Obesity in horses is a serious and can lead to life-threatening conditions like laminitis and founder. How can you tell if your pudgy pony is a fat horse? Hannah Jones explains and suggests options you can follow to keep your horse fit and trim!
What causes laminitis in horses? There are a number of contributing factors, overload, inflammation, metabolic issues, and physical trauma among them. Laminitis tends to be a secondary condition arising from a variety of sources, so we'll guide you through the most common.
We recommend holding off on using fleece when you are first trying your GreenGuard Grazing Muzzle. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, if the GreenGuard muzzle is fitted correctly and the appropriate size, it should not rub. For more information on a proper fit, see our Fitting Guidelines, as a too-small muzzle with the straps adjusted too short is the most common cause of rubbing, which can be corrected without the use of fleece. Also see our Rubbing Issues: Most Common Culprits article for more on the most common problems. Fleece can sometimes cause more problems than...
Have you spotted signs or symptoms of laminitis or some other hoof-related horse health problem? Is your equine vet coming from a distance or unavailable immediately? Don't panic. We run down all of the practical things you can do to help and relieve your horse's situation until the vet arrives.