We climb mountains in our journey with the horse; we balance the struggle to make progress with our lifestyle that takes shape around the animal. Ferdinand provides an example of purpose, dedication, and true horsemanship where it’s most needed.
As we pull these horses off the track to point them towards new careers, we need to address a few health aspects that affect the vast majority of OTTBs. Having been fortunate enough to play with many a thoroughbred, I am excited to share 3 Essential Soundness Checkpoints when Starting Up an OTTB!
While the spring grass rush may be over, now is the time of stressed pasture. Whether pasture is fighting drought, excessive rain, or dealing with the peak heat of the day, stressed pasture means lots of sugar. Moreover, allergies are prominent right now, and steroidal allergy medications are common prescription. For horses prone to laminitis, this can be a red flag season, so here are a few ways to help horses fight the flare ups!