Bute for Horses: Benefits, Risks, & Alternative Pain Remedies

Phenylbutazone, generally referred to as Bute, is a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory medication commonly used for horses. Bute is one of the most commonly prescribed medications given to horses because of the general pain relief…

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Top 5 Canadian Horse Breeds

Canadian horse breeds can be spotted at shows, farms, and even in the wild! Some are bred for their temperament, and many for their hardy build, and ability to withstand cold temperatures. Unlike many American…

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7 Reasons Your Electric Fence is Not Working (And How to Fix It)

It is common for horse or donkey enthusiasts to face issues with electric fencing. Electric fencing is usually installed to confine our equines in a safe environment. If the electric fence is not working, the…

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Does My Horse have the Characteristics to be a Therapy Horse?

Therapy horses are heroes, having the gift to improve lives physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Part of my job at Equest, a 40-year-old therapeutic riding center in Dallas, is to assess horses and see if…

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An Introduction to Using Positive Reinforcement With Horses

Are you curious about using positive reinforcement training with your horse?  In my experience, positive reinforcement (often called R+ or +R for short) has improved my horse’s willingness and our relationship.  Using R+ made our…

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