Horse Care Tips to Keep Your
Horse Healthy and Happy!

This page is a jumping off point to a collection of the best horse care tips that visitors send me, so that together we can create an easy to access resource for a variety of common issues and concerns for horse lovers and owners!
The world of horses is so vast and there are so many important topics to cover, but I need to start with what I think is one of the key horse health problems facing horses and owners: Hoof care

As you may know, one of the most deadly conditions facing today's horses is equine laminitis, often called founder or just laminitis. In acute cases it is an extremely painful separation of the hoof wall, which can result in horses being euthanized.

Laminitis is a preventable and treatable condition! It takes time, patience and knowledge, and while it can get expensive if you rely solely on farriers and vets to do all the work, there is a lot you can do as a horse owner to help treat and heal your horse!

My # 1 Tip is to learn about horse hoof care.

The best sources of information I've found are from Pete and Ivy Ramey and Jaime Jackson. If you do nothing else for your horse today, visit their websites, explore and if possible look into purchasing or borrowing their books and DVDs.

To visit the Rameys' site to learn more about barefoot trimming and all aspects of natural hoof care visit Hoof Rehab.

To learn how your horses environment can play a key role in natural hoof care visit Jaime Jackson's site Paddock Paradise.

I talk lots more about natural hoof care on the Hoof Care page!

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Use your fingers as a brush!! 
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Baby oil on dry hooves 
Baby oil works great on dry it!

Keeping "em healthy and happy Not rated yet
Make sure they have free choice access to hay or grass pasture. Lots of turnout- horses in stalls with no runs that are not ridden should be turned out …

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Only put saddle conditoner on once every other month so your saddle is not very oily.

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#1 first after every rider throw the reins over the horses head a get them to follow you it helps you build a connection ,gets your horse to trust you, …

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I know it feels good to give your horse a big bucket of sweet feed, but it can do them more harm than good. Try and feed your horse for nutrition, not …

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