6 Ways To Prevent Winter Weight Loss

While people may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter thanks to inactivity and hearty meals, cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses. In fact, winter weight loss can be such a significant health issue—particularly for old-timers–that you’ll want to watch for it as the temperatures drop. A horse may lose weight when More Info » Continue Reading

Preparing Your Horses for Winter

Horses enjoy cold weather and the relaxation that winter brings, but it takes more than hay to keep them healthy during the colder months. Optimal nutritional planning will help them enjoy the season and emerge in good condition when spring arrives. Hay is Not Enough Hay cannot compare in nutritive value to fresh grass. Once grass is cut, dried and More Info » Continue Reading

Make the Most of Winter Turnout for your Horse

There’s no reason to limit your horse’s turnout when the temperature drops—he’s well equipped to handle cold weather. In fact, with shelter and sustenance, they can even thrive in temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero.   One of the pleasures of wintertime is coming in from the cold. There’s nothing quite as nice as warming up under a More Info » Continue Reading

Winter Care for Arthritic Horses

Just as you might feel the winter cold in your bones more with each passing year, older arthritic horses often experience increasing discomfort in their joints as the temperature drops. Here are a few ways you can help them cope with colder weather: • Ensure that they get some exercise. You may be tempted to tuck an older horse into a More Info » Continue Reading

Discount registration offered for older Arabian and half-Arabian horses

By extending this offer, the Arabian Horse Association hopes to capture horses that have gone unregistered past the age of 2. By adding these horses to our records, the AHA continues the legacy of pedigree record keeping started thousands of years ago for Arabian horses. “Registering your Arabian, half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian connects them to their breed’s legacy–a very long-lasting, full More Info » Continue Reading

American Shetland Pony Congress begins tomorrow

The 2013 American Shetland Pony Congress will take place July 9-13 at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, IA. The Congress is the longest continually running show of the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., one of the oldest breed registries in the United States. This year marks the 67th anniversary and one of the largest with over 530 More Info » Continue Reading