Ensuring all equine in South Carolina live in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.
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Cold Weather Impact
Impaction is a common problem in winter caused when horses do not drink enough water. If the horse is at pasture with a water source that freezes, or the automatic waterer quits working, or his tub of ice is not dumped out and replaced with water often enough, he may become short on fluid... Full story
While the tendency is to be most concerned about your horse's water intake during the hot months, there is reason to be concerned about water in the winter... Full story
Snow shoes or No shoes?
Pulling the shoes and leaving the horse barefoot enhances the overall health of the feet. The hoof wall thickens, sole depth increases, and heels expand. When the hoof is not restricted by shoes, it has increased circulation, movement and expansion capability within the hoof capsule... Full story
An ill-fitting blanket can be as bad for your horse as an ill-fitting saddle, By Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS...Full story
Most horses have some down time in winter when adverse weather doesn't permit much riding. Nutritional needs can change dramatically, but there are some basic steps to follow to keep your horse in good health. Frozen Food... Full story
How safe is your barn?
Hopefully, using this do-it-yourself barn safety assessment will help to make your own horse environment a safer, more pleasant place for you and your horses!
Take a walk through your barn with a critical eye for safety, and envision improvements that need to be made. Then make them! Full story
Back from the brink
Remarkably, horses can lose 30 percent or more of their body weight and still survive, but horses in an abused, starved condition have very little muscle mass remaining and are very weak. They need attention and lots of TLC to restore trust, and a sound nutrition program to get them back into proper body condition... Full story
The only time many owners look in their horses' mouth is to check age or to give a dewormer, but it is important to pay as much attention to our horses' dental health as we do to other areas of equine care...Full Story