Skinny Horses

Skinny Horses

For every yin, there is a yang.  I wrote an article on fat horses - here's one on skinny horses. Skinny horses are the other side …

Retiring (and not shy)

When horses get older, people often talk about retiring them.  And until asked, I never really thought that much about it. I mean, I've …

Equine Cushing’s (Pars Pituitary Intermedia Disorder – PPID)

Equine Cushing’s (Pars Pituitary Intermedia Disorder – PPID)

Equine Cushing's Disease - also known as Pars Pituitary Intermedia Disorder (which is hard enough to say that it's a reason that the …

Aging the Horse (or not)

Aging the Horse (or not)

In 1885, Dr. Sydney Galvayne, born in Australia, but an adopted son of Ireland, published a book.  Dr. Galvayne had developed a system …

Healthy as a Horse?

Healthy as a Horse?

“I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that, my art is not above the ordinary.” - Mark Twain I’m pretty …

Reading Supplement Ads (or, Look Out for Weasel Words)

Reading Supplement Ads (or, Look Out for Weasel Words)

I just got a supplement catalog in the mail yesterday.  Now, if you've been reading my articles for any time, you should have a …

The Latest Poop on Deworming (Tell Your Friends)

The Latest Poop on Deworming (Tell Your Friends)

Earlier in 2013, an American Association of Equine Practitioners Task Force released its “Parasite Control Guidelines.”  In …

Resisting Insulin Resitance/Metabolic Syndrome

Resisting Insulin Resitance/Metabolic Syndrome

The chemical processes that maintain life in horses (and all other species, including man), can be summed up in one word:  …

One of my horses is 30 years old,the past few years he is stiff when he goes out in the morning, is there anything I can give him to make him a little bit more comfortable? I don’t ride him anymore, but he runs and plays with the slightly younger gelding. KR

Stiffness and old age pretty much go together, unfortunately.  Weakening muscles and stiffening joints can make it a bit more …