Looking for articles about horse-and-rider health? Check out these articles from top professionals about a variety of topics for equestrians such as sports psychology, common equine illnesses and senior horse care. We’ll also share articles about the latest findings from research in horse and rider health.
Understanding how it works can help you train and care for your horse.
A reader writes in to say, "My horse has been a longtime cribber and I can’t get him to stop. I feel that a cribbing collar would make him uncomfortable. Are there other ways to stop cribbing besides the use of a collar? Is it OK to let him crib?"
Make your horse’s environment as natural as possible and maintain a consistent management routine to keep him healthy and happy.
For better behavior and performance, consider treatments and management techniques when dealing with a mare’s heat-related issues.
In a recent study, scientists measured signs of resistance in horses, including headshaking, yanking on the reins and tail-swishing, to determine the extent that stress has on their performance.
Many farriers have started using copper-coated nails, which seem to have an antibacterial effect on a horse’s hoof wall.
Determine whether to shoe your horse or let him go barefoot based on his individual needs.
Technological advances in horseshoes and innovative concepts in shoeing practices have given new hope for horses with hoof problems and lameness issues.
New research on a devastating disorder is leading treatment advances and prevention.
Correct trimming and shoeing are essential parts of horse care. Understanding their core principles will help you identify a job well done.
A vet shares some tips to ensure your horse is drinking enough water and ways to monitor his hydration.
An innovative way to help horses suffering from recurrent laryngeal neuropathy is proving to be more effective than current surgical techniques.
This serious disorder means a major lifestyle change for affected horses.
University researchers highlight four innovations that are helping horses maintain healthy eyes and sharp vision.
Be prepared to manage a minor injury or stabilize a serious wound with a well-stocked and accessible emergency first-aid kit.
Minimize the risk and help protect your investment in a new horse with this powerful buyer's aid.
Neoprene ice boots have been a long-time aid for utilizing cold therapy for performances horses. But how effective is this method? Researchers set out to find answers.
Recently, a team of scientists set out to discover new ways to improve equine imbalances.
A reader asks when is the appropriate time to use hot or cold therapy to help treat an injury.
Recent studies have shown that gold could safely be used as a viable alternative to existing treatments for horses.
How conditions during conception and pregnancy can influence your foal.
Researchers discovered that providing horses with frequent meals—a task that can be aided by automatic feeders—can help reduce the occurrence of gastric ulcers.
Get the inside scoop on Olivia Lagoy-Weltz's dressage superstar Rassing's Lonoir.
Meet Veronica, Lauren Kieffer's top four-star event horse. Find out why this talented bay mare is fondly known as "The Troll" and her favorite treat may surprise you!
Get up close and personal with "Billy," one of John French's top hunters.
Help your horse age gracefully by understanding the most common issues facing senior equines.
A rider wonders how much exercise her senior horse should be getting.
A rider is faced with the tough decision to retire her event horse.
This award-winning article was a top choice by the judges at the American Horse Publications annual awards this year.
A reader asks: How do I keep weight on my senior horse?