Health & Horsemanship
April 2018 - Spray Away!
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:50
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Farnam Adds Continuous Spray to Proven Fly Protection Brands

Until now, getting complete fly repellent coverage has been a challenge. It’s one thing to spray a horse’s back and sides, but what about those trickier areas, like under the belly and between the back legs? Those spots need fly protection too, but applying product isn’t always easy.

March 2018 - Healthy Horsekeeping: Spring Cleaning
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:10
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Breathe easier by making the most of the season’s barn cleaning inspirations.

The urge to purge, clean and de-clutter is in the air as the March 20 arrival of spring looms. Barns big and small benefit from an at-least annual application of serious broom, vacuum, elbow grease and re-organization. Dust, cobwebs and accumulations of generally yucky stuff in nooks and crannies are the enemies of a healthy horsekeeping environment. Clutter impedes efficient stable workflow and safe passage through the barn, so that should be tackled, too.

February 2018 - BioEZ
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:14
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Digestive issues are curable culprit in many everyday behavioral issues.

Would you believe that something as simple as digestion plays a leading role in yours, and your horse’s, health?

Health originates in the digestive track --- where nutrients from foodstuffs are broken down, absorbed into the system and supplied to the entire body. When digestion is compromised, nutrients will not be fully absorbed and a wide range of deficiencies can and will occur. Signs may include low energy, poor attitude, diarrhea, weight loss, coat changes, hoof issues and even colic.


January 2018 - Live Life Without A Hitch
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:23
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San Diego chiropractor applies first-hand experience to help horses & fellow riders.

Dr. Bek Jarzombek is the owner of Giddy Up Chiropractic, an equestrian rider and Doctor of Chiropractic for horses, riders, dogs, cats, livestock and exotic animals. She has been riding and competitively showing horses since childhood. The combination of her being a rider and chiropractor gives her work an elite level of expertise. She is known in the equestrian community for amplifying athletic performance, preventing injuries, and speeding up recovery time for both two-legged and four-legged members of the team.


August 2017 - Bug Off
Written by by Jennifer Roberts
Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:44
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Controlling flies in the barn.

by Jennifer Roberts

We all love spending time in the barn with our horses; but sometimes, the bugs can, well, bug us. While flies may be a fact of life, we can limit their numbers, allowing us to enjoy the time that we spend in the barn even more. Check out our quick tips for telling the bugs to “Bug Off” in these hot months to come.

June 2017 - Smart-Trough® Mosquito Pump
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 05:05
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Simple, solar-power system maintains water troughs for clean, fresh water that is critical to horse health and mosquito abatement.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. With a Smart-Trough Mosquito Pump, though, you can significantly increase the odds that the horse will want to drink.

This solar-powered innovation creates the characteristics of a free-flowing river in horses’ existing water sources. A submerged pump oxygenates the water and the constant recirculation eliminates the growth of algae and makes the water source unappealing to mosquitoes and other pests. The end result is clean, fresh water that horses want to drink, promoting good digestive function and overall good health through ample water consumption.

May 2017 - Skin Issues
Written by Jochen Schleese CMS, CSFT, CEE
Friday, 28 April 2017 20:13
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Skin issues are one of many problems when the saddle doesn’t fit.

by Jochen Schleese CMS, CSFT, CEE. ©2017 Saddlefit 4 Life® All Rights Reserved

A horse’s sense of touch is much more sensitive than a human’s. Think about the reaction when a fly lands – which weighs really nothing when you think about it, and yet the horse flicks a muscle to get rid of the feeling. It stands to reason that the horse will notice the slightest pressure and react to subtle weight changes when the rider gives an aid. It’s almost like the princess with the pea – and consider how painful it must be to have a lump in the panel flocking that continually presses into its back.

February 2017 - Welcome Natural Fiber Feeds
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 06:59
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Emerald Valley Natural Health sponsors HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping & exhibits at Horse Expo Pomona Feb. 3-5.

Emerald Valley is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping Circuits for 2017. HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, CA, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, FL and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* in Saugerties, NY – all forming the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping.

January 2017 - Better Bedding Tip
Written by Jennifer Roberts
Friday, 30 December 2016 01:16
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Barn Lime is outdated and ineffective against ammonia build-up.

by Jennifer Roberts

Are you still using barn lime in an attempt to control the ammonia in your horse’s environment? Quite frankly, this archaic method of odor control just doesn’t cut it anymore.

December 2016 - Profiles in Protection
Written by Nan Meek
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:31
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Tom Meyers and APF Pro are essential members of winning teams at the highest levels.

by Nan Meek

London 2012 was memorable for Tom Meyers for two reasons: One, his client Akiko Yamazaki’s horse Ravel and Steffen Peters brought home the highest US dressage score of the Games. Two, noted equine sports therapist Doug Hannum introduced Tom to APF Pro from Auburn Laboratories, Inc.

November 2016 - Accidents Happen
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 02:18
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New Farnam Purishield wound care line delivers revolutionary wound protection.

Accidents can happen to even the most protected horses, and at times when you least expect it. When injuries occur, make sure your horse has the protection of Farnam’s new PuriShield™ wound care products.

February 2018 - The Next Generation in Supplements
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:19
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SmartPak’s new SmartStride Ultra Formula Plus 3 Additional SmartSupplements

SmartPak continues to drive supplement innovation with new and exciting formulas. As a result, the company is excited to introduce four new SmartSupplements formulas: SmartStride™ Ultra, SmartOsteo™ Pellets, SmartBreathe® Ultra, and SmartComfort™ Pellets.

“At SmartPak we’re continually monitoring nutrition and health research to stay on top of information that will help us better support equine health through thoughtful supplementation,” said Jessica Normand, SmartPak’s Senior Director of Product Research and Development. “Over the last year we’ve dedicated even more resources to research and development, and we’re proud to be introducing an innovative new joint health formula in SmartStride Ultra, as well as several other outstanding new supplements that use unique combinations of ingredients.”


February 2018 - Training & Care Examined
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:54
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Equitopia produces educational videos based on science & research.

In modern times, the role of the horse, for the most part, has progressed from functional to recreational. As horse owners and enthusiasts, how do we find our way through the minefield of opinion and information to find the path we seek for the journey with our horses?

August 2017 - You Could Win Up To $5,000 Worth of Hay!*
Written by CRM
Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:45
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Horse Health Products announces the return of the Winter Hay Giveaway.

In lieu of a serious injury or illness, feed makes up the majority of the annual cost of maintaining a horse. Since hay makes up the bulk of the diet for most horses and is fed at least part of the year, if not year round, it can get expensive. But worry not, Horse Health Products wants to help! The grand prize winner will receive up to $5,000 worth of hay,* and new this year, an additional four lucky winners will receive cash towards hay!* Another five lucky winners will receive $250 worth of Horse Health™ products for their horses. See Official Rules for details at

“Previous Winter Hay Giveaway winners were so thrilled to save the money they normally spent on hay purchases that we decided to continue to help more horse owners and their horses by offering more prizes and more chances to win,” said Alyssa Barngrover, marketing manager, Horse Health Products. “Hay is one of the most essential needs for horses, with the average 1,000-pound horse consuming 10 to 20 pounds of hay each day depending on its use and management. As owners of multiple horses, hay represented a major expense for these previous winners.”

Horse owners may enter the Winter Hay Giveaway in either of two ways:

1)     Consumers who purchase a Horse Health product will be directed to visit to upload a photo or scan of their receipt and completely fill out and submit an entry form by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2017, or
2)     To receive one entry without making a purchase, fill out a 3 x 5 card with the entrant’s name, home street address, city, state and zip, phone number, email address and date of birth, and mail it to Winter Hay Giveaway, C/O Farnam Companies, Inc., PO Box 34820, Phoenix, AZ  85067.

A total of ten (10) winners will be chosen in a random drawing on or about October 13, 2017.  Purchase of a Horse Health™ product will not increase an entrant’s chance of winning. Entries are limited to one per person, regardless of the method of entry.

“Horse Health Products provide horse owners with essential, hardworking horse care solutions they can trust. By providing money to purchase hay, we can help relieve some of that financial burden for five lucky horse owners this year,” added Barngrover.

*No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Grand Prize is up to $5,000 cash towards the purchase of hay payable to the winner’s hay vendor or winner, as applicable.

About Horse Health™ Products: For more than 40 years, horse owners all over the world have relied on Horse Health™ products. The Horse Health™ brand began with Red Cell® supplement, the world’s leading liquid feed supplement for decades. Since then, Horse Health Products have been providing horse owners with quality products that get results at an honest price. Horse Health™ products serve both the pleasure horse and performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound care, leather care and nutritional supplements. For information about Horse Health™ products in the U.S. call toll free at 800-234-2269 or visit Be sure to join us on Facebook for tips and contests at and Twitter at
When horses are your life, Horse Health™ Products is your brand. Horse Health and Red Cell are trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc.

Press release provided by Farnam.


August 2017 - Resvantage
Written by CRM
Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:38
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Studies show resveratrol compound has powerfully positive effect.

Numerous studies have documented the anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol without the side effects common with the use of NSAIDS. This translates to a more comfortable and willing horse and helps ensure a quick recovery from work. In a recent study conducted on show horses with hock lameness, injection therapy combined with resveratrol supplementation lessened symptoms to a far greater degree than with injections alone.

May 2017 - Hoofing It Through Hot & Cold
Written by Tab Pigg
Friday, 28 April 2017 20:17
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Pour-in materials can mitigate the impact of changing weather on hoof health.

by Tab Pigg

Seasonal weather changes have a major effect on a horse’s hoof health. Depending on the time of year, horses’ hooves change and may require extra attention and treatment. Neglecting environmental factors can lead to sole deterioration or other harmful consequences. When it comes to a horse’s environment, there are two main seasonal factors that impact hoof health: temperature and moisture.

February 2017 - Perfect Prep EQ Gold Pellets
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 07:01
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The power of paste with the convenience of pellets.

Many riders and trainers have come to rely on Perfect Prep formulas to help calm their horses’ show nerves. Few, however, will say they enjoy giving their horses oral paste to achieve this effect.

February 2017 - Wellpride Comes West
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 06:57
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Florida producer of fresh fish oil for horses looks forward to Horse Expo Pomona visit.

Wellpride, which makes fresh omega-3 fish oil for horses, will be attending the Western States Horse Expo in Pomona, Feb 3-5. Wellpride invites all attendees to visit Booth #7103 in Building 7 for show specials and samples.
The Western States Horse Expo will be Wellpride’s first expo on the West Coast since 2007.

January 2017 - Kissing Spine & Hunter’s Bump
Written by Jochen Schleese
Friday, 30 December 2016 01:11
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Poor riding and poor saddle fit can contribute to equine back injuries.

As was mentioned in a recent article in California Riding Magazine (Nov. 2016) concerning gullet channel width, the issue of kissing spine is something that is of concern to many riders – and is very closely related to this saddle fit issue. I have recently come across an inordinate amount of horses where this issue occurred and was, of course, not helped – indeed exacerbated – by poorly fitting saddles.

December 2016 - EquiSense Care
Written by CRM
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:27
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Equine bodysuit monitors physiological parameters of the horse at rest.

"What’s going on the 23 hours that I’m not riding my horse,” is the question that brought Equisense Care concept to existence and, as of November, the subject of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.

November 2016 - More Muscle & Strength
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 02:14
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New study reports that whole body vibration improves equine topline.

According to a report published in Equine Veterinary Education, a journal for equine veterinary clinicians, whole body vibration (WBV) provides benefits in horses including improved size and symmetry of equine back muscles (more specifically the m. multifidus), which may ultimately lead to improved performance, prevent injuries and speed up rehabilitation.

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