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Helping Your Horse Survive the Heat: A Guide to Electrolytes

By Clair Thunes, Ph.D. As I sit in my air conditioned office writing this article, it is 106 degrees outside. Summer has arrived in Northern California! Some areas of the country such as Florida and...

Look Good, Feel Good, Jump Good: Conditioning Horses for Show Ring Success...

By Emily Riden/Jump Media There’s a saying that if one looks good, they feel good, and if they feel good, they "do good." While the expression may be slightly lacking in grammatical correctness, it...

Feeding for Stallion Fertility

By Dr. Heather Beach Proper feeding and nutrition is a key component for all performance horses and the same is true for breeding animals. Optimizing nutrition and body condition in the off season will...

Finding Balance: Ortho-Bionomy for Horse and Rider

By Kelly Sheehan Have you ever had lingering pain from an injury? Has your horse ever duped the vet? What about that time you tweaked your back? Do you know about “ortho-bionomy?” If you answered...

How to Get the Most from Your Sales Photos

By Juliette Beauchamp I spent some time recently on a local Facebook group’s page looking at horses for sale, and was struck by how often the photos used in the ads were of exceedingly poor...

The Science of Shavings

By Chapel Puckett Shavings are an integral part of any horse care routine – horses can spend a lot of time in their stalls. It is important to know the composition of different kinds of...

The Bloodline Factor When Assessing a Jumper

By Charlene Strickland How important is pedigree when choosing a jumper? Do bloodlines forecast how and why a jumper jumps with a certain style? What about the gallop he requires to navigate the course at...

Is He Lame or Just a Lefty?

Distinguishing Between Lameness, Weakness, and Sidedness By Keelin Redmond, DVM Talk to any rider, and you will hear it: “His left lead is better.” “His right to left change is better.” “His right hind is...

Leading Your Horse to Water

By Juliette Beauchamp As the winter months and colder temperatures approach, it is vitally important to stay on top of your horse’s water consumption. The average horse drinks about eight to ten gallons of water...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY TPH Staff One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity. That is a great gift, and...

Understanding Equine MRI

By Paige Burkhardt Laing, BSRT(R)(MR)(ARRT), Owner/Operator of Equine MRI of MD, LLC Photos courtesy Kimberly Dean Photography Lame. What horse owner’s nightmares are made of. This word is quite possibly the single most anxiety-provoking word in...

A Culture of Safety: Why It’s Important In Your Barn

By Amy Clever of Safety Check, Inc. Damages caused by injury to both horses and barn staff contribute to many unforeseen costs in the equine industry every year. Undeniably, safety is a...

Cold Weather Riding Tips for Snow and Beyond

BY ALLIE CARLSON Being from Connecticut, I am no stranger to chilly winter rides. But in the northeast that meant layering up, putting a quarter sheet on my body clipped horse if it was really...

Springtime Supplements: 40 Years of Making a Difference in Health

BY TPH Staff The secret to a business that has lasted decades in the horse world is consistent quality. Look around at other brands that have become institutions in our sport, and you will see...

Let Me Tell You a Secret: Summit Joint Performance

BY STEVE SCEARCY Some secrets are just too good not to be shared. Summit Joint Performance began with such a secret. The formula for this revolutionary supplement was once used in human eye surgery, but...

Tips for Teaching 3 Common Canter Transition Mistakes Beginners Make

BY JENN ZALA Personally, it drives me nuts to see beginners struggling with canter transitions.  The kiss of death is when the horse winds up in a fast trot around the ring. It can be...

“The Call” That Proved The Importance of Horsemanship

BY ALLIE CARLSON All horse owners have gotten “the call.” The one that tells us something is wrong. The one that sends us spinning. On May 22, I got that call. My barn owner explained the...

Dare to Change Disciplines

BY PATRICIA PAYNE Ever consider a career change for your horse? Don't be afraid to "look outside the box." You may discover your horse needs a change in order to truly shine. Just like people, horses...

It is Still Possible to Have a Successful Working Student in Today’s Climate

BY JENNIFER TAYLOR A couple months ago, I gave a lesson to a 14 year old named Payton.  She was brave, followed direction well, and had good equitation with soft hands to boot. My schedule...

Finding a Change of Perspective 4,000 Miles from Home

BY ALLIE CARLSON For a long time I thought my horse, Wyatt, was dumb. He was a green bean when I started riding him. He just did not catch on the way my other young...

Want the best horse care? You need the best horse care takers!

BY LISA LAZARUS As much as you might want to be – you can’t be with your horse 100% of the time! Therefore, if you want to provide the best possible horse care, you need...

Effective Cooling Strategies for Summer Riding

BY TPH Staff Summer is associated with a lot of extra daylight, beach vacations, and lovely hot weather. We may love it, but it can be really hard on our horses. As Dr. David Ramey says,...