AskHQ: Fitting a rug

Q: How do you check if a rug fits your horse? A: Having a rug that fits your horse is important to keep your horse comfortable and avoiding rubbing. To…

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Why are contracted heels an issue?

Contracted heels are problematic for several reasons: They can lead to atrophy of the internal structures of the hoof, which are necessary for support and correct functioning of the entire…

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HQ interview with Team Callaho

HQ was fortunate enough to interview Team Callaho ahead of their auction this week. We'll be releasing lots of snippets on social media over the next few days, but to…

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AskHQ: Dry skin

Q: My mare has dry skin and is constantly scratching. I've tried coconut oil, tea tree oil, and a cortisone injection from the vet but nothing seems to help. What…

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Herd immunity

The current pandemic has led to a broader understanding of the importance of herd immunity, but is herd immunity also a concern for our horses and how exactly do we…

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AskHQ: Dentist drama

Q: My mare will allow the dentist to work on her teeth, even with power tools, but she looks absolutely terrified. Would it be kinder to sedate her for the…

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AskHQ: Feeding meds

Q: How is medication absorbed once a horse has consumed it orally?  A: Shortly after a horse has been given some medication by mouth, the drug travels through the oesophagus,…

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AskHQ: The inside rein

Q: Why should you not turn with the inside rein? A: When starting out with this funny thing called horse riding, every instructor worth their salt will tell you ‘not…

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