Winter is here and in the back of our minds we all have that little worry about our oldest horses. Will they be ok? Will they make it through another winter? How can I keep them feeling their best through the harshest weather? These questions especially arise when we think of the senior horses that are now pushing 30 years old. Obviously they have lived this long because of your amazing care in the first place, but how can we make sure they keep going strong for their last years?And??why are we dealing with these issues now since horses have been around for a very long time. Shouldn’t this all be old news?
Category Archives: Horse Health
Dirty Words for Hoof Practitioners – Thrush
There are several words that hoof practitioners don’t like to use. Thrush is one of them. Here is some information on recognizing, treating and preventing thrush.
Compensation – What horses do when they hurt.
Any horse that has ever been injured has likely experienced the effects of compensation. Sometimes these effects are even more uncomfortable than the initial injury, and if not dealt with can be very long lasting.
Pelvic Anatomy 101
The sacro-iliac joints, or “SI’s” for short, are a commonly discussed area of the horse. But where exactly are they, what do they look like, and why are they so important? Read on to find out more!
All about Photonic Red Light Therapy
Photonic Red Light Therapy, or PRLT, is a relatively new modality with some amazing properties. Its benefits were initially discovered by NASA while they were trying to grow plants in space and its use has grown from there.
What’s Making My Horse Sore?
Some of the most common questions I get asked as an equine therapist are, “Why is my horse sore there?” or “Why is he out there?” Sometimes the answer is simple. Other times it is not.
Introduction to Equine Therapy
As equine therapy becomes more popular, there are more and more modality options available to horse owners. Here I will try to answer a few basic questions about equine therapy.
Laser Therapy for Horses
Seeing is believing! A horse with a broken neck is successful with laser therapy.