Guide to Treating Founder/Laminitis

Identifying and treating founder or horse laminitis is something that all horse owners need to know.  Founder or horse laminitis can affect horses of any age and you need to look for the signs of this.  Treating founder or horse laminitis is important because it causes pain to the horse and could result in major […]

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Horse Harness Providers

Harness providers Peach Lane Harness Abner S. Esh 88 Peach Lane   Ronks, PA 17572   717-687-8843 I have heard good things about Peach Lane and the prices mentioned seemed reasonable. According to Jenny, on the Draft Page — My catalogue is about a year old but I’ve never ordered from them. It lists a […]

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Popular Draft Horse Breeds

The Draft breeds popular in America are commonly listed as: Clydesdales, Belgians, Percherons, Suffolk or Suffolk Punch, and the great Shire. Probably the most recognized by non-draft folks is the Clydesdale — from the publicity the famous Annheiser-Busch teams generate. Belgians are probably the most numerous in the United States, at work in the field, […]

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Draft Horse Ointments and Salves

This page is not an endorsement or systematic, balanced review of any product, listed here or not. I do want to list my current personal reaction to these products. My plan is to list only the stuff I am using now. If I seem enthused about a couple of these products, that is all that […]

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Draft Horse Riding Saddles

One topic that appears from time to time is the problem of finding a riding saddle built to Draft Horse dimensions. Please remember that the following information was provided as a courtesy, and is not intended as an offer for sale. Please confirm all product descriptions and prices with Whitman when placing and order based […]

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My Weight Tape – Horse Measuring

One of the common ways to measure a horse is to use a weight tape. You place a tape around the horse’s girth, from just behind the front legs to the back just back of the withers, and on around to where you started. Using the Purina or other weight tape, you will find that […]

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Horse Books in Amazon

  The Encyclopedia of the HorseElwyn Hartley Edwards / Hardcover / Published 1994 Horses (Eyewitness Handbooks)by Elwyn Hartley Edwards, Bob Langrish (Photographer) — Flexi edition (April 1993) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse BreedsSusan McBane — Hardcover, 256 pages, Publisher: Book Sales, Illustrated edition (August 1997) Reviewer: k_henley from Scottdale, Pa United States, August 13, 2002 […]

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Horse Videos in Amazon

Horse Videos –in association with Amazon.comFollow the links to order these titles from Amazon.com, the Internet’s largest on line bookstore. Amazon.com has a few horse-related videos. Check them out! A Young American Rider (2001) Starring: Addison Phillips – Rated: NR – Doodlebug Inc. – NTSC format (US and Canada only), Color Customer Reviews A viewer […]

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Recipe For a Happy Draft Horse

2-6 scoops alfalfa pellets (can substitute or mix with Purina Strategy) 3-4 cups soy oil (can also use canola or corn oil) 1-2 ounces vitamin E and selenium supplement Heaps of good forage Buckets of water Lots of respect and love Note: Feeds one 1500-2000 lb draft horse for one day Dr. Beth A. Valentine […]

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Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy

quine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM) in Draft HorsesNovember 15, 1997The following are some subtle signs that have been observed in affected Draft horses. Please indicate any that your horse may have had, with any comments that you think may be useful. Lack of muscle mass or conditioning, especially in the shoulder or hind quarters _____ […]

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