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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Understanding windgalls, Part 3

Diagnosis Diagnosing windgalls is typically not difficult for your vet. Windgall swellings occur directly above the fetlock on the inside and outside of the tendon sheath. Windgalls can affect either…

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AskHQ: Hoof growth

Q: How fast do horses' hooves grow? A: A horse's hoof grows at a rate of approximately 6-10mm per month. This means that in order to regrow and entirely new…

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AskHQ: To clip or not to clip…

Q: Should I clip my horse this winter or not?  A: As winter approaches, many riders choose to clip their horses, but do you really need to and is it…

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AskHQ: What are the rules of showjumping?

Photography: Merlynn Trichardt Q: What are the rules of showjumping? The international governing body for most major show jumping competitions is the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and in their rulebook…

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