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Common Equine Emergencies

Colic What is colic, and what does it look like? Colic is a general term used to describe abdominal discomfort in horses. Medical colic can be caused by a number of different things including but not limited to mild intestinal spasms, gas distension, an impaction, enteritis, or colitis. A more severe surgical colic can be […]

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Cure Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever hits at full force during this time of year. With limited daylight, chilling temperatures, and piles of snow and ice to contend with, it’s no wonder both you and your horse are stuck inside and restless. The Cheshire Horse is here to help you cure your case of Cabin Fever with these tips: […]

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Better Blanketing Guide

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by all the different options available for blanketing your horse, we’re here to help! The Cheshire Horse Better Blanketing Guide will help you decipher the differences between various blankets, learn the advantages of certain features, and ultimately select the best winter wardrobe for your horse. High Neck Blankets High Neck Blankets […]

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Understanding Deworming

Rotating and Resistance Recommendations for deworming horses have changed over time due to the development of parasitic resistance. Rotating dewormers still is required at many boarding facilities, although this approach is just one of the reasons why resistance has developed in some horses to the common dewormers. Fecal Egg Counts (FECs) Rotational deworming programs have started to […]

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Fall Horse Keeping Tips

Fall is the time to stow away warmer weather horse keeping supplies and pull out those for colder weather. Take care of these things before frigid temperatures, snow, and ice enter the equation. For the infographic click here. Blankets & Sheets Pack up fly apparel and pull out blankets, coolers, and sheets. Put them through the laundry […]

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Farm Spotlight: Angel Meadow Farm

Angel Meadow Farm Fell Ponies is a family-run breeding and boarding facility located in Ballston Spa, NY. They do all of their shopping at The Cheshire Horse, and we are proud to support their farm. Anita Castricone of Angel Meadow Farm says, “The Cheshire Horse has quality merchandise and the most knowledgeable and friendly staff […]

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The Best Bed for your Horse

The bedding you use in your horse’s stall affects not just the time spent cleaning it and your finances, but your horse’s health as well. Consider these options before your next trip to purchase bedding. For the infographic click here. Shavings While some types of wood shavings are more absorbent than others, shavings are all among the […]

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Farm Spotlight: Trade Winds Farm

Trade Winds Farm is a world class equestrian facility located on 80 lush acres in Rexford, NY. Their services include breeding, early training for young horses, importing, sales, care, and training for competition horses (both flat track Thoroughbreds and show jumpers), as well as rehabilitation for injured horses.   They believe in putting the horse […]

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Trail Riding Necessities

Whether you’re a serious endurance trail rider or an avid show ring competitor looking for a little change of pace, some time out on the trails can be a lot of fun for both you and your horse – as long as you’re adequately prepared. Dress for the Weather Dress in layers, and bring along or […]

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Understanding Clipping

A well clipped horse will give you a competitive edge in the show ring, and it will make it easier to remove mud and dirt on your horse. It can also help avoid health problems: in climates that are humid or damp, proper grooming and clipping can help avoid fungus growth on the horse. There […]

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