Use this handy method to secure your horse at a show, in the backcountry, or just about anywhere.
In the July 2005 issue of Western Horseman, Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association tie-down roper Mike Hadley of Canon City, Colorado, shared his equine fitness regimen. In addition to ensuring his horses are physically fit for competition, Hadley also takes care to ensure they eat well and have a comfortable environment in which to live.
As everyone knows, horses sometimes can be difficult to deworm. Here’s how Rex Blackwell, horseshoer and Equine Muscle Conditioning instructor, Wickenburg, Arizona, gets the job done.
Long-distance trailering can be hard on a horse. Besides subjecting him to long periods of confinement within a mini-climate he can’t escape, a trailer trip also challenges his sense of balance as he’s hurtled down the highway. And that’s in a best-case scenario; the risks and challenges multiply with poor planning and unforeseen circumstances.
Safely haul your horse to the veterinarian for treatment.
The November 2004 feature “Fracture Repair” discusses how veterinarians handle the injuries. In some cases, you must haul your injured horse to the veterinary clinic for treatment. Consider these points when transporting a horse with a fracture.
Dr. Van Snow discusses the best strategy for treatment when your young horse becomes injured during training.
Here’s a list of the most common veterinarian-recommended vaccines, The May 2004 Western Horseman print feature “Viable Vaccinations” offered veterinary advice on vaccine types and technical know-how.