

Recently, I was visiting a boarding facility with horses of different breeds, sizes, disciplines, ages, workload etc. The manager asked me if I could help with organizing and streamlining all the different feeds boarders were using at the time they were moving in, to something...

Turmeric, also known as Kanchani or “Golden Goddess”, is a spice and comes from a plant in the ginger family. It is native to India where it has been used in medicine and food preparation for thousands of years. The underground stems (rhyzomes) of the...

Cooler temperatures are likely going to be welcomed by most of us, including our four legged equine friends. But with that come a couple of considerations to be made in order to transition safely into the new season....