Category Archives: Horse Care

DIY: Thrush Treatment

I’ve posted before about Oxine soaks for thrush and white line disesase (WLD) treatment. I still use that and love it. However, it takes a lot of time and effort, especially when you have multiple horses that need treatment. It is also pretty miserable scrubbing hooves with cold water in the winter when thrush is …

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Iron Balancing Update

Almost a year ago, I posted about how I discovered that the soil in my area is extremely high in iron, and all the health problems that can cause and what to do about it. I just recently realized that I never reported back on my results after starting Uckele Poly Copper and Poly Zinc …

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DIY: Horse Trailer Mods / Organizing

I made several additions and upgrades to my little 2 horse bumper pull trailer to make better use of limited space and for ease of use.  Here are a few ideas: (Warning:  LOTS of pictures!)

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Pro Equine Grooms – How to Do a Fast Daily Leg Inspection

I’ve mentioned before that I check legs and pick hooves daily, and do quick mini lameness evals before trailering out for conditioning rides.  I would much prefer to catch a subtle problem early than to let it go and have it turn into something more serious. This post from Pro Equine Grooms gives a good overview of …

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DIY:  Beet pulp soak & rinse buckets

Most horse people are aware that soaking beet pulp before feeding is important to reduce the chances of choke.  I also make sure to rinse my beet pulp a couple times to reduce the sugar content, since I feed a low starch diet and have a couple easy keepers who are sensitive to excess sugars. …

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