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Nice idea to keep your horse busy - particulary during boring stall times. Birchbark is also a healthy support for change of coat.

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Yard projects, water tank, wash rack, horse jumps.

We have a covered wash rack for the horses on the end of the barn but our quarter horse gets spooked by the roof now and then so I added an outside wash...

Interested in using essential oils with your Horses? Here’s a quick and easy guide to using essential oils with your Horses! #henshorseshomesteading #horses #essentialoils #doterra #doterraessentialoils #youngliving #yleo #yl #naturalhealth #aromatherapy #horsehealth

Essential Oils with Horses | Hens Horses & Homesteading

Interested in using essential oils with your Horses? Here’s a quick and easy guide to using essential oils with your Horses! #henshorseshomesteading #horses #essentialoils #doterra #doterraessentialoils #youngliving #yleo #yl #naturalhealth #aromatherapy #horsehealth

Nice scratching post for the horses

Nice scratching post for the horses

Disposable shower caps for soaking horse hooves, for horses that won't stand in a bucket.

Disposable shower caps for soaking horse hooves, for horses that won't stand in a bucket.

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Equine First Aid - Bandaging a Horse

Just as every horse owner should possess, at the very minimum, a basic knowledge of areas of horse care such as nutrition, common illnesses, and hoof care, so too should they have at least a rudimentary understanding of the proper techniques for bandaging a horse’s legs. There are a number of situations in which leg bandages may be necessary or advisable.

Use a regular garden soaker hose to provide cold water therapy for an injured leg

Use a regular garden soaker hose to provide cold water therapy for an injured leg

This would have been nice to have around when the Greatest Racehorse of All Time - Secretariat was suffering with a hoof disease and eventually had to be put down.

This would have been nice to have around when the Greatest Racehorse of All Time - Secretariat was suffering with a hoof disease and eventually had to be put down.

Make your own horsefly trap. I wonder if it actually works...

The Horsefly Trap

By Dan Owsley I built a horsefly trap recently and documented the results. Day 1 killed 146 horseflies. Day 2 killed 375! We either have a terrible horsefly problem or it's a great trap. How it

Simple and Easy way to help a horse look forward to deworming. If you do this, then the day you use the actual de-wormer instead of applesauce, it will just be a 'bad batch'. Make sure you follow up with applesauce for a few days afterwards...

“No Drama Worming” for the Lazy Horse Person

How to give wormer, medication, or electrolytes without battling the horse Battling the horse for any reason is never a good idea. Even if we manage to muscle our way to goal achievement, both hors…

Watching out for Laminitis - Know The Signs of Laminitis

Watching out for laminitis - know the signs of laminitis. How to spot the early signs of laminitis in your horse. Hoof heat, digital pulses, and a subtle change in how your horse turns and walks often indicate painful laminitis in horses. Always call the Veterinarian if you suspect laminitis.

How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses - TheHorse.com | If you find your horse with a severe laceration on his leg, do you know what to do? #horses #horsehealth #emergencies

How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses – The Horse

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.

Does your horse need electrolytes?  This is a great read for every horse owner, especially during the hot summer weather!

Does Your Horse Need Electrolytes?

Advice on hot-weather electrolyte use. Written by equine veterinarian and endurance-ride competitor Jeannie Waldron for Practical Horseman magazine.

Sweet Itch in Horses

Sweet itch in horses - how to help the horse with sweet itch! From specialty fly sheets, to prescription meds and a different turn out routine, you have lots of options for helping the horse with sweet itch.