Now that we are moving into spring, competition season is upon us!Prepare your horse or keep up their fitness by incorporating some endurance and speed work into their training schedule. Once your horse has a good foundation in long slow work, training may proceed to phase 2:...

Pregnant mares must consume enough nutrients to both maintain their own body weight throughout the pregnancy and also to create new tissues, those of the fetus and those that support the pregnancy such as the placenta. Due to the very small amount of tissue deposition...

As long as your stallion is in good weight and is receiving a balanced diet, supplementing additional vitamins and minerals above requirement has not been conclusively proven to have any positive effect on fertility.  However, there is a nutrient that stands out as having a...

This time of year can make for some miserable riding. Whether it is freezing cold or pouring rain it can seem that there isn’t much opportunity to do much more than walking and trotting, often around an indoor arena. It can be hard to imagine...

It's that time of year again: time for giving thanks, sharing time with loved ones, and yes, Black Friday. This year, we decided to compose a list of online Black Friday deals for horse lovers!  It's time to stock up on those horse essentials and find...

It's the season for love, but are you guilty of loving your horse too much? ‘Tis the season of Cupid and love and who doesn’t love their horse? In fact some of you have told me that you love your horse more than your significant...

Those of us in Northern California are battening down for what may be the largest storm in 6 years. With predicted rain in the valley of 2 to 4 inches with more than that in the Foothills and Coastal areas concerns of flooding, landslides, power...

In my last blog post I discussed management techniques for keeping your horse warm as well as ways horses keep themselves warm.  Today I will share how you can use nutrition to support your horse during the winter cold. The critical temperature mentioned in part I can...

With news of another neurologic EHV-1 case in Southern California at the end of March it is clear that we are going to keep hearing about EHV-1 for some time to come. I am someone who tries to find the positive and opportunities for growth...