Skin problems in horses come in many forms, for example (tail and mane) eczema, mud fever, scabies, an allergic or hypersensitivity reaction, a fungal infection, warts or skin cancer. They may be accompanied by itching, red skin, bumps, swelling, bald patches, flakes or lesions. The skin is the body's largest organ and has several functions. An important function of the skin is to protect the ...
Colic refers to abdominal pain. The most common forms of colic in horses are spasmodic colic (overexcitement of intestinal contractions), gas colic and impaction- and sand colic. If you suspect colic in your horse, it is advisable to keep a close eye on your horse and contact your vet, especially if symptoms worsen. The most common symptoms of colic in horses include...
Outdoor riding with your horse is an activity that makes one vulnerable and brings joy. For instance, the fresh outdoor air gives relaxation of body and mind. Protecting against outside influences plays a role in the pleasure that outdoor riding gives. After all, there are more impressions to process during an outdoor ride. Also, some horses will be more sensitive to this than others.
Resistance of worms and bacteria in horses increases with time. Deworming products and antibiotics are becoming less effective against these outside invaders. While the use of these products may be necessary sometimes, this resistance makes it more and more important to look at the cause of the horse's susceptibility for worms and bacteria. [...]
Bone disorders in the horse come in various forms. Such as osteoarthritis (joint wear), OCD (loose pieces of bone and/or cartilage in joints), splints (injury of the periosteum of splint or cannon bone), osteoporosis, fractures and cracks. Bone is the densest tissue in the body. Weight makes us more connected to the earth's gravity. All bones together form the skeleton. It is the structure, base [...]
The moment we are born, we already carry karma from past lives. With this we attract the lessons we want to learn in this life, the experiences we want to have. Horses also carry karma with them, observable in their energy field. The coming together of horse and human can cause them to touch each others points of pain. The horse expresses this through behavior and/or illness. [...]
Sometimes you see them, a horse that inexorably bites when you approach it. While at other moments this is totally out of the question, the horse has a soft nature. Such a horse that bites is a very good teacher. With the behavior of biting the horse shows you that you are not present in yourself. Thus it tells you to stay away, it has clear boundaries. You are welcome when you are present. [...]
We like to surround ourselves with people with whom we have something in common, for example the love for horses, but also in character traits. This also applies to the horse-human relationship, we attract each other because there is something in common. Horses are in this connection a very sensitive and direct mirror with their behavior. This ensures that your horse shows you what [...]
A horse with a fever will be lethargic and have a reduced or no appetite. Sweating is also possible. The normal temperature of a horse at rest is between 37,4 - 38ºC / 99.3 - 100.4ºF (for foals this is a little bit higher). It is useful to know the normal temperature of your horse, this can vary from horse to horse. It is advisable to check the temperature several times a day to see how the temperature [...]