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Category: Racing Horse Health

How To Treat A Breeding Stallion

Owning and effectively managing a breeding stallion is a big job that needs to be handled correctly. Many of these magnificent creatures can be quite highly strung and need to be treated with care and respect. This why it’s so important to look after them properly all year round and not just think about them […]

The Most Common Signs A Horse Has Been Abused

Not every horse racing trainer is able to get their horses from a stud farm, as those animals tend to be far too expensive for most people to afford. There are others that instead rescue horses that they then bring back to health, train, and then sell for a healthy profit. It’s a viable opportunity […]

Alternative Therapies For Horses

Whether your horse is injured or ill, there is no need to limit the treatment to conventional veterinary therapies or medicine. Some equine vets, as well as other animal health practitioners, are qualified to offer various alternative therapies that are not invasive and do not involve drugs.

Steps To Bathing a Horse Properly

Horses, like all animals, can get dirty over time. Whether it’s from running through the mud or dust that settles over time, it’s important to keep your horses as clean as possible. Not only does it keep them comfortable, but it also lowers the risk of them developing any serious skin problems that might affect […]

How to Prevent Stress in Your Horse

It is essential for any horse owner to be able to tell when their horses are stressed or anxious. Horses are naturally social animals, and contact with other horses can usually help them to alleviate stress and anxiety. However, this isn’t always possible, especially if you only own one horse. If you race with horses, […]

9 Signs Your Horse Is Happy

It is actually surprising easy to tell if your horse is happy, but you have to know what to look for. The signs of a happy horse are quite obvious, so we’ve outlined them here so you can ensure your steed is smiling! 1. Your Horse’s Nose The nose is a great indication of happiness, […]

The Most Common Horse Racing Injuries

The Most Common Horse Racing Injuries Injuries are one of the most common side effects of racehorse training and competition and even retired race horses are at higher risk for these injuries than horses that have never competed professionally. A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2005 found that injuries are […]

Common Diseases Found In Race Horses

Common Diseases Found In Race Horses Racehorses, despite their breeding, accommodation, diet, and top-tier medical assistance, are still biological organisms, and as such, can still contract a number of diseases that can instantly put an end to their career. These are diseases that have plagued horses for thousands of years, and include diseases that are […]

Horse Health Problems

Horse Illnesses And Problems Common Across All Breeds Whether you’re a horse trainer, riding enthusiast, or simply keep a horse as a family pet, keeping your animal healthy should be one of your top priorities. While there are certain ailments that affect certain breeds in particular, there are others that are fairly common across most […]

Reasons Why More Horses Are Running Bare Foot

Racehorses and Racing Plates Since time memorial, all racehorses have run with either a full set of shoes or in a few cases only a front set. The shoes began as heavy iron plates, the same as could be found on working horses of the same period. Over time however, racing plates have become lighter […]