How to apply a poultice

When I was at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, Manitoba, I poulticed my horse’s legs after extra strenuous days. If you’ve never applied a poultice before and you’re looking for some instruction and tips, keep reading. How does it work? Poultice draws heat out of the muscles and ligaments that run along the cannon bone. The…

Starting the season on a high note

My Thoroughbred hunter and I were in beautiful Birds Hill Park this past weekend for a horse show. The weather in Winnipeg was miserable, but in the park, the rain held off during my ride times and the footing on course remained safe. The show grounds in the park are owned and managed by our…

The only liniment you’ll ever need

I’m a just-in-case horse owner. My tack locker and tack trunk are crammed with all sorts of first aid and equine health care products. Poultice, just in case my horse punctures his hoof. Eye wash, just in case he scratches his eye. Thrush treatment, just in case we get a week of wet weather. So…