Several million years ago horses grazed on plants that would be the basis of an amazing ointment. Known as icthammol, black ointment or drawing salve, it is used to treat wounds, skin conditions and abscesses affecting descendants of these early horses.Read More
Author: Eleanor Blazer
The most important nutrient, water, is also the most neglected.
Horse owners worry about protein, carbohydrates and energy, but few think about the water.
A horse can live several weeks without food, but will die in five to six days without water.
Caelan (a warmblood) is a weanling with a challenge.
Every full sister and brother acquired developmental orthopedic disease (DOD).
DOD is the term used to describe musculoskeletal problems in growing horses.
There are some people who are given a gift…the ability to interact with horses. These special few know instinctively what a horse needs, and how to get a horse to respond in a manner totally foreign to the horse. When asked, “Why did you do it that way?”, they have no answer.Read More
Horse owners joke about wrapping horses in “bubble-wrap” to protect them from injury. Unfortunately we can’t, so we have to deal with the resulting wounds when our beloved steeds do damage to themselves.
Before slathering, spraying and daubing on the many wound treatments available, several steps must be taken.